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! 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!