Howdy friends. How is your day going so far?
Mine started with a 40 minute power walk with the jog stroller. After the horrific run (90 degrees, bad blister, couldn’t get my rythym) I had yesterday, I couldn’t stomach the thought of doing hard cardio today. I came home and did a little Tony Horton.
Chest and Back
Looking back on the worksheets that go along with the program, it looks like I haven’t done the Chest and Back workout since June 8th. Can that be? I really can’t get over how fast time flies. Of course, that being said, I wasn’t as strong as I was – or at least I couldn’t do as many pushups and pull-ups as I did then. Le sigh… such is life. Maybe it was also because I had to jump up and grab Ava before she pulled everything out of the book shelves and pantry?
The other day I picked up a head of romaine lettuce. I rarely buy romaine or iceberg lettuces, because I much prefer spinach and mixed greens for salad, but it was on sale and so I rolled with that. As I started to tear off a couple leaves for a sandwich, I remembered the Grilled Romaine salad that my friend did at her appetizer party a couple of months ago and decided to save the lettuce for use in that instead. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a bit intimidated to grill lettuce. I fear over grilling, or just a big sloppy mess all over my grill grates. So I called on her “directions” and it came out spectacular! Here’s what she said to do.
Before: Cut in half and rub with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
Grill about 2 minutes per side on hot grill, or until you achieve those “grill marks.”
Top with whatever dressing you like and fresh grated parmesan. Sarah uses Girards Light Champagne vinaigrette, but I forgot to get it, so I rolled with good balsamic and oil. Still delicious! I will make this again fo sho, and remember the Champagne Vinaigrette next time!
We had this along side some fresh salmon and new potatoes.
For wine we tried a new (to us) white…
This was a wine that they were tasting at Trader Joe’s over the weekend. It had a medium body, and somewhat fruity flavor. I can’t believe how
cheap inexpensive it was, considering it’s made from organic grapes. (I really liked the cute label.) A really good apertif or picnic wine, as the low alcohol content, (12%) made it quite smooth and easy to drink.
Is there any food or preparation that intimidates you?