Ready for a random story with no real point? Good. Here we go. We had a discussion a couple weeks ago at work about weird, superfluous (<— Sean would be mad at me for using such a “big” word) phrases that people use, like “not gonna lie” which had me cracking up and reminded me of how Sean and I used to get SO annoyed when people would say “to be quite frank” or “frankly”. We would always just insert a random name instead of frank when we were talking and would end up saying, “to be quite rachael” or “to be quite sean”. Which is totally normal, promise. Then I almost went to use to open this post with “not gonna lie” and I had to chuckle and delete it. Unnecessary story FTW. Moving on…
1. I made this recipe earlier this week and it was a freaking slam dunk. Sean raved about it for days. If you’re looking for a good soup recipe, TRY THIS ONE.
definitely not my picture because I am not a food blogger. and mine didn’t really look exactly like that. still not certain how Cooking Light gets all their dishes to look so pretty.
I followed the recipe almost to a T, except that I didn’t use a green pepper because I bought the three-pack of peppers that comes with red, orange and yellow. It was still delicious. Oh and I also didn’t use queso blanco because I’m not sure I’ve ever had it before so I didn’t know if I’d like it (let’s be honest, it’s cheese, of course I would). So I used shredded colby-jack cheese instead, which is one of my favorites. Make this ASAP. You won’t be disappointed.
2. I’ve been on a roll with dinners this week and last night I made this pork with roasted apples and onions recipe.
also not my picture, but you probably already guessed that. but someone average must have photographed this because mine looked almost exactly like this!! kidding, Cooking Light, it probably means I’m good at following directions.
The only change that I made to this recipe is that Sean and I added a fried egg to it. Sounds weird, I know, but it was amazingly delicious. I was super hesitant about making this because Sean can be a little weird about fruit mixed in with dinner, but he was giving out compliments left and right about this one too. Sometimes I forget how much I like pork, and this just resolidified that I should probably be making it more often than I do.
3. Those are the only two dinners I’ve made this week, so that’s really all I’ve got. Other than that I’ve had a few mediocre runs, one good hot yoga session, and I’ve worked a lot. Exciting stuff, I know.
Oh wait, I do have one gripe for all the cyclists out there: I know that you are all out there trying to log miles just like us runners, but PLEASE do us both a favor and yell out “on your left” or “on your right” if you’re coming up behind a runner. I don’t wear headphones when I run for this very reason, but I do tend to zone out, and yesterday I almost got hit twice because I had a cyclist zoom past me without alerting me that they were there. It’s just common courtesy, and I don’t want to put myself back on the injured list any time soon because I got hit by a bike.
Any new recipes I should try? I had a BIG recipe fail a couple weeks ago so I’ve been sticking to safe stuff til this week. Now I’m feeling experimental again, so send them my way!