Double the Pasta

We are here, safe and sound.

We made pretty good time today and really didn’t run into much traffic, thank goodness. I never know how the roads are going to be right before a holiday, but it wasn’t too bad.

Lunch today was good!


We had some pasta leftovers and some broccoli, and I didn’t want to just throw it away before we left. I just mixed it together, heated it up for a few minutes in the microwave, closed the container, put it in an insulated lunchbox, and put that inside a cooler!

It actually worked really well! We left around 11 this morning and when I ate this around 12:30, it was still warm.

The trip was pretty normal: lots of driving, lots of good music.

When we stopped to get Nick some lunch around 2:30, I had a banana and an then an Odwalla bar to hold me over until we got to the house.



We got to my parents’ house around 4:30, sorted through some old stuff in the attic (fun!) and helped get dinner ready.


My mom made this rotini dish that was awesome! It had whole wheat pasta, peppers, onions, mushrooms, lean ground beef, tomatoes…it was good. We also had some salad + bread on the side.


We just got back from church with my grandmother, and now we’re sitting in the den, watching some Food Network  :)  There’s nothing like being at home!


I think we’re going to go through a bunch of my stuff in the attic while we’re here –I may have some funny pictures later!


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  1. Food Network with the family, sounds familiar to myself! Haha. Sounds like things are going well.

  2. i heart funny pictures. bring em’ on!!!!!

  3. Just wanted to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving! :D

  4. finally recovering from our vacation! I loved meeting you at foodbuzz :) Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Wait, what is that green spoon in your pasta container? That is freaking COOL! I love that spoon!!

    Have an awesome Thanksgiving, Brandi! ><

  6. I think your trick was awesome. I always wish I could have hot food on long trips.

    even though its not here in canada ;) xoxox

  8. Happy Thanksgiving Brandi!

    you won my V8 soup giveaway! Send me your address! :)

  9. Happy Thanksgiving, Brandi!

  10. Glad you made it safe–have a wonnnnderful Thankgiving!

  11. Your car looks so nice and clean. Ours always has bits of paper stuffed into that little armrest in the door!

    Happy American Thanksgiving!

  12. I’m impressed with the lunch! Looks delish!

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