This one is all food and fun friends. The fitness? Well, it’s in the previous post. The fun? I happen to think cooking with loved ones and baking for them is pretty dang fun.
I’ll admit that as I have been running more miles each week, my adherence and/or insistence on eating healthy 80% of the time has gone a few percentage points. For example, this weekend. The 3 recipes I am going to post are what I call “eat in moderation” meals and treats. I do believe that you can eat anything as long as you don’t eat too much of it. So with that in mind, game on!
The insightful idea to make Shrimp Risotto on Friday was my husbands. Once I got a little more familiar with the kitchen, I knew I had to tackle risotto because it was one of his favorite meals on our honeymoon. I know without a doubt this doesn’t come close to that dish, but it still tasted pretty good. I used this recipe minus the truffle oil, parsley for the chives, and added shrimp.
I saw a tweet from Eat Live Run on Friday for homemade Pizza Rolls. Don’t pretend you
don’t didn’t like those tasty little Totino’s snacks. These turned out a bit larger then the bite sized frozen delights, but I promise these were worth the work and the savings in sodium. As usual, I used my favorite pizza dough recipe from Mark Bittman.
Pizza Rolls from Eat Live Run
Don’t forget dessert! For his birthday bck in August, I made Mr. BKL a set of birthday coupons for meals and baked goods of his choice. He turned one in on Sunday and requested Monster Cookies. The man had a coupon, I had to honor it.
I used this recipe at All Recipes. You can guess how these turned out.
I wouldn’t recommend eating all of this in one day. But, the problem with delicious recipes is leftovers. Maybe it’s a good problem to have. We actually freeze a lot of baked goods after a day or two. It’s true what they say…out of sight, out of mind. Then it’s really awesome when you remember you have cookies in the freezer.