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.
First stop was at Trader Joeâ€™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 Mamaâ€™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, Iâ€™ll have to give some to my girlfriends for sure!
My Mama also gave me something very special tonight. She handed off my Great Grandmotherâ€™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 canâ€™t wait to get it resized.
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.
I mixed the veggies and meat sauce and topped it on a bed of whole wheat pasta.
I also sprinkled some goat cheese right on top to finish it off!
On the side I had a colorful veggie filled salad!
With a small glass of red.
It was just what we needed after 4 days of eating out!
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, letâ€™s hope I feel good!!!