I tried to deny it.
I tried to tough it out.
I tried to power through.
I’m still sick.
I really believe that 90% of illness is how you deal with it. I have never been one to miss work if I’m feeling a little under the weather. If I put on a brave face and just make myself go, most of the time I feel ok and can get through the day. So this morning, I yoga-ed, smoothie-d and showered, and attempted “business as usual.”
By about 11, things weren’t looking so good. Despite the 90* temps outside, I turned off my air conditioning, wrapped myself in a scarf and sweatshirt, and draped a blanket over my lap. Even though I was almost positively running a fever, my stomach didn’t feel so bad, and I thought I might be ok.
A few hours later, I was down for the count. I could barely keep my eyes open, let alone sit up and actually do anything productive, so I gave in and parked myself on the couch. The WE network provided some perfect background noise while I dozed.
Isn’t it fun when you get to watch TV in the middle of the day? I almost never get the chance to, and it was fun to catch a new (to me) show. If you haven’t seen Amazing Wedding Cakes, I highly recommend you check it out. I love watching the cakes come together and seeing all the different personalities come together to build these amazing masterpieces! I could never do it—too much pressure!—but it sure is fun to watch!
Despite feeling lousy, I was craving some comfort food, so I threw together a quick and easy pasta bake.
Tortellini Pasta Bake
1 cup frozen tortellini
2 T. prepared pesto
small handful cherry tomatoes
grated parmesan cheese—for sprinkling
To me, this isn’t really a recipe; it’s more of a method. You cold use any frozen stuffed pasta and any sauce, veggies, and cheese you have on hand. It’s actually kind of ideal for a Party of One pantry/freezer meal!
All I did was spray my mini casserole dish with a little cooking spray, then mix the frozen pasta with the sauce and tomatoes—right in the dish! I sprinkled the cheese on top, covered the dish with foil, and baked it at 350* for 25 minutes. Then I turned on the broil, removed the foil, and gave it another 3-4 minutes under the broiler to brown the cheese a tiny bit.
Quick, easy, and comforting. Here’s hoping it heals!
And with that, I am spent.
Early to bed for this sicky chicky.
Have you randomly come across any hidden gems in TV programming lately?
Besides Amazing Wedding Cakes, I’ve also gotten a little caught up in My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. Train wreck. I seriously just can’t look away!