Afternoon! The Husband and I are running around like little maniacs, trying to get errands done and see patients at the clinic. And Iâ€™m squeezing in some writing in between. Whew!
Sesame-seed coated cashews as a snack:
Straight outta the bag.
And lunch was this amazing Fresh Basil Pasta Salad. Super simple, but a nice change from marinara sauce.
- 1 serving whole wheat pasta, prepared according to package directions (I used a GF kind â€“ not a whole wheat kind – that wasnâ€™t that great)
- 1/4 cup (packed) fresh basil, chopped
- 5 cherry tomatoes
- 1/4 cup kidney beans
- Balsamic reduction
Balsamic reduction is so yummy and very easy to make â€“ just pour about 1/2 cup of balsamic vinaigrette into a small pot, bring to a rolling boil, and cook until most of the liquid steams off. Keep an eye on it! Once the balsamic is reduced to a syrup, itâ€™s ready.
I intended to add some artichokes to the pasta, but we could NOT get this jar open.
The Husband tried, I tried, Nicole tried (she had stopped by to pick something up)â€¦ and NO ONE could open the jar! We put it in hot water, tapped the top, banged the bottom â€“ no avail.
I know people are going to ask so â€“ yes. I wrote the same dress on Tuesday. Call me gross and disgusting, but I believe in re-wearing work clothes if they arenâ€™t actually dirty. And workout clothesâ€¦ even if they are dirty. But thatâ€™s another story. I promise I never actually smell.