Girls’ Night fell through, so I stayed home this afternoon and continued to work on my computer and talk to Matt while he worked on his. Around 5:00 we broke to figure out what the heck to have for dinner. I have been doing a horrible job of meal planning! Part of that is that I don’t want to spend much at the grocery store, so I’ve been relying on inexpensive pantry staples for a few months now with a few prime ingredients making brief appearances. Next week I am going to make a solid plan with some real recipes assigned to days.
But tonight’s dinner was still a winner thanks to these two ingredients
This Mezzetta Napa Valley Bistro sauce was hands down the best jarred pasta sauce I’ve ever had!! It was restaurant worthy. I can thank the ingredients of cream and butter for that 😉 But a little went a looong way and the flavor was worth having a richer sauce.
Don’t clam up when you open the can of clams!! I almost did when I sniffed them. GROSS. But cooked into a sauce they looked just like any ole restaurant dish.
This recipe included (for TWO people)
- ~4 oz cooked whole wheat spaghetti (wish we’d had another shape on hand..)
- 1 can of whole clams, drained
- ~8 frozen/thawed brussels sprouts
- ~1/2 cup chopped peppers
- ~1 cup (plus more for Matt’s bowl) of the sauce
- Garnished with goat cheese and basil
After dinner we finished Revolutionary Road. Liked it a lot, but it left me kind of unsatisfied. I guess I like happy endings Thought Kate and Leo did a fab job.
Just a few minutes ago I felt a little hungry again (thirsty?) and decided to drink the greens I skipped this morning. After seeing Ryan’s reaction this AM, I decided I wanted to try the Wheatgrass
Mix with about a cup of vanilla soy milk (I think in just water it would taste like the dog food smell it has)
Gulp. Not bad!!!! Soy milk is yummy, so this was yummy. It was surprisingly very refreshing on this hot night and my stomach feels full again. I’m not sure if I’m glowing or tingling yet…
Wow, you guys wrote such thoughtful, wonderful dedications to your family and friends this morning. I read each entry and narrowed them down to about 25 people who I thought needed the most sunshine in their lives. Then I could not decide!!!! So I let Matt pick a random number. I wish I could give a mix to each and everyone one of you.
The lucky winners are…
179. Molly | June 10th, 2009 at 10:34 am
My sister! Today is the 10 year anniversary of her first heart surgery, when she was only 14. Cereal is her favorite food and the only thing she can eat when her medicine makes her sick.
Congrats to Molly and her sister. Please send me an email to KathEats at Gmail with your name and email so I can forward that on to me&goji.
Those of you who did not win, I suggest we all write our deserving friends and family a nice note in the mail to brighten their days instead