I never win anything. In fact, my husband jokes that I have “Irish luck.” I come back with the old saying that if I didn’t have bad luck, I wouldn’t have any luck at all. lol Well, imagine my surprise when I found out that I had won 2 bloggy give-aways in the last couple of weeks!
First off, from Paige at Running Around Normal, I won the Thrive Fitness book by Brendan Brazier. She also threw in some fun extras like the Vega Sport samples and some Glee gum and organic lolly pops. I can’t wait to start reading the book.
On the same trip to the mailbox I received a second package. This was from Heather at Simple Daisy. I couldn’t wait to tear this open, as I knew it contained
these beautiful earings. Heather made these – can you believe it? I can’t wait to wear them with an aqua colored sundress that I have. Check out the her other goodies on her website www.simpledaisy.etsy.com. Thank you so much!
On to the FOOD!
Eats were fairly simple over the weekend and nothing to out of the ordinary. I did make this tasty beet and arugula salad as a side dish on Sunday evening. I forgot how much I love roasted beets with arugula and goat cheese. A little sliced red onion, and some balsamic reduction for a hint of sweetness were the only other things needed. Perfect!
I also pan-fried some tilapia with cornmeal, salt and pepper in a little butter. Mmm…it smelled amazing.
Sprinkled with parmesan and served over sauteed Swiss chard. I was amazed at the flavor the fish had with this simple preparation. I’m usually one to go all out on making a marinade, or a reduction, salsa, etc. to put on tilapia. It’s good to occasionally take a step back and remember simple ingredients (aka less is more) can really let the flavor of the dish come through. Not to mention that it is “Quick and Easy.”
Well, I’m off to get my strength on with a little upper body weights.
What was the best thing you ate or drank this weekend?