Artichokes, Good. Pasta, Good.

As I was prepping my lunch last night, I asked Ryan whether or not he thought artichokes would taste good in pasta. I’ve never had artichokes in my pasta before and wasn’t sure if the flavors would mesh well.

Ryan’s reply? “Artichokes, good. Pasta, good.”

How Joey Tribbiani of him! 🙂

“It tastes like feet!” Hahaha!

For those of you counting, that’s two references to Friends in two posts so far today… let’s see if I can include another during my dinner post tonight. 😉

Who is your favorite Friends character?

I love Ross. I think he is hysterical and I love smart, nerdy guys.

Back to lunch…

I took Ryan’s reasoning to heart, and included several artichoke hearts in my pasta bowl.

Artichoke Pasta Bowl

I also included portobello mushrooms, marinara meat sauce and Parmesan cheese.

Stirred Up

Wednesday's Lunch

The verdict? Success! Artichokes do work well in pasta.

Morning Snack

Since I had leftover cream cheese from the cream cheese apple dip I made for my friend’s Super Bowl party on Sunday, I incorporated it into my mid-morning snack.

Cream Cheese and Apple Tortilla

I topped a Joseph’s tortilla with a big smear of cream cheese and a slice Fuji apple.

I folded it over and ate it quesadilla-style.

Morning Snack

This was my first time trying a Joseph’s tortilla and boy-oh-boy was it good! I will officially be switching from Joseph’s pitas to Joesph’s tortillas.

Tonight’s Plans

Right after work I am heading to Something Blue, a bridal boutique in Orlando to meet with my mom. I will be trying on my top two wedding dresses.

I’m very excited because the dress from Saturday that I think might be the one is at this shop. I love it and can’t wait to put it on again. The two dresses I will be trying on are 100 percent different. One is a big ballgown with lots of pick-ups, while the other is a romantic dress with lace and a more classic look. I’m leaning toward the lace dress at the moment…

After our dress appointment, we’re heading to La Luce, a restaurant in the Hilton Bonnet Creek hotel to meet my dad for dinner since he’s in town on business. The menu looks amazing (even though I can’t understand half of it).

Should be a fun night!