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!

you can barely see the herbs!

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!

Using our fresh picked cilantro brought this batch over the top – I could seriously eat it with a spoon!

afternoon snack 😀

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.

We went with ribeyes:

My plate:  I ate 1/4 of the baked potato, all the green beans and 1/3 of the steak.

the steak was so juicy!

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! 😀