Posts Tagged ‘spaghetti’

Weekly Planning: 7/15 – 7/20

Have I said that I love calendars and planning? I have a regular monthly calendar on the wall in the kitchen with running schedule, personal training schedule, work days off, and paydays. Under that is the below white board, which breaks apart each week further, including runs, personal training, and dinner menu plan.

I have a calendar at work with my running schedule, paydays, and meetings, which is separate from my Outlook calendar. I like to know when stuff is.

This evening for dinner was cherry tomato pasta, which I got to sneak in a couple from my garden. Not enough ripe yet, but these were the early bloomers that needed to get eaten.

so red!

I found this recipe here, just by some googling. I don’t like raw tomatoes in salad, or at all, so I needed a way to use up the cherry tomatoes. It was awesome.

Ingredients gathered

I was excited to get to have Al Dente pasta, it’s been a while since I last picked some up 🙂 And it’s locally made!


and now for the close-up shot…

Tomorrow’s dinner might be a bit later than usual, I’ll be in Ohio most of the day at Honda but our meeting is in the afternoon, instead of the morning like I usually plan them. Sigh.


Busy Sunday

January 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Busy Sunday.

I’ve said this before, but I don’t do lazy Sundays. Unless you’re talking about Lazy Sunday, which is pretty good. It also makes me want to have a cupcake….

Alright, so back to this weekend and today. On Saturday, Tim, I, and three friends left Ann Arbor at 4:30am to head up to Crystal Mountain for a day of skiing. It was super cold, single digits all day. Thankfully the sun was out and it wasn’t windy. Best part? Getting to stop by the Roadhouse Mexican Restaurant in Benzonia, MI, a couple miles away from Crystal Mountain.

Last week was less than stellar on the working out and getting stuff done. It is really hard for me to feel motivated to do anything when I get home from work and it is dark before you know it. Add in getting to work when it is still dark out and it’s a recipe for disaster.

So today, after breakfast, an Irish Cuisine cooking class at Hollanders, and grocery shopping (Co-op, Whole Foods, and Tsai Grocery), I spent about three hours cooking meals for tonight and the rest of the week.

Spaghetti with meat sauce
Spaghetti with marinara and zucchini
Crushed Lentil Soup
Japanese style curry, with beef, potatoes, and carrot

Tonight we had the spaghetti and marinara sauce, both from Al Dente Pasta (Whitmore Lake, MI). I used some of the ground beef from Tim’s uncle in his, and sautéed up a bunch of zucchini for mine. We have enough sauce leftover for another serving of each.

Bedtime soon, up early tomorrow to work out with Sarah!