Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Night in with the Boys

Greg got in to Charlotte yesterday to enjoy a couple short days off.  I was really happy to have him home and looked forward to spending the evening with him all day.  The other man I was excited to see, was this one...
Seriously, could he be any cuter??  This was after a walk around the neighborhood.  Greg and I love it when he sticks his tongue out.  Too cute :)

Since I was already sweaty from our walk, I did a round of Jillian Michaels' No More Trouble Zones.  Still avoiding the knee related stuff.  I usually just go to the workout menu and pick like 4-5 circuits that don't involve much leg.  If they do involve leg exercises I just do the arm part instead of the lunge/arms.  And I do ALL the abs circuits.  Yes, Jillian, I'm DYING right now, don't worry!

Clyde has to be right next to me when I'm on the floor.
And sometimes he needs to be on top of me!  Come dude, I'm trying to do crunches here!!

Greg was craving pizza for dinner, but we have tons of food in the house, so I didn't want to order out.  I checked out the freezer and found a couple sub-sized french rolls, and suggested some french bread pizza and salad.  I really wanted pesto on my pizza, but I have no basil!  So I made spinach pesto.  Here's the players:

Spinach, EVOO, garlic, sunflower seeds, and some artichoke heart.  I actually sauteed the spinach and sunflower seeds in EVOO and garlic first.
Then put it in the food processor with a couple spoonfuls of artichoke heart oil (I like the flavor infused in there).
I actually forgot Parmesan cheese!  Oops!

Slathered it on the bread, and topped mine with a couple artichoke hearts and roasted red pepper.  Greg doesn't really like artichoke hearts, so his just had roasted red pepper, and he wanted a couple plain ones with just Ragu on them.  I topped each with provolone (I'm out of mozzarella).
Baked for like 10 minutes maybe?  At about 400 degrees.

Finished product.
My plate, plus a salad with lettuce, olives, artichoke hearts, tomato, and feta, tossed with balsamic, lemon, and EVOO.

Also drank this margarita made by the husband. 
Then we stayed in and watched The Blindside.


Jen said...

Ha, I have to lock Nati out of the room I'm in when I do abs. He always jumps on me or jumps at my legs! Glad you had a nice night at home :)

Kelly said...

It took Rascal a long time to realize I did not want him on my chest while I did stomach exercises, but eventually he got it.

I've been meaning to make pesto for weeks. I ended up throwing my basil in the freezer to save it. I hope it still makes good pesto when I thaw it out eventually.

Anonymous said...

Clyde is so little and absolutely adorable! I have to lock Lincoln away when I work out at home b/c he does the same thing and we just cant have that--I hope we get to meet him tomorrow!

Loving the spinach/artichoke oil idea--never would have thought about that but usually have both on hand. Pair it up with a margarita and thats a perfect meal in my book!

Kristina said...

Clyde is SO CUTE. :)

I'm doing Jillian's Shred and NMTZ (and I skip all the knee stuff too!! I can't even handle the knee circles in basic warmup!). When I do Shred, and get on the floor for the ab phase, Basil comes running and wants to play! :)

Those pizzas look delicious!!

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