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!