Sunday, June 15, 2014

Week 22 Sunday (6/15/14)

Recipe Review       

Today’s Recipe and Location:           Pasta Carbona
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog

I figured out that there are 358 calories per serving, if 8 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         I love any pasta that contains bacon.  I used to eat this dish a lot when I was on Jenny Craig. This recipe, however, is a whole lot better than Jenny Craig’s version. The creamy sauce and garlic and onion goodness is filling and rich in flavor. I even broke down and ate the peas. Of course, there was only a small amount in the entire recipe but I ate them nevertheless.  You can see one lurking under the noodles in the second picture.
Trivial Triffles
 Written in early June
         I was watching Dr. Phil this morning as I dressed for school and a couple was fighting because the man was an abuser. Dr. Phil just asked him, “Why don’t you just get a divorce?” The man replied that he couldn’t because she was his soul mate. SOUL MATE??? I can’t imagine abusing my soul mate.
         Well this got my thinking, “does any one or any thing, other than humans, ever mate for life? According to my hasty research, I discovered a few animals that I found interesting. I already knew that swans mated for life. I think they are breathtakingly beautiful so I was really happy for them. (I did hear that they can be really mean to humans, however.
         I also learned that turtle doves, gibbons and bald eagles are lifers, also. How cool. Our national bird is a lifer.  That just makes me happy and I don’t even know why. The last one that I was thrilled about was the wolf. They are beautiful, but deadly. I love them, probably because they look so much like dogs, but I think it’s sweet that they stay together until death.
         These were just some fun facts to know and share!

Memory Musings

         I have never thought of myself as being a daring person, but when I was a kid we did some bold and daring things. Before the Arloffs became our neighbors, the property had a large indentation of land that was filled with enormous slabs of concrete. I have no idea where it came from, but it covered the area. The scariest thing we ever did as kids was to swing across the area on a rope.  What were we……nuts????  That’s an affirmative!  Did we ever think the rope might break and we would fall to our death – broken on the concrete? Did we ever wonder if our parents even knew what we were doing?  Probably never crossed our minds. Oh well – we all survived.  I am glad I had such a carefree childhood and actually survived it.

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