Hi friends! Happy Hump Day. I am having one of those weeks. Here’s what has happened so far:
Friday: Frustrating day of work. Went shopping at Trader Joe’s on Boylston Street, paper bag full of groceries ripped across the bottom in the middle of Boston. Hoisted grocery bag from underneath to try to contain, and the bag cut my face. No, really. And no one offered to help, kind of like the time I fell in Boston and people stepped over me. Starting to see a pattern. . . yes that I am clumsy. But also that people here aren’t the nicest. Later that day, I stepped off of a curb and twisted my ankle.
Saturday: freak boat crash resulting in possibly very damaged boat (the upside, no injuries)
Sunday: stress preparing all day for an interview
Monday: Frustrating work day - for real, why does no one respond to emails or voicemails?! Have we become THAT busy that a simple yes/no/maybe response is just too taxing?
Tuesday: Realizing work (and $$) is slowing down for the summer, had the T door slammed just about on my arm before the driver drove away, frustrating day, had a runner spit into the wind. . . and it came back and hit me, frustrating evening trying to plan a client event . . . like the kind of thing that makes you want to bang your head against a wall
Today: Woke up, stepped in cat vom in my bare feet, have some sort of issues with my eyes again, and my allergy hives continue to pop up, and still no response from the person I am trying to plan an event with. For next week. I am starting to dislike the general population.
Today it is taking every ounce of energy left not to just say forget it all and sit on the deck in the sun.
Speaking of sun, it’s a scorcher out there and looks like it will be for the next two days. When it gets hot outside, the last thing you want to do is create an elaborate meal inside.
Blogger inspiration, in the form of Michelle’s tuna burgers, to the rescue!
I always keep tuna on hand, but we actually rarely eat it. Burgers were a simple, not very labor intensive option. All I needed to heat was one pan!
I started with two cans of tuna, drained, and an egg, breaking up the chunks of tuna to incorporate all of the egg.
I added about a cup of panko break crumbs and a few shakes of this “It’s a dilly” dill and lemon seasoning. It is quite tasty.
My burgers were not nearly as pretty as Michelle’s. They totally fell apart and I had to kind of smoosh them back together.
But that was okay, because they tasted great, had lots of protein, which I tend to fail on in my diet, and took just a few minutes to cook. Served with some pickles, an easy corn salad, which I will post later, and this, my favorite mustard.
Trader Joe’s Hot & Sweet Mustard – good on anything from sandwiches (turkey,cheese, spinach, avocado, on whole grain for me!) to pretzel sticks to cut veggies, this mustard packs a tiny bit of spice balanced by a lovely sweetness.
So there you have yourself a pretty easy, almost no-cook summer dinner, inspired by the blog-o-sphere!
I am ready for this week to be over now. . .
What’s happenin’ with you? Are you having a good week?