I used again tonight…
My legs, that is! I went for a nice, 3 mile jog after work today. :) It’s was tough, but nowhere near as tough as yesterday…THANK GOODNESS! My running spirits and confidence are slowly rising. I also needed the exercise after the junk food bonanza that occurred at work today. I had:
- half a Panera Cinnamon-Crunch bagel (the best kind, imo) w/ cream cheese
- Jelly Bellies
- Chocolate Graham Goldfish
- Caramel Apple Sucker
Nauseous. My department has a standing, weekly meeting that we decided to jazz up a bit with some snacks. I may have gone a little overboard, so the run tonight actually had a dual purpose – lift spirits and burn off buckets of sugar!
So whenever I eat a lot of sugar, I get full for a long time but find myself absolutely starving later on. Not normal, ‘oh it’s time to eat dinner’ hunger – we’re talking ‘I must eat this minute or…else!’ It’s got to be my blood sugar raging, then dropping when the sugar high wears off. At any rate – I was ready for dinner tonight! Steaks & Fresh Artichokes.
First I followed my instructions for how-to prepare a fresh artichoke.
Pretty, no? I love naturally occurring patterns and symmetry :)
Then I simply seasoned up some Bacon Wrapped Sirloin Steaks with grill seasoning and let them cook on my flat-top skillet for about 6 minutes a side, on medium-low.
After the steaks were done, I let them rest for ~5 minutes to let the juices redistribute, discarded the bacon (I only use it for flavor) and dug in!
I also melted ~1/2 tablespoon of butter with a clove of garlic to dip my artichoke leaves in. To be honest though, they were so fresh tasting, I didn’t use much – love that!
Oh, so remember that house cleaning I told you I had to do tonight? Ben had the day off and did it all!! Ugh…nicest guy ever. :) So instead, I get to give myself a nice pedi and bake a special dessert for a fun day trip tomorrow. Here’s a hint…it involves this…
Can you guess what it is?!
Any fabulous weekend plans out there?