Welcome to the Midwest-pole.
I left work a little early today because the rapidly falling snow was causing slick roads, building traffic and cars to spin out of of control.
Thankfully, I made it home in one piece and worked away from the comfort of my kitchen table. I could get used to this!
I’m glad I came home when I did, as it started coming down HARD around 4:00. Us Iowans have our sights set on tomorrow night – which is when this is all supposed to come to a halt! Until then we’ve got -10 degree wind chills, 8-12 more inches of snow, blasting winds, and…
Candy Cane Kisses! Oh my Heavens – WHY have I not had these before?! My brother gave me a small stash of these today and the are so.good.
Each white chocolate kiss had little bits of peppermint studded throughout the candy…life altering I’m telling you!
I made sure not to spoil my appetite, though, because tonight I made some easy & tasty Spaghetti for dinner. Meals don’t have to be complicated to be special and delicious!
This was spaghetti you can feel good about eating too. I used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Rotini for my noodles.
This pasta combines a wheat-blend with fiber and flaxseed. Hey, if I’m going to be eating pasta, I might as well have some added nutrients.
Rotini, or “corkscrews” as I used to call them, was my favorite pasta shape when I was growing up!
Anyways, I adore this sauce because it’s got 8 ingredients and no preservatives. Other commercial sauces can have have tons of added ingredients like corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup and vegetable oil. Ick, no thanks!
Tip: If you have a jar lid that won’t come off, bang the handle of a butter knife around the top. It’ll open right up!
No more than 15 minutes after I stepped foot in the kitchen – dinner was ready!
I love Gino’s marinara sauce because it’s got a little kick to it. And it just tastes so fresh and homemade…know what I mean?
The healthy harvest pasta is great, too. A little nutty like other whole-wheat pastas and it keeps a nice bite to it.
Topped with some parm – this spaghetti dinner was just what we needed for a blustery, wintery night.
The Biggest Loser finale is tonight!!!! This is by far my favorite episode of the season. I just LOVE to see how far everyone has come. I actually get really proud of the contestants, like I know them or something… Who are you rooting for? My allegiance remains the same!
Last night to enter the Larabar Variety Pack Giveaway!
What’s your favorite Chocolate + combo? Chocolate + caramel, fruit, mint, pretzels…bacon?!
I loooove me some chocolate & caramel (hello Caramello bars!) - but let’s be real – if it’s paired or covered in chocolate, I’m basically much going to love it! Exhibit A: Me at the Ghiradelli factory in San Francisco last Spring…