Questionable sausage

August 28, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Last night’s dinner:


It was leftover ratatouille sloppy joe sauce (frozen last week) over whole wheat pasta and a side salad. I think the boys like this sauce over pasta better than they like it as actual sloppy joes.

This morning Chewie and I walked Mack to school while he rode his scooter.


It was super muggy outside this morning, but at least it wasn’t raining. We did have to dodge some puddles and Chewie was pretty messy when we got home. I had to wipe down his undercarriage before letting him back in the house.

I got Cal off to school with the carpool then had my breakfast.


I think the peach cobbler baked oatmeal turned out great! I had it with vanilla 0% Chobani yogurt and blueberries.


The boys liked it, but weren’t crazy about having it with yogurt for breakfast. They are used to yogurt being a lunch food, not a breakfast food. Still, I’d recommend that recipe!

After breakfast I biked to the gym.


The skies were clear and bright blue, but man was it hot. The slightly cooler temperatures of yesterday didn’t last long. Star the Trek felt so nice and smooth after getting a tune-up and new chain.


I didn’t ride Specialized Snowflake because my route to the gym involves riding in some traffic, and I haven’t gotten a chance to practice with my clipless pedals yet. I was planning to do that yesterday, but Tropical Storm Isaac ruined those plans. Soon!



I really like Emily, the new yoga instructor on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at LA Fitness. The class is much less intense and sweaty than BodyFlow (which I still miss), but it is very relaxing and definitely a good stretch. My gym friend Mary Allison took this one for me:


On the bike ride home the tides had risen and it looked like we were finally seeing some storm surge from Isaac in the Gulf. There was flooding at all the storm drains. This is the worst intersection for flooding in my neighborhood as far as I know:


I only had to bike through an inch or two of water for a few feet a couple of times, though. Nothing major. I didn’t actually go through that water in the picture above (I went towards the left of the photo).

Once home I took a shower and had lunch. Basically it was the same thing I had for dinner last night, but I just dumped the leftovers on top of a salad instead of having the salad on the side.


After lunch I ran by Publix…


then picked Mack up from school.


This afternoon I did laundry…


and contemplated dinner. As I was looking through the freezer to see what the possibilities were, I ran across this obscene looking thing:


Hmm. Ten month old frozen sausage. According to the USDA:

USDA frozen sausage

Yeah. So. I went to Facebook for opinions. Apparently questionable sausage is a popular topic because I got lots of opinions.

FB sausage

So like I said in that thread, I’m going to make it (just for me) and we’ll see. I’ll report back tomorrow whether or not it tasted good and whether or not I got sick. The boys are having hot dogs.

After debating sausage, Mack and I went to pick up the long-hairs from the bus stop.


The notice we got before school started said that their bus would arrive back at the stop at 4:17 p.m. However, today it didn’t arrive until 4:54 p.m. Apparently it didn’t even arrive to pick them up at school until 4:20, and they get out of school at 3:45. The bus driver told one of the other parents that she is on another route beforehand and it’s out of her control. She told us that we should all call the school system’s transportation office and complain. Seriously, that’s crazy.

Okay, I’m off to cook hot dogs and questionable sausage. Cya.