I got an email today from Marlene (the star of Marlene’s Pink Warriors) letting me know that the total amount of money our team raised for Run for the Cure yesterday was over $30,000.
I had previously written over $25,000, but I thought I would let you guys know this update because THAT IS CRAZY. I can barely wrap my head around that number. Marlene is an awesome motivator, I will tell you that.
So my eats were pretty ho-hum today. Good, but nothing too exciting. A banana + peanut butter wrap for breakfast, leftover chicken noodle soup for lunch with a toasted whole wheat English muffin, and a ginormous salad for dinner, plus a few snacks thrown in.
All good eats for sure, but nothing too blog-worthy.
I’ll tell you what was blog-worthy though. My dinner on Saturday night.
My friend Lisa had a few friends over for a petite dinner party, including Ando and I, and she made us that delicious plate of spaghetti carbonara (<- go there if you would like to see the recipe. Lisa made hers with spaghetti instead of fettuccine, but I think that was her only change.)
It was really, really good. Really, really.
Just a note that it is not the healthiest of pastas. It does include heavy cream, bacon, cheese, and two egg yolks, but if you want to go all out, EAT THIS. It’s dynamite.
Sometimes it is so good it is okay not to care about the health factor, in my opinion. You better believe I cleaned my plate, and I didn’t go back for seconds only because I ate a ton of these before dinner:
Little pastries full of cream cheese, bacon, and parsley that my friend Fran made. Those were also very good and extremely addicting.
And then there was the dessert table that I had to think about.
Cheesecake, the pumpkin spiced cookies and chocolate chip blondies that I brought, and these little Portuguese custard tarts (I can’t remember the name, but they were delicious!)
Lisa’s boyfriend and his brother are Portuguese and were raving on about those tarts, so I thought I should give them a try.
And they were not wrong. They were amazing. Like custard-filled butter tarts!
And PS – the chickpea blondies? No one could tell they had chickpeas in them. I’m pretty sure they were a hit.
I had a great night with my two college pals 🙂
I am off to read in bed. I am seriously so tired today and I have no idea why! I definitely want to get tangled up in the sheets early.
Have a great night!