Sunday, February 1, 2009

MIA Weekends, Pasta Product Review

Hey Hey! Sorry I keeping being MIA on the weekends. We have too much going on right now and I can't wait until we are more settled!! I will provide lots more details once everything is complete (by the end of this month ...fingers crossed!). I will hopefully be a lot more responsive to your posts and questions too (I'm so so sorry!). Here is a quickie recap of my weekend:

Friday: Work, Body Attack practice 1/2 hour, food shopping, dinner, relaxing

Saturday: Body Step Launch at Gym #2 (went really really well!), lots of errands, out to dinner with Josh

Sunday: Work (just a little!), Body Pump, Errands, Housework, Baking (pumpkin muffins and oat bran chocolate chip cookies), Superbowl watching, dinner.

I did get a little time this weekend to relax with Josh and this guy:

For dinner tonight, we tried this Putney Pasta:
I boiled it up and made myself a HUGE salad (romaine, carrots, broccoli slaw, feta cheese, walnuts) and placed a few pieces of pasta on top ;):


And made a giant plate of pasta for Josh:


We both really enjoyed the pasta. You can definitely taste the spinach, but the walnuts...not so much. I would buy it again though and would like to try some of the other amazing sounding varieties. I found this in the freezer section in with the organic foods.
Did you have a good weekend? Did you watch the Superbowl?

42 comments:

Olga said...

O0o that pasta looks so yummy!

And I LOVED the Steelers kicking butt out there! woohoo!

Laura said...

That pasta sounds good!

The super bowl was on in the room with me. Does that count as watching? I did see the end though. It was kind of exciting.

greendogwine said...

That dinner looks great!

I don't think it's possible for Frankie Bean to take a bad picture - so damn cute!

dailygoods said...

pasta looks really good! ah i can not get over Franks face. He is sooo sweet. I love him. French bulldogs are one of my favorites, and i have to say he is the cutest one i've ever seen :) love him!!

lilveggiepatch said...

I'm so glad the launch went well! Congrats, girly.

I love your dog. Every time I see him I smile!

Rose said...

Aw, I love Frank. Thanks for posting pics!

I am always MIA on the weekends too - life is hectic!

I SO wish I could take a class @ your gym. The names of the courses you take and teach always sound like a good workout.

Sharon said...

Oh no worries! Glad to see you're back, weekends can be busy, so definitely know what you mean. Tasty eats as always!

Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) said...

Love tortellinis!

I watched the game. I'm glad it was a close one. That makes it much more exciting, especially since I wasn't really rooting for a team.

Esi said...

Working on the weekend? Boo! I like the sound of the salad topped with a little pasta. Weekend was fine, I had a long list of things to do and didn't do any of them!

Pearl said...

LOL i didn't watch the superbowl... strange enough, my brothers didn't, either. they preferred to watch a movie.

and what a cute, cute doggie!

VeggieGirl said...

Fraaaaank!!! Love him :-)

The Superbowl?? What?? ;-)

shelby said...

What's the superbowl? ;)

Frank is like the more adorable dog I've ever seen!

gina (fitnessista) said...

so glad your launch went well!
sounds like a great weekend!
the superbowl was on at the gym while megan and i were chatting on the elliptical...other than that, i didn't see any of it
have a great day!

lauren said...

the pasta sounds great. and no worries about being MIA...the weekends are busy and I am usually MIA also.

lesley said...

Sounds like you had a nice weekend : )

I didn't have any time to blog this weekend myself and I'm excited to get home and have time this afternoon!

Hope your Monday is going well, Erica : )

ksgoodeats said...

FRAAAANK!! What is it - dogs with wrinkles are just too cute for words!

I love that you added pasta to your salad. Sounds yummy!

Have a great Monday!

emilydh211 said...

glad you got some time to relax this weekend girlie! i didnt really get to into the superbowl either.

Have a great monday dear <3

Maria said...

The pasta looks great! Sounds like a busy weekend!! We watched the game and I am glad the Steelers won!! It was a fun weekend!! Now back to work...bleh!

Krista said...

I've never thought to put a few tortallini on a salad! Brilliant....

elise said...

im with ya regarding the walnuts! sounded like a great combo until they mentioned that. i was cheering on the steelers with a bunch of friends at a bar downtown. SO fun. anwyays, to answer your Q, the fruit/nut bars are usually in the basket displays on the way to the checkout, or around the area where the lines form. they are SO good!

Lori said...

Frank is such a snuggle bug! That pasta combo sounds so great. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet we were able to watch the game. Tons of fun for us! My husband's family are huge Steelers fans. Such a great game!

Holly said...

Mmmm....pumpkin muffins. :-) Every meal could be shaped around something pumpkin flavored, IMO.

You are a busy girl! Don't apologize - you have a ton going on, and you'll be all settled in your new house so soon!

I watched part of the game...we had kind of a scare (my dad went to the ER in an ambulance, thank goodness he is okay!).

The Blonde Duck said...

That pasta looks great. I didn't watch the superbowl. I told Ben I married him because he didn't watch sports. :)

Sara said...

What a cute dog! The pasta looks great.

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Erica,
No worries. I know how it goes - often there is just not enough time in the day for everything, ya know? I hope all goes smooth this month. Sending good thoughts your way. We just lowered the price on our house yesterday...hoping for an offer soon!

That pasta sounds delish, and I laughed at your "pasta plate". That is so how mine would look. Tons of veggies, and a few noodles - we know how to do it up right!

I sort of watched the Superbowl. I always get distracted by my to-do list. I have a hard time sitting still.

Jen (Running with Food) said...

That's too bad about the walnuts! Pasta with walnuts stuffed inside sounds really good!!

The Superbowl was great! Hope you're having a good day, girl!

Danielle said...

That pasta sounds awesome. What a great flavor combo.

I watched parts of the super bowl but not nearly as much as I usually do.

Diana said...

Yum! I love tortellini! I bet that would be really good in a soup.

Congratulations on the launch! You are such an inspiration! :)

Jenn said...

Looks tasty! I watched the Super Bowl--it was actually a pretty good game so I was pumped! :)

biz319 said...

At least you got some time to relax this weekend, so that's good!

ttfn300 said...

it is so crazy, i don't have time to post on my own blog let alone catch up with everyone else's! frank's too cute, glad you got to do some relaxing!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Please don't be sorry! I'm glad you have a life!
I watched. I hate the Steelers.

strongandhealthy said...

That pasta looks great! Love your Frank! We had people over for the Super Bowl, but spent most of the time playing with the new pup!

Aggie said...

That pasta sounds great! I love your big salad with a few on top...so smart and healthy! ;)

Watched the Superbowl! We made black bean nachos using your black bean dip as the topping...it turned out awesome!

Dawn said...

I have to be honest, I love coming to your blog to see new pics of your sweet dog. Love that face. Hubby & I want to adopt one once we are settled into our new home.
Of course, I love your recipes too! ;-)

HangryPants said...

Good luck getting settled.

Now seriously, how do you exhibit such self restraint when you make these things for josh?

Heather said...

that looks great! there is no way i could have only had a few!! and frank is so adorable!!

bHealthier said...

of course i watched my steelers in the superbowl!

I have been so busy and have so much going on too so bloggin has been difficult / mia fo sho.

pasta looks lovely, i hope you eat lots of apples, dried mango and dried pineapple and I hope your 1 kid enjoys having you as a mom- im sure you would be wonderful!

I Run for Fun said...

I love the look of that salad!

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