I think LONG weekends make me happy, especially when you don’t have to be anywhere. You can wake up whenever you want and do whatever you want when you want That is exactly how today went down.
Breakfast started off with 2 slices TJ’s Fat Free Multi-Grain Bread topped with 1 Tbsp Kettle Cashew Butter (4 pts).
When The Husband woke up, he declared this weekend should be a Starbuck’s every day kind of weekend….um, ok ~ twist my arm on that one
Venti Iced Nonfat Decarf Latte with Caramel Drizzle (3 pts)
I have to say today was one of my FAVORITE days at the Farmer’s Market because they had the fruit I wait ALL YEAR FOR…..
Pearines ~ Nectarine & Pear! I pretty much couldn’t wait and had one as soon as we got home. (1 pt) Crunchy, sweet & tart all in one – LOVE!
After “frying” in the sun watching our Nephews All Star Baseball game, we headed over to The Joy of Eating.
I subbed my fries for this salad topped with red wine vinegar (0 points)
Because all I really wanted was THIS BLTA! (10 point estimate)
Delicious ~ I think the secret to their AMAZING sandwiches is their homemade sweet bread.
Mid afternoon snackage ~ 1/2 of this Kashi Pumpkin Flax Bar & a Cabot cheese (2.5 pts)
Tonight I finally got back in the kitchen for some Craving Ellie in My Belly Cooking! This week’s recipe looked so amazing in Ellie’s The Food You Crave Cookbook. I LOVE cookbooks that have pictures….it really does make all the difference in the world.
Especially when what you make comes pretty close to how it should look
I LOVED the simple, yet, delicious sounding ingredient list.
The Star ingredient ~ beautiful Farmer’s Market Tomatoes that I picked up this morning.
I pretty much followed the RECIPE with the exception of adding a few cherry tomatoes.
Oh and I used Rotini instead of Penne weighing it out on MY FAVORITE SCALE because it’s what I had on hand.
It’s pretty simple to make. You cook your pasta according to the package and toss in deliciously sweet olive oil garlic roasted tomatoes.
I really think that LIZ is right in that the roasted garlic and lemon juice make the flavors in this dish stand out.
Toss your pasta, beans, tomato & basil together then drizzle with your garlic lemon olive oil sauce.
Top with parmesan cheese and it’s ready! You get 1 1/2 cups for 9 points.
I had really high hopes for this dish, but, thought it was just OK. I LOVED how the house smelled like roasted garlic and the flavor of the roasted tomatoes, but, really felt like the pasta needed more flavor ~ maybe garlic, maybe lemon, maybe sauce? We both gave it 3.5 stars out of 5, since I didn’t feel like it was really worth the points.
Simple side salad topped with Newman’s Own Light Lime Vinaigrette.
For those waiting for the recipe, I posted my Quick & Easy “Slow” Cooked Baked Beans Recipe.
Off to let The Husband give me a pedicure (he seriously LOVES doing it) and watch a movie!