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Well, inquisitive reader, let me answer. I am a wife, a mom and I have chronic bad hair. I like made uppy words and Unnecessary Capitalization. If you know who the guy in the bottom right picture is, you're probably my best friend. Also, I own several Edward dolls which I write about HERE. No, I don't use drugs. By the way, if your love canned tomatoes, visit my stash HERE.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Day Three of NaNo/SBD

Are you bored to death yet?  Well, don't look now, folks, but we've got 27 more days in the month of November.

So.  NaNoWriMo.  Still writing.  In fact, I need to up my word count.  I read an interesting blog post by Maggie Stiefvater, author of Shiver, one of my faves.  She had a different look on NaNo, I'm glad I read it because it was good to see both sides of the, um, thing.  Also, I'm so glad I want to be a writer, because words are my life and all I can think of to describe the issue of NaNo is "thing".  Man.  I blame working today as reasons why my brain is pudding.  Also my feet are dead.  Dead, I say.

South Beach Diet.  Still on it.  Already losing weight.  I know I know, I'm not supposed to weigh myself every day.  Well, get over it.  I'm going to.  Because my scale is right.there.  And I really want to know.  So weigh every day I shall.  And you can't stop me.

I'm sorry, kind reader.  I blame the Halloween candy in my kitchen calling out to me.  It's those Almond Joys.  Durn you, Almond Joys!

Anyways, let me share with you another good low carb meal that I made last night.  Because I know you're not nearly bored enough.

Zucchini Lasagna

You'll need:
Two or three zucchini (depending on size), sliced in pretty little round slices, skin still on
Spaghtetti sauce (I bought this way expensive sugar free kind)
1 lb ground turkey (you could use beef but I never do)
Mozarrella cheese (shredded, preferably 2% or low fat kind)

Brown your meat. When browned, drain if necessary.  Put meat back in skillet, add in spaghetti sauce, heat until warm.  Spray a glass casserole dish (I use the regular 9 x 13 or whatever) with cooking spray.  Put thin meat/sauce layer on bottom of dish.  Layer of zucchini slices.  Meat/sauce layer.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Zucchini layer.  Meat/sauce layer.  Cheese.  Repeat until you've depleted your zucchini/meat/sauce/cheese. Bake at, oh I don't know, something like 350 for 20-25 minutes.  Or until bubbly.  Or until the zucchini isn't tough.  Or until you think it looks done.  


It was nummy.

Happy...what day is today?


Sara said...

So I hate zucchini and other squashes, with an immense passion. But since this is apparently not the case with you guys, you can also buy a spagetti squash, and once boiled, the inside turn to noodle-y-like things which can be subsituted fo real pasta...

Marisa Hopkins said...

How did I miss that you were doing South Beach? I tried that once. I starved to death and died after only 3 days. But then... I have no will power when it comes to food. Bad me.

NANO! Woo hoo! It's funny, Maggie S was all gung-ho NaNo last year when she was first getting ready for it, with blog posts on preparing, and how easy it would be for her to complete it... and then half way through she sang a different tune. Haha. It's certainly not for everyone. I'm not a person who worries about crafting beautiful sentences in the first draft (um, because my sentences suck no matter how pretty I try to make them), so its fun for me... I just want to WRITE! I really hope you're having fun!

Your Cousin said...

I like zucchini lasagna, even when I didn't have to be gluten free. I hate fussing with lasagna noodles, and the zucchini tasted just as good to me.

Creative Junkie said...

I admire you for doing South Beach. I simply could not be that vigilant with my diet. Can you have potatoes or bread? Pasta? Those are like three basic building blocks of life for me.

From Tracie said...

I do not eat zucchini or lasagna...but I'm glad that you are enjoying it. South Beach is hard, so it is good if you can find food to enjoy while on it.

Today is Wednesday. I know that because it is exactly one week before I leave to AZ to visit family and go to my mom's wedding. It is also one week until I have to have a bridesmaid dress picked and bought, bags packed, wedding stuff organized........yeah. I think that a week is not long enough.

Can you work on that whole time thing? Maybe make it be last Tuesday instead?

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