I've been in a cooking rut for awhile now. But every Wednesday morning I know I'll get some good ideas for dinners. Wednesday mornings are set aside for walking and running and talk, talk, talking with my friend, Jen. And Jen is a great cook. She is also a meal planner, which, I confess, I am not - not consistently, anyway.
This past Wednesday (yesterday) Jen and I met in a different location than our usual so we could get an extra good workout. We ran the bridge and we did stairs. While I wouldn't call us Rockys, we did rock our workout!
And we had beautiful scenery as we walked, ran, talked and breathed. (If you are thinking of becoming a runner, check out my running blog: http://www.seemymomrun.com/.)
Hey, guess what? Warner Bros. is shooting Dolphin's Tale right where we ran yesterday. Check this out for more information!
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We were at the top of that bridge when Jen told me that she had tried a new recipe the night before. Since, for my birthday, she gave me the cookbook she often uses, I decided to try it, too.
Later on I went to Publix and picked up the things I needed for the new dish. Then I left my shopping cart at customer service so I could go home and get my debit card that I had left on my desk.
The recipe is *Penne with Beef and Arugula.
My only change to the recipe was I did not buy arugula because I already had some very good artisan lettuce (Sam's Club). The results are below and this is only half of it in the serving dish. It was delicioso!
And for tonight's dinner, I'll be making *Turkey Meatballs and Quick Sauce. It is supposed to be served over linguine but I think we'll have it as a turkey sub sandwich. Another confession: I have never made pasta sauce! Tonight will be a first. Yay, me!
*Recipes from Giada De Laurentiis EveryDay Pasta.
Mangia and Ciao for now!