Yesterday evening we successfully completed a nolhtaib. That would be a backwards biathlon. Biked, then swam. Andrew was itching to do a dri-tri, practice triathlon, but after a long day I wasn’t prepared. This morning I did a gym-brick, biking to treadmill. Feeling OK, but our jaunt last night wore me out more than I had anticipated. Plus, we gave our little monster Dr Jones a bath. He then unwound and watched some TV.
My dearest pal Tiffiny brought to my attention that I need more recipes on this thing. She recommended the yummy breakfast casserole if you remember. I am pleased to share with you the best find in New York. No ladies, it’s not a designer handbag or Derek Jeter. We had dinner at an amazing Italian (eye-talian) restaurant and ordered the most unique appetizer. Asparagus with egg, sprinkled with cheese on top. Are you rolling your eyes yet? The flavor combination is out of control delicious and it’s as simple as it sound.
1 bunch of asparagus
1 egg per person
2 – 3 Tablespoons of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
– Cook one bunch of asparagus (boiling or grilling)
– When the asparagus is almost done cooking, begin to fry your egg
– Cook egg over-easy (cooked on both sides; yolk is a thin liquid, while the egg white is partially cooked)
– Plate cooked asparagus and immediately drizzle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese
– Place egg(s) on top
Voila! This appetizer/side dish is no
yolk joke. It’s a dish that would make Giada blush. Plus, too easy not to try.
Seeing as I don’t want to bore everyone with a second by second recap of my training, I’ll start sprinkling in some “Tri Tips & Tricks.”
Tri Tips & Tricks Volume 1: Call me captain obvious but it’s important to train where you are weak. Contrary to rumors, you’re strong sport won’t suffer as long as you continue to alternate your training appropriately. I started training hard for my weakest link, the swim. Knowing that I am awful at swimming, every evening (I mean almost every evening) I get in my pool and swim for at least 15 min. This non-stop swimming has helped me tremendously. Practice does in fact make perfect, or in my case – makes me look less like I’m drowning in the water.
My running has not suffered, but knowing this is where I am the strongest, I know I can pass up a long run every now and then for a longer swim. My passion for running comes back stronger after I’ve been swimming or biking.
Have you all paired a few things in a dish that you thought would never work but ended up being absolutely delicious?