More Back to Basics

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 1, 2008 at 3:10pm

I don’t know about you, but I feel basically rotten if I’m not regularly exercising outdoors.  Inside is fine for certain activities (a pilates class, for instance) and for crummy-weather days. But on a weekly basis, if I don’t get out at least 2-3 times, my energy and mood suffer (just ask my family, eek).

And so I ventured forth this chilly afternoon, into the sunny (!) air for a brisk walk around beautiful Cedar Lake.  You can see the cold in that pale blue, watery sky, brrr. But it felt great anyhow.

Back indoors, I pulled together the simplest of dinners (I’m a bit cooked/fooded out).  Just egg salad, open-faced on toasted rye bread, with a warm roasted pepper, onion, and caper salad alongside.

To me, the best egg salad is easy on the mayo, generous with shallots, lemon juice, and dill.  Yum.  With hot tea for “dessert,” I’m properly fortified to head back out later for Nathan’s basketball game.

Just give me a seriously warm coat and heated car seats – oh yeah…  Warm Bum, Happy Mum!


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  1. By SML on December 2, 2008 at 3:34PM

    I forget about it too - really hit the spot.

  2. By hippiecowgirl on December 2, 2008 at 12:12PM

    I can't remember the last time I had egg salad. That looks delicious!

  3. By SML on December 2, 2008 at 7:00AM

    Maud you get a brining pass based on your in-law in-service (impressive and very kind). But brining does make a better bird, without question; you'll be glad next year when you can swing it!

  4. By abigailo on December 1, 2008 at 3:48PM

    i'll make it too! but maud - you got to try brining next time!

  5. By metalmommy on December 1, 2008 at 3:45PM

    Warm Bum, Happy Mum--LOVE that! And I second it, fo sho!

  6. By maud on December 1, 2008 at 3:33PM

    i didn't brine the turkey but i AM going to make egg salad.