Whew – just had about the busiest day EVER! I seriously worked and/or was in meetings for the.entire.day. Even through lunch! It’s cool though, tomorrow we’re having a little department pot luck. Should be a good spread, and a nice way to end the week!


Aside from the morning walk with my mom, I decided to take an exercise rest day. I’m going to go listen to my brother preach tonight at church and I didn’t want to have to take a shower before I go! He leads a late night worship service aimed at people in their 20’s and 30’s. It’s great! Check out his website here: http://www.bedeviant.com.


Dinner tonight was cheese ravioli with marinara sauce. Ben actually picked out the sauce – it’s one of his favorites from a small, local restaurant here in town: Gino’s. I like this sauce for three reasons:


  1. I like supporting local businesses
  2. It’s awesome – so fresh tasting, with some spice!
  3. It’s all natural and has a teeny, tiny ingredient list

I HEART small ingredient lists! If I can’t pronounce it, I don’t really love eating it. Coincidentally, this is one of the many reasons I love Lara Bars! I also had some leftover couscous made with chicken broth and some zucchini in the fridge, so I combined those in a skillet with a splash of chicken broth, some garlic and onion powder and called it a side dish.




This dinner was so great – chewy pasta, cheesy filling, savory sauce, fluffy couscous….mmmmMMMM! Speaking of fluffy couscous…have you ever had a brownie with powdered sugar on top, taken a bite and accidentally inhaled some of the sugar, making you cough your brains out?? Ben did that with his couscous tonight and it was hiiiiiilarious…after he recovered his quote was “ugh, I got a little cous to the lung…” ohhh good times at the dinner table!!







Off to go listen to the bro – but watching Ugly Betty first. What a great, feel good show – eh?


Are there any small businesses in your town that sell products you like to buy? What are your thoughts on supporting local business?