Midnight Rambling 2.0

I’m back! And daily blogging means I can just do a today’s greatest hits, right? So!
I got to eat lunch with Kathleen today – she is totally lovely. This is perhaps the only time I will ever get so lucky as to have a twitter friend randomly pop up in my tiny nowhere town. Kathleen grew up here and was visiting friends and family. Hilariously, she currently lives in Atlanta, very near my brother. So we have an endless supply of common ground we laugh about – the contrast between airports! How delicious Publix subs are! Spudnuts! These things might seem trivial, but HOW DARE YOU CALL PUBLIX SUBS TRIVIAL. Ahem.

Anyway, we also talked about pregnancy and working out (that’s Kathleen’s wheelhouse, right there) and parenting and jobs and the best places to live and I don’t even know what else, but it was a delightful lunch that passed all too quickly.

After which I came home and did an exercise video. Jonna has mentioned her good experiences with a few exercise videos lately, and since its very hard for me to get to the gym right now, I decided to give it a whirl. I got Iron Core Kettlebell, and a 15 lb kettlebell. I really like it – it’s hard but not TOO hard, and kind of fun. And Sarah Lurie is not annoying, which is huge. I have a lot to learn on my technique (my wrists are bruised from the kettlebell smacking them) and also I have a LOT of ground to make up with my core muscles (obviously). But it feels great to be working on it. Recommend!

Then I made a twitter rec for dinner: creamy spaghetti bake (h/t Jen and Emily). I used half the recommended pasta, and zucchini “pasta” for the rest. I am in LOVE with this move – much healthier if you are into lower carbs but lurve pasta. It still tastes like a normal pasta dish, with a little extra crunch that I really like. Replacing 100% with zucchini is fine but no longer satisfies my pasta cravings. 50/50 is perfect – I actually prefer it to all pasta. So, try it! This julienne peeler makes it super easy to make the zucchini ribbons, and then you just throw it in with the already cooked pasta. Yum.

Ok that’s all. See you tomorrow?

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3 Responses to Midnight Rambling 2.0

  1. K says:

    I would love an iron core.

  2. HereWeGoAJen says:

    I suspect my husband would notice if I did the zucchini swap out. I don’t know if Elizabeth would. She’s a spitter if she doesn’t like something and she’s been known to notice my sneaky stuff.

    Publix subs are not trivial. Nor is their cake.

    • snoozical says:

      I guess I like this dish so much because it’s not necessarily hidden. But also it’s surprisingly incognito. Ok that sounds like a contradiction, and I guess it is. I just really dig pasta mixed with zucchini and I want everyone to eat it.

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