Yes, you heard that right. Dinner was a total fail tonight. I make no-boil lasagna often and have lots of different ways I do it depending on what I have on hand or how much time I have to throw it together.
Today I was in a huge hurry and decided to just use a can of Spaghetti Sauce with some tiny diced carrots and cauliflower in it and add some frozen spinach in with the cheese filling. Normally when I use canned sauce I doctor it up a bit with a little sugar, Italian seasoning, onion powder and fresh crushed garlic. I didn’t have time to do that today and apparently it makes a bigger difference than I realized.
When we sat down to eat I had just brushed my teeth so when I took the first bite and it tasted way to tangy and tart I thought it was just because I still had the residual toothpaste flavor in my mouth. When no one asked for seconds I realized it must not have just been the residual toothpaste flavor making mine taste bad.
I said something about the taste and everyone was relieved that I said something so they could voice their opinions about it tasting bad. Conner said, “I don’t want to hurt your feelings Mom, but I was thinking…this is the worst lasagna I have EVER had.” Hahaha. It was bad.
After dinner I had to hurry to back to school night, but when I got home I decided to check the cottage cheese container I used on dinner to see if it was out dated or something and sure enough it was. Two weeks past its expiration and it tasted sour. I’m sure that had a big bearing on the off tasting lasagna as well.
After all that drama with dinner I totally forgot to take a picture of it at dinnertime so here is the nasty leftover lasagna in the fridge….I wonder who is going to eat it……
At back to school night it was fun to see some things the boys had made in the hallways. Conner’s is attached to his first selfie. I love it so much, he hasn’t learned the, hold the phone up, trick that gives a more slimming effect.
In Conner’s classroom I also saw this poster hanging on the wall. Each student put the name of someone they love in the center. I can’t tell you how touched I was to see that Conner had put Thatcher’s name in there. He wuvs his brother.
When I got home I convinced Sim to go get me some fries and a Mc Flurry. He did. He’s such an enabler. He is supposed to yell NO!!!! and throw a bag of carrots at me every time I make a request like that.
I guess subconsciously I just wanted to make sure I replaced all the calories I burned doing two classes at the gym this morning.
I got a little crazy and did the hard barre class again and then another class called GST after it. I don’t know exactly what GST stands for but I’m pretty sure the S and the T stand for Sustained Torture.
This is me after the barre class. Worn out but still sort of alive.
This is me after the GST class. Wow, just wow.
Those dark circles under my eyes tho…. ME.NEED.MORE.SLEEP. I’m also going to blame them on allergy season. Anyone else out there suffering? Ragweed is kicking my trash as far as itchy eyes go. I have to routinely stop myself from gauging them out with forks. I’m sure all the itching and rubbing isn’t helping those lovely dark circles.
A few other things of note from our day:
There was a dead slug on the sidewalk,
I found out eating a chocolate chip with a gummy bear is really good
Trever figured out how to fill up his toy cars with gas
And Trever also figured out how to get out the front door and halfway down the cul-de-sac before mom and dad noticed because they were talking to the boys piano teacher….and he didn’t have any pants on. Trever, not the piano teacher…..
Keep it Real!