I have decided to go back to college to get my Education degree, so I can teach K-6 in the distant future. I say distant future, because it will take me several years to get my degree. It's been a while since I have taken any college classes, so I decided to ease back into it this semester by taking only one class. I decided to take an online class, which is a first for me. I am a huge procrastinator, so this online class should be an interesting task for me. I work full time, so I am hoping that online classes will work out. I hate the thought of being away from my hubby 3 or 4 nights a week to take classes, hence the online class. I keep telling myself I can do this though and he does too!
Here are a few things that I have eaten over the last few days. I think the best was what I made Friday night. I made some portobello tacos. OMG...these were the best things that I have ever put in my mouth...seriously! All I did was clean, de-stem and slice some portobellos, then put them into a nonstick skillet with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I sauteed them for about 10 minutes then put them in taco shells with steamed spinach and guacamole on top. I had Mexican fried rice, chips, salsa and more guacamole on the side.
Saturday night we had pizza. I never get tired of pizza! Anywho....I used some left over spaghetti sauce for the marinara. My half (right side) of the pizza consisted of vegan mozzarella, sliced Tofurky Italian Sausage, red bell peppers, onions, and portobellos, that were left over from the tacos. Tony drizzled a little olive oil over the top, and then I topped it off with a little dried basil. :o) Very yummy! But honestly...can you ever go wrong with a pizza?
One night we had pasta and a salad. Do you ever use jar spaghetti sauce? We normally make our own sauce, but on this night we didn't have the time. I found some Prego Fresh Mushroom pasta sauce and decided to give that a try. It appeared to be animal free, so I bought it. Here are the ingredients. Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Paste)Diced Tomatoes in Tomato Juice, Mushrooms, Sugar, Vegetable Oil (Corn and/or Cottonseed and/or Canola)Salt, Spices (Basil, Oregano, Spice)Dehydrated Garlic, Onion Powder, Citric Acid, Dehydrated Parsley and Flavoring. It was very good for "jar"sauce. This is what I used for the pizza marinara also. I think I'll always keep a jar of this in the pantry for another "just in case we're in a hurry" time. The salad was made up of leafy green lettuce, shaved carrots, dried cranberries, broccoli, sunflower seeds and pepita seeds, which I finally found at the grocery store the other day. For the dressing I used Newman's Own Cranberry Walnut. I think this is my favorite store bought dressing!