Two Lives, One Lifestyle


Warm Salads and Frozen Pizza by Katie
April 15, 2010, 10:21 pm
Filed under: Dinner, Frozen Meals, Katie, Run, Salad

Tonight I came home, went for a run (more on that later), and opened Google Reader… uh oh!  The internet was out.  Figuring it was my 6 year old laptop I went about showering and cleaning my room.  When I started making dinner I realized the cable was out too!  My roommate called the company (it’s in his name) and they turned it back on but what an eye-opener of how dependent I am on internet/ cable!!  And reading all your blogs!

Last night I made a quick and easy dinner- sauteed a portobello mushroom and 3 canned artichokes, added garlic, then added a can of chopped tomatoes with Italian spices.  I let it simmer while boiling pasta and then mixed it all together (saved 1/2 for lunch) and topped it with cheese.

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Tonight, dinner was 1/2 good, 1/2 bad.

First I pulled out an Amy’s frozen pizza that’s been in the freezer and undetermined length of time.  It definitely had a bad influence on the flavor..

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Those brownish pieces are semi-burned cheese.  The cheese didn’t really melt well.  Also, the pizza was pretty small.  I only had about 1/2 because it wasn’t that great.

The better part of dinner was another warm salad.  Warm toppings make spinach go from this:

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To this!

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While the pizza baked, I sauteed about 1 Tbsp of onion in 1 Tbsp of olive oil, and then added a cup or so of frozen butternut squash.  What made this dish was a sprinkle of sea salt. SO GOOD.  If you’ve never added a pinch of sea salt to your salad, please try it.

As for running, I had a fantastic run on Tuesday after a 10 day hiatus, which made for some fresh and speedy legs.  On Wednesday the surgerized side of my body was really cramped and tender so I think running might have bothered it :-/. I went for a run today and stopped a few times to walk and make sure everything was okay.  Man, what a terrible run today.  I broke out in hives on my stomach, my whole body was itchy, and it was hard to breath.  I’m wondering if I had an allergic reaction to something now that I add all that up.  Anyway, I’m going to rest tomorrow and attempt a long run on Saturday!

Do you like warm salad toppings? What else should I try?