Weekends are going by way to fast! Although I am excited about this week – Hannah comes home from Germany this week! We talked to her on the phone yesterday – her host family has treated her so nice and actually said they wanted her to come back to visit at Christmas!
Since it was stormy yesterday morning, Tony and I decided to take our Sunday papers and go out for breakfast. I got something called a “Farm Steak” and really wished I would have gotten Tony’s chopped steak. The only way I can describe this “steak” is that it was kind of like gyros meat – not actually sure what it was but it was shaped into a steak!
I ate the eggs, 1/2 the potatoes, 1/2 of the”steak” and 1/2 a piece of rye toast.
One of the things on my menu this week is homemade ravioli. I decided to make the dough ahead of time and made six ravioli as a practice run. Two things I need to do next time – roll out the dough thinner and cook the ravioli longer. I make my pasta dough in the food processor – so easy!
- 2 cups flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 4 tablespoons water
The dough should look like this:
I then dumped it on my counter and kneaded it for about 5 minutes. I had seen on t.v. where someone had put herbs in the dough so I thought I would try it. My dough wasn’t rolled out thin enough to see it though!
My lunch: 1/2 cup of my marinara sauce and four ravioli. The ravioli filling is just ricotta cheese, salt, pepper and fresh picked basil. Later in the week when I make it again, I think I’ll add marinated artichokes to kick it up a notch.
We were disappointed with the .39 cent tomatoes at the store yesterday. Most of them were yellow, or bright orange. I picked the darkest ones to make more baja fresh salsa!
I decided to make the steak I had on the menu last night, and decided to grill the green beans too – they were good! Nice and cripsy. I cooked them naked, then tossed them with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
I want to give a shout out to one of our 101 days of Summer Challengers! John just finished his first triathlon of the season – only the second one of his life! But here’s the kicker – John weighed in December 31, 2009 at 344 pounds . . . now weighs 250 pounds and is going to do another tri in just two weeks! You have to check out his race recap – way to go John!
Hope everyone had a great weekend. My goals for the week: Jillian 30 day shred 3 times this week, and don’t do exercises that I don’t love!