Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Spaghetti Squash, Kath's Hummus, Hangry Bars, Unpretty

Its been a pretty good week thus far! I am excited tomorrow is Wednesday. Wednesday is my favorite day of the work week because I get to work from home and I take Body Pump in the am (hooray for getting your workout out of the way early!). We had some yummy eats in our house this week but my pictures aren't too pretty- I think I need to finally invest in a good camera. Any suggestions?

Monday: Work, cleaned the house, ran 6.6 miles in the humidity with Jenny. It was a tough run but I felt very accomplished afterwards!! For dinner, I made up some spaghetti squash. Jenny and I topped our squash with tomato sauce, tomatoes, tiny black beans, and chunks of mozzarella.

Josh had ground turkey, tomato sauce, black beans, and mozzarella chunks.
Tuesday: Work, laundry/ironing, taught Body Attack, made up Kath's hummus and grilled pitas. When I saw her post, I KNEW I had to make it. The hummus is out of this world. Since we haven't gotten a new grill yet, I did them under the broiler. Josh had his pitas filled with spinach, roasted artichokes, hummus, and mozzarella. On the side he had fruit/corn.


Jenny and I had pitas with hummus, feta, roasted peppers and tomatoes. On the side we also had fruit and corn. Kath- the hummus is amazing! What a great din din idea.

Tonight, I also made up Heather's muffin bars!!! I had tons of frozen berries in the freezer and knew I wanted to make these bars when I saw her post the recipe today. Can't wait to try these tomorrow.
Do you have a favorite day of the working week?

45 comments:

Anna said...

Hummus! The world's most perfect food. My favorite day of the working week is the last day, hah.

HangryPants said...

Sadly I do not have an camera suggestions!

The bars look just like mine. :D Did you use agave? I am asking because I wondered how using something else would change the recipe.

finsmom said...

Hummus is one of my all time favourite foods!

Pearl said...

i love the new layout! i tried hummus recently for the first time and loved it!

thresholdofgreatness said...

Spaghetti squash and hummus are two of my loves!

My favorite day of the work week is Friday, for obvious reasons. :)

lilveggiepatch said...

I'm loving all the blogger-inspired foods... you definitely made them your own. Yum!

Bec said...

I have a cannon digital elph and swear by them, but before investing play around with your camera settings, I thought my camera sucked but I increased the megapixes my camera was taking photos at and leaned to avoid the flash and make sure the little flower is on the screen (macro shot, perfect for food)

ChickPea said...

Love those bowls!

Anne said...

Ooh homemade hummus! Yum :D My favorite day of the work week is Friday, definitely!

Marissa said...

Yum!!! Homemade hummus is so good!

Leah @ Simply Fabulous said...

You teach Body Attack?! I LOVE that class. This week I am taking it three times. It's such a good work out!

ttfn300 said...

Lots of delicious food! and hummus, yum yum yum :)

Miz said...

I have no fave day :)
or camera suggestion.

my only tip is NOT TO use your sidekick handheld camera and expect it to work on your blog.

I so helpful,

Miz.

Lauren said...

I saw this hummus recipe and noticed how much it's been talked about lately on the blogsphere. I must try it because i've been looking for a good hummus recipe.

Glad you are having a great week!!!

Holly said...

Those pitas look amazing!! I love pitas and wraps. I could eat them everyday.

I know digital SLRs (my sisters have Nikons and LOVE them) take realllly good pics, but they are a little $$. I am with you - I really want a cam to take better pics! All of mine are yellowish. :-)

I have to second the others....my favorite day is FRIDAY!

Krista said...

I'd have to go with Monday only because it seems to go by fastest!

Love the bowl your spag squash is in!

K from ksgoodeats said...

Check out that ooey gooey berry in the bar! That should be illegal it looks so good ;)

No suggestion from me really - I use a Fujifilm Finepix Z. I've never been disappointed by Fujifilm BUT I've broken my cameras numerous times by dropping them and the lens gets stuck inside. This one doesn't protrude forward when you turn it on, it's inside the camera.

Maria said...

I love hummus, I need to make it and eat it more often:) I love Fridays because I don't work, but the weekends are the best because Josh is home too:)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I saw those bars too--I will be anxious to hear what you think of em'! Enjoy your day!

Yum Yucky said...

I'm mostly feigning for that pita! As for the corn on the cob - can I add melted butter and salt...pretty please???

Kath said...

So glad you liked it!!

insideiamdancing said...

Just found your blog so thought I would say HI! I love hummus and have been wanting to make Heather's muffin bars- they look great!

My favourite day of the week is Friday- half day, and kick-off to the weekend :D

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

amazing looking food!!

I love Fridays best because we have the anticipation for the weekend!

Enjoy your day!

therunningyogini said...

I love Thursday because I know the weekend is coming soon and I still have enough time to be productive. I wish I liked spaghetti squash more, but the last time I tried it I was not a big fan. I do enjoy it with a little butter and brown sugar, but I think that's b/c my mom always made our squash like that.

biz319 said...

I am going to have to make that hummus - I thought the same thing when I saw it.

I like Mondays because they seem to go by fast - Friday's just drag until 5:00!

My camera is a Olympus Stylus 1010 - sadly I think I only know how to do about 10% of what its capable of doing - I am thinking about taking a digital photography class to get some pointers!

Tina said...

Those pitas look gorgeous, as do the bars! Nom nom nom! My favorite day of the working week is probably Wednesday or Friday because then you're eather half way through or so close to the weekend!

Tina said...

Hay! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I bought the carob covered rice crackers at a small organic shop in town here in Stockholm (sweden). I've been buying them for a while now and absolutely love them to bits! Sadly, when I went to stock up on them yesterday there was only ONE package left! When I asked the girl in the shop if they'd be getting more of them she said she'd been trying to get more from the manufacturer but that they were out of them! So now I have to try to eat my last ones slooowly and keep my fingers crossed they'll get more soon! :)

luckytastebuds said...

Favorite of all is definitely Saturady...oh but that's not a work week huh? OK OK Friday?? :)

I totally thought the tomatoes on your spag squash was watermelon. Now THAT's a creative food idea, though i'm not sure how tasty that would be. hahahah

P.s. I'm hosting my very own Big Lucky Giveaway and I hope you'll come check it out!! :)

Alison said...

Friday is my favorite.
Great use of spaghetti squash. I tried it when I was a kid but didn't like it. I'm sure I'd love it now. I should check it out.

GiGi said...

AW! Spaghetti Squash! I have 2 whole baked ones in my fridge right now! They should be scared though because when I rip into them - they're HISTORY!

As for my favorite day of the week... Maybe Thursday afternoon because I know the next day is Friday when everything seems to be a bit more chill...

Oh and PS: your next meal should be some ostrich! I had some at lunch! BOMB! ha ha!

teresa said...

Sounds like a great week so far. I love hummus too, there is so much you can do with it!

Lori said...

Oooh, hummus with artichoke hearts sounds great! My favorite day has always been Thursday. I love the Friday anticipation. :)

Esi said...

Everthing looks really fresh and delicious. My favorite day of the work week is Friday...you can imagine why ;)

burpandslurp said...

I don't work...so my lazy ass likes every day of the week! lol.
Wow, I love it when bloggers try each other's recipes.

kristisummer said...

My fav day is Friday...I am off on Fridays yay. I need to try this squash recipe. everyone talks about this. looks good.

lesley said...

You spaghetti squash combo sounds delish!

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

I love all the different blogger recipes. Seriously...why would I ever need to buy another cookbook - I just scroll through my Google Reader instead.

Everything looks amazing Erica. Hummus - my true love. Sorry CD. :)

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

Camera - Get a Canon. You can never go wrong with a Canon!

curlytop said...

Erica,

Hey Sweetie!

Hi! I found your blog through Heather Eats Almond Butter and just wanted to introduce myself before commenting because my mother instilled a very strict attention to proper etiquitte at a very young age. I’m Emily. :D

Now that I’ve satisfied my inner Emily Post I just have to say what an absolutely adorable name you have. And get a Canon. If you want a point and shoot get a Powershot. If you want a SLR get a Rebel. I just started a photography class (and did a post on food photography) that might be helpful.

Do you mind if I follow you and add you to my blogroll?

Have a wonderful Thursday!

With Love,

Emily

Erin of Care to Eat said...

HUMMUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Isn't it great to get recipes from other blogger!? Your eats look delicious!
My fave day of the working week is...hmm...I think Monday!

bhealthier said...

Oh those bars do look identical to Heathers! nice job on the recipe!

favorite days.. I think thursday because the week is almost over but you can be excited for friday and the weekend and happy with all you had gotten done throughout the week.

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

The hummus does look yummy! Every day is different for me, so I can't have a favorite. but I did get to the gym early this morning so WHEW that's outta the way :-)

Diana said...

I swear, the recipes I try from blogs are ALWAYS the best, plus they're so adaptable!

I think Saturday has to be my best day. :) Coming right up!

Brooke said...

I love how you hit up the blogworld for all your foooods!

Hummus - can't go wrong
Hangry Bars - love anythang sweet and anything involving Hangry Pants

The Blonde Duck said...

Friday is mine!