Archive for May 4th, 2009

The Fifth of May.  That would be tomorrow however, I like to be ahead of the game.  cinco-de-mayo  For Mexico, it is a celebration of Mexican history and pride.  For the USA, it is a celebration for Americans with Mexican heritage.  For me, it’s an excuse to create something “Mexican” for dinner.

Since we are having leftovers (that would be Eggplant Parmesan), I wanted something easy on the side. Now I know what you are thinking.  “Eggplant Parm is Italian… WHHAAATT is she thinking?!!!!”  I realize the cultural implications however, it’s just Ted and myself tonight so there is no pressure in trying to impress, just to enjoy a tasty meal. We like Eggplant and we like this slaw, therefore, the task at hand is to create a satisfying Monday night dinner, and that was accomplished.  Read on dear friends.


Serves 8


  • 1/4 small head of purple cabbage, washed and sliced thin
  • 1/4 small head of green cabbage, washed and sliced thin
  • 8 oz can of Mexican corn (or use plain corn)
  • 1/2 green pepper, small chop
  • 1/2 red pepper, small chop
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped (or use 1 TBS dried)
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 TBS EVOO
  • 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp of red pepper (or to taste)

Toss the cabbage, corn, peppers together.  In a bowl, mix the lime, cilantro, vinegar, EVOO, salt and pepper together.  Pour the liquid over the sliced/chopped vegetables, toss and enjoy. ¡que lo disfrutes con salud! (I hope you enjoy it!)



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The Routine

It’s Monday and back to the weekday routine. 

Ted arrived home safely and full of weekend tales of “Men on Golf Outing Without Women”.  Based on most of the details, women wouldn’t have wanted to be present.  There was an unfortunate 12 year old boy that was the only other member attending the golf school over the weekend.  He was either entertained by the older 4-some or went home to tell his parents never to do that to him again.  Poor kid.Golf ball:10574

As  I said, it’s back to the routine which began at 4AM. It was a touch-and-go situation because in the bathroom, I started the water running to brush my teeth and prepare for the workout ahead.  I looked in the mirror, turned the water off.  Stared at myself some more. Turned the water back on.  Thought “I didn’t get to bed too early last night, maybe I’ll just go back to bed now“.  Turned the water off.  Looked at my clothes…”but I’m so awake“.  Turned the water on.  Turned the water off …”we’re having left overs tonight so I’ll have more time to workout after work….no…just get it over with“….. and FINALLY the water went back on and brushing and washing commenced. 

It was chest day:  4 sets x 12 reps. Presses with long bar. Presses with dumbells.  Pec cross overs. Chest Flies.  It was also bicep day:  4 sets x 12 reps. Cable curls. Hammer curls. Rope bicep curls. Concentration curls.  

The warm up was 20 minutes of ET and 15 minutes of rowing. Shane and I went for a 3 mile run. 

Breakfast:  A VPX vanilla shake with 1/4 banana and Fuze.  Oats were Bob’s Red Mill 5 Grain with 3 dried plums and apple spice.

You must be back to your usual Monday routine as well.  Unless of course you are going on vacation in which event…Lucky You!  Have a good one whatever you’re doing.

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