Today was super fun and contained four awesome firsts for me!
I won my very first giveaway, thanks to Sarah!!! (http://anotherchapterwritten.blogspot.com/)
Attended the Fun, Fit and Fabulous conference hosted by Highmark
Had my first ever purple mashed potatoes (Peruvian Mashed? Who knew??)
I love experiencing new things. I think it provides opportunity to extend yourself beyond a comfort zone and into unknown territory. I was nervous walking into a huge ballroom with hundreds of women, none of which I had ever met, and sitting down with my plate at the opening breakfast. But with coffee in my hand and a smile on my face, the entire day was great; meeting people, enjoying the wonderful music and dance of Zumba, hearing a fantastic motivational speech of Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, and overall totally embracing girl power. If you were at Fun, Fit and Fabulous, and did not leave with a wonderful sense of female empowerment, I don’t think you listened to a single thing, because from the get go, the message and theme of the day was embracing your strengths as a female.
Tomorrow I plan on giving a more in-depth look at Dr. Lombardo’s seminar, because she truly was fantastic, but today I wanted to share the delicious lunch I threw together yesterday, and am again, making this evening for Ryan and I to savor.
Grandpa’s Garden Goodness!
- Flatout Multi-Grain and Flax deli wraps
- Balsamic onions
- Small zucchini
- Handful of broccoli
- Cooked spinach
- Perdue Italian Style Chicken Breast (cooked as bag instructs)
- Green Pepper
- Sweet Peppers (from a jar)
- Cabot 75% Cheddar Cheese
- Fresh Basil
- Red Pepper
- Garlic Salt
1. Cut onions and soak them in balsamic vinegar
2. Cut tomatos, add a little salt and roast them in the oven at 400 degrees (convection) for about 10 minutes
3. Put wrap in the oven for a few minutes to get a slight crisp (that way it wont get all soggy with the good toppings!!!)
4. Cut up all the delicious veggies and set aside in a bowl
5. Take the newly crisped wrap, top with tomato sauce, vegetables, chicken breast, cheese, basil and spices/herbs
6. Throw that baby in the oven (400 degrees convection) for about 10 minutes (keep an eye on it because everyone likes their pizza a little differently!)
7. Put some extra basil and red pepper (if you like spice, of course)
8. Eat and Enjoy
I know this is not in perfect recipe format, or the format Stephanie suggested as HLS, but I think its pretty easy to follow and works for a hodge-podge dinner such as this! Maybe next time I will follow cook book etiquette a little better?
I’m off to the kitchen! Happy dinner 🙂