The day is almost over and I am really ready to kick up my feet and watch a little TV. I have not watched TV all week and I think tonight is a good night for it. I worked my little tail off today and then made a killer dinner (more on that in a sec).
This afternoon I had an apple and PB while skimming a new catalog that came in the mail. Usually I love everything Anthropology offers but this month – meh! The style looks a little grungy. Oh well, I can’t afford to buy their stuff anyway :)
Dinner tonight was OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!! That’s right I made something different – crazy me!! I know that my food choices can get a bit repetitive (boring for you all but really doesn’t bother me), so as soon as I saw this recipe on Bites + Bowls, I had to make it. I followed her very thorough photo guide and whipped it up in no time. Now I did have to make brown rice pasta for myself and regular for the hubs so that was kind of a pain. He said that he would be willing to try the brown rice pasta after the fact – of course (mommy had lots of dishes to wash this evening). Instead of tossing the pasta in with the sauce I added the sauce to the pots of drained pasta. After all the ingredients were well married I put it into individual dishes and baked in the oven.
I did make a couple changes. I am not a garlic fan so I left out that step and I topped the pasta with shredded cheese before going into the oven instead of adding it to the sauce. I used a mixed blend of cheese instead of parmesan and I think that it totally worked. Charlie enjoyed his portion which was made with Gemeli pasta. I really loved this recipe even though I am not a huge pasta fan – the sauce is killer. The brown rice pasta was good but not as sturdy as whole wheat pasta which is what I would have opted before I started eating gluten free. I could seriously eat the sauce on its own. I am definitely going to make this again – I still have 3/4 a block of cream cheese and the jarred sauce. I used the same type as Miss B+B – thankfully it was soy free.
Now that is a beautiful dinner. Thanks so much Kelsey for posting an amazing recipe. It was so simple and I was able to make it gluten free.
I had a little sweet treat after dinner – figgies, dried unsweetened cherries, apricots, roasted/unsalted peanuts & almonds. I really am enjoying these little samplers as dessert. Fun to eat with my hands and contains lots of natural sweetness.
I have no big plans for this evening. I am an old lady mommy who has been awake since 4 AM. I think that the veg out time will begin soon. I hope you have a great night. If you haven’t made dinner yet you might want to give the one I just made a try – it was really that good. Like I couldn’t believe that I actually made it. Enjoy!