Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day!  tumblr_mguu0yUdV11qbih6so1_500That basically sums up my day! Hah! I did receive two Valentines Day cards today…from my Mom and Grandma but hey a card is a card.

Sorry for the sporadic blogging the past couple days, I’ve been out of my mind crazy busy! So busy I haven’t worked out in 3 days. And you know what, I’m seriously missing the gym!  We’ve got a bunch to cover including a tasty pasta recipe so lets get right to it!

 

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Turkey Pasta Fake Bake

I had some ground turkey that was about to go bad in the refrigerator and I thought tonight would be a perfect opportunity to make a pasta dish out of!  I started off by browning the pound of ground turkey and seasoning it. (I like my meat flavorful in pasta sauces.)  I seasoned it with salt, pepper, cayenne powder, garlic salt, and some season all salt. Yum.  After browning the meat I dumped a jar of marinara and some mushrooms into the pan with the meat.  On the side I boiled some rigatoni.  After the pasta and sauce were done I combined both topped with cheese and popped it under the broiler for about 10 minutes.  Quick and easy!  After spooning myself some I topped with more cheese because well, who doesn’t love cheese?

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To make:

  • 1 box rigatoni pasta
  • 1 pound ground turkey (beef would work too)
  • 1 jar of your favorite past sauce
  • 1 cup mushrooms (or any veggie you prefer)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese.

In skillet brown ground turkey and season to desired taste.  Add sauce and mushrooms once the meat is brown.  In another pot boil water and cook pasta.  Once the pasta is al dente and the sauce is heated throw combine the sauce and noodles in the skillet.  Top with mozzarella cheese. Place under the preheated broiler for approximately 10 minutes.  Serve with more cheese if desired.

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(SPOILER ALERT!!)

And in Bachelor news…Tierra is outa here! I was so glad that Sean finally saw what all of us have been seeing and sent that girl packing!  His sister is right…if a girl can not get along with other girls there is something wrong!  After AshLee’s one-on-one with Sean I was really warming up to her! I was sooo surprised when he gave Lindsay the rose on the group date, I feel like we saw no interaction between them and the Desi should have gotten the rose.  It’s also hard to believe Lindsay is the homegirl who rocked the wedding dress on the first night! I’m still rooting for Lesley!  And also starting to really like Catherine.  We’re in the final stretch, bring on the hometowns!

 

Reader Questions:

  • How did you spend Valentines Day?
  • If you watch The Bachelor, what did you think of this weeks episode?
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Oatmeal and The Bachelor.

One heck of a creative title there, huh?  After a chilly early morning workout on the treadmill, thank you to everyone who agrees that the elliptical is a torture device, I came home looking for a warm breakfast. Bring on the oatmeal, I have class and work today so the oatmeal is doing double duty…keeping me warm and keeping me full till lunch! I used Quaker quick oats? (I think thats what they’re called) and stirred in some brown sugar! photo(10)Mid class today I sensed a strong craving for an egg salad sandwich and I knew I’d need to get one before I went to work.  Luckily I planned on typing this blog post at Starbucks and they fulfilled my egg salad craving. Love those guys! photo(11)

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BACHELOR TIME!

Raise your hand if you love The Bachelor.  I’ve proudly seen every episode of The Bachelor and Bachelorette! So lets talk this two-parter.  I’m a big fan of Leslee, Lindsay, Desiree, and Catherine. I’m not a big fan of Tierra, that girl brings a whole new kind of cray to The Bachelor.  I honestly thought the two episodes were “eh” the biggest excitement was laughing at there stupidity for jumping into glacier water and then having Tierra get hypothermia (that wasn’t funny) but duh, what did y’all expect?  I did however find myself tearing up when Sean sent Sara home early, that girl was such a sweetheart and really put herself out there and watching her cry on tv just made me want to cuddle her. So I cried. Not much of a re-cap but nothing really memorable happened. oops. But i’ll leave you with this…BCZcSegCQAEItyVsource

That gem came courtesy of my fave ex-Bachelor contestant, Ashley Spivey!

Reader Questions:

  • Do you get random cravings in random places like class?
  • Who are your favorites on The Bachelor?
  • Share your thoughts on the season with me! 🙂

Oh, and one more thing…What if I told you I know who wins this season? 😉