I turned the big 5-0 last February. To answer the inevitable responses to that statement,
No, I have no idea where five decades went. I just know they went really fast.
No, I really don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.
But with certain milestone birthdays come certain “health screening” procedures, whether you feel all grown-up or not.
Monday and yesterday were consumed by one of those procedures. You know, the one where you devote considerable time to NOT eating, and ummmm, “prepping”…which is far worse than the procedure. The procedure itself is fairly unremarkable, because you get sedated, and then you sleep. And sleep and sleep. At least that’s how mine went, and yesterday afternoon involved eating, napping, eating, napping. (Side note, the results were good news – a clean bill of health.)
Rarely does one article have multiple dishes that appeal to me, but this one hit the jackpot with three. This week’s menu lineup includes:
1. Tomato-Basil-Spinach Pasta – I’m adding shrimp and some Italian sausage to mine;
2. Paella-style Orzo with Fish and Herbs which is a great use of orzo in my pantry and tilapia in the freezer; and
3. Hammed-up Macaroni and Cheese to use up some of the left-over spiral ham slices from earlier in the week.
I’m pretty hopeful the rest of the week will go better…although that napping was pretty awesome.