Yesterday I posted about the delicious stuffed shells that Dorothy featured on her recent post for the New Vintage Kitchen. Last evening, I reheated the leftovers in the oven, added some chickpeas I had left from my lunch of chickpea-stuffed avocado, a sprinkle of shredded parmesan and multigrain bread. Just as Dorothy had promised, the time spent with the flavors all mingling made it taste even better than the night before. Adding the chickpeas upped the protein and fiber, as did the use of the whole grain bread.
The great news was that I had lost a pound this morning–woohoo! Thunderstorms rolled in this morning accompanied by some pretty loud and jarring lightning strikes that were close enough to the house we felt the first one and Randy saw the second one hit in the front yard between our house and the pine tree and magnolia tree while he was on the screened back porch. It was pretty darn scary and he beat a quick path back into the kitchen. Fortunately, it does not look like there was any damage and at least the temperature has dropped to the lower 80s and will be down in the 70s later. I might even be able to walk today!