I don’t know if I told you ladies, but the funniest thing happened when I did my Once A Month Cooking Day a couple of weeks ago. I injured my elbow!! Yep, you read that right. Me, the Olympian, the Pro Beach Volleyball Player, I hurt my elbow COOKING! The funny thing is, the only real injury I had last year was also a cooking injury. I had a bruised left heel from cooking too much over the holidays! LOL! I am NOT lying. I tend to put all of my weight on one foot when I cook. I cooked for hours and hours on a tile floor with no shoes, and no soft padded rugs, hence a bruised heel! Well in all fairness, I developed tendonitis in my right elbow sometime during my season last year. It was feeling great until I did a circuit workout. A couple of days after that I did the once a month cooking day. The day after that my elbow was swollen and in a brace! But, I’m not complaining. I had 24 meals in the freezer! It’s still bothering me a little, but hopefully it’ll be fine before I start training in the sand in a couple of weeks.
One neat thing that happened last week was my 5 year old daughter finally, sort of learned all of the books of the New Testament. It was so precious and hilarious all at the same time. Check out this short video clip. By the way, did you know there were several NEW books of the New Testament, including the book of Truth, 1,2, & 3 Tom, Daphesians, plus a few more!!! Check it out! (FYI she’s in a robe and has a towel on her head because she was Miriam at her bible club, Moses’ sister. She chose Miriam because she can sing she said). OH, and yes the video is sideways, I know. That kinda of makes it even funnier, I must of had my cell phone camera the wrong way!
I wanted to mention that our meal plan last week was fantastic!!! The broccoli cauliflower bake was my kids favorite! My husband who doesn’t even like cauliflower loved it! He said it tasted like lasagna and he didn’t even miss the pasta or meat! The other fam favorite was of course food blogger Kasey Lopez’s Healthy Mexican Pizza’s!
On Saturday we did something I’ve wanted to do for about 2 years. We set up a composting machine in our back yard (video coming soon)! The kids helped and we read and learned all about composting. My daughter decided that she had a taste for BBQ, and in Southern California where I live it was a beautiful sunny day. So, I went to the store, grabbed some meat that was on sale, and we had an impromptu BBQ. Leftovers were eaten on Sunday.
Here’s my menu for the week.
Meatless Monday- Broccoli and Cheese Twice Baked Potatoes (slimmed down)
Tuesday– Spaghetti Squash something?? Any ideas?? They are on sale. I’ve never had them. But I’d love to try them.
Wednesday– Green Salad, Broccoli, and Lemon Rosemary Garlic Chicken from my once a month cooking day.
Thursday- Red Bell Pepper Avocado Salad, greens, and Oven Country Steak which was from my once a month cooking day.
Friday- Brinner. That’s Breakfast for Dinner. Blueberry whole-grain waffles and turkey bacon.
Saturday- Since I will NOT be cooking on Super Bowl Sunday, and I LOVE to cook on holidays, and special event days like this, I will cook my Super Bowl inspired meal on Saturday instead. We’ll have a sliders bar. On the bar I’ll have whole wheat buns, grilled red onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, low fat cheeses (spicy and medium), and cranberries. Yep you read that right, cranberries. Have you ever had a cranberry blue cheese mushroom burger??? YUM! I’ll also make my famous guacamole, made with fresh ingredients.
Super Bowl Sunday- Lucky us, on Super Bowl Sunday we’ve been invited to a party. So, no cleaning or cooking for me. We get to relax and enjoy the game with great family friends. Go Steelers! (I really don’t have a favorite team, but my volleyball partners husband is the chaplain for the Steelers so I might as well cheer for them).
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