Saturday workout: rest day
Sunday workout: bike – 90 minutes
Monday workout: aqua jog – 20 mins, swim – 20 mins
Guess what?!?! I ran today!! That’s right. Me. Crippled foot Erin, ran. I ran a whole 300 meters. Please, hold your applause.
But, the exciting thing is I ran 300 meters with ZERO foot pain. Chrissie Wellington, here I come! (Now you may applaud).
It’s very small progress, but something to give me hope that I may actually be able to compete in my half ironman on Saturday.
This weekend Eric and I dog sat for my parents and went to the first wedding of the season:).
Despite my empty fridge, I did somehow manage to find something to eat for lunch today. I basically put every random thing I could find onto a plate and this is what came out:
Then it was time to go grocery shopping. And let me tell you my friends, I was excited. The past few weeks have been crazy with grad school finals, and I have not been able to do my usual meal planning and cooking. I was SO excited to get back in the grocery store and the kitchen (I know, simple girl, simple pleasures).
A few months ago I got a mailer for a free two-month trial to BJs (a wholesale club), and have been wanting to check it out for a while. Well, today I finally went. And let me tell you, I did not come home empty handed. Wait, instead of telling you, I’ll show you.
I was pretty much like a kid in the candy store in the produce section. “I can get how many pounds of pears for $5?!?!” Awesome. A lot of the veggies were organic, too! And the fridge is happy again:
First up, something I have been wanting to try for a while. Mashed cauliflower.
Now, before you freak out and hit the red x in the corner of your browser, let me tell you that I hate (and I mean hate raw cauliflower). But I’ve heard mashed cauliflower is really good, so when I saw I could get a giant head of cauliflower for $2 at BJs, I knew what I wanted to do with it!
I went off of this recipe, but instead of boiling the cauliflower, I steamed it. Then I threw everything in the food processor, and processed away!
Well, in answer I will tell you the conversation I had with Eric after dinner.
Eric: These mashed potatoes are really good, what did you put in them?
Me: Well, I can tell you one thing I didn’t put in them, and that’s potatoes.
So, the husband thought they were real mashed potatoes, but with an “extra” flavor in there. Honestly, they really did taste like real mashed potatoes. Delicious.
I also made chicken cordon blue.
It was so great to be back in the kitchen again! More fun to come tomorrow!:)
What’s your favorite salad dressing?
-Mine is probably a balsamic vinaigrette, but poppy-seed dressing is a close second!
Do you shop at a wholesale grocery store?
-I used to have a family membership to Costco, but my family doesn’t have a membership anymore, and I don’t know if I buy enough to excuse a monthly membership fee. But I’ll take a free two-month trial!