Italian Food Overload
Monday is over! Thank goodness! I have a lot to look forward to so it’s making this week drag. I’m just ready for it to be over already! Starting Thursday at 5 I’m on vacation for 10 days! Unfortunately it’s a mandatory furlough where I won’t be getting paid for the 4 working days but hopefully I’ll be able to claim unemployment. As luck would have it Andrew has all those days off except 2 with me. He’s on vacation from school for 2 weeks and the summer program starts next Wednesday so he’ll work Wednesday and Thursday and then have off for one of my favorite holidays, the 4th of July. Let’s just hope it feels like summer! This weekend I also have a very exciting camping trip planned with my 2 girlfriends and their boyfriends. It should be a great time!
This weekend flew by, and I had a lot of family things to do for Father’s Day, plus looking at more wedding locations. I think we found one that we both absolutely love and we’re taking our moms there on Friday for their opinion. I have a feeling they are going to love it, once we make our final decision I’ll be sure to share it with you.
So if you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know I’m not a fan of sweets, you’ll hardly see chocolate or cake, but I’m a big fan of Italian food. It’s my weakness, a nice big dish of pasta, or a slice of pizza are my weaknesses. And in today’s post your going to see a lot of Italian food.
First off let me start with last night’s fabulous Father’s Day dinner that my dad selected and my mother cooked. She was a little upset I hadn’t posted it last night so here you go Mom. Happy now?
My mother makes THE best chicken parm. It was so tender you didn’t even need a knife and it was overall perfect.
With Andrew’s favorite pasta on the side.
This was absolutely perfect, thank God it’s not Father’s Day everyday though because I would seriously gain all the weight I’ve lost this year plus some, if this was an everyday option.
Now on to today. My breakfast of choice lately has been pb on a sandwich thin. I have no idea why, I’ve just been craving that peanut butter a lot lately. It seems to be the only thing I want in the morning. Unfortunately I didn’t take have my camera today, but here’s the same picture from last week.
For lunch today I leftovers from the weekend. I had gotten an eggplant, fresh mozzarella, and roasted red pepper sandwich. I had a 1/4 left and brought that in for lunch today. These pictures are from the first time I ate it over the weekend.
So delicious. A perfect combination of flavors.
Later on I snacked on an orange.
Dinner tonight carried on my theme of Italian food. I had made a very lean meat sauce over the weekend and had some leftovers for dinner. I’ll be posting the recipe for the sauce this weekend, so stay tuned, it’s really very good and actually super simple.
I actually had dessert tonight as well. I had a container of Fro Yo in the freezer that was about to expire. Never one to waste food I happily ate a small serving with some chocolate syrup.
It’s hard to tell the size but that’s just a small ramekin.
Well I’m off to get ready for bed. Good night everyone, hope you are having a great night!