Last night I managed to run 5 miles on the treadmill. My legs were sore from the squats and lunges on Monday night, so the fact that I even made it to the gym is a miracle.
- Warm-up: 10 mins
- 4 x 800 interval pick-ups, with 90 second rest intervals
- Cool down: 20 mins
I came home and made a simple, but filling dinner. Broccoli and Tofu.
After pressing the tofu to remove the excess liquid, I baked them for 20 mins at 400 degrees. Flipping once. I used the Soy Vay Teriyaki sauce again and they turned out delish.
I never thought I would EVER say that I really like tofu. I am actually starting to crave it. WEIRD.
I sauteed broccoli with a little butter, garlic, and pepper. I drizzled lemon juice on before eating. yum.
A little later, I decided I wanted some popcorn. I popped a 100 calorie bag of kettle corn. The bag felt like it had nothing to it when I was putting it in the microwave, but it popped a ton.
This morning, I woke up to ICE and lots of it. I wish I could say that I am typing this from home, but my boss sent an email last night that she wasn't going to be authorizing working from home unless the building was closed. Our building never closes. So if I wanted to stay home - I would have to take the day off. UGH.
I decided to wait for the ice the melt and roads to be cleaned up before coming into work. Oscar got a long, slippery walk in the park. He fell a few times and I couldn't help but laugh - poor guy. He loves this weather though, so snow/ice angels were in full effect.
I took my time getting to work. I stopped by my local coffee shop and got my new favorite morning drink - Green Tea Latte w/ Honey.
Basically, they take a green tea bag and steep it in a little water. Then, they add steamed skim milk and a squirt or two of honey. yum.
Good thing I had my tea because I was in my car for about 20 minutes waiting for the ice to melt on my front wind shield. I found another way to take care of the ice on my windows. (Obviously I don't have an ice scrapper.)
As I rolled down the windows, the ice stayed put, so I would punch it out. It was fun.
Ok, so I need your foodie help.
This week is Restaurant week in Baltimore. You get to choose 3 courses from a special menu for a fixed price. Kevin and I have reservations at b, a Bolton Hill Bistro for dinner tomorrow night which we chose because they had a ton of choices. But now, looking at the menu - I am completely overwhelmed!
Here are the options:
First Course (Choice of one)
- Soup: Cannellini Bean with Lardons~
- Warm Crotin de Chavignol with Arugula, Fennel, Candied Pecans and Apple Cider Dressing~
- Panzanella Salad of Rustic Italian Bread, Marinated Tomatoes, Capers, Red Onion tossed w/ Aged Balsamic & EVOO~
- Pumpkin Stuffed Ravioliwith Pancetta and Sage Brown Butter~
- Rhode Island Calamari sautéed in House Tomato Sauce over Grilled Polenta~
- Roasted Beet Salad w/ Toasted Walnuts, Chevre and Mache~
- Fried OystersCaper Aioli, Arugula and Fennel Salad~
Second Course (Choice of one)
Third Course (Choice of one)
- b Bread Pudding
- Crème Brulee with homemade Cookies
- Pot De Crème with Homemade Cookies
- Lemon Sabayon Tart, Burnt Meringue and Raspberry Preserves
- Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter Gianduja, Crispy Feulletine, Blood Orange Gelee and Banana Custard
- Caramelized Banana Tart, Almond Cream, Golden Raisin Caramel and toasted Cardamom Ice Cream
- Ice Cream Plate:Fresh Made Profiteroles served with any of our House made Ice Creams and Salted Caramel (Ice Cream Flavors: vanilla, nutella, mocha, panna cotta, olive oil, amaretto, pistachio, bacio, fragola)
Can you see why this is SO hard?! Everything sounds INCREDIBLE...and I don't even know what half the things actually are. ;)
Please let me know what you would choose, so hopefully it will help me decide!!