How are you doing on this Happy Humpday?? Got any plans for the weekend? We had an adventurous weekend last weekend, so we are looking at mucho chill and relaxation time; filled with yummy food. Luckily, we got a lot of sleep Tuesday night, and were feeling much more alive on Wednesday. We were definitely riding the struggle bus on Tuesday. Speaking of sleep, how much do you get? “They” say we should be getting 6-8 hours a night. We usually get 6-6.5 hours a night; and wake up feeling fairly refreshed. The 8 hours Tuesday night didn’t seem to change our moods or alertness, but I’m sure our bodies and minds were happier for the extra 2 hours. Leave us a comment below on how much sleep you get on average, and if you feel like it has an impact on your daily routine. On a side note, we ordered the Brain Tonic Tea from Chattanooga, TN based Wooden Spoon Herbs. A blend of estate grown green tea, rosemary, and gingko promises mental clarity and improved memory. We will let you know what we think in an upcoming post.
We promised you some more pictures from our WV trip, so here we go!
Third installment of WV scenic and family pics coming next time!
On to the food. When new friend, Dana, over at Eats 2 Know told us about a pasta throwdown she and a couple others were having, we knew we had to be involved. We went back and forth between a brussels sprouts and balsamic pasta, and this one. In the end, we felt like this one would be less time consuming (the throwdown is for firefighter/station meals). It’s like huevos rancheros, except you get pasta instead of tortillas, with a bit of shakshuka! This dish is quick; made with minimal ingredients; plus, it’s simple and nutritious. We used spaghetti made from vegetables to boost the health value, but traditional noodles (or spiralized veggies) will also work. The smoky sauce starts with a base of onions, garlic, tomatoes, and is finished with simple beans, corn, and simple seasonings. If you want to purée the sauce, feel free. We didn’t because we wanted to leave it more rustic. Also, there’s an egg on there, because why not, and to add more protein and richness. The cheese, scallion, and avocado garnishes at the end are entirely optional, but we think the cilantro should be included. If you give it a try, let us know what you think in the comments!