Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday Night Fails

When I used to be a dancer, the superstition went that a bad dress rehearsal was good luck. I think the belief was that you get all your nerves out on the first go 'round. Well, if tonight counts as the dress rehearsal, tomorrow should be a spectacular day.

Really, the only major problem was dinner. I had goat cheese marinara pasta on the menu, and this morning I saw two zucchini in the fridge, so I thought I'd add those to the mix as well. But when I got home, I realized I didn't have any marinara sauce, and I didn't have all the ingredients to make my own. So I improvised and sauteed the zucchini along with some spinach, boiled the pasta, and chopped some tomatoes we had on hand. I hoped to throw some mozzarella into the mix, but alas--no mozzarella. Awesome.

The whole dish tasted like acidic tomato. Honestly, I didn't have high hopes in the first place, but I guess I thought enough olive oil and herbs would do the trick. No such luck. I tossed the whole damn thing and started over with banana pancakes.

Thankfully those at least turned out alright! We added peanut butter and walnuts for protein, and hopefully it was a good choice to fuel our run tomorrow.

My other fail tonight was not checking to be sure I had all the ingredients for banana bread. No yogurt. I subbed in buttermilk, so hopefully that did the trick (the loaf just came out of the oven, and it looks fine, but who knows what the texture will look like on the inside!). I hope it worked, because we're counting on a slice of that bread for breakfast tomorrow!

Truth be told, I need to stock up on some staples around here. We have virtually no options for breakfasts and lunches, and obviously dinners are a bust too. I'm also out of basics like oats and whole wheat flour. And yogurt, as you know. Cheese, apparently. But also we have exactly four pieces of fruit in the house, and they're all pears. You better believe we'll be hitting up the grocery store on the way back from the run tomorrow!

Speaking of which, we are all pumped up for our race!

Our race packet included a Sketchers bag, which is actually super roomy and would be great for hiking or park workouts, a t-shirt, and several coupons/offers from local businesses.

I'm actually going to sign off here to stretch and foam roll before bed. Thanks for all the good luck wishes on yesterday's post, and I'll be sure to let you know how it goes!


  1. Sorry about your food fail. I'm sure your race will go so much better! Good luck!

  2. Bummer about dinner but banana pancakes for dinner sound DELICIOUS! :) I'm trying to figure out what I want for dinner (pre-race dinner) tonight and honestly pancakes sound freaking DELICIOUS. ;) Good luck today!

  3. I have nights like this all the time haha! Good luck on your race!! :)

  4. Aww, that sucks about dinner, but hey, I wouldn't complain if you served me pancakes for dinner! ;) I'm seriously the WORST at checking to be sure I have all the ingredients I need before starting a recipe! I once walked to the neighbor's to borrow an egg! Lol