Hello! It’s a humid but happy start to the day.Anthony is heading out of town tomorrow, so we made sure to get in a final running date before he goes. The air was is so thick right now that my camera couldn’t even focus!We were feeling sluggish at first, but picked up the pace by the last couple miles.It always feels good to knock out a run before the rest of the world has even woken up. #morningperson (did I just use a hash tag? am I too Gen Y?)As you all know, running and pasta are like: yin and yang; peanut butter and jelly; sunny and cher; cookies and milk; kenan and kel; and a whole bunch of other hand-in-hand stuff that I can’t think of right now because it’s 5 a.m.ANYways, so the people of Barilla must have caught on to the running and pasta-pounding trend. They sent me a bunch of noodles!! And not just any noodles. PLUS noodles, which are packed with protein, fiber, and other good stuff.We tried our bow tie box early last week. The lineup: a mix of cream , sage, capers, and roasted sweet potatoes.Tasted great! (Especially when you add cheese.) I feel like multi/whole-grain pasta has come a long way. A few years ago it tasted like cardboard, but these days the pasta producers have figured out how to make healthier noodles just as yummy as “normal” noodles. Just in case you wanted my expert opinion.
We paired our creamy pasta with a light salad.Up next: spaghetti!Anthony and I had an unplanned dinner at home on Friday (we’d planned to go out with Meredith, but her flight from NYC was stopped by Hurricane Arthur! Boo.).
We dug through our freezer and pantry to whip up a quick but delicious dinner. For the sauce, I simmered some canned tomatoes, chopped onion, garlic, herbs, and fresh basil.Anthony took charge of the chicken — tenderizing it, crumbing it, and frying it up in some olive oil.The result was simple and delicious. And healthy — thanks, Barilla!
Now it’s time to grab my umbrella and get out of here. Have a good one!
- What type/brand of pasta do you usually buy?
- Last time you went on a running date?
- Tell me the most random thing on your mind right now.