I had to scrape the windows of the Jeep this morning!!! With my library card no less!
Just thought I’d get that out there. :)
How is everybody?? I’ve been pretty fantastic! We had a smoking busy weekend at the Krista’s Kravings house. Three hockey games (2 out of town) on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, a 1 hour soccer practice on Sunday, trick or treating Sunday night, Pilates last night. Tonight was another hockey practice . Tomorrow is FREE and Mom, DD and I are doing something fun on Friday night. More deets on that later. ;)
I actually took a half day vacation on Monday because the kids had a PD Day so weren’t at school. DS was in a hockey camp all day and I didn’t want DD home by herself, for the first time, for a full day. She asked if we could do lunch and I happily obliged. We decided on William’s Pub because it’s been a long time since we ate there and we really do enjoy it. I went with the half salad, half sandwich deal; Greek with the dressing on the side and a chicken pesto panini:
Our lunches came with a choice of chips, a cookie or an apple. We went with cookies, obviously! DD chose a PB one and I went with white chocolate macadamia nut.
I also enjoyed a pumpkin spice latte to go:
After a quick tour of the mall it was time to go back home and get a pasta dish in the oven so that I could get a decent meal into DS before we left for his game. I found this “Take 5” recipe in my Rachael Ray magazine that I knew would be perfect.
It called for ravioli, sausage meat, a jar of tomato sauce, a head of escarole and mozzarella cheese. I used tortellini because that’s what I had on hand and went with this Mexican Yves veggie ground round in place of the sausages:
My hubby totally thought he was eating taco seasoned beef! Here’s the dish after layer #1:
The boys loved this (DD was at Mom’s for dinner because she had dance and wasn’t going out of town with us) although DS picked all the escarole out. I knew that would happen, but he did give it a try.
Have you seen any men lately sporting some funny looking facial hair? Has anybody heard of Movember? If not, the month of November is prostate cancer awareness month and men around the nation are growing funky moustaches to raise money for prostate cancer research. My hubby included. The deal is that they have to shave for the last time on Oct 31 and can’t shave the stash again until December 1. They can grow a beard or goatee as well which can be shaved off at any time, but the moustache stays. So here is my hubby Sunday night after a shave.
I’ll post another photo of him mid month and again on Nov 30. He plans on sporting a full goatee. We shall see. If you wish to make a donation to this worthy cause, go ahead and click here.
The above is breakfast polenta. I mixed 1 cup of unsweetened Almond Breeze with a 1/4 cup of polenta. Right at the end I stirred in some sliced strawberries and dotted it with hazelnut mocha sprinkles. YUM!
Tonight’s meal ^^ was a quesadilla of sorts. I sautéed red onion, red pepper, mushrooms and turkey breast with various spices and a wee bit of chicken stock. This was placed on a tortilla that had been prepped with some mashed Romano beans then I topped it with a slice of cassata cheese. Into the oven for 10 minutes at 350* and dinner was served….in the dark! Haha!
Before I book outta here, I did a little shopping today…
Would YOU like $65.00 to shop here, too? It could be yours! CSN Stores has a huge range of great products to pick from. There’s something for everyone for sure. This is what you need to do to get your grimy little paws on this $65.00 gift certificate! (Canadian & US residents only, please)
1) Browse around the CSN Stores site and leave me a comment letting me know what you would want most.
2) “Like” me on Facebook. Just click on my little FB Badge on the right of the blog. Easy peasy and it gets you another entry. Just remember to leave another comment telling me you did so.
3) Check out the Thanks & Giving tab at the top of the blog and leave me a comment there letting me know what you think of my food drive. Come back to this post and let me know you did that.
So there you have it; THREE chances to win! I’ll pick a winner using the random number generator on November 17 and post the winner that same day. Hey lurkers! Now’s your chance to come out and say “hey”! You don’t have to have a blog to enter so really, there’s no losing here. :) Have fun!
Bye for now!!