What a Monday! Working right up until 5 pm (a little over, actually), then out to play with Harley some more.
I had a serving of that ginger TJs trail mix today –
I just wish there was more ginger! I get out my serving and then dig through the bag to make sure I at least have a few pieces :)
I also added in about a tablespoon of special dark chocolate chips today.
Dark chocolate makes anything better.
Harley was so funny around 4:45 today – he kept stepping up onto my desk and getting in my face to lick me or bite my hair or drop his stuffed hippo on my keyboard – I guess he was ready for me to be done with work!
Nick came home and we went outside to run around with him a little more – then I got started on dinner.
I found this Minestrone with Endive & Pepperoni recipe in my newest Eating Well and had flagged it to make this week.
I made a few changes (as usual) :)
- Added a bit more of everything for extra leftovers
- 3 servings of dry whole wheat pasta shells (1.5 cups total)
- 1 bag of frozen cauliflower, zucchini, carrots, lima beans
- 1 bag of frozen corn, onion, red pepper, okra
- only 1 serving of pepperoni diced (about 15 slices total)
- rainbow chard (local!)
This soup was good. I know okra is not ever in a normal minestrone soup, but I loved it in this recipe! The italian seasonings with all the veggies, the little bits of pepperoni, and the pasta was a great mix.
I also had some whole grain bread on the side for dipping.
I’ve got laundry going – really…I think the hamper just keeps refilling everyday! It’s nonstop this week!
Plus, How I Met Your Mother is on soon! The best part of my Mondays, for sure.
Do you eat bread on the side of your soup or are you a dipper?