Lunch today was so good.
I was in the mood for pasta and cooked up a serving of whole grain rotini and added chopped asparagus to the boiling water to lightly cook the vegetable without dirtying another pan.
Dirty dishes are my nemesis.
I then used my super-fancy spinach trick to wilt fresh spinach for in the pasta and tossed everything in a bit of Smart Balance before adding the shining star of the meal to the mix: al fresco teriyaki ginger chicken meatballs.
The flavor of these meatballs is out-of-this-world fantastic. Had I tried them before cooking up the pasta, I’m pretty sure my lunch would’ve been just a bowl of meatballs.
Al fresco actually sent me a few of their all-natural products to try after seeing me profess my love for their chicken sausage numerous times on the blog throughout the past two years. Ryan and I eat al fresco chicken sausage nearly every week – sometimes twice a week – and it’s one of my go-to foods because it’s so easy to chop up and add to pasta, squash casserole, quesadillas and more.
I kind of want to recreate this exact meal for dinner tonight.
And now it’s time for some job talk!
Best and Worst Jobs of 2012
This morning I saw an interesting list on the Wall Street Journal’s website that I thought might intrigue you guys as well!
CareerCast.com compiled a list of the best and worst jobs from 2012. The worst jobs were determined based on “physical labor, declining job opportunities, a poor work environment and high stress,” while the best jobs boast great pay, high hiring demand and great working conditions.
The top 15 best jobs included:
- Software Engineer
- Human Resources Manager
- Dental Hygienist
- Financial Planner
- Occupational Therapist
- Online Advertising Manager
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Speech Pathologist
- Physical Therapist
- Web Developer
The top 15 worst jobs included:
- Dairy Farmer
- Enlisted Military Soldier
- Oil Rig Worker
- Reporter (Newspaper)
- Meter Reader
- Shoe Maker/Repairer
- Drill-Press Operator
- Taxi Driver
- Automobile Assembler
You may search for your job on the Wall Street Journal’s website if you’re curious to see where your job falls on the list.
After looking at the lists, I realized that two jobs I personally find intriguing may be found on the best and worst jobs list. I always thought it would be neat to be a physical therapist or a broadcaster.
When I first went to college, I was torn between pursing a degree in journalism (I wanted to be a news anchor) and education (I wanted to teach high school English). I ended up getting my degree in advertising and public relations, but have so many interests that a ton of different careers sound pretty cool to me.
Questions of the Afternoon
- Is your job on one of the above lists? Do you agree with its label as a “best” or “worst” job?
- Of the jobs listed above, which one intrigues you most?