Have you ever made pasta in the slow cooker? It's awesome. It doesn't heat up your house the way boiling water does and you don't have to pay any attention to it. The only downside is that the noodles end up being a little mushier and less al dente.
I saw this Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna recipe and this Two-Minute, 24-Hour Casserole recipe and sorta mashed 'em together.
- 1 pound of whole wheat rotini
- 2 28-oz cans of tomato product (we did one can of diced tomatoes and one can of tomato sauce).
- 1 cup hummus (to make it creamy and proteiny. You could probably sub cheese)
This is a recipe that I'm excited to play with. Lots of different veggies could be mixed together. Mushrooms and black olives? Mhm.
Followed up with Chocolate Covered Katie's Cake Batter Energy Bars.
I've been missing rice krispy treats since going vegetarian (marshmallows have gelatin) and these almost did the trick. These were a little sweet for me, but I wasn't sure what to sub for the agave that wouldn't make everything fall apart. I'll work on this one...
While running, I found this in someone's front yard:
A huge stegosaurus statue. I especially like the color gradients :)
Another fun thing: Cinema in the Park! My favorite this year was The Muppets. Love those Muppets.
On Wednesday, we went to see Green Lantern and it was so terrible, but I enjoyed laughing at the cheesy one-liners.
Lastly, a Public Service Announcement: If any of you have pets, please share the crazy things they do. Kaitlin recently did a charming post about the quirks of her dog and it was so fun to read.
|He likes to sleep on her pillow. How adorable is that?|
Happy Friday! Hope you all have a great weekend.
What's the silliest thing that you've ever seen while working out?
Do your pets have any fun quirks?