Monday, November 18, 2013
Professional development day at my school. The district has hired some consultants to come in and teach us about implementing Common Core. During the breakout session, it comes up that our facilitator used to be a competitive athlete but seriously injured himself. What sports? Started in ice hockey, but switched to tennis and injured himself on the court. Me: "Funny, I started doing triathlons last year and I would have sworn that you were a triathlete. You have that build..." Him (pause) "Well, my tri bike is in the garage...."
I SAW YOU!!!
(Some people have gay-dar, I have tri-dar)
Thursday, November 07, 2013
More quick and easy eats.
I love Italian Sausage, but I feel guilty when I eat it because its mucho calories. Turkey sausage is a second - good, but just not the same. My parents gave me the last of the the eggplant from their garden and I made this last night and it was soooo good....
4 Italian sausage links broken up
4c eggplant 1/2" dice (I peeled, but not a necessary step if the peel doesnt bother you)
1 medium onion, chopped
1-2 cloves garlic (which I didnt actually have, but wish I did)
1 lg can diced tomatoes
Oregano & pepper (and whatever other spices make you happy)
Brown sausage in a dry pan, add eggplant and onion, let it start to get soft. Add garlic, tomatoes & spices and let simmer while you cook pasta. The sausage flavor gets spread around and you get the same sausage flavor for fewer calories. Serve "sauce" over pasta, its very chunky.
Please note: there is no additional salt in this recipe. There is alot of salt in canned tomatoes and Parmesean cheese is naturally salty also. Dont add salt to things "just because". Taste it a few minutes before service and you may find you can get away with less salt. Your body will thank you.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
So cold. So cold here in NY yesterday. I am so very tired. I fell asleep last night at 8:30, sadly, not the first or last time. There has not been a skotch of exercise in weeks. My body is complaining. The evil demon work is going exceedingly well, and I am looking forward to the 3 day weekend, but I thought I would post last night's recipe for those that are thinking that a pizza is the easiest way out of a busy night.
1 onion chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1-2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp canola oil
1 box broth or 2 bouillon cubes and 6 cups water
4 oz tomato (I've used fresh chopped, small can of sauce or leftover marinara)
2 carrots, "coined"
1 can white beans
1 scant cup small pasta (dilatini, elbows or broken spaghetti)
While heating the oil, chop the onion and celery. Add them to the pot and soften the vegetables for 5-7 min. If you are using bouillon, add it here. Add 1-2 cups of liquid and simmer for another 3 min to completely soften the vegetables. Hit it with an immersion blender. Add garlic, tomato, carrots, beans and rest of the broth. A splash of wine here is not amiss. Bring up to a boil and simmer for 10 min. Add pasta and simmer until pasta is done ~10 min. Serve with toast and pass around some Parmesan.
Serves 4 with generous portions.
Saturday, October 05, 2013
Actually, as mentioned previously, I'm not running anywhere recently. Still, when I find my way back, I'll still be this slow.
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