I swear, I don’t plan for the alliterated post titles. They just happen.
I’m still remembering the wedding weekend of fun fondly, but I am sure you are all sick of hearing me gush about my beautiful sister’s wedding. The lucky couple are off to Costa Rica tomorrow for their honeymoon. I offered my assistance as a personal tour guide for the low low price of accommodations and flight. They said no. Yeah, I don’t get it either.
Also in my post yesterday, you may have missed my attempt at foreshadowing. Allow me to remind you: I created a monster.
A monster salad.
A weird monster salad. Yes, weird, even for me.
What the hell is that pink business?!?! It’s my latest creation for National Salad Month. DUH.
Let me preface this (well its not really a preface, since I’ve already shown you, is it?) by saying that I was REALLY hungry when I made this. You’ve heard the expression “kitchen sink salad” where you just throw whatever you have into a salad bowl? Yeah, this is one of those. On steroids.
But you don’t usually end up making those multiple times. I’ve eaten this guy about 4 times now.
- deli turkey slices
- nutritional yeast
- salt, pepper, garlic
- fresh parsley
I just sauteed everything but the lettuce for a few minutes, and then tossed it with the lettuce. I didn’t know what I would think of wilty lettuce, but I didn’t mind it at all. This is slightly sweet (duh, it’s got honey in it), and kind of salty (sauerkraut), and savory (everything else).
It turns a lovely (nod to Jamie Oliver) shade of pink from the beets (which were canned – I eat a lot of pre-sliced, frozen, and canned -sauerkraut and beets- veggies at my parents’ house. It’s just easier). I really didn’t think was going to be good, and just started eating it without taking a photo. Halfway through I realized the error of my ways, and busted out the camera. It was just too good to not share.
I guess it isn’t all that different from my standard salad, just cooked veggies instead of more raw. I hear mixed things about cooked veggies being easier to digest, so I am testing the waters, so to speak.
Speaking of testing the waters…
I’m working on my posture, thanks to Kelly.
One of my brothers, his girlfriend, my niece, and I took my parent’s boat out on the lake that is about 1/2 a mile from their house yesterday afternoon. It was the perfect way to relax and decompress after a long day on Saturday and a long early morning on Sunday (the wedding festivities spilled over into Sunday morning and early afternoon). It was also my brothers birthday, and dude wanted to fish. I just lounged with my legs up on the side of the boat eating fruit salad. PERFECTION.
P90X update: I have had to modify the schedule a bit this week, because of back to back vacations (if that sounds like complaining, it so isn’t!), but still worked out every day! I’ve got this week to finish, and then next week (the last week) is recovery week! I will be in London, so I think I’m just bringing the 3 cardio dvds with me, and will just call all the walking we do my exercise on the other days. I am anxious to do the fit test again and see the measurements and progress photos!
What do you do relax after a long weekend? I usually read, but if I had a boat and a lake I’d be out there every available minute. I love the water. Good thing I live in the desert, right?