I didn’t have any specific plans for tonight’s dinner.
I knew I wanted to use the leftover sweet Italian sausage from Tuesday night. I would typically chop it up and throw it into some pasta sauce and serve it over a bowl of noodles, but since I had marinara meat sauce in today’s lunch, I wasn’t feeling that option.
How about a quesadilla!?
I packed two whole wheat tortillas with shredded Mexican cheese, sweet Italian sausage, spinach, sweet corn and cilantro.
Ryan and I both agreed that the addition of the fresh cilantro and sweet corn took our ‘dillas to the next level.
One of my all-time favorite vegetables, roasted green beans, served as our side.
Last week when I briefly posted about the Thundershirt that my mom purchased for Sadie to help with some of her anxiety, many of you were curious and intrigued and requested a follow up post about how it worked on Sadie. Here we go!
Sadie gets a bit anxious during car rides sometimes, especially if it starts raining or we drive over a bridge (really!). Her little body starts to shake and she starts to get all huffy and pants heavily.
When I left St. Pete to make the two-hour drive to Ocala on Sunday, there were some serious clouds in the sky, so I put Sadie in her Thundershirt to give it a go.
Not only did it start to pour as I was driving, but it was thundering like mad as we were driving over a bridge. A double threat!
I kept looking over at Sadie, waiting for her to start shaking.
She panted a little, but it was nothing dramatic or especially huffy.
I was shocked! It really seemed to work.
I must add that Sadie’s anxiety isn’t extreme. I’ve heard some crazy stories about dogs tearing into things and completely freaking out at the sound of fireworks or other “triggers” and Sadie’s anxiety is much more mild.
Still, I am very pleased with the calming effects the shirt seemed to have on her!
And on that note, I’m off to go cuddle the little lady right now…