There is something about this weather that makes me crave carbs and, specifically pasta. Maybe my body needs the extra fuel to stay warm through the damp chill of late winter. Maybe I have been denying myself pasta since the holidays and my belly just says, “okay, you are being ridiculous; make spaghetti now, please.” Regardless of the impetus, I had to get down to making some sauce and pasta this weekend.
As a born-again omnivore and regular gym-goer, I pretty much eat an animal-based protein at every meal except breakfast. It may not be the best course of action, health-wise, but I do try my best to keep my choices on the leaner side whenever possible. Unfortunately, this meal was an exception to the lean meats, as was the previous Bolognese post. Yikes! All I can say is, enjoy a few less healthy meals now, while you can, and hit the gym a little more often. In a couple of months, none of us will be in the mood for heavy pasta and meat dishes.