Duck, Duck, Goose

Another relaxing but filled day here in my household. I managed to drag myself out of bed at a more respectable hour this morning, despite still feeling less than rested. Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to get used to it – that’s the life of a student, isn’t it?

I put together a most excellent breakfast to again enjoy out on the back deck, newspaper in hand 🙂 I’m enjoying this al fresco dining!

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I threw together a giant yogurt mess, presented to you pre-messing 😉 In the bowl went some non-fat plain yogurt, granola, dried apricot, grape jelly, and some of the Meadowpure Ultra SmoothOmega Flax Seed that was sent to me to test out.

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I also toasted up a piece of Silver Hills “The Big 16” bread and spread on some of that less than perfect peanut butter. I figure the more I torture myself with it, the more incentive to get to the grocery store!

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The usual glass of cranberry juice accompanied my tasty & filling breakfast.

After some beautifying, I retreated to the basement to keep cool – it was a hot one here today. I think it go up to 31 degrees C. I watched some Food Network and read while I waited for my friend to pick me up to head out for our lunch date.

We decided to dine at the Cactus Club, one of my preferred local chain restaurants for “casual fine-dining”. They recently brought on Rob Feenie as their Food Concept Architect – he is the only Canadian chef to compete and win on the original Iron Chef series. Quite a claim to fame, if I do say so myself. It also means they serve up some rather delicious dishes 🙂

After surveying the menu, I decided on the BBQ Duck Clubhousebbq duck, pan seared chicken and crisp prosciutto on pecan fruit bread.

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I couldn’t pass up their yam fries with garlic aioli as my side.

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This was one great tasting sandwich. I have a hard time passing up duck on a menu, as you really don’t see it offered much, and this did not disappoint. It’s a great way to make it accessible to the casual diner as well, by presenting it in a familiar sandwich. I was worried the pecan fruit bread might be a bit much for the sandwich, but it paired well. Plus they slice the bread super thin, so you don’t feel like you are eating half a loaf. I actually didn’t even notice there were three slices until I was looking at my pictures now!

After we said our goodbyes, I decided to take a quick trip to the mall to do some browsing. I just didn’t feel like sitting in the hot house, and was too full from lunch to even think about hitting up the gym. I browsed through Chapters, adding more books to my “must read” list that I keep on my Blackberry, and browsed some grocery stores as well, but came home empty handed.

I wasted time this afternoon, staying in the cool basement, until dinner time. I had part of what my mom was making, and scrounged up some leftovers to round out dinner.

Mom made soup and sandwiches – I went with the soup portion, since I’d already had a fancy sandwich for lunch. Simple tomato soup to be exact.

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Then I scooped out some leftover pasta salad, to which I added cucumber and aged sharp white cheddar.

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Quick and delicious.

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I then whipped down to the gym for a quick cardio session on the elliptical, so I could make it home in time to watch So You Think You Can Dance Canada. Priorities, right? 😀 I totally thought they were announcing the top 20 tonight, but apparently that’s not until Sunday night! Argh! Guess I know what I’ll be doing that night. My sister had brought out some rice cracker/nut mix, so I snacked on a little of that while we watched people getting their dance on – there was no picture.

And other than some blog reading, tv watching, and job searching, that about sums up my day 🙂 I should head to bed soon – I need to get up even earlier tomorrow to go to a class at the gym with my mom. Night!

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9 Comments on “Duck, Duck, Goose”

  1. Nicole
    August 20, 2009 at 4:50 am #

    Mmmm..give me those sweet potato fries!!

  2. August 20, 2009 at 5:35 am #

    Ooh, your yogurt mess looks fabulous! I love breakfast foods. I tend to eat them for every meal during the summer. 😀

  3. lessonstolearn
    August 20, 2009 at 5:49 am #

    Breakfast outside sounds lovely!

  4. Lizzy
    August 20, 2009 at 5:58 am #

    o my yum, all your eats look AMAZING! 🙂

  5. August 20, 2009 at 6:05 am #

    BBQ duck Clubhouse?! That’s awesome!! Wow, it looks so tasty, I’d never seen such a sandwich! So you’ll have to clear something up for me, are you not going to school this year? I thought you were planning on going into dietetics, did that not work out? Sorry, you have probably said this numerous times I just have a hard time remembering while following so many blogs. I thought I remembered you saying you were going to school in dietetics, starting this fall.

  6. August 20, 2009 at 7:27 am #

    I love the al fresco dining!! That restaurant meal sounds fantastic! The bread is really thin – I remember ordering club sandwiches that were so big my mouth couldn’t fit around it. Too much bread (GASP!!! Did I just say that?)!

  7. August 20, 2009 at 10:18 am #

    I thought the same thing about SYTYCD last night! Bummer….now I have to remember to watch it on Sunday!

    Isn’t that Kraft PB so sweet? That what I found after getting use to natural nut butters…

  8. August 20, 2009 at 6:41 pm #

    that is one awesome looking breakfast!

    and those sweet potato fries? i want to steal them now!

  9. August 20, 2009 at 9:26 pm #

    Haha, I always take the picture pre-mess too:)

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