Ever wonder why dogs love butt rubs so much? Ya, me too. Keiko won’t leave me alone, she’s playful and wants her nightly butt rub. Am I the only one with a dog that does this? Any time one of us is seated, she will snake herself under a knee and wait – tail wagging, and whine until she works herself up to a growl – growing more and more impatient. It’s actually kinda cute…
On a more somber note, tonight the CSP family gathers together to grieve the loss of Sergeant Chris Guari, my husband among them. I did not know him but my heart goes out to his family and friends, I am told he was a great man who dedicated his life to public service. Cancer is cruel and took his life far too early. RIP Sgt. Guari.
I turn to the kitchen when I am stressed, bored, emotional, off kilter… you get the picture. Tonight I needed to keep my mind and my hands busy so I prepared my FAVORITE after work snack.
Chick Pea Tomato Feta Salad
2 cans of organic chick peas – drained and rinsed
4 oz feta
10.5 oz container of grape salad tomatoes – halved
2 tsp dried oregano
2-3 tbsp lemon juice – adjust to your liking
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil + a drizzle
1/2 tsp sea salt
4-5 cracks of fresh ground pepper
Put everything in a bowl and gently fold with a wooden spoon, turning it over until everything is mixed together. *Folding as opposed to mixing keeps the casings from coming off the chick peas and the feta intact.
Enjoy as a snack any time of the day or as a light lunch. I love the acidity of the tomatoes, the hit of citrus from the lemon, and the pop of the chick pea’s – YUM!
It’s almost Wednesday guys, hang in there!