Good morning bloggers! I’m back in Denver once again for another week of work. Definitely going to be racking up the United miles this year. I’m already day dreaming about how I want to cash in my miles: Greece? Argentina? Spain (again)?
I don’t know about the way you eat with your S.O. (significant other), but if you’re me, you often tailor your meals to be healthier and lower cals than your male counterpart.
Case in point, on Thursday night, I wanted to make a ratatouille of sorts. I knew that a plate full of vegetables would not make do for Zach, so I made sure to whip a batch of whole wheat spaghetti for him, adding at least 400+ cals to the meal.
As for me, I made do with my La Tortilla Factory 50 cal tortilla baked in the oven for 5 min on 375 deg, layered with half of a sundried tomato / mozzerlla Laughing Cow cheese, topped with my veggies.
To make the ratatouille, I lightly sauteed a large bunch of chopped up asparagus, 4 mini-zucchinis sliced, 1 small red onion coarsely chopped in a skillet. For the first 10 minutes, I kept the lid on to bring out the color of the asparagus via steaming. Add a heft amount of black peppa, garlic salt, and Hunt’s tomato sauce and you have a super light, super tasty ratatouille.
I gotta tell you asparagus with marinara is de-licious!
Friday night I was on my own since the hubby went to NH for a Bachelor party. I had been craving pancakes, but never ever seem to make them at home. In a moment of weakness at Target, I bought some mix for a rainy day. Enter Friday. We didn’t have any fresh berries, which would have made the ‘cakes rock, so I made do with a banana on it’s last leg that I mixed into the batter. Also into the batter, I added a hefty dash of cinnamon and also 1 tsp of vanilla.
Two lovely, dense pancakes just for moi!
And as I was sitting catching up on DVRed shows (Pregnant in Heels –> hilarious!), I wanted an afternoon drink but didn’t want to open a bottle of vino. Again, I made do with some leftover Bailey’s (from these cookies), and added it to Diet A&W Root Beer? If you’re wondering if this tastes like a root beer float, it does! Nom!
Saturday I spent the day wine tasting with my buddy Kurt from Chicago, his wife Jess, and friends Justin and Karen. Once I snag some pics from Kurt, I’ll post a recap, but for now you’ll have to make do with these:
If there is one thing that is a necessity is adequate snackage when wine tasting. In my bag was a liter of sparkling lemon water, macadamia cookies (from Kauai), Trader Joe’s honey wheat pretzels, and TJ’s wasabi peas. Wouldn’t you know we (read: I) only broke into the wasabi peas?
So there ya go, that’s how I made do in the last few days.
In what ways do you make do?
Have you ever been wine tasting? If so, where?
Are you a vino or hard alcohol type of person? (or nay altogether?)