Allergy shots in the house tonight…
Don’t certain words or situations always make you associate a song with them? For example, every time I think or talk about Yoga-Lates, I start singing “All the mocha lattes, you gotta do Pilates…You can do side bends and sit-ups but please don’t lose that butt.”
And yes, I realize that those are two different songs but my mind always sings them together when I mention Yoga-Lates.
So, when my son gets allergy shots, I always sing, “allergy shots in the house tonight…” You know, like party rockers in the house tonight. And last night, my son wanted a truffle that my husband had gotten for Christmas, so we were singing, “everyday I’m truffling”.
Yes, I realize that it might be weird, but it’s fun.
My son gets allergy shots once a week. After he builds up a certain amount of shots, he’ll go once a month. I’m still trying to determine if I have seen a big difference in his allergies since he has started the shots. And I’m not really sure. He also takes two other allergy medications a day and nasal spray.
I’m here for my shots, please:
Two shots = two tootsie rolls:
Have you ever had allergy shots? Did you feel like they made a difference?
Last night for dinner, I made pasta based on a recipe from Food and Wine magazine – pasta with roasted broccoli and balsamic butter. I slightly altered the recipe to use what ingredients I had on hand.
Pasta with Roasted Broccoli and Balsamic Butter
- 1 pound broccoli
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons salt (divided 1/4 tsp & 1 3/4 tsp)
- 1 teaspoon garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (divided 1/4 tsp & 1/4 tsp)
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (I used white balsamic vinegar)
- 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 pound pasta (I used rotini, but I think penne would work best)
- 1/4 cup butter, cut into pieces
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut broccoli into small spears. Toss them with 2 tbsp oil, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, and 1 tsp garlic. Roast about 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, put the vinegar in a small saucepan. Simmer until about 3 tablespoons remain. Stir in the brown sugar and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Remove from heat.
- Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted, boiling water until just done. Drain the pasta and toss with butter, vinegar, broccoli, Parmesan, and the remaining 1 3/4 teaspoons salt. Serve with additional Parmesan.
I really liked this pasta – it had a milder flavor but was almost sweet. It reminded me of the Pasta Fresca that I make. I think this recipe could benefit from a few extra veggies. Next time I make it, maybe I’ll throw in some spinach, asparagus, or onions.
Danny enjoyed it. And yes, those are the giant Reese’s peanut butter cups on the middle of the table. Danny likes to leave them there when he’s at work to torture me. He still won’t open them. What the heck are you waiting for?! Life’s too short to leave those peanut butter cups uneaten!
What’s your favorite pasta dish? Would you eat the peanut butter cups while your significant other was at work and then pretend that you didn’t know what happened to them?