Sunday, February 7, 2010

Oh I Will Miss the Weekend!

Hello All!

Just sitting here going through emails from last week, and I found a picture from Friday in Austin. The rain finally cleared, and we were able to enjoy an hour outside before we had to head to the airport.

There was a beautiful river running along side the hotel, and a swing was hanging over the water. Of course I had to get on! My friend Tricia was kind enough to snap this picture!

I had a very relaxing weekend. Yesterday I slept in, ate breakfast and then went back to bed for two hours! I did walk 5.4 miles in the afternoon, then spent some one on one time with the couch. I finally made it to the grocery store at 6. It is wonderfully empty at 6pm on a Saturday!

Today was a cooking day. Yesterday I cooked some black beans for meals throughout the week. Today I cooked Borlotti beans for tomorrow nights Borlotti beans in tomato sauce with polenta. I have made it before and it is so good! I added extra red pepper flakes to the sauce so it is quite spicy! I will make the polenta fresh tomorrow night. I also made a pot of Pasta Fagiole. The recipe is actually called Pasta "Fazool" but I didn't want you guys to think I was unaware that it was spelled wrong! That will be for lunches/dinners this week as well. I had to try some today. Amazing!

Dinner was yet another bean dish; Christmas Lima beans with Pork chops and asian pear relish. It was delicious and extremely filling. The bean mixture also had cabbage in it. It seemed like a very German mean to me. I am back on the couch, and my nose has been itchy and runny for the last hour. I really hope I am not getting a cold. Boo hiss!

Good thing I got a long walk in today too, because if I wake up with a raging cold in the morning, I am not sure if I will be able to convince myself to get up!

Just wanted to say hi!

Thanks for checking in!




  1. The Swing looks fun and so Spring like. All that cooking is making me hungry for soup. I make the knock Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli Soup in a Crock Pot (Copycat)
    Pasta E Fagioli Soup contains the following ingredients (makes 6.00 servings):
    •1.5 teaspoon (leaves) Oregano, Dried
    •2.5 teaspoon Parsley, Dried
    •0.5 teaspoon Black Pepper
    •2 stalk Celery, fresh
    •15.8 ounce Great northern beans, cooked
    •15 ounce Pinto beans, canned
    •10.65 ounce Ground beef (10% fat), pan-browned
    •14.4 ounce Beef Broth, 99% Fat Free (Swanson)
    •14.5 ounce Diced Tomatoes, No Salt Added (Del Monte)
    •3 ounce Baby Carrots (Kern Ridges)
    •14 ounce Spaghetti sauce Old world Ragu, Ragu Traditional (Ragu)
    •112 gram Whole Wheat Elbow Macaroni, 100% Whole wheat macaroni (Heartland)
    Directions: 386 calories I serving
    1.Brown beef in a skillet.
    2.Drain fat from beef and add to crock pot with everything except pasta.
    3.Cook on low 7-8 hours or high 4-5 hours.
    4.During last 30 min on high or 1 hour on low, add pasta.

  2. Thank you!! I appreciate any good recipe!

  3. Hi Kel! I'm just checking up on you - haven't been on in a while, but it is hitting me today that you really have a lot of clothes - wow! lol I think the dress is cute, but the shoes are fabulous! Lookin' good! :)