Let It Snow

So apparently Dallas is going to get more snow tonight??? What is going on here? I’d like to point out that in Jack’s young 12-week life, he has already seen snow SIX TIMES. Do you know how old I was before I’d seen snow that many times? I think junior high. And that’s only because we’d go skiing for spring break.

Jack had his first Sam’s Club outing today. Exciting, I know. I’m telling you this because I scored a HUGE tub of Sabra (the best hummus ever) for $1.81. They also had big jars of bruschetta topping for the same price. Crazy, right? We don’t hit up Sam’s Club all that often- but I do love their produce. And the giant logs of goat cheese.

Lunch today was last night’s leftovers. Roasted Cauliflower Curry with Toasted Almond Basmati Rice:

Along with a couple pieces of flatbread topped with Sabra, of course.

For dessert:

My mom gave me this Food Network cookbook a while back, and I have to confess that it’s been sitting in my garage for months.

For some reason I decided to flip through it yesterday and came across several recipes to try. The first (and weirdest) was an Alton Brown recipe for Eggplant “Pasta.” I put it in quotes because the eggplant IS the pasta. You peel and slice it, salt it, then cut it into strips.

This is two eggplants’ worth:

Then you just saute the “noodles” in some olive oil, garlic and crushed red pepper. Alton says to add seeded, diced tomatoes, but I just dumped in some Barilla marinara. Then you add heavy cream (I used half and half) and simmer to thicken.

Verdict? I loved it, but then again I love everything eggplant. I also ended up sauteing the noodles for longer than the recipe indicated- even covering the saute pan for a while to let them cook down. Otherwise it seemed like the eggplant strips would be too raw.

On the side we had spinach-asiago chicken sausage and my new favorite- roasted broccoli with lime zest and parmesan.

Good stuff. And lots of eggplant left over for lunch tomorrow.

Now that Jack’s down for the night, I’m going to have a glass of wine and a marshmallow egg for dessert. Keeping it classy.

So I guess I’m on day 6 of the 30 Day Shred. Last week I did it M-Th, Fri off, Sat, took Sunday off to run, then did it again today. So that’s six. I know Jillian probably intends for it to be 30 days IN A ROW, but I think a day off is probably a good thing. Anyway, it’s still kicking my butt- though it’s not really showing up on the scale yet. I’m trying to be patient. Maybe I’ll see more results after I move up a level? Yeah, I’m still on level 1. Weak sauce.

Hope everyone had a good Monday!

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3 Responses to Let It Snow

  1. Evan Thomas says:

    I will trader our rain for your snow

  2. Melissa S. says:

    i’ll send you some of my humidity for a bit of your coolness…it’s getting too hot here already.

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