Sunday, April 27, 2008

A Very Veggie Sunday

It's been an uneventful weekend 'round these parts.

There was much happiness and rejoicing around the town on Friday. Did our local sports team win something? Nope. Did they get rid of sales taxes? Not likely. But the new White Castle opened.

I grew up eating White Castles, and I suffer from non of the ill-effects that some say they get (let's just say, "intestinal discomfort"). The nearest one to where I've lived for the past 9 years of my life has been about 10 miles away, which means FAR in suburban terms. At the old job, I was lucky enough to be close enough to make a run at lunch time, which was nice.

But now, one right here in our own town! Yay!! The place was a madhouse on Friday (it opened sometime last week) but I was very happy that the burgers and onion rings were very, very good. I got two sacks of ten - one hamburgers, one cheeseburgers - and the hubby ate 8 the first night. I had four. I had two more yesterday. Hubby had the last two hamburgers and then two more cheeseburgers. And he finished off the rest of them for lunch today.

Needless to say, we haven't been eating too healthy the past couple of weeks. Usually when that happens, my body becomes smarter than me and intercepts the signals to my brain about food, and I start to crave veggies. So, I roasted some veggies today for some veggie/hummus wraps for lunches this week, the meal plan for tonight was Eggplant Parmesan. Used the Muir Glen pasta sauce for the first time... I think I'm still a Prego gal. It was good, but a bit acidic for me. I can say right now that I will have heartburn tomorrow.

Along with a lot of the upper midwest, we're going thru a cold snap right now. Last night I pulled in all my potted herbs, and it looks like I'll have to do that most of this week. But, with the cold, I do have an excuse to do a big pot of french onion soup. I've got the onions bubbling away in the crockpot today (mentioned it before but I'll mention it again.... throw a stick of butter in to the bottom and pile on as many onions as will fit in the pot... if I've though ahead enough to do it overnight I'll cook them on low for 10-12 hours, right now I'm keeping an eye on them so they don't burn and using the "high" setting, but it's been over 8 hours and they still ain't how I want them so I'm not seeing how the "high" setting saves me any time....) and I'll throw together everything for the soup so it can simmer tomorrow, and we'll have a nice dinner of that and some grilled ham & cheese sandwiches.


That Word Guy said...

Dei Fratelli Traditional pasta sauce, available at either Caputo's. And at Woodman's. And probably a lot of other places.

I grew up in a town with a fairly high Sicilian-American population and have missed the fabulous-and very cheap-Italian restaurants and pizzerias with their thick, rich sauces. I found this one on sale one day, took a chance, and am very glad it did. It is, hands down, the best spaghetti sauce in a jar. Not only is it smooth (not acidic), it does not run. There's none of that water separation present in all the other jars and cans I've tried.

Let's have lunch; I'll bring you a jar.

MrsVJW said...

I'll have to check that stuff out. And I'll have to yell at Lance... he's always complained the water thing happens because I don't let the pasta drain enough. It's been the sauce's fault all along!!

You've still got my work email, right? Either drop me a line there or gimme a call if you want to set up a lunch thing. I'd love to!