Sunday, February 21, 2010

21 February 2010

Last week was a total waste. I came down with a stomach flu on Monday and was out of work most of the week. The only silver lining is that I lost almost 10 pounds because I did not eat for several days. It will help jump start my diet and training that begins tomorrow. I am starting the PB90X training program with my friends Jeff and Cory. It includes home exercise and a strict diet, so tonight's Sunday Supper may be the last high fat comfort food for a while. Hopefully, I will be able to stick to the program and get in better shape for summer. I will keep you posted on my progress.

Thankfully, I was feeling well enough to attend the Cherokee Arts Center Mardi Gras Ball last night at the Rock Barn! It was a great fundraising party, and we danced the night away with some good friends, neighbors and fellow Arts Center board members. The event included some great food. Wanda Roach, a really great cook, made a delicious pork tenderloin, and Dianne Langston whipped up an amazing cheese spread and Southern Sushi – pickled okra wrapped in cream cheese and ham! It was really good. Congratulations to Harry and Rebecca Johnston for being named the King and Queen of Mardi Gras.

So after a miserable week and active night of partying, I am keeping tonight's Sunday Supper really simple. I am making a simple pan roasted chicken and cauliflower with parsley. I saw the recipe on PBS program "Everyday Food," Martha Stewart's casual cooking show. The entire dish only has five ingredients, but it looks very satisfying. Plus, it is relatively healthy. Here's to simple!

The Menu:

- Pan Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower, Parsley and Capers

- Micro Arugula Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

- Nonfat Frozen Strawberry Yogurt
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