When you mix whole wheat pasta…
With sautéed garlic spinach….
Some grilled mushrooms and scallops…
With a splash of olive oil and a dash of parmesan?
My pre-race dinner!
Back in the day when I lived in Evanston, I LOVED going to Dave’s Italian Kitchen for pasta. I’ve always liked pasta, but never really loved it. I don’t crave it like other people I know and usually only eat it a few times a year. When I lived alone, I didn’t even have any in the house. But before a race, I truly enjoy a bowl of whole wheat pasta. At Dave’s, I used to create this shrimp and scallop dish with Aglio Olio and added spinach. It was phenomenal! Almost as good as their chocolate mousse! Now that Evanston is a hike, I make my own pre-race pasta dinner. Since today was the first real warm day of the spring, the BOY was in full-on grill mood. So he grilled the scallops and mushrooms and I made my pasta. All I can say is DELISH!!! I don’t know if it’s because I forgot how good grilled seafood is or if I am just getting better with my seasonings in the kitchen, but tonight’s pasta was the best I’ve ever made!
Now, if only I had some chocolate mousse for dessert?!
Wish me luck tomorrow!