Football, Wine, Steak tacos=Sunday Funday!

Hey all! I hope your weekend left you feeling rested and rejuvenated! Thanks to my Sunday, I can say, “yes, yes it did!”

The whole day was pretty relaxing. Unfortunately, my ankle is giving me trouble still. I’m afraid that even my new running shoes can’t stop the pain. Actually..I’m really, really scared that I might have already caused it too much damage. Not to mention, I have my first 10K on Saturday. Yikes… Needless to say, yesterday was a rest day. “Movement” included taking Niko for a walk and cleaning a wee bit. Oh, I forgot one other movement I did yesterday – the main movement! Cooking!

Lunch was pretty freakin’ awesome. My asparagus was about to go bad soon, so I drizzeled some olive oil over it, then wrapped some smoked turkey around it, and popped it in the oven for 12 minutes.

Fantastic, my friends. Fantastic AND easy!

To go along with it, I made some edamame hummus!

Then I topped with some edamame beans and stuffed face!

Twas quite the delicious lunch. And it is courtesy of Ellie Kreiger – it’s a new recipe from my new cookbook!! You all should get this book if you like to cook; the recipes are phenomenal!

Afterward, I piddled around the house for a few hours (piddling included reading for an hour outside, going to Fresh Market – yes, again – and playing with the pup.)

Clarabelle thought she could take Niko for a walk until she realized she needed thumbs to do that!

Then it was time for the Bear’s game!!!! wine, and steak tacos 😀

This is a great pinot – soo smooth.

For the steak tacos, I just grilled some flank steaks from Fresh Market on the stove (I’d have had Shane man the grill, but he was busy alllll day working on cars)

and then carved them into thin slices when done. Then I heated up some corn tortillas, and topped them off with this salsa:

Mmmm. It was just a diced avocado, a diced 1/2 english cucumber, diced red onion, diced jalepeno, and the juice of 1 lime! It topped off the steak perfectly. Can you guess where this recipe came from? 😉 Yep, my girl, Ellie.

I had two. They almost knocked my head off.

I’ve never made steak tacos before. I guess it kind of scared me, since whenever we have steak, Shane cooks it on the grill. However, these were delectable and easier than I ever imagined.

Things I’m looking forward to today:

  • Getting a massage! My friend, Trina, recently got her license in massage therapy, and is giving my a 60 minute massage right after work! woo hoo!!!
  • Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill premier tonight! I’m way too excited for this, LOL
  • Making a new recipe out of aforementioned cookbook yet again for dinner tonight

What’s something you’ve made recently that you never thought you would? How did it turn out?

What are you looking forward to today?


7 Responses

  1. I'm sorry about your ankle, I hope it starts feeling better before Sat.
    Edamame HUmmus? YUM!!

  2. Yikes girl! I hope the pain isnt actually some damage. good luck with that + the 10k! Eek!
    Hummus with edamame is such a great idea!
    ooo gossip girl!!! I wasn't sure what night it premiered. I have it set on the dVR, so … just waiting for it to pop up. yay!

  3. What's something you've made recently that you never thought you would? How did it turn out?

    That chicken that I butterflied and cooked on the BBQ. Who knew it was so damn easy!!?

  4. wow those tacos and that hummus both look so baller, nice job girl! i cant wait to hear how the 10k goes, you are going to rock it. i am looking forward to the state fair tonight! oh and as far as making things.. hmm.. oh yeah i made my first chutney last week! it was bomb dot com! xo

  5. Oh enjoy that massage girl! Sounds amazing right now! All the recipes/meals look awesome!

    I'm super excited about GG too! I didn't get to watch it last year bc I had class during it so I'm a little behind but ready to catch up!

  6. I'm so sorry to hear about your ankle. Trust me, I know the woes of body pains, and it sure isn't fun. Hope everything works out well for you. 🙂

    SUCH a delicious lunch! Love those turkey/asparagus wraps… great idea!

    Wow, that's awesome about a massage! Enjoy it!


  7. The steak tacos look great! Glad you were able to recover yesterday.

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