Parsnips vs Chocolate

by Heather on April 16, 2010

I WIN!!! The vote was rocked 14 to 9 by people who do make or want to make the bed every day.  Take that Nate :)  I can here it now, “It just doesn’t make sense to make it if you’re going to get back in it!”  But you see, dear, more people disagree, and therefore I win :)

Lunch today includes a little gem of a recipe I made up last weekend that I’ve been keeping from y’all since we’ve been so busy this week and didn’t have a chance to try it:  Slow-Cooker Veggie Pasta Sauce! I served it over some stuffed shells with a big salad for lunch:

It’s seriously sooooooo good.  We also had some bagel with it to wipe the sauce off the plate and make sure every drop got in our mouths :)

Here’s the recipe:

  • 4 large carrots, shredded
  • 1 large onion, shredded
  • 3 stalks celery, shredded
  • 3 zucchini, shredded
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 28-oz cans crushed tomatoes
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 Tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp thyme

I used my food processor to shred all of the veggies; however, you could chop them all and still have a delicious sauce.  I was wanting something less chunky though, so shredded worked for me!  Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker, and set on low for 6-7 hours, or high for 3-4 hours.  I froze most of mine for delicious dinners down the road!

On my lunch break I was not feeling well, and it started raining, so I decided to skip the walk and go to Marshall’s and Whole Foods instead.  I was planning on getting some parsnips for fries after Angela’s rave review of parsnip fries, but Whole Foods didn’t have parsnips!  So I did the only natural thing and bought chocolate instead :)

I had a row of squares, which is about 1/2 of a serving, and died and went to heaven.  I adore Chocolove! If only they read the blog and wanted to offer a bar of every flavor for review… 😉  Kidding.  Sort of.

This weekend should be fun…we’re doing some kid portraits for some friends and hopefully just relaxing the rest of the time!  If it’s not TOO rainy then we might get out into the yard for some yardwork, but I’m not counting on that just yet. Thanks to all of you for participating in the Marriage Ref Friday vote!  In honor of that, I want to know about y’alls silly relationship arguments/disagreements:

What’s something silly that you and your spouse/boyfriend/significant other argue about that’s completely silly? Obviously we have pretty silly disagreements:  first the toilet paper, now the bed-making.  I would say that how we load the dishwasher is another funny one, but we’ll save that for another time 😉  Happy weekend everyone!

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