Save the Sauce

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Have you ever wondered why the weather is beautiful during the work week and crap during the weekend?


My sister-in-law once told me that she thought it was because by Friday, all the workers’ cars pollute the air so badly the weather take a turn for the worse.  After two days ‘off’ on the weekend, the weather returns to beautiful just in time for Monday. 


I am not sure this makes any scientific sense, but it’s a better explanation than “the universe simply hates us all.”


Workin’ it. 


So – know how I mentioned that I’m in a Thai food rut?  I have discovered something awesome to do with takeout Thai.  Whenever I order a curry, I always get one portion’s worth of tofu and veggies and a TON of sauce.  Instead of just tossing the sauce, I’ve been saving it and reusing it with freshly stir-fried tofu and veggies.  It tastes practically the same as the restaurant version – two meals for the price of one!


I mixed the curry sauce in with new tofu and chopped spinach.  Yum.


And munched on a banana while stocking supplements.


It’s almost the weekend in just a FEW… MORE… HOURS.  Can’t wait for a break (and for the crappy weather to roll in, no doubt. Here’s to hoping it’s lovely out!).


The Naked Face Project:  I usually do my updates on Thursday or Friday but, I confess, I’m stuck for something to take about this week.  I think that’s because I’ve pretty much reached my emotional ‘conclusion’ of the Project and found what I was seeking by giving up beauty rituals for 60 days (well, 45 thus far).  I’ll do an update next week, but until then, I’ll share this one tidbit:  Molly Barker and I were discussing how this Project has made us LAUGH and SMILE more often and more deeply.  She wrote a great post on this very subject, as well as a Top 10 list of what she’s learned from working with 8 – 10 year olds.  Happy reading!



  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats March 16, 2012, 3:36 pm

    I would never think to save the sauce, good idea!

  • Amanda March 16, 2012, 3:41 pm

    That lunch makes my mouth water!!

  • Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 16, 2012, 3:42 pm

    haha i was just wondering that about the weather earlier today… it’s been gorgeous all week, and then i hear there’s supposed to be a storm rolling in later today and will be here through monday. then it’s supposed to turn beautiful again. lame. you’re looking cute as ever by the way! 🙂

  • Laura @ She Eats Well March 16, 2012, 3:48 pm

    I love doing that with leftovers. Gotta get your money’s worth!

  • Molly March 16, 2012, 3:49 pm

    There definitely is something to your SIL’s theory. I think you’ll find this interesting:

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 16, 2012, 3:50 pm

    Great idea with the sauce! I can’t wait for the weekend – it’s meant to be gorgeous here and I’m planning a fabulous run tomorrow morning. Totally hear ya on the gorgeous-during-the-week thing though… I think it’s a crime that we’re stuck in offices right now!

  • Jolene (Homespun Heritage) March 16, 2012, 4:41 pm

    I *love* Thai food! So hard to find GOOD Thai in our neck of the woods (Michigan). Can’t wait to head to China and get my fill of authentic Chinese!

  • Sarah March 16, 2012, 5:10 pm

    Hey Caitlyn…. just wondering, looking at your work photo. Do you guys prescribe homeopathic remedies. I’m a neuroscientist and write freelance for govt/pharma/medical agencies so it goes without saying I don’t believe they work apart from a placebo effect (which in itself is super interesting and valid). Here in Australia the NHMRC (main science/medical research council) is about to publish a statement about homeopathy – namely that it doesn’t work, there is no evidence and shouldn’t be given by medical pracs.
    Just wondered what you and your husbands take was on homeopathy. I’d love to see a post on this.

    BTW – you’re looking fabulous and healthy!!

  • Gráinne March 16, 2012, 5:11 pm

    The Naked Face Project is popping up on the radio over here in Ireland, just to let you know, heard your name mentioned on the radio on Wednesday evening and was telling my co-workers about your blog and the NKP afterwards.

  • Ali March 16, 2012, 5:38 pm

    haha when I’m pregnant, which I am now, I literally crave Thai 24/7!!!!!

  • Dominique March 16, 2012, 7:58 pm

    My favourite use for leftover curry sauce is to cook some skinny rice noodles and add them to the sauce along with whatever veggies I have on hand. Getting two meals out of the price of one is definitely a bonus.

  • Angela @ Happy Fit Mama March 16, 2012, 8:06 pm

    I think your sil is right on with her theory although I really hope she is wrong this weekend. I’ve got a 9 mile run planned and the forecast says it’s going to be 70 and sunny. It’s never that warm in NH in March!

  • Christine @ BookishlyB March 16, 2012, 9:36 pm

    We’re having the same weather BS in California. Sunny and mid-70s during the week, and then 50s-60s and rain the weekend. Lame.

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 16, 2012, 11:21 pm

    wow! that looks SO good! And easy to make! YUM!

  • Chelsea March 17, 2012, 12:15 am

    That’s a fantastic idea with the curry! Thanks for the share!

  • Clare March 17, 2012, 12:20 am

    Same weather here in Australia! It is such a miserable and rainy Saturday here, but all the more reason to stay home and catch up on some sleep 🙂 Love this idea with the sauce! I’ve never even thought of that.. thanks!

  • Life's a Bowl March 17, 2012, 9:01 am

    The forecast was predicting crappy weekend weather in DC but I happily woke up to the sunshine this morning 😀 Happy weekend!

  • KatieTX March 17, 2012, 9:51 am

    I just thought for a few minutes on your sister in law’s… I studied how aerosols impact cloud formation for my masters degree… There is definitely more lightning and severe weather with increased pollution. That is a scientific fact. There are also more clouds the more pollution in the atmosphere. However, the is some just bad luck in there because storms can’t just spawn on their own. So the systems jut happen to make it to the east coast for the weekend! Tell her she can email me her weather questions 😉

  • Bizzle March 17, 2012, 11:07 am

    I’m just dying to see house pics!

  • Ann @ Turbo Teacher March 17, 2012, 12:55 pm

    Haha, I love your SIL’s explanation! The weather is beautiful here and I am so thankful!!!

  • Amber K March 17, 2012, 1:07 pm

    Saving the sauce for another meal – genius! I usually hate leftovers, but I could totally do that.

  • Abby W March 19, 2012, 8:36 am

    I always save curry sauce and mash it in a sweet potato the next day. Such a good combination!

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