Monday, May 2, 2011

She Sells Sea Shells

Actually, Cost Plus World Market sells sea shells, I just purchase them and make a delicious pasta.
See?  Gorgeous rainbow colored sea shell pasta!  I actually made my boyfriend take me to CPWM when I was in Milwaukee because we don't have them in Michigan anymore :(

While the noodles were boiling to al dente perfection I sauteed 2 tsp of EVOO and 2 heaping teaspoons of garlic in a pan with red pepper flakes, sea salt, and pepper.  Then I added the pasta to the pan along with the juice from one lemon and a little of the reserved pasta water (about 1/4 cup)  then I let them simmer a little bit together.

Then I scooped out a heaping 1 cup serving (it made 4 servings total) and added some roasted brussel sprouts and 2 TBSP of parmesan.

 Nom! Nom! NOM!
The recipe was inspired by Jenna, but I didnt have any sun dried tomatoes.  I'm going to eat every last crumb of the leftovers this week but I'm adding some shrimp for protein (I have a big bag of frozen in my freezer from Costco!) because I was hungry a couple hours after I ate this and I'm pretty sure lack of protein is the culprit.

My workout today was a 40 minute run/walk outside followed by a 5 minute stretch.  I have my eyes peeled on Groupon and Living Social for some cheap yoga, because hewboy do I need it.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

It's May!!

I know this is a bold statement, but I have SUPER high hopes for May.  I feel like Spring is officially here, I have a vacation later this month, Its my BIRTHDAY at the end of the month, plus we get a long weekend for Memorial Day.  May rules.

I thought that rather than setting some goals for the entire month of May, I would set mini goals each week.

Mini goal May:  Week 1
1)  Wake up at 5am Monday-Thursday to work out
2)  Blog four times this week
3)  Make my bed every morning

This weekend felt so weird, because Friday started off with a 4am wake up call to watch the Royal Wedding, which was everything I could have ever hoped it would be.  I should have taken pictures of the white chocolate raspberry scones that were consumed during the celebration, but I am a bad bloggie.

I also had some incredible Thai food, a Greek omelet, and home made pizza.  OH, and Pei Wei that I shared with Midnight the cat. 

Okay I promise I'll take more pictures so this blog is less boring.

Stay tuned! Because this week I'm making CAKE BALLS to celebrate my roomies birthday.  The recipe is from because I'm obsessed with her.  I hope they all turn out just like that white one with the sprinkles. 

What chores do you HATE to do?
As I said above, I hate making my bed, washing my face (it makes such a mess!) and blow drying my hair (wait until you see a picture of this beast on my head and you will totally understand).  I realize those statements make me sound super gross.