Hey Spring… You Can Come Out Now..

 
It’s Tuesday, April 5th and it’s 28 degrees outside! Where is spring? I’m ready for warmer weather where it’s the perfect balance of warm but not DC Summer’s hot. 

This weekend was a lot busier for me that usual (which I’m not complaining about!) I went and took yoga on Saturday with my girlfriend Kristina at Epic Yoga and then went to a first time home buyers class with Santosh. Yes we are getting everything ready to start looking! I’m excited and nervous (but a good nervous) at the same time. I then went up to friendship heights with my girlfriend Kerie and got all new makeup at Mac. I really like it it’s just a new adjustment to put on new makeup and get into a new habit of using this makeup compared to my old one. 

This was my second attempt at doing it myself (compared to the woman who did it in the store):

  
  
Sunday, Santosh and I went to visit Santosh’s parents, ran errands and came home to prep for the week. I baked the oatmeal cranberry bars (which have become a favorite of ours) and the oatmeal no bake bites. I also tried for the first time one of Santosh’s mom’s recipes and it turned out so well! 

The recipe includes: 

  • 1 onion
  • Cumin
  • Puréed Tomatoes (1 can)
  • Turmeric
  • Dal Masala
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Lentils 

Sauté the onion in a pan with a little olive oil and cumin until the onion becomes clear. Add in the puréed tomatoes, turmeric, dal masala and salt and pepper. If you have lentils that cook really quickly, add them directly into the same pan. If you have lentils that cook longer, put them in the rice cooker and once cooked, add them into the pan for a few moments. 

  

Cooking this weekend reaffirmed for me how much I enjoy cooking and how important it is for me to continue the habit of doing it. I am going to make an conscious effort to keep my word to myself and Santosh for us to cook. 

What habits do you notice that you would like to keep or change? 

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