Friday night I had no plans except to pick Greg up from the airport when he got in which was later in the evening. I got a text from my friend Cindi inviting me to dinner and thought that sounded great as I had almost no food in the house anyway and love a girls night out! I met her and two local girls at Red Bowl.
Through dinner conversation I found out that Jen has a blog too! Jen, feel free to come organize/decorate my house and cook for me! You make it look easy!! :)
We all opted for the Bento Box special, which included salad, sushi, a meat, and rice. I had a salad with ginger dressing, chicken teriaki, the Red Bowl roll (sushi), and fried rice.
My favorite part of the meal was the sushi. Next time I'll just double up on that ;)
I parted ways with the girls and they went on to a comedy show while I had to go get Greg from the airport. It was so good to see him after 2 1/2 weeks apart. Clyde was also excited!
We didn't stay up long as we were both beat.
Yesterday, as soon as the boys were up, a lot of this happened...
I got to work on breakfast, which was Raspberry, Chocolate, Almond Pancakes. It was sort of an homage to our wedding cake, which was these same flavors.
1 separated egg
3/4 cup white all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely ground almonds (used food processor)
1 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 tablepoons melted butter
1 cup raspberries (I used thawed frozen)
In a small bowl beat the egg white until stiff.
In a seperate bowl, sift white flour, baking powder, sugar. Add the ground almonds.
In another bowl (yes, you use lots of bowls to make these!), beat the egg yolk and add the milk and melted butter.
Mix yolk/milk with dry ingredients til just mixed. Fold in egg white.
Cook on greased griddle and drop in chocolate chips before flipping.
I topped mine with some reserved raspberries and REAL maple syrup.
They were yummy!
Greg did pretty well on the honey-do list yesterday. He took down the Christmas lights and after a lot of cursing and a trip to Lowes, got our new dishwasher in.
In the afternoon I decided to attempt a run, my first since the marathon.
Things did not go well. I didn't get far before pain/soreness in my right calf was really bothering me, which is odd, because if you'll remember my recap of the marathon, I really had more issues with my left calf than right. Anyway, I guess I have some lingering soreness that hasn't gone away yet. I ran less than a mile before deciding it wasn't going to happen and walking back to the house. That was a bummer. At least I'm not training for anything anyway though. I'll just give it some more rest and try again in a couple days.
Greg and I headed out to do a bunch of errands late in the afternoon. We finally got some much needed groceries. We have food again!
We decided to have fondue for dinner.
Nine years ago when I met my husband, this was the first "meal" he cooked for me. Hold on to your healthy hearts people, because this one is not going in any healthy recipe books.
Ingredients: Velveeta cheese block (yeah, those ones that are not refridgerated), cream cheese, and beer. Basically you just melt most of a small block of Velveeta, 1/2 block of cream cheese, and about 1/2 cup of beer together.
The dippers: Baby yukon gold potatoes, broccoli, white mushrooms, and french bread.
Mmmm, heart clogging goodness.
How's your weekend going?