Bear hugs for everyone!
I’m really excited about both of these new adventures!
Well in addition to all things going on this week (as if we needed more), I had a trip to the retina specialist today. One that I now have to take annually due to a condition called lattice degeneration.
Back when I was in college my eye doctor noticed small “holes” on the tissues of my eyes and I actually had to have a series of laser surgeries (no, not lasik) to “seal” these holes to keep them from causing potential retinal detachment. Since the treatments things have stabilized but I still have to visit the retina specialist each year since I am “at risk”.
Happy to report that today was a great appointment and everything looks a great! Thank God. I really couldn’t handle another surgery after the tonsillectomy, especially one that involves thousands of lasers into my eyes while I’m wide awake…
But anywho, I won’t bore you with anymore of that “fun” kapeesh?
How about some food?
Dinner tonight was “scrounge-up” kind of event. I had some random items that needed using!
- No Yolks egg noodles (3/4 package)
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 zucchini & 1 summer squash, sliced
- 1 package mushrooms, sliced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tblsp olive oil
I sauteed up the onion, zucchini, squash and mushrooms in olive oil (S&P) until tender and starting to brown.
Then added the garlic for another minute or two.
At this point I added in the cream of mushroom plus a can of water, stirring to combine.
I prepared the egg noodles per directions, combined with the mushroom sauce and then poured into a baking pan (coat with cooking spray)
Then popped into a 375F oven for 10 minutes until bubbly, warm & deelish… and if you want, add some fresh shredded parm to top and broil for a minute or two 😛
All served up with some additional grated parm 🙂
Comfort food at it’s finest, this was really good!
To go with I finally joined the rest of the blog world and made some kale chips w/ olive oil, salt & parm…
Verdict? Ehhhh, didn’t love ’em? Perhaps I used (1) the wrong type of kale (2) the wrong “toppings” or (3) maybe I cooked too long? help!!!
I also have to tell you friends that I did two fabulous ExerciseTV workouts today – still mixin’ it up over here!
I almost bailed on the workout since today was such a crazy long day, but glad I stuck it out and did it 🙂
Now I’m off for some American Idol with Mr. Man and an early bedtime, I have an exciting early breakfast meetup in the morning!!