1. I'm a fan of cooking double batches of certain foods, like soups and stews, then freezing the leftovers. It makes a crazy weeknight that much easier when you can pull something of the freezer in the morning, put it on the stove at the end of the day, and you're all set. We even do it with certain meats, like grilled sausage, that you can add to pasta. Although it's probably a good idea to label the freezer bag, so you know exactly what you are defrosting.
Case in point, the other night Mike and I decided to have angel hair with marinara, mixed with a bit of a sausage patty which was already cooked, and frozen. I was on the phone when he was putting the meal together, and when I looked at my plate, I thought the sausage looked a little, soft. As we started eating, it reminded me of a salmon and pasta dish that I had once when we were in Amsterdam. It was good, just, weird. Until I realized......we had mixed a salmon burger into the sauce.
2.The Christmas season is in full swing, and I have fully embraced the festive spirit. Although it seems like as soon as I cross one thing off my To Do List, another thing gets added. While I was shopping yesterday, I found a shirt to wear to an upcoming "Ugly Christmas Sweater" party:
Yeah, it's pretty sweet.
3. Look! I have new running shoes!
I'm so excited that Brooks decided to mix it up and add pink to the new Adrenaline, my last few pairs have been blue.
I have others in my closet, some Asics, Nike, and Mizuno, but the Adrenaline have been my favorite. Mike has been hounding me to toss some of them, but I like to keep them around, and literally see the miles, sweat, dirt and even some tears that those shoes have witnessed.
4. Tonight Eliza had a pajama party fundraiser for her Girl Scout Troop, it was held in the same place where she and Luke went to preschool.
I was feeling a bit sentimental walking out of the building with her, like we did so many mornings three short years ago. I asked E if she remembered those days, but she was more interested in finishing her leftover popcorn.
5. I apologize for not posting the winner of the Spartan Race giveaway sooner, but Congrats to Teresa, shoot me an email and I'll get you set up!