Oh, and by champagne, I mean the bottle of sparkling wine ($8) that was supposed to be for NYE, but I couldn't handle after my one beer. And by gold, I mean an old version of the Alaskan mining show Gold Rush. And by late nights, I mean I went to bed at 8pm. Yeah. Part-tay.
Even if I didn't actually DO much this weekend, I did eat some different meals that were pretty fun. Anytime I eat something that takes longer than 7 minutes to prepare I consider it a success. First up, the lazy plate:
Toasted sliced pita bread, celery, carrots, turkey meat and hummus. Fun finger food. It was really filling but obviously pretty low calorie and not long-lasting. Any suggestions on what I could add in to make it more substantial? Cheese, maybe?
I also remade some manicotti. Last time I made it with ground beef and it was BAD. So I tried a simpler recipe with ricotta cheese and frozen spinach - success!
Lately I've been doing the "weekly repeat" when it comes to weeknight dinners, so I really want to spice it up a little and make some new dishes.
Have you guys ever read Outside Magazine? I had never heard of it until hubby got it a few weeks ago with some old airline miles. When the first issue arrived I was sold. Really interesting stories, great photos of amazing places and gear reviews:
But then this month's issue is less exciting. I even hid it from hubby because it was so obviously dull.
The cover? No way. I would never let the cover influence my decision. That's crazy talk. Insecure? Pssssh.
Yesterday's workout was a great 90 minutes of spin that kicked my butt, so today I was planning on just yoga. But then...I had a full day of work and needed that quick sweaty fix. 20 minutes of speedy speedy cycling and then 45 minutes of yoga.
Do you like hummus? How do you eat it - meal or snack?
I love the stuff, but somehow whenever I eat hummus it becomes a "snack." Any great ways to incorporate it into a more substantial meal? To be honest I was pretty happy with the snacking plate above, but hubby was ready for round 2 an hour or two later...
Ever read Outside Magazine? Be honest - are you more likely to buy it based on the first cover or the second?
I'm just so happy hubby signed up for it so I have an excuse to, um....read about Ironmen. And their training. Stuff like that.