An Ironic Meal

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on August 5, 2009

in simple recipe, tofu

Don’t worry, I’ll get to the Wednesday in Numbers… but tonight’s dinner really kind of made me laugh.

When I went to Whole Paycheck Foods on Monday, I bought (finally) some more tofu to bake a la Gliding Calm for at least one meal this week. I was quite excited to make it again, came home and immediately set to work pressing as much water out of the tofu as possible. While it was pressing, I started thinking about a side dish. Usually, I’ll do vegetables and/or noodles of some sort with it.

Vegetables… I had lots of those! Leftover baby tomatoes and red pepper from Monday, spinach that wasn’t getting used fast enough, and thought it would all make a lovely side dish. When I opened the fridge to get the spinach, I noticed a few slices of bacon sitting there (properly wrapped of course). “How about bacon in the spinach?” I asked Adam. “OOOH yes!” Bacon makes everything (well, most things) better!

I ended up making Gliding Calm tofu and spinach with bacon… tofu. And bacon. I’m a strange one. The spinach, tomato, red pepper, and bacon side dish though, was quite fantastic! I simply sauteed 2 diced pieces of bacon, then added a diced red bell pepper, halved baby tomatoes, about a pound of spinach, and some adobo. Then I took this photo out on our patio:


Now, for the numbers:

  • Campers in attendance: 218
  • Campers in my group: 6
  • Minutes riding on the bus, total: 120
  • Trips on bumper boats: 1
  • Minutes to dry off from bumper boats: 300, and counting
  • Tokens given to each camper for games: 50
  • Tokens played, total: 350 (I got 50 too!)
  • Tickets won: 2135
  • Number of prizes won: 6 (weird gooey yo-yo things)
  • Photos taken: 15
  • Lemonade slushies drank: 6
  • Lemonade slushies spilled: 1
  • Campers saying embarrassing things about their brothers: 2
  • Strange things that happened today: 3
  • People blaming it on the full moon: countless
  • Sisters needing happy thoughts for her new fabulous job: 1
  • Minutes to be spent in the shower: 17
  • Ice cream scoops to be had: 1

Our camper from yesterday with the broken femur is doing well, but will still need some healing thoughts!

Have a great night, and a happy Thursday!


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glidingcalm August 5, 2009 at 8:41 PM

haha thanks for the shout outttttt!

i totally would do tofu and bacon. wait, HAVE DONE.

love you, M!
.-= glidingcalm´s last blog ..First Bowl on the Wheel!! =-.


laura August 6, 2009 at 12:55 AM

I like the numbers post I think they are a great idea. Tofu and bacon? yum.
.-= laura´s last blog ..Gravlax/Lox/Pushpeopledownitssodamngood =-.


Paige @ Running Around Normal August 6, 2009 at 5:54 AM

Oooh, that looks delicious!
.-= Paige @ Running Around Normal´s last blog ..The Last Training Run =-.


brandi August 6, 2009 at 8:43 AM

sounds like a fun day, and I love the post in numbers!
.-= brandi´s last blog ..Cannoli-cakes? =-.


K August 6, 2009 at 10:12 AM

Hahaha bacon and tofu! Love it!! I haven’t had the ‘fu in ages and now I’m missing it big time!

I’m just catching up but I’ll send plenty of get well wishes to your camper!


Danielle August 6, 2009 at 10:25 AM

What a great flavor combo! Yum.
I love the numbers, such a fun post.
And many happy thoughts from me to your sister!
.-= Danielle´s last blog ..Guess Who’s Back… =-.


Alison August 6, 2009 at 1:49 PM

Great meal! Gliding calm’s tofu is the best! And spinach in the center is even better.
.-= Alison´s last blog ..Wednesday, Wednesday! =-.


Andee (Runtolive) August 6, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Hi! Just found your blog, love it! I love the idea of bacon and tofu. My boyfriend won’t come near a 10 ft radius of any tofu, but he loves bacon. Maybe he will like tofu if it had bacon in it…


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