TGIAF!!! 🙂 But….
….what the heck VA?! Still non-stop rain and wind since Tuesday…. needless to say the 5 block walk to my car from the office was not fun. Nor the driving in this stuff, visibility is terrible and I was scurrrred I can’t remember the last time we got this much rain at once….?
But friends, it was all worth it bc kickboxing class rocked my socks off! We did a lot of arm work using light weights as well as some great standing ab moves tonight…. love love love 🙂
When I got home I knew that tonight was going to be an easy dinner night… even better since it’s like the best tv night evah (hello Real Housewives whoop whoop!!!!!) and I am in a major relaxation mood due to this weather.
I decided on a salad to start, dressing of choice a blue cheese vinagrette! One of my all time faves
Just use a bit of each (2:1:1 ratio approximately) to come up with the flavor combo/thickness you like and voila! – a lower fat version with more flavor punch than your average blue cheese bear!
The vinegar/agave combo thins your normal blue cheese out without any flavor loss, therefore lowering the fat & making it easier to coat salad without using 8lbs of dressing… and the vinegar adds a bit of tang!
- black pepper
Lovin’ the sweet & savory salad combos apparently 😉
Blue cheese dressing + pear = heavenly!
We also had last night’s baked rice w/ butternut squash that needed to be finished up (can you believe this made 6 servings, and it was like the cheapest side dish ever?!)
I wanted to make it fun so I put it into individual ramekins, heated up in the oven topped with some more parmesan cheese (also added about 1 tblsp chicken stock to ensure it didn’t dry out upon reheating)
Have I mentioned how much I love this recipe yet? Haha, but seriously, I think I may even make it for the holidays I love it that much!
We also had some frozen leftover london broil for protein 🙂
All together now!
It was seriously the perfect flavor combo — love the london broil with the blue cheese salad & the baked rice really pulled it all together.
Total win for the “leftover team” if you ask me!
Alright friends, time to go relax & catch up on some googlereader until these ladies make their appearance
Until then, if you don’t hear from me tomorrow just know that it’s bc our house has floated away in all this rain
Seriously though, hope it stops soon & I’ll be seeing you friends tomorrow for Friday Fun Day!
P.S. When I was a lil’ girl my dad used to say “rain rain go away come again some other day, little Stephy wants to play!” and I always think of this when it rains alot…. so cute 🙂