Monday, December 20, 2010

5 days till Christmas

5 days till Christmas & I have strep throat. I started having a scratchy throat on Friday & felt worse yesterday (coughing, chills, achy). We had a Christmas party to go to & I tried to get out of it. Because I felt horrible & I didn't want everyone to get sick. But it was A's friends & he really wanted me to go. So I went. I'm hoping that everyone that was there doesn't get sick. I went to the doc today & got some antibiotics & hope to feel better soon.

We got this pasta, sauce & olive oil from A's friends.

The pasta looks really cool, but it doesn't have directions on how long to cook it. I did 7 minutes & then checked it & did it for another 3 minutes. I also read the ingredients & it has spinach, beets & squid ink. Um, squid ink. I googled it & this is what it says~

"Any type of pasta that has been enhanced with the chemical substance extracted from the ocean squid so it becomes very black in color. Squid ink, which is also available from the Cuddlefish (related to the Squid family), is added to the water and dough as pasta is made, creating very black colored pasta".

So I think I'm going to pass on the black pasta shells. I'm very picky & don't eat a lot of things. Not sure if I can eat the spinach or beet pasta either. I know most likely they won't have a taste to them, but don't think I can bring myself to eat them.


KatieMay said...

Hope you feel better. We all got the stomach bug this weekend. We just can't catch a break!

sprinkles said...

I hope you feel better soon.

I was sick for Christmas once, woke up with an ear infection. It really spoiled the day because I couldn't enjoy it the way I should've. I also had these big red splotchy bumps on my face that weren't zits. I don't know what they were but they took forever to heal and stayed red for a really long time, even makeup couldn't cover it. Looking back, I'm guessing I got bit by something in my sleep.

Elizabeth @ My Life, Such as it is... said...

Hope you are feeling better! Next time don't read the package and just try it, you might like it. ;)

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