When someone has good news and bad news to share, which do you prefer to hear first? I always choose good news first. So first, the good news.. I'm well on my way to my goal of three workouts a week.
The bad news, this isn't the healthiest meal on the block. Good news again -- it's a tasty one. Although the pesto doesn't make it a low calorie or even a low fat meal, it's mostly healthy fats. So it's not that bad for you. Or at least it's not the worst thing you can eat. It's not a deep-fried twinkie. See? I can justify any splurge.
Plus, I couldn't let good pesto go to waste. A true dieter would say -- better to go to waste than my waist. Bah. When it's just two of you, you have to repurpose ingredients otherwise you're just hemorraging money.
So I made the Pasta with Pesto, Potatoes and Green Beans. And served it with an arugala salad with red onion and a simple balsamic vinaigrette -- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 2 tsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp sugar, salt, pepper, and a 1/2 tsp of dijon mustard. Just enough vinagrette to dress four salads.
And given that this meal was pre-resolutions.. we had a nice big glass of white wine.