Nice title, right? My apologies, I had nothing . . .
Dear God. I am running myself ragged!
But I’m staying relatively un-stressed, so I really can’t complain! And I’m in an extra good mood because I finally got my car back from the body shop today! YAY!!! I’m not going to lie—it kind of smells disgusting inside, but the rest of it looks great! I bought an air freshener—you know one of those tree jobby’s (yes, I just invented a word) that smells so strongly that it about knocks you flat?—so I’m hoping it will eliminate the smell. Otherwise, some detailing is going to need to occur!
I also did lots of Bachelorette Party preparations this afternoon, too! There’s just one more project I’m finishing up tonight, and then I should be set to go! Since I
am completely neurotic like to be prepared, I packed everything up so it will be ready to go after work tomorrow.
Party in a bag, er several bags, BABY!!!
In order to fit everything in today, I went straight to the chiropractor after work (my muscle is still jumpin’ ), then zipped back home for the sweatiest treadmill run. I intended to do some combination of intervals to total 5 miles, but after 4, I was DONE. I think it must be the heat—it was only 101 this afternoon, NBD—even in the air conditioning, it was still a scorcher. Even after I showered, I was still sweating (hot), but I didn’t have time to slow down and sit in front of the fan because I was due at the car rental place. I checked the rental in, and the sweetest, most adorable old man drove me to the body shop to pick up my car.
It should be known that I adore old people. I just find them so sweet and cute and this man was no exception. He had on a polo shirt and a ball cap and was looking quite spiffy for his driving job. Bless his heart, I’m 99% positive he couldn’t hear a word I said and his licensure may have been a teensy bit questionable, but he was the cutest. I shook his hand when he dropped me off, just in case he couldn’t hear me say thank you. Seriously. The cutest.
After I was reunited with my smelly car, I tackled the heck out of my to-do list, which included a stop here:
Please ignore the creepy blue tint. My camera phone decided to be “artsy” without my knowledge.
You know it’s a good day when you make a stop at Cracker Barrel! Why on Earth was I there? Ah, all will be revealed in due time.
I finally realized that it was getting late, and I hadn’t eaten my usual afternoon snack. I typically hate people who say that they forget to eat, but I seriously forgot to eat. Weird. The remedy was
use up the random produce and jarred pesto in my fridge Tortellini Pesto Primavera!
OK, so this is a cheating recipe, but it was fast, healthy, and tasty! If it meets all the criteria, I call it good!
All I did was chop up some leftover veggies: red pepper, yellow squash, zucchini, carrots, and broccoli and roast them with pepper and garlic salt for about 20 minutes at 425*.
I also found some frozen tortellini in the back of my freezer, so I boiled 1/2 cup for 3 minutes, then tossed it with the veggies and 1 heaping soup spoon of jarred pesto. A little fresh parm shredded on top, and done!
Not an uber-photogenic meal, but it tasted great and my belly is satisfied. Plus, meals with roasted veggies just make me happy.
Hi, Veggies! I U!
Gotta fly—as I said before, I still have one final project in process . . . I’m doing so well that I would hate to screw up now!
What’s your favorite way to use up the leftover produce in your fridge?
I always roast veggies and usually throw them on a salad. So good, you just can’t go wrong!