Morning, friends! How’s your week going so far? What’s the weather like where you are? It’s HOT here! Hot and muggy. But we had such a long and terrible winter that aside from the preliminary comments about my hair puffing out, I will not complain about the heat. No more down vests and winter vests for me, please!
Motivation/ Inspiration struck again, and I made it back to the gym before work! 2 miles on the treadmill (my joints were tight, so it was a little rouhg) followed by abs and curtsy combos.
Breakfast was the usual bring-to-work fare:
- Greek yogurt
- 1 banana
- Quaker Oatmeal Squares
- Ambrosial muesli
- sunflower butter
I was so enamored with my kale caesar at Counter the other night that I tried to recreate the same thing for lunch. It’s all about the dressing (which I didn’t have time to make and instead substituted lemon juice + Mmm sauce) but I did make some tempeh croutons, the recipe for which I will share with you later.
After work, I headed to Rebecca’s apartment to help her get ready for our inaugural Cooking Club/ potluck. The menu was tapas-style, and featured a plethora of Smitten Kitchen recipes. Below, Rebecca is adding the finishing touch (Magic Hat beer!) to SK’s Arroz con Pollo.
We were ready to begin! We started with gazpacho and red, red wine.
We ate buffet style: Spinach & Chickpeas (we made this when I arrived, and omitted the bread for lack of a food processor), Arroz con Pollo, Spinach, Gruyère, & Carmelized Onion Quiche (made by Megan), and Tortilla de Patatas.
It was a feast! Everything complemented each other wonderfully.
We also had quite the spread for dessert: I brought Katie’s Chocolate-Chip Blondies (!), Kelly made Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip & Peanut Butter cookies, and Sofia made Coconut Banana Bread with lime glaze.
We were happy, happy diners. And will continue to be happy today with our leftovers!
Thanks again to Rebecca for hosting a wonderful evening. I always have so much fun with this fabulous group of ladies!
What did you bring to the last potluck/ cooking party you attended? If you haven’t been to one, what would your dream dinner theme be?