Oh, Murphy’s Law. It’s not often that I fall prey to you. But today is one of those days. I ask you to have mercy on me… there’s only so much a girl can take!
Yes, it’s been one of those mornings. I won’t go into the details. Let’s back up to last night, which was more pleasant.
It was another color-coded night. The theme? Red. My favorite color. (BOOMER!) Starting with a warm-up plate.
I love strawberries, but I think I was a bit over eager when I bought a huge carton of them at the grocery store this weekend. They’re about to go bad. For once in my life I have the problem of having too much food in the house. It feels very foreign.
So… I tried to knock out some of the groceries by cooking up a baked minestrone type dish. I went off a recipe out of Betty Crocker Vegetarian for a slow-cooker minestrone but varied it a lot.
I basically just combined one chopped onion, a cup of chopped green beans, a can of organic (no-salt added) diced tomatoes, a can of organic chickpeas, a can of organic tomato paste, 1/2 cup fresh chopped carrots, Italian seasoning and some parmesan cheese and baked it at 375 for about 30 minutes.
While it was baking, I made a sweet potato, egg and cottage cheese wrap.
I’ve missed having wraps in my life, and I’m loving these La Tortilla thin wraps.
When my minestrone was done I had a bowl, for quality control purposes of course.
Pretty good, but the recipe needs a little work. If you liked basil (which I don’t) I think it would really jazz up the flavor.
Oh, and about that run last night? Well, I semi-ran it. I mean I traversed the 6.5 miles, but it was windy as all get out and my knee is still hurting so I walked several times. Blah. I’m going to get a runner’s knee strap from work tonight I think.
I really need to find some new shoes, but I’ve been too busy to actually do it. Plus I think to get my discount I have to order them from the manufacturer, which will take awhile.
Anyways, today should be MUCH more relaxed at work than I have been of late, which is awesome. And tonight after work I’m going with B to see Alice in Wonderland, so I have something to look forward to! I’m determined to make this a great day.
Hope yours is great too!