Anyway, I just bought a pair of Select Tech Adjustable dumbbells and they came in yesterday!
|The kids enjoyed helping me unpack!|
Matt was gone again tonight (working) so I was alone for dinner. I have been thinking. Since Matt is gone so often in the evenings (school and work), I might as well make the evenings he is gone a light meal. Afterall I'm mostly just feeding myself and the kids could care less about having an actual meal made for dinner (Lily usually doesn't eat when I make dinner anyway). So I still have about five large zucchini's in the fridge from the Farmer's Market last week, having only used two of them for the cookies, biscuits, and muffins. So I decided that a great light dinner and also a very healthy dinner would be to make pasta out of it! I remembered a recipe that several Pampered Chef consultants were doing at their shows, and I even did it at one of mine once called Zucchini Linguini Marinara and it is super easy.
2 garlic cloves
your favorite marinara sauce
Julienne Zucchini into pasta strips with a Julienne peeler. Place zucchini in Rock Crock or Deep Covered Baker, press garlic with a garlic press. Cook in microwave 5 minutes. Add marinara sauce and mix well, Heat in microwave an additional 1-2 minutes until done.
The thing about this recipe is that since it is done in the microwave you need a microwave save dish, you don't necessarily need the Pampered chef products but it does taste better in them. Also, you could do this in a non stick pot and as soon as the zucchini gets soft (over medium heat) add the marinara sauce to it. I'm having leftover zucchini biscuits with it and you could even make meatballs to throw in for some added protein and flavor. I recommend having some good sides with this dish as it isn't as filling as other meals since it is composed entirely of zucchini.