Weekends go by way too quickly, but I guess it's part of being an adult, right? I'll catch you up with some fun eats and cooking that went down this weekend. Ready, set, go!!!
On Saturday night, my in-laws came over to help with our house and I cooked up a quick lunch. I am usually so nervous when it comes to entertaining because I want everything to be perfect, but I have learned that nobody cares as long as there is something edible on the table. I had a lot of help from the other man in my life, Trader Joe. Here is my eclectic spread:
-Spinach salad with shrimp, cilantro, broccoli slaw, almonds, and citrus dressing
-Roasted broccoli and artichoke hearts coated in parm cheese
-Whole wheat pizza with chicken sausage, mozzarella, and mushrooms
-Gouda cheese, cherry tomatoes, and laughing cow cheese
-My spring rolls and spicy peanut sauce
There was really no theme, but I coordinated the pizza with the roasted veggies and the spring rolls with the salad. Let's just call it fusion! After dinner, hubby and I went to a bar to watch the Pay Per View fights. It was a good time and we had our own private room in the bar (OK, it was the game room, but no juice monkeys joined us in there). Sweet! It was Klassy:
Other cooking that went down was my weekly prep for the excitement that school and work bring. I made a list based on what I bought and what we had in the fridge, so here are some staples that will be in my tummy as well as my husband's this week:
Me: Brussels sprouts with Trader Joe's mixed grains blend (orzo, barley, cous cous, and several other grains cooked in veggie broth and citrus zest), teriyaki marinated and baked tempeh.
Both of us: Breakfast mini egg quiches- broccoli, artichoke hearts, spinach, egg whites, one egg
I made quite the mess in the kitchen!
Today was a fun workout at the gym. By fun, I mean I sweated like a beast and felt better when I left!
It seems like HIIT is the 'new black' in the blog world, so I made up my own interval workout. I went 30 minutes and alternated between 5.5 and 7.0 for 1, 2, and 3 minutes. I commend the lovely girls who build tables of their workouts, but you can easily figure it out by now. It was intense and I was breathing HARD by the end. I'm always amazed at how much I can push myself!
I also lifted shoulders, legs, and abs. I hate doing legs and abs but still do them because it's good for me. There, I said it!
This has been a long enough post for you, right? I sometimes forget my other hobbies on the ole blog, like shopping! I have a wedding to go to in 2 weeks and I procrastinated but found the perfect dress today:
What shoes should I wear? Silver strappy or fuscia with bows on the top?
Besides food, cooking, working out- what are your hobbies? I used to be a crazy fashion monster and stalked all the fashion news. I also love going to museums, reading, movies, and I am crazy about languages. I know 3 languages pretty decently but hope to learn Italian or Portuguese one day.