Friday, August 08, 2008

151.2 - Weekend Plans and a New Recipe

So far I'm on plan to do all my runs & weight training this week. Today I'll run 3 miles and take a weight training class, then tomorrow morning I'm running 6 miles, my long run for the week. The weather has finally broken--high today is supposed to be 82*--so hopefully some running will be outside.

My mom is taking the kids tonight and will have them all day tomorrow (my 4 year old niece Jillian is staying with her, too, and the three of them play really well together). Mark is going out of town tomorrow through Monday late. I'll have some me time, then lots of all kids time.

Sophie's first day of First grade is Monday. My baby is alls grows up.

If you have tomatoes and zucchini from summer gardens in plenty (and even if you don't), you should try Roni's summer veggie recipe. It's to die for. Mark called it "gourmet" when I served it to him. I've made it twice, and the 2nd time I had leftovers, which I ate last night. I will say the dish is best fresh out of the oven (after it sits about 10 minutes). The grape nuts weren't crunchy after sitting in the fridge and being microwaved; still had a great flavor, though, and was a light and healthy meal for dinner. Also, I did add about an ounce of mozzarella cheese on each layer, which isn't officially in the recipe but Roni mentions at the end. It is so delicious. I hope I get more veggies from friends with gardens soon so I can make it again.

Have a lovely weekend.


Running Knitter said...

Have a great weekend!

MCM Mama said...

Not only does that recipe look yummy, her whole site looks good. I'll be bookmarking it. Thanks!

Yay for a running plan and cooler weather. You are on your way to some swag LOL.

debby said...

Hi Laura, I love that recipe too! The first time I made it I used smaller zucchini squash, and the second time I used one large one like the recipe said. I definitely liked the smaller squash better--too much liquid with the big squash. Also, I did not have grape nuts, so I substituted a low-cal granola that has pumpkin seeds. It only added a hint of sweet, but it was delicious, and maybe stayed crispier than the grapenuts. I used it as a side dish, but I like the idea of adding the mozzarella and making it a main dish.

Vickie said...

I use pepperjack cheese when I make my version of this - and that is good too. Our weather "broke" too and I am so glad. I was getting tired of worshopping the air conditioner.

Jill said...

Oh I saw that recipe and you just reminded me that yes indeed I do have tomatoes and zuchinni on my window sill even as we speak (or type). I may have to make that tonight, although I can tell you right now, I'll be the only one eating it! The family still thinks mac n cheese is one of the food groups.

I'm jealous that you get some "me" time this weekend!! Enjoy it while it lasts!

Have a great weekend girlfriend!! =)