Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

I hope you're all having a great Halloween! We had lots of fun today, with each kid having a Halloween party at their school. Then there was trick-or-treating tonight. They had such a good time. They came home and each ate like 6 pieces of candy. That was after the other 15 or so pieces they had before we even went trick-or-treating!

For dinner this evening, I kept it quick and easy with spaghetti pomodoro, salad, and garlic bread. For the pomodoro, I just soften a chopped red onion and lots of garlic in some olive oil. Then add a can of crushed tomatoes with basil. (I use a 28oz can for a 13.25 oz. box of spaghetti.) Add a splash of balsamic, a smidge of sugar and a pinch of salt. Simmer for a half an hour or so, and toss with pasta. I usually use whole wheat spaghetti. It's a really easy meal for a busy evening.

I finally tore myself away from NPR today (Dammit! I just remembered that "Splendid Table" is on as I write. It's actually almost over. Oh, well. I can try to catch it later), and decided to listen to Cursive's "Domestica." I love that album so much. It's about a nasty divorce. The lyrics are so bitter and very sarcastic at times. Sounds really bad, but it is just out-of-control awesome. Check out "The Martyr" on their myspace page. Well, apparently I was really digging the Saddle Creek sound, because without even thinking about it, I next played Bright Eyes' "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning." I just can't get over what an outstanding album that is. It blows my mind. For real.


Melissavina said...

Is she a powerpuff girl? I'm confused, but I love it... whatever it is.

The Dalai Mama said...

No, she's Pumpkin Spice.  In the picture, you can't see the stem coming out of her orange wig!  She saw that costume and knew immediately that's what she wanted to be. 

Valyna said...

That meal sounds like something I could eat my weight in. I'm such a pasta and bread whore ;)

The Dalai Mama said...

Valyna: Me too!