Happy Friday! We’ve still got a lot of frozen snow around here so this morning we had to adjust our schedule. The sidewalks were too icy to run on, and our cars were too frozen to drive. So Anthony and I came up with a little 30-minute at-home workout. All you need is a band and a few household items (like a chair, set of stairs, and carpeted space) to get going.
Bonus points if you have a full container of laundry soap to use as a weight Here are some YouTube videos of some of the movements:
And here is lunch! Since we were snowed in yesterday we took full advantage of having access to our panini press. Why is melty cheese so much better than cold cheese?Chips and fruit on the side.Moving right along to dinner… all this cold weather makes me want a bowl of hot soup!Anthony was feeling nostalgic the other day and I was feeling lazy. It was the perfect combination of emotions because he was inspired to make a soup that his Italian grandma used to make for him and I was inspired to sit and watch.
He took charge of the kitchen and this is what we ended up with:The recipe was so simple that I didn’t think the soup could really be that good. But it was surprisingly tasty! I guess those Italians know what they’re doing
In the lineup: chickpeas, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, chicken stock — simmered in the slow cooker for hours, and then partially pureed. Add-ins: Olive oil, salt, pepper, parsley, and Parmesan. And big noodles!We shared the meal together the first night that Anthony made it — and then I got to finish off the leftovers while he was out of town for a couple days.
Speaking of out-of-towners, my friend Meredith arrives this afternoon! Let’s hope this snow melts and we can enjoy a sunny weekend. Have a good one!
- Where are your grandparents from?
- Where do you find at-home workouts?
- What are you most looking forward to this weekend!