Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mosaic & A Pasta Bake

PHEW! It has been one of those weeks. How about for you? Josh is healing, but we found out his ankle is actually broken versus just sprained. He has been a trooper and I have been a pretty sweet nurse, if I do say so myself. A few exciting things in this post: 1. A pasta bake, 2. Blogger Meet-up at Mosaic, 3. Giveaway winner.

Since I knew I would be attending a blogger meet-up, I wanted to make sure my patient still had a delicious meal for dinner.

  • I baked up a piece of chicken in some Italian spices
  • The chicken was then sliced thin (almost shredded) and mixed with cooked pasta, pasta sauce, hot sauce, ricotta, parmesan cheese and artichoke pieces
  • On top of the mixture, I placed some additional grated parmesan and Italian bread crumbs
  • The mix was baked at 375 for 20 minutes and then placed under the broiler for ~2 minutes

The outcome:

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While Josh ate this bake, I headed to Mosaic (one of Lindsay’s favorite restaurants) to meet up with Lindsay, Amelia, Blair, Christina, Katie & Kerr. I love the atmosphere at Mosaic and all of the fresh, local food options.

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Today, I went with the Village Summer Salad special (without the chicken):

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The girls:

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Me & Lindsay:

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And, Amelia brought us AMAZING treats!Granola, cookies & grown up smores. As I’ve mentioned before, Amelia is a trained pastry chef and everything she makes seems to be delicious  Josh and I already sampled the Smores….oh my goodness- so good!:

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Thank you for the good time ladies!

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And now- for the winner of the Oikos Chocolate Themed Indulgence giveaway….AMANDA from The Nutritionist Reviews. Congratulations!! Send me your address (itzyskitchen at gmail dot com) and I will get your prize sent to you. I will have another giveaway up on Friday, so stay tuned!

49 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Oh no...broken?! I hope it heals soon!!

Diana @ frontyardfoodie said...

Yikes! Broken is a big deal! I'm sure you'll take good care of him until he's all better:)

You ladies are all super gorgeous! Looks like a fun time.

KatiePerk said...

It was great to meet you!

homecookedem said...

Oh no!! Sorry to hear about the break. :(

What a beautiful group of ladies!! Blogger meet-ups are the BEST!! :)

*Naomi* said...

ahh i can't believe his ankle is broken :( sending x's and o's to you!!!!

that pasta bake looks delish! is that rachel ray cookware?!?! haha I see it on her show all the time! (guess im a foodie!!)

i love the 'girls' pic!! so pretty!!

Sweet and Savory said...

Oh no, now it's broken? How did they miss that the first time?

Is that Rachael Ray's casserole dish you used for the pasta bake? I love those!

Jessica said...

Oh man, a broken ankle has got to be awful. Hope his recovery is a quick one.

I love that dish that you used for the bake - super cute!

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

Oh no! Bummer that it's broken, but it sounds like you are being a wonderful nurse!

Your meet up looks like fun!

Deva (Voracious Vorilee) said...

Oh no - poor Josh!! I hope that his ankle heals well and quickly!

Nicole Carrillo said...

Aww, such a sweet girl taking care of her man by filling his belly with good eats! That pasta looks lovely, and the serving dish? Gorgeous, love the color and the funky shape. You make me want to buy new dishes :)

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

girl how in the hell did they not know it was broken and thought it was sprained?! i guess that could probably happen but my god, that's awful!! he could have really been injuring himself permanently!

as the nurse, i am sure youve had a longgggg week too!

so glad you got to do the meetup! mosaic looks great & all you girls look wonderful!!!!!!!

Priyanka@thehealthydiary said...

Oh no that's not good, I really hope he feels better soon.

I love your pasta bake, is that a Rachel Ray casserole dish@

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I love that serving dish the pasta is in. So pretty!

Poor Josh! I hope he heals soon. I've never broken a bone before so I can't even imagine what that's like.

Lauren said...

Awww, poor Josh!!! That is so sad about his ankle but you are such a sweet wife to take care of him.

What a great meet up. You ladies all look so beautiful and what a wonderful day it must have been.

Take care girl and take care of Josh! ;)

Heatha said...

What a fun dinner!! You all look so pretty....

Josh is really lucky to have you as his nurse! I know I said it before, but he really is!

Tina said...

I love blogger meetups! So much fun. It looked like a great place too.

I hope his ankle gets better fast. That's terrible it's not just sprained.

stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Oh no, I hope Josh heals up fast!

We have a Mosaic too (looks like there are just a handful of locations though so lucky us!) and I adore that place! Haven't been in a while and I think I need to change that ASAP!

The week is almost overrrrrrrrr yayahhhh happy thursday :D

Campinggirl said...

The pasta bake looks so good! I am sure it is helping Josh heal... as do the smores :)

brandi said...

I hope he heals soon! that pasta bake looks like a good feel-better meal :)

Shannon said...

So sorry about your husbands ankle! Sounds like you are taking very good care of him :) I've never been to Mosaic- it looks very cool, I will have to add it to my list!

ALso, I have my gym bag already packed for Step/Pump tonight! It has been 3 weeks since I've been to a class- yikes! Keeping my fingers crossed that I get out of work before 6 :) If you're teaching, I will see you there!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

It's broken?!?! Poor Josh. That's awful. How tall do I look in that picture. I look like a giant! :) Did you get in on those chocolate cookies yet? I can't believe I ate all of mine last night..on second thought..yep I can.

Staci Dombroski said...

Poor guy!!!! I hope he heals quickly! Have a great week!

Anne Marie said...

Aww I hope Josh feels better soon! You know me and my love for pasta bakes...yours looks fantastic!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Oh poor Josh, tell him to hang in there! Hopefully it'll heal up just fine. The pasta bake sounds good--I haven't made one in forever, but I like making a buffalo chicken bake..mmmm!

Maria said...

What a fun meet up! And broken? Not fun:( Sorry to hear that!

Julie said...

i can't belieeeve josh is broken!! i think he's faking just so you'll play extra special nurse..

hahaha i kid.

your bloggie meetups keep getting bigger and bigger! i love it AND the name of the restaurant you went to. before i realized it was a restaurant i actually thought you were going to write about a pretty mosaic you painted or saw or something hahaha i guess it's just one of those days

Katie said...

Poor Josh! Hope he heals quickly.

The dinner looks so fun! Love that salad and love your outfit.

Sarah said...

You ARE a good nurse! Poor Josh, but he's clearly very well taken care of. The baked pasta dish is a wonderful idea for an easy but scrumptious dinner.

I'm so jealous of your blogger meet-up! I don't know any bloggers living nearby. Mosaic does look pretty swank, perfect place for foodies to meet

Kelsey said...

HOLY DROOL!!!

wait its broken? OWWWWWW! omg huge sympathies!!! im so sorry :( :(

big hugs being sent your way love!!

xoxo <3

Angharad said...

Umm adult smores?! Yes please! Sounds like a good friend to have...
Sorry to hear Josh's ankle is actually broken - that must suck majorly for him. I know I would go out of my mind if I couldn't run around!

jenna said...

I hope your hubby gets well soon!

Mosaic sounds and looks good!! Love your outfit-you always dress so cute!

fittingbackin said...

Such a great turn out at the meet-up - that place is super cute!

So sorry to hear the ankle is worse than you thought. That's awful! I hope he heals quick. Although, if you keep making those yummy pastas he may stay bedridden!! (j/k I know you cook for him even when he's well!)

So I'm leaving for Charleston tomorrow - eee! I'll be back August 27 for a wedding weekend!!

Robyn @ Wannabe Writer Runner said...

Wow that pasta bake looks awesome! And so fun to do a bloggy meetup.

Stacey said...

You are so good to your husband. Looks like a fun evening with the ladies.

Ana said...

OH how I have missed your blog!!! So many changes to it since I have been gone!!! And so sorry to hear about his ankle :( Hope it heals quick!

She-Fit said...

Poor guy! Sorry to hear that it's broken, but on the other hand, it's always better to brake than to sprain. It heals so much faster!
Hope he gets better soon!

hbobier @ Basil Vodka said...

Poor guy! At least he has you to take care of him, right?? :)

Sounds like a fantastic evening, you girls all look great!

Kerr said...

Oh no I hope his ankle gets to feeling better. It was great meeting you!

Holly said...

gosh, i feel like it has been one of those weeks for lots of people around here! i am so sorry to hear about josh's ankle - hope that trooper is healing up :)

love the bloggy meet-up! so much fun to have so many health-minded people together in one place, no? i am loving all your concoctions lately - from that pasta to those banana choco chip pancakes, yummy!

hope you have a fabulous, relaxing weekend!!!

Megan D said...

I loove the dish your pasta bake is in! Hope Josh is feeling better soon. Mosaic sounds awesome.. glad you enjoyed the bloggie meetup!

The Blonde Duck said...

That bake looks great! I hope Josh feels better!

Bridget said...

Awww so cute that you prepared his dinner before going out :) Sucks that its broken though!!
THat blogger meet up looks so fun! Plus that s'mores thing looks incredible! MMMMM!!!
Happy Friday :)

Shannon said...

Yay for step! You are a great instructor- rocking it without a mic! I will be going to class in the morning, nothing like starting the day out with a good workout!

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

Such a fun blogger meet up, you are too cute in those photos.
Looks like you are taking great care of Josh, sorry to read about his ankle. Ouch!!
We love making pasta like that around here. Lucky you to have the pastry chef blogger pal :)

Krista said...

Oh, no!! I broken ankle??? That truely sucks in the summer. What a bummer.

That restaurant looks pretty cool. Love the decor!

vanillasugar said...

broken? no one caught this before? weird.
that pasta should cheer him up, it would me.

Green Dog Wine said...

OMG I'm so far behind!!! I can't believe it's BROKEN! Poor baby! OF COURSE you are an excellent nurse! :) Tell him the girls send extra puggle kisses in hopes he gets better faster ;)

Kerstin said...

Oh no, I hope it heals soon!

That pasta looks so comforting and yummy and I love the pan!

Janetha said...

sorry about his ankle! yikes. hope it heals up. i love that pasta bowl and also your pink skirt. you are so dang cute! as usual!