Monday, June 7, 2010

Catching Up!

Really? Monthly? I haven't posted a blog since May 8th?

That is ridiculous. My summer resolution (hey, I'm a trailblazer. What can I say?) is to post on this freaking blog to keep me honest every freaking day. Okay, resolutions are supposed to be realistic. Let's shoot for 3x's a week but strive for everyday! Go team! RAH!

I broke out the Wii Fit, FINALLY, on Saturday. OMG I can't believe how much fun it was. I've done 30 minutes each day and have been having so much fun. They have a dance step workout (you know where you do footwork on and off a small step) that I absolutely LOVE! Not too mention the Hula Hoops, virtually headbutting soccer balls and trying to avoid the shoes (I get virtually whacked a LOT by the shoes), I really could go on and on.

I spent 5 hours at the pool yesterday with 3ft. I swam non-stop with the boy for 3 of those hours and then watched from the shade (as I'd turned a lovely shade of lobster red and couldn't move without crying -- I'd even applied sunscreen. Sheesh) for the last couple hours. Had tons of fun but discovered a HUGE problem. I just brought a huge canteen of water, I neglected to bring snacks. Needless to say when we left, both the boy and I were FAMISHED!

Where do you go when you're starving? Yes, you guessed it. McDonalds. Never had a BigMac with extra pickles, no cheese ever tasted better. So on top of having swam I hopped on the Wii Fit last night too. I knew I should've gotten a salad (which I normally get when I treat 3ft to McKid CrackDonalds) but when you're stomach is growling and you fear you might start eating your husband and your young, a pile of leaves just isn't going to cut it. *shrugs* C'est la vie.

So to make up for my less than stellar food choice yesterday, I'm going to have a big salad as my main dish for dinner with a small side of (almost good for you) enchiladas. To celebrate my salad decision, I decided to throw together my first ever vinaigrette.

It's ever so beautiful but even better -- it TASTES good! :D Next I'm going to try to make a strawberry vinaigrette to go on a spinach salad. I heart spinach salads! Tonight, I don't really have the fixings for any sort of fancy-ness for the salad which is why I jazzed it up with homemade dressing.


(see isn't it pretty? :D )

Ingredients

1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp coarse ground pepper
2 cloves garlic -- minced
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt

Directions

1.) Toss all the ingredients into a shakeable container
2.) Shake, shake, shake it baby.

(I have kitchen music playing so I did a little dance -- shook my booty while I shook my dressing.)

3.) Let it sit in the fridge for a couple hours before you use.

3 comments:

Angie said...

That vinaigrette looks seriously tasty. ;)

Melanie Avila said...

Yay! Welcome back! I'm so glad you're all healthy again. :)

I love vinaigrettes. Srsly.

Lisa Dovichi said...

Yay!! I'm back!!! Not only back, but super serious, srsly!!!

The vinaigrette turned out so yummy! I amended the recipe a bit because I didn't put any salt in the vinaigrette because I usually shake some salt and pepper on them. So when I tried it before I did my routine it wasn't as delicious as after I sprinkled some salt.. So I added it in and tasted it again.. SUPER DELISH!!!