Tuscan Style Tuesday

2006 Spring Semester of College in Italy


Instead of the usual Taco Tuesday, I decided to go with what we had on hand which was Tuscan Chicken Sausages and whole wheat pasta.I wanted to get straight to the kitchen, but I did have to make a couple stops on the way home.

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First stop was at Trader Joe’s. The market doesn’t always have all the essentials that I need like, almond milk, Fage, soy creamer, and some two buck chuck!


Second top Mama’s house. My Mama had texted me earlier and told me she was getting rid of some old clothes, shoes, and other goodies! So of course I had to swing by before I headed home. My Mama is a Makeup Artist and always has the most fashionable clothes and shoes a girl could want(I need help in this department). She gave me more makeup and fragrances then I knew what to do with, I’ll have to give some to my girlfriends for sure!

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My Mama also gave me something very special tonight. She handed off my Great Grandmother’s wedding ring. It is very antique looking and nothing what you would expect a wedding ring to look like, and I love it! I can’t wait to get it resized.

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I then quickly headed home to make a yummy Italian dinner!!!

I cooked up the Chicken Sausages with the garlic and marinara in one pan, and cooked in some delicious veggies in another. I used mushrooms, asparagus, spinach, carrots, and peas. I also used fresh basil from our kitchen.

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I mixed the veggies and meat sauce and topped it on a bed of whole wheat pasta.

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I also sprinkled some goat cheese right on top to finish it off!  

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On the side I had a colorful veggie filled salad! 

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With a small glass of red.

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It was just what we needed after 4 days of eating out!

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Want to see how many veggies and fruit I got in at lunch?!


I had a whole wheat veggielicious sammy!!! This sandwich is packed with cucumber, tomato, 1/2 of a Gala apple, 1 laughing cow cheese, and a ton of alfalfa sprouts.


I also had some fresh cantaloupe that was at the store for $1!!! I am not the greatest fan of cantaloupe but this one was actually pretty good! Does cantaloupe have any interesting health benefits??

I have a long list of things to do tonight, but now all I want to do is relax. I know I need to get on a few of them because my checklist keeps getting longer and longer!!!! I do want to start reading another book tonight, so I am anticipating turn in early with a book in hand:)

I have an early(5:45am) easy recovery run with fast Jill and Rick in the morning, let’s hope I feel good!!!

Night Friends!


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