Softball practice today was FREEEEZING! Here I am, all bundled up, ready to hit the field.
Unfortunately, my fingers took the worst beating. I wish I had had my camera out on the field to snap a photo of those puppies, because man, were they WHITE! Really strange disease…how did I get so lucky?
After practice, I finally made it grocery shopping, so now we’re all stocked up for the week. AND amazingly enough, I actually have dinners planned for the ENTIRE week! We’ll see how that goes!
After grocery shopping, we were invited over to Mom & Dad’s for another Sunday family meal. A night off from cooking? OK! :-D Plus it’s always so nice to go back home and spend time with the fam! On the menu tonight…Mom’s Spaghetti Sauce!!!!
Growing up, pasta with homemade sauce and meatballs was a regular dinner staple for our family. Probably once a week was the norm! Since I’ve ventured out onto my own, and started making my own dinners, I’ve learned different alternatives to having a healthier pasta dish, such as using whole wheat pasta, taking into account portion control, & (my favorite) adding LOTS and LOTS of veggies!! Well, at Mom & Dad’s…that’s not the case.
This was one Carb-o-licious dish of pasta! Just plain and simple, shells with homemade sauce and a homemade meatball. My Mom’s sauce is THE BEST (not that I’m biased or anything??) ;) And believe it or not, I’ve NEVER made a batch! Hopefully that’s going to change soon…right Mom?!?
And just in case I hadn’t already had enough carbs with my bowl of pasta and first piece of homemade Italian bread (oh yeah, that’s right!), I decided to go back for seconds on the bread and sauce. It was just so delicious.
Mom also made one of our favorite spring/summertime desserts tonight, Strawberry Angel Pie. It was a good pairing with the heavy dinner, since it’s such a nice, light dessert.
The best part: it’s super delicious, and good for you too!
Strawberry Angel Pie
-1 store-bought angel food cake
-1 box fat free-sugar free strawberry jello
-about 1/2 bag of frozen fresh sliced strawberries
-1 8oz. container Cool Whip (light or fat free)
Cut up angel food cake into chunks and place in a pie plate. Mix jello and pour over cubed angel food cake until partially set. Top with sliced strawberries & cool whip. Chill for another hour or so before serving. Cut like a regular pie and enjoy!
It was a nice end to a great dinner with family!
I’m off to bed…gonna try for the early morning run tomorrow! Hope everyone had a great weekend!