Friday, July 15, 2011

Eating in the Summer & Chipotle Lime Butter

Check out my basil!!

It is growing so well, and it tasted wonderful in my spaghetti bolognese that I made the other night.

I thought my cilantro was growing well, but then Christina informed me that the flowers it had sprouted were not actually a good thing ... oops!  I trimmed it waaaaay down, and am hoping for the best.  Thanks Christina!  I did get some good leaves from it to make this chipotle lime butter:

Chipotle Lime Butter

Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup of butter
1 tsp chipotle butter
lots of chopped cilantro

Let the butter soften at room temperature then mix all the other ingredients in.

I used it on some fish and mashed potatoes.

It has been REALLY hot lately and being home all day I have noticed that I haven't really felt like eating lunch.  I get up a little bit later than I would if I was going to work, and have a leisurely breakfast.  

I then do my readings for class outside, work on homework, and run errands.  I have been snacking on fruit, veggies, and yogurt throughout the day, because it is just too hot to make lunch.  Today for instance, I had 3/4 of a cucumber, and about 1/4 of a bag of snap peas - hehe!

I go to class from 2:00-4:40 (only 5 more days of it - thankfully), and then come home to make supper.  Some of the dinners I made this week were spaghetti bolognese, pita pizzas and ham and perogies.  

We haven't had a lot of time for anything fancy because the hubby is training like crazy for his upcoming Half Ironman race.  I am very excited for him!

I am off to get a good nights sleep because tomorrow evening is my sister's bachelorette party!!

What do you have planned for the weekend?


Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well. said...

I'm sticking around home all weekend to catch up on! But, it is gorgeous outside, so I'm going to take my workout outside to enjoy the weather :) Have fun at your sister's bachelorette party!!!

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

Your eats always look so tasty!!
I'm also jealous of your weather, it's miserable here and has been for awhile.

We're going to an (supposed to be outside) wedding today - and that's all!! I bought a new dress for it, but it's a summer sunshine dress - not a rainy feels like Fall dress! haha

:Deliciously Healthy said...


Cleaning my house...

DessertForTwo said...

Awww, glad you got enough leaves to make the butter. This butter sounds delicious! I might have to make some tonight to go with salmon. Thanks :)

Kacy said...

I wish I didn't have such a black thumb. I'd love to grow my own basil!

Ann Claire said...

Chipotle lime butter sounds so good. I mean butter in any form is good, but add chipotle, lime, and cilantro and that just makes it even better!

Anonymous said...

Half ironman... can't wait to hear about that one!

Was at Sunterra today - thought you might be a little jealous!! :-)

Kelsey Ann said...

BASIL!!! i love the plans you had for that basil haha :)

wow the half ironman sounds extreme, but then again, your hubby is an extreme dude eh? :)

enjoy the bachelorette party!!! <3


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I really need to grow some basil. It would be nice to just have it on hand!!

I spent this weekend at a spa with some girlfriends. A friend knew someone who worked in reservations so he gave us a huge deal! It was so much fun!

Beaglebea said... eating has been all over the map too, now that I'm off for the summer. Hope the party was a blast and I wish your sister all the best in her upcoming wedding.

sophia said...

my old friend is visiting for 5 days, so we went all around the city! She's going to HOllywood by herself tomorrow while I work.

I used to have a pot of healthy basil. I was so proud of it, but then I went home for winter break and it was bye-bye. :-(

Kitchen Belleicious said...

chiptole lime butter- what a perfect combo! The sweetness with the hint of heat and spice. I could put that on anything- i swear! Love it

Madeline- Greens and Jeans said...

Oh my gossssh that butter looks so good! Hope you guys had a BLAST at the bachelorette party!

Anonymous said...

No big plans this week. Love the butter - looks delicious!

Amanda said...

Oh my gosh, I need that butter in my life!

Anonymous said...

how many hrs a day is he outside training? What does he do for a living that gives him that much time?! that's crazy!

Unknown said...

omgosh... mouthwatering pics!!!!