I really, really like getting packages in the mail. Especially when they come from one of my favorite companies!
This afternoon, I actually ended up receiving quite the shipment of packages, to which Jay pronounced, “What?!? That is just not fair!”
Aww, sorry hubs. It comes with the territory.
But back to that first goodie pictured above; I received a lovely little goodie box from Larabar, filled with some samples of their newest flavor: Chocolate Chip Cherry Torte.
Does that flavor not scream EAT ME RIGHT NOW or what?!? So of course, I did.
To date, my favorite Larabar flavors have been Blueberry Muffin and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough; but this flavor has definitely squeaked its way up to the top. It’s basically an exact replica of what it says…a chocolate chip cherry torte…just in bar form. Which is a-okay with me.
Thanks, Larabar, for the goodies!
Okay, Cooking Light magazine officially rocks. Thank you, again, to my mother-in-law, who purchased the subscription for Jay and I. It is perfect, and we will continue to love it for as long as the subscription lasts.
Tonight’s dinner was another Cooking Light rock star.
The most recent issue contained a recipe for Quick Pastitsio which I had never heard of, but immediately knew it would be a hit in this house. For one, we can never go wrong when there’s pasta involved; we both love it to pieces. But I also knew that this recipe would be a hit with Jay when I saw that there was ground sirloin involved.
And guess what? I didn’t even make him cook it.
I followed the original recipe almost exactly, only substituting a portion of the cream cheese with plain Chobani Greek yogurt. I think the next time I make it, however, I’ll probably add a little extra salt. One thing I’ve noticed with many of the Cooking Light recipes is that they’re lacking a bit in the salt department. Other than that, it was a winner!
Since I knew that we’d both probably go to town on the pasta dish, I kept things simple by serving it with some simple mixed greens, drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette.
Okay, is anyone else as excited as I am for the fact that a brand new Modern Family is on tonight?!? I have been waiting all summer for it to come back on. I am
Question for the Evening:
What’s the last fun package you got in the mail?