Greek Gyro Skewers with Roasted Zucchini, Baked Pita Chips, and Cucumber Tzatziki
4 out of 4 Stars
Pistachio – Crusted Chicken with Quinoa and Chopped Cucumber Jalapeno
3 out of 4 Stars
Jerk Chicken Skewers with Curry Rice Pilaf
I love me some Jerk Chicken and when I saw this recipe pop up I was stoked to try it out. The only issue was I had run out of time because I was back to my schedules… and normally I would have made this meal on sunday night but we had company.. So Monday night came and well, that was the night I made it and packed it for the next day…. but not without having a bit before packing it away for my lunch the next day…
All I can say is YES! YES! YES!!! everything about this meal was amazing… the spicy mixed with the sweetness of the peach was so unexpected. It was like a burst of awesomeness in my mouth. I was floored! I was excited to bring it to work and share with my coworkers to give them a taste of what these boxes had to offer and even they were impressed… The Jerk Chicken was Spicy to the point my mouth was on fire and my nose was running. It was SPOT on!!! My coworker that is married to a west indie even said that this was some of the best jerk chicken that they had tasted…
The Rice was nice… I normally don’t do well with certain curry and my stomach just rejects everything about it.. but this was a nice mild flavor not too overdone.. I think the only thing that I did not care for, was the selection of snap peas they sent.. they were in poor shape and I had to basically clip so much of bean off. But I made it work.
This meal……. 4 out of 4 stars!!!
Heirloom Tomato Flatbread with Prosciutto and Pesto
This was an easy delish Saturday Lunch that we did… The flavor was through the roof.. I really enjoyed it. The Dough that they send is in a bag and you have to let it warm up to room temperature so that you can get the dough to fully stretch to a nice flat bread size. Here is what came in the box…
Pizza Dough, Prosciutto, Fresh Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomatoes, and Pesto
Thats pretty much it… You start out but rolling out the dough and then poking it with a fork and then precooking it in the oven…. Then once it has a golden color to the dough. you take it out. Placing the Pesto on first followed by the Mozzarella, and the tomatoes. Then throw it back into the oven and bam before you know it it’s done and ready to be eaten!
My husband loved it and before I knew it, his plate was empty! This is a great meal to just throw together on a rainy day or when you just want something quick and easy! I mean seriously, how DELISH does this looks!!! 4 out 0f 4 Stars From us!
Seared Steak and Creamy Chipotle Pan Sauce with Poblano, Corn, and Crispy Potato Hash
Jamie Oliver’s Tomato, Spinach and Olive Fusilli with fresh oregano and cheese.
Last meal in the box for this week! Today we take on
Jamie Oliver’s Chili Con Carne Meatballs with Sweet Peppers and Black Beans!
This time last year was the most nerve wrecking week. I was about to embark on the biggest achievement of my life along with many other First Timers as well.. The New York City Marathon, in my eyes, is the marathon of the year next to Boston. I get totally stoked for both races but nyc….. with what I did last year has now a very special spot in my heart. With that being said, boy do I have some amazing news.
This past week I had had a Dream about Margaret Hagerty! If you don’t remember my run in with her last year at the NYC Marathon, read my post, My NYC Marathon to refresh your memory. In August, my dear friend Margaret passed away due to complications to a stroke, she was 92. In this dream she told me that she was still running, and that she was happy that I was back running after I had sustained an injury to my knee from the marathon. That she said that I needed to Keep pushing forward and to keep going to just cross that ‘damn’ finish line. I can’t help but laugh when she said that because that was Margaret. She then told me to make sure that I am reaching out to Sue that we are now bonded for life and she now needs me in her life. And that’s just what I did… I woke up the next day and proceeded to email Sue. That’s when my heart filled with warmth and my eyes with tears when I received an email in return from Sue.
So with all that being said in short, Looks like I will be Running the TCS NYC Marathon 2016 with Sue in memory of Margaret thanks to Emily and NYRR. I honestly can’t believe I said yes to another marathon.. What? I know crazy right… But it’s for my dear friend that I met that day November 2nd 2014 that changed my life, forever! And even if I have to crawl, cry, beg, and wine….Ohhh Wine! HA! I will cross that finish line just as Margaret did that day for her 81st marathon at the young age of 91.
Now to reach out to Girls On The Run and see if they will help out and if there is a way we can do something in Margaret’s name. If anyone of my readers reads this and can help out. Please let me know…. I’d love to run with and for something she believed so much in!
As long as people make me feel welcome and don’t pay attention to how slow I’m going, as long as I feel comfortable and am physically able, I’m going to keep going – Margaret Hagerty
So HOLY CRAP IT”S HERE!!! It’s really here. This is where my life get’s serious and all the BS is left behind. I’d be lying if I didnt say that I started to cry last night thinking about where I have come from, what I have accomplished thus far, and where I am about to go. OMG I AM RUNNING NYC WITH #MYRUNNINGFAMILY!!!! Get Stoked.. But first, I Thank God for my #SoulSister Amy ( aka: THE AWESOME MOM ) For making me get off and out of my Couch Monster position and hit the streets running.. Cus man, I was not and have not been feeling it lately since I hurt my foot! But I did it. So up first 4 mile run! I ended up doing 3.34 miles instead because my headphones died out pretty much 1/4 of the way through. and I’m sorry I need to listen to my jams when I run. It gets me 110% out of my head.
4 mile run – 3.34