Spaghetti Night

Posted on Oct 7, 2010 in Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Guys, I cannot shake this headache that I’ve had all week. Is there some sort of fierce autumnal pollen that I know nothing about that is causing this? My head normally only hurts like this in the Springtime. Ugh. This headache has had me in a terrible mood for days now. I’d hate to have to be around me. Especially at work. Nothing makes me more crabby than having a headache and having to stare at a computer screen for 8+ hours.

Wow, enough of that Debbie Downer.

I did have a rockin‘ workout this afternoon. I definitely needed to sweat off some rage and the gym was what the doctor ordered (although I DO wish we had a punching bag at our gym). Ran two miles on the track, then did a quick strength circuit followed by an awesome long stretch. It felt amazing. A lot of times cardio will even cure my headaches. Not this time. Blah!

Came home and this was up to bat.


We received two bags of this pasta a few weeks ago in our CSA and decided to boil one up for dinner tonight.


When I was growing up, “spaghetti night” meant a whole dinner plate FULL of pasta and sauce. A huge portion! Which, hey, I can still knock-down pasta with the best of ‘em. But for everyday eating, I’ve relegated pasta to a small dish to keep portion size in check. Even this small bowl is a serving and a half of pasta. It gives me all the taste I want, but still leaves room for sides. Topped the pasta with some Newman’s Own sauce and a wee bit of organic beef that I browned off.


The side was a beautiful salad of lettuce, sunflower kernels, tomatoes and mozzarella. Dressed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.


And two hunks o’ garlic bread. I LOVE garlic bread, but I struggle with it because I normally serve it with pasta and that is a ton of carbs! Now, I love carbs, but too much of anything is a bad deal. But I choose not to care. Garlic bread with pasta = all is right with the world.


I may have had a tiny pour of wine, too. Self-medicating.


It didn’t help.


The pasta was alright. The texture was a little off, almost a little mushy. And I know I didn’t overcook it. The flavors were great though! But I think for spaghetti night, I just prefer plain ole whole wheat spaghetti. Maybe our second bag of this pasta is better suited for another use. Any suggestions?

Question of the Day

I am currently working on my 30 x 30 list. 30 things to accomplish by the time I turn 30 (on 06/20/13). I’m not sure I’ll share the whole list with you all, but I’ll probably talk about it some here. Have you ever done a list like this? If so, what kinds of things did you put on it?

One Comment

  1. Oh man that garlic bread looks like all I’d need for dinner! Yum. Don’t worry about the headache. I had a 15 minute talk with the girl on the treadmill next to me at the gym today about all our AWFUL fall allergy symptoms. I ONLY get like this in the spring. I guess there’s something in the air ;) Feel better, chicky.

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