Hello and Happy Sunday!!
It’s hard to start a post without mentioning the sadness in Connecticut. Hug your loved ones. Life is precious. Heather has a beautiful post about this.
Since I’ve been on this pediatrics rotation, Sundays have felt like Mondays because Saturday is my only day off and I go back to the hospital Sunday morning. Just like last week, I had to make the most of my one day off and get everything done!
I woke up around 6:30am and went straight to Walmart to get a few groceries. I’m leaving to go to my mom’s house on Friday so I don’t need a ton of groceries, but I had to get some staples! Plus, I needed a few random Christmas presents and I knew Walmart would have all those things. Don’t judge me for going to Walmart. I only go there sometimes.
As soon as I got home, laundry was sorted and a huge load was put into the washer. (I ended up doing 4 loads yesterday! Good gracious!!) I wrapped the last of my dad’s Christmas presents and booked it to the post office to get them sent off before they closed.
For all of first and second year of medical school, I had tons of free time to do what I wished. Granted, I spent about 90% of that free time studying and watching lectures, but I never went to class during the day. So if I had an appointment at 1pm, or needed to go to the bank, or post office, it wasn’t a problem.
But now, I am at the hospital from 7am-5pm and there is literally NO WAY to do anything. How’s a girl supposed to make it to the post office??? I know there are millions of people out there with full time jobs so let me ask you- how do you do it!?!?! How do you schedule dentist appointments or things like that??
The rest of Saturday was spent finishing laundry, cleaning my room, vacuuming the living room, and making food for the upcoming week.
I’ve been withholding this yummy recipe from you; I ate it all last week and now it’s gone and I am sad.
Edamame and Basil Pesto
1 cup fresh basil
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 package frozen edamame thawed
juice of 1 lemon
2 TBS olive oil (add more if it’s too thick)
1 TBS nutritional yeast (optional)
1 TBS dried thyme
1-2 cups baby bella mushrooms
1/2 red onion sliced.
Pasta of your choice (optional)
Put basil, garlic and lemon juice in food processor. Blend..
Add Edamame and olive oil and blend until creamy. Add more olive oil if you think it’s too dry. Add nutritional yeast and ***I added some red pepper flakes but you don’t have to***
Meanwhile, sauté your sliced red onion and mushrooms over medium heat. Sprinkle thyme over mushrooms and onions and continue to sauté until onions are soft and translucent.
Add pesto to your pan and mix in the mushrooms and onions. If you want to serve this with pasta, you can add just boiled, drained pasta to the pan and mix until coated with pesto. I mixed in pasta for 1 serving and had the rest each day on top of broccoli slaw.
How do you working people do it? How do you fit things in if you’re at work during normal business hours?