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Go Weatherman!

by Meghann on April 3, 2009

Why is it the rest of the week can speed by but Friday afternoons seem to tick on forever and ever? I was ready for the day to be done and ready to hit the bike trail.

To make sure I had adequate fuel for my bike ride I tried a Peanut Butter GNU Bar the company sent me to sample.

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I really like the size of this bar and the great nutritional stats: 140 calories 12 grams of fiber and an ingredient list I can understand!

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It tasted pretty good as well! I can’t wait to try all of the other flavors they sent me.

I was very surprised when the parting clouds and gleaming sunshine the weatherman predicted were present and accounted for when I stepped outside after work. Two points to you Mr. Weathermen. Hello bike trail. πŸ™‚ I was on a bit of time crunch due to my unwillingness to clean my apartment the night before, so I did a simple 10 miles and headed straight home.

Since I don’t wear headphones on the bike trail I have to entertain my mind somehow and today it just happened to be my dinner. I spent the 45 minute ride thinking about what I had in the fridge and what would work. I came up with a pretty odd, but delicious combination.

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This pasta dish included plenty of my favorites and was something I just kind of threw together as I cooked.

  • Tofu
  • Buffalo Sauce
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomato
  • Whole Wheat Pasta
  • V8 Butterut Squash Soup
  • Jalapeno Cheese
  • Jalapenos

I started by baking some Tofu in Buffalo Sauce. I baked one side for 25 minutes, then flipped it and added some Bussel Sprouts to the baking sheet before cooking for 25 more minutes.

While the oven was going I sauteed some Onion, Mushroom, & Garlic with salt and pepper and cooked up some Whole Wheat Pasta. Once the pasta was done I emptied the sauce pan of the pasta and replaced it with the last cup of my V8 Butternut Squash soup. To the soup I added the cheese, then stirred until it was melted. Once the cheese thickened the soup up I added back the veggies and pasta and coated everything.

At the very end I added the tofu and brussel sprouts.

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I told you it was a little crazy throwing everything together, but I really enjoyed the results. It was soo cheesy and soooo good! πŸ™‚

For my Friday night treat the Easter Bunny and I went to my favorite frozen yogurt place.

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I got the mini Tart Frozen Yogurt with Blueberries, Kiwi & Granola. Yum, Yum, Yum!!!! I definitely do not get tart frozen yogurt enough. πŸ™‚

I have a very early wake up call tomorrow for my Team in Training run. TIme to call it another early Friday night!

Barker’s Spotlight…

Angela from Oh She Glows has been very busy this year. Not only does she had a kick ass blog full of very interesting trivia, tips, product reviews and new challenges, but she has opened her own online T-Shirt Shop and Bakery.

For the Blogging Bake Sale on April 6th Angela will be promoting her Glo Bakery by offering up a Glo Bakery Bars Sample Pack. This way you get a taste of all of her wonderful goodies and can help spread the word. The best part about this for all of my northern friends is Angela’s ability to ship to Canadians! That’s right Angela is my second Canadian baker!

Thanks Angela!

1 Brandi April 3, 2009 at 8:59 pm

i love when the weatherman is actually right! glad you were able to get a bike ride in today.

2 Nicole April 3, 2009 at 9:07 pm

I like the looks of that dinner :D:D

3 VeggieGirl April 3, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Lucky – it poured here allllllllll day long.

Gorgeous pasta dish!!

Hooray for Angela!!

4 runsarah April 3, 2009 at 9:09 pm

I’ve never actually tried tofu and pasta together…sounds like a good combo for some protein to the carby meal. TGIF!

5 Adi (oatonomy.com - now repaired!) April 3, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Mmm that pasta looks so awesome!

What an awesome way to spend your run, planning your supper. I totally do that. πŸ™‚

6 Matt April 3, 2009 at 9:23 pm

Dinner is looking good! Have a good run tomorrow!

7 Danica April 3, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Frozen Yogurt…yum! Good luck on your run tomorrow – I am sure you will rock it.

8 lisaheartspizza April 3, 2009 at 9:45 pm

thickening leftover soup with cheese and adding it to other yumminess is genius! maybe thats why it took ya 45 minutes to come up with it on the bike trail! I also LOVE brussel sprouts and buffalo sauce and frozen yogurt! what a nice easter bunny!

9 marafaye April 3, 2009 at 9:47 pm

JUST WAIT til you try the cinnamon raisin Gnu bar. They’re seriously amazing, and I can’t find them ANYWHERE!

10 Shelby April 3, 2009 at 9:50 pm

Your dinner looks really tasty!

11 Sharon April 3, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Yogurt with fruits is totally yum.
And gnu bars are great!

12 carolinebee April 3, 2009 at 10:35 pm

hahaha he NEEDS to do another one of those posts.

13 bobbi April 3, 2009 at 10:58 pm

First thing when I am off Lent, is Frozen YOGURT!!!

14 Kristie Lynn April 4, 2009 at 5:48 am

Hahaha your Easter Bunny. Good luck on your run!

15 Meg April 4, 2009 at 6:23 am

Yummy dinner! Have a fantastic weekend!

16 Mica April 4, 2009 at 7:13 am

That pasta looks awesome, as does the yogurt. I wish we had a cool tart yogurt place here. I’m dying to try it!

17 Danielle April 4, 2009 at 8:15 am

What a delicious dinner, you’re lucky the weatherman was right! I wish I had a job where I could get paid to be wrong most of the time πŸ™‚
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

18 Sarah April 4, 2009 at 9:09 am

i love frozen yogurt but never seem to go much to the cute little stores and get it. hmmm.
have a good weekend!

19 Sarah April 4, 2009 at 9:11 am

I love ce fiore! Yay, finally something I can actually say we have here in KY, haha…

20 Meg April 4, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Tart frozen yogurt? That sounds really interesting. It looks delish!

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