Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Dinner this Week and Running Update

This week I enter week 4 of the Couch to 5K running plan, almost half way through! I am not looking forward to my run later today, however. I am not feeling stellar and think a cold is on its way. Sore throat, headache, general mild body aches, and sinus pressure. I want to not run, but I also want to not lose my momentum, so I'm telling myself if I can just get my 3 runs in this week, I will give myself a free pass as far as the other exercise is concerned. In other news, I am rather excited about some of the meals I have planned this week.

Honey Balsamic Lamb Chops (holy hell lamb chops are expensive, if this goes well, this will be for special occasions only)
Cous Cous

Pumpernickel Pastrami Panini with Rosemary-Ale Jus
Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic, Gorgonzola, and Herbs
Green Salad

Chicken Tostadas
Black Beans
Mexican Rice

I'm trying to stick to a healthy eating plan, my panini won't be the healthiest thing in the world, I know, but with portion control we should be okay. Darryl doesn't like pastrami so I'm going to make his with roast beef. I don't have a panini maker, so I was thinking of using my George Forman grill and just propping it up so it's level and the juices don't run out of the sammys, I think this might be genius, no?George Forman above, panini maker below.


Milltini said...

I didn't get a chance to make it because I had to work so late! Such a bummer...hopefully tonight though. All of your choices look delish!

Elizabeth said...

Nice panini press hack idea! Another option would be to cook it in a cast iron skillet, with another one on top. This requires having two cast iron skillets... I'm gross and have 3, one with grill marks.