Monday, February 14, 2011

Carbs! And a half marathon to check off his list!

Evan sets goals.
He challenges himself.  Trains.  Adjusts his energy to meet those goals.
He also surpasses those goals by over ten minutes!!

I'd like to think it's because I made a killer pasta dish for him the night before.

  • chop veggies to uniform medium-ish sizes (i used asparagus, yellow squash, cherry tomatoes & crimini mushrooms.  use whatever you have on hand and/or your kids will eat. chop more than you think, as the veggies shrink down while roasting.)  
  • stir veggies in a bowl with 2-3 finely chopped cloves of garlic, enough olive oil to coat the veggies and salt and pepper to taste
  • spread veggies onto a cookie sheet and place in a preheated (375 degree) oven.  let them steam and roast for about 30-ish minutes (checking on them every 10 mins or so to stir and flip the roasty bits around.)
  • meanwhile, cook pasta of choice to al dente (penne, wagonwheels or bowties work best), drain and set aside.
  • toss warm pasta and roasty veggies together adding a little more olive oil, juice from one lemon, and chopped fresh herbs (basil and italian parsley is my favorite combo for this!)
  • dish yourself up a plate and enjoy!
{Coming in for the last quarter mile}
{Miller rewarding Evan's finish with found rocks.}

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