Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wednesday's Update

What a fun day we had today! The baseball game was a really nice diversion from regular old day to day stuff. It was a little over 110 degrees today in Phoenix, so luckily the roof of the stadium was closed so we were nice and comfy inside. And surprise of all surprises, the D-Backs one today. We really try to root for the hometown team, but deep down we are Angel fans and that simply can't be changed.

After we got home this afternoon we spent about an hour and a half splashing and floating around in the pool. It felt wonderful! We got lazy about dinner so we made a green salad and picked up a pizza from the local organic pizza shop.

Here's the recipe for the Summertime Sweet Potato Salad

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch squares
1/3 cup plain non-fat yogurt
1 small red pepper, diced
2 scallions, thinly sliced
3 Tbsp chopped fresh basil (I would recommend less)
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper

1) Place potatoes in a medium saucepan and add cold water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to cool.
2) In a large bowl combine all ingredients and toss lightly

Can be served at room temperature or chilled

I found this recipe in the June 19th issue of Quick and Simple magazine. I really like this weekly magazine because there are always so many really easy and yummy recipes, plus there are no advertisements.


  1. 110 degrees sounds awfully hot to me, but I've never experienced dry heat. I'm glad you were comfortable and enjoyed the game!

    Thanks for the recipe. I'm going to try it. My husband isn't much of a veggie eater, so I try to sneak in extra vitamins wherever I can :)

  2. I am going to have to try the sweet potato salad!

    I hope you enjoy your massage today. That will go a long way towards helping you relax.

  3. Yum, that sounds delicious thanks for sharing!

    Sounds like you had a lovely day yesterday...keep them coming!

  4. Anonymous7:54 AM

    Mmmm, that sounds good. I love sweet potatoes but Mr. B hates them. Maybe I'll scale down the recipe and make it for me!

    Glad you had a nice day.

  5. I've never been a sweet potato person but my husband loves them, so maybe I will try it-- i love the idea of using yogurt in it! Your day sounds so relaxing! It must be nice to have a pool-- I live right in the middle of Manhattan so going to the pool is always such a treat. Anyhoo- thanks for your comment today! Enjoy all the baseball! P.s. I was curious, are your PMS symptoms the same as they were before your miscarriage? I have not had any PMS symptoms since my miscarriage- altho my periods have been regular and my hormone levels are normal. My doc says the miscarriage can change things, but I was just curious about your experience.

  6. Sounds like a fun day! I could use a relaxing day of baseball and hanging out by the pool! :-)

  7. It regularly gets to triple digits here too - Las Vegas - and today was no exception. I feel your pain.

    Man, that salad sounds goooooooooooooood.

    (and go right ahead and add me if you wanna! :D )