3 or 8?

I had a very busy evening last night.  First, I went to get my toesies painted as they were in dire need.  I’d post a pic since I do have pretty feet, but feet in general just weird some people out, so I won’t go there.  🙂  You’re welcome.  After my toes, I stopped by Trader Joe’s to get three items: eggs, marinara sauce, and parmesan cheese (TJ’s has the best!).  However, 3 turned into 8 quite quickly.

I can’t ever walk into Trader Joe’s and get only my intended items!  But then I saw bananas and remembered I wanted some for my pre-race meal this morning.  Then I saw the olive oil and remembered we were out at home.  Ditto for the greek yogurt.  When I spotted the apple cider vinegar, I decided to pick up a bottle for the first time.  Recently, I have been reading all sorts of benefits it can provide, and when Katie posted about it the other day, it sealed the deal.  I’ll let you know what comes of it.  I was headed for the check out line and grabbed a loaf of bread.  So 3… became 8.

Then I came home and began preparing dinner.  I sliced a zucchini and squash and roasted it in the oven at 425 for 25 minutes.  Next, I cooked half a bag of whole wheat pasta.  I sautéed an onion and two green peppers.  When it was time to drain the pasta, I threw some frozen chopped spinach in the strainer and then poured the piping hot water and pasta over it, replicating this fancy new trick.  I mixed everything together, added some garlic, frozen corn, leftover great northern beans, and about half the jar of marinara sauce.  I added a little parmesan to the whole pot then topped our bowls off with it, as well.

Wah-lah!  Dinner was served!  Jonny was a little wary since there was no meat in it (how could it possibly fill him up??), but then he gave his profound review a couple bites in, “This is incredible!”  And when he finished, “I’m stuffed!”  Told ya so.  It was mighty delicious and the best part is that we have leftovers in the fridge.

After dinner, Jonny and I went to watch a few of my students’ play in their softball game.  I love attending my students’ events outside of school because it really helps build our relationship and it’s awesome to see their strengths outside of the classroom. Since I’m running a 5K later this morning, a low-key evening was just what I needed.  The game didn’t start until 8 and it took two hours, so I didn’t go to bed until 11.  That’s late for me regardless, but especially the night before a race!

Today will be a go-go-go day as I’m running my race at 9, dashing home to shower, getting to my best friend’s bridal shower hopefully on time by 11, and then some of us ladies are hittin’ the town this evening.  See you tomorrow and have a great day!  🙂

Can you stick to your grocery shopping list?  Clearly, I can’t.

16 thoughts on “3 or 8?

  1. Best of luck on your 5K today, Lindsay! I’m sure you will rock it 🙂

    And boy oh boy, do I feel ya on going to the store with a certain amount of items in mind and coming out with SO much more! I am notorious for overdoing it haha, but it’s just so hard when you’re faced with so many new items to try! Will and I joke all the time that my largest budget category is for groceries haha

    • Thanks, Britt! 🙂 I love and hate all grocery stores exactly for that reason! And ok I don’t really hate them, but my wallet does – Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods get me every time!

  2. that dinner looks so good! i love the trick of putting the hot pasta water on top of the spinach 😀

    i can never ever leave a store with what i planned on buying. and a whole foods just opened up near me so it’s just going to get worse!

    • i hate using frozen spinach because i think it’s annoying to defrost then drain, so this trick worked beautifully!! whole foods will definitely make it worse!! at least TJ’s isn’t expensive haha

  3. oh my goodness! You are so busy today! Good luck with the race and have fun with your friends darling! I love how you attended your students’ game! BEST TEACHER EVER! Seriously! How sweet of you 🙂 Your dinner looks amazing too!


    • thanks 🙂 it did. it did make me feel good that i can still run without really training specifically for running – clearly you know how i feel since you ran a freakin half marathon on a whim! haha

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