I Heart Thursday Nights

I love Thursday nights.  In fact, anyone who eats dinner with me on a Thursday night, inevitably hears me remark about how much I love Thursday nights.  Why do I prefer this particular evening?  You have almost the entire week behind you and the entire weekend ahead.  What a great moment in time with many things to look forward to.

I think part of my enthusiasm for Thursday nights goes back to my life teaching at a boarding school.  Wednesday nights were my dorm duty nights so I basically worked until midnight on Wednesdays, doing sign-ins, proctoring study hall and enforcing lights out.  Having a Wednesday night like that made Thursdays even more amazing.  Also, by Thursday evening I was usually finished with athletic events for the week as well as Dean’s meetings, advisory events, and all of the other things that come with dorm life.  Glorious Thursday nights…

I savor cooking dinner on Thursday nights because I can just relax and enjoy my time with David and whoever else we have in our home.  When I came home from work yesterday, my arms full of fresh vegetables, I smiled to see David on our tiny porch smoking his pipe.  (Yes, my husband occasionally smokes a pipe.)  I joined him on the porch for awhile, chatting and enjoying the fact that it was…Thursday.  Nowhere to be, nothing to do.

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Going with the “laid back, chilled out” Thursday night theme, I roasted a bunch of vegetables for dinner, including summer squash, carrots, and onions.  I served them with sautéed yellow snow peas and red quinoa.  A perfect meal for leading into Memorial Day weekend.  So easy.  So simple.

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Simply Sauteed Snow Peas:

Snow peas are great for cooking because they can stand up to heat well and still maintain their crunch.  David likes to eat them raw, but I prefer them sautéed, with garlic.

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  • 1/2 pound snow peas, trimmed (I used yellow this time, but green are great too)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Heat olive oil in pan on medium heat.  Add garlic and cook for a minute.  Add snow peas and sauté for about 2 minutes.  Snow peas will still be nice and crisp.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Serve warm or at room temperature.

I hope your Memorial Day Weekend is full of relaxation, cooking, and delicious food.

  1. Mimi says:

    Ah, love the Wed night dorm duty shout out! Still living it, Bets, and I totally agree about the glorious Thursday night. Have a great weekend!!

  2. Chili T. says:

    There IS something about that end-of-the-week approach that makes Thursday a night to SAVOR. I savor some Friday nights as well, as we went out last night to celebrate Mama Thomas’s birthday — whoop whoop! Went to Chow Baby, which was really fun to make your own stir-fry dish. Healthy AND GF sauces from which to choose — yum! CHOW DOWN, babes!

    Hope to see ya’ll soon! Miss you!

  3. moxie says:

    you are such a nerd. but that’s why I like you so much:) come back soon!

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