4. February 2013 by swissfitchick
Hey friends!! Say whaaaaat??
Ok, let’s face it…..it’s Monday!! Thank God Monday is also MIMM time, the marvelous Monday party hosted by beautiful Katie!!
I hope you all had a great weekend. Amanda from Running with Spoons wrote in her post on Sat, that she thinks her life was not very exciting. Well, you can be sure that if there was a competition on who has the most less exciting life, that I would be the sure winner. But I am incredibly happy with my boring life. If I need action, I get some, but normally I am completely satisfied by quite weekends like this…..
Friday was a pretty productive day that consisted of 2 short workouts, laundry, cleaning, work and a great meeting with my trainer and start up plan of our work together. All accompanied by some good meals of course….
Late afternoon I caught the train to Zurich and spent a quite night with Sandro at home and a delicious dinner:
I was pretty exhausted from my
boring work-full week and went to bed early. It was wonderful to sleep in – I took a rest day – and only get up for this….
I met a very good friend of mine for lunch later and we spent the afternoon with chatting, strolling around and doing some shopping!
She travelled back to Basel in late afternoon and I took a walk along the lake direction home. Sandro was waiting for me with a glass of prosecco and cinema tickets!!! We went to see ‘Django Unchained’ – I LOVE IT.
Quentin is a master. Normally, when a movie is that long (almost 3 hours) you can be sure to find me doozing off and drooling over Sandro’s shoulder. But this time I was wide awake. Because of the movie, but maybe also because of this…
I’ll take you to the candy shop
I’ll let you lick the lollipop
Go ‘head girl, don’t you stop
Keep going ’til you hit the spot (woah)….is that double-talk?? ooooops sorry….
But I mean seriously…..Peanut Butter Cups WHITE???? I am in heaven.
I was ready for a rocking intense workout on Sunday morning followed by a creation from Heather. Please, don’t be mean. I mean, I tried. Heather is unbeatable, I mean she IS the genius and the pancake queen (together with Jessie) but a least she inspired me and I gave it a try. And besides that failure and ugly looking – they tasted delicious!!! No, they are not burned, they contain spinach and cacao (strange, but GOOOOOD) and are supposed to be dark. hmk???!!
Ok then. That wasn’t the last failure on this day. I mean, if you want to create new recipes, you have to do some experiments. I wanted to do vegetable-chicken-burger. The cutting of the chicken went perfectly well since we now have a meat grinder!! As you can see it was the first time I used it and look pretty scared (I was). Sorry for my poor appearance. It was Sunday and I stayed home all day so had no urge for getting glamorous.
I mixed the ground meat with spinach, pumpkin, small amount of oats, an eggwhite and some seeds. Did not work out, it fell apart no matter how long I cooked it in the skillet. Any idea??
The bars are a great pre-workout snack or a regular snack, or like I did it this morning for breakfast: 2 bars with a bowl of fresh chopped strawberries.
The muffins are a perfect protein side over some roasted veggies of your choice. I did asparagus and cherry tomatoes with 2 muffins on the side. They contain sweet potato, eggwhites, chicken and a small amount of oatflour, so a great nutrient bake.
Right, that’s it from my exciting life!! Have a great Monday!
PS. I can only recommend to check in tomorrow for the recipe round. I share my Mom’s chocolate cake recipe. The REAL one. The NOT healthified version. The BLISS.
Any suggestion/recipe for making a good vegetable-chicken-burger that doesn’t fall apart?
Did you see Django Unchained – how did you like it?
What is marvelous for YOU today??