Cooking dilemma: I over-cooked another chicken dish last week and decided to temporarily give up on meat centered meals and transition to casseroles. I love casseroles! Similar to sandwiches, they have anything you’d want in one bite! I came across this promising Sicilian Sausage and Peppers Rigatoni bake. It’s so similar to Leo’s signature dish I had to try! It turned out well. I didn’t end up using all the pasta and included a can of diced tomatoes in addition to the sauce. Next time I’ll use a different sausage brand, the turkey sausage had an un-ideal casing situation. A few more attempts to family competitions!
On a casserole high, I attempted another dish, this time with quinoa and broccoli. I should have better assessed the directions, I might have realized how much of a role cheese played and how much quinoa you actually make (a ton!). But really, I shouldn’t have trusted a blog with this title. It’s kind-of a spin on mac n’ cheese, only not… Bottom line: It’s mediocre. Consume in small doses: it’s dense! Froze half immediately, casserole 4 dayz.
Saturday’s run was a strong 7 miles at a 9:30 pace. I’ve been holding close to 7 for a few weeks now, partly for water-based psychological reasons. I should really be hydrating once I hit 8, but bringing water along the way isn’t my favorite! This weekend it will be coming along. Stay tuned!
For mid-week entertainment I went to my first concert in a realllly long time. Too long! Keelz recommended we see The Wild Feathers at U Street Music Hall. They’re a rock-and-roll band with folk-ish undertones?
They were fun! And the opening acts were actually good, too! Classic U Street/music combo wouldn’t have been complete without Ben’s Chili Bowl! Yum.