Todayâ€™s big activity is driving to and from Knoxville, Tennessee to pick my dogs up from MomHTPâ€™s house â€“ she was dogsitting while we were on vacation. I donâ€™t mind the four-hour trip (each way) because it means I got to visit Mom at her work and eat lunch with her!
Plus, I had another epic romance novel to listen to. Travelerâ€™s tip: Go to Cracker Barrel and rent a book on tape for just $5 â€“ they take a deposit but you get the money back when you return it to ANY Cracker Barrel restaurant (which, of course, are a dime a dozen on road trips). Or you could rent one for free from the libraryâ€¦ but that involves planning.
A gas station find:
It was geeee-ross. I would not recommend this bar. I hated the texture!
Mom retired from a high-powered corporate job a few years back and now she works at a boutique that sells wigs, mainly to women with cancer or genetic hair loss. Sheâ€™s really good at her job because sheâ€™s great at making women feel beautiful and special!
I like to visit and play with the wigs!
Since she has to stay at the shop during her lunch break, I packed up a meal for both of us in a cooler and reheated it when I arrived.
In the mix:
Red curry sauce (from a jar)
Really, really tasty. I sliced extra firm tofu very thinly, placed it on a greased casserole dish, and baked it for 30 minutes at 375. Meanwhile, I also roasted the veggies, which I sprayed with a little olive oil. Once the tofu was done, I chopped it up and mixed it in with the quinoa, which I prepared per these directions. Added in the veggies and poured the curry sauce on top. Easy peasy.
Back to Charlotte I goâ€¦. Wheeeeee!