Saturday, December 22, 2012

Cookies, Crave & Christmas Group Fitness

I cannot believe Christmas is next week! December flew by in a flash. Some exciting things that have happened so far this weekend:

1. I made Caroline’s double chocolate cookies. They are amazing!  I had never used bread flour in cookies and I love what it does to the texture/flavor.  Caroline- you are so sweet AND talented!!


2. Josh and I went on a date to Crave. Josh’s parents and siblings watched Kay for us (thank youuuu!) and we had adult time. We nibbled on their incredible bread. I’ve said it before…but I think I could eat a whole loaf of their delicious raisin bread. Excuse the dark pictures to follow…

Josh got their special pork and shrimp dumplings to start:


He said they were good, but nothing out of the ordinary.

For dinner, he got their cappellini and meatballs. This blew him away! He said the meatballs were amazing and the sauce was some of the best he has ever had:


Crave makes tasty seasonal salads. I got the winter salad: “Chef’s own house made power greens – Baby tatsoi, bright lights swiss chard, and purple kale - served with honey Champagne vinaigrette, toasted pumpkin seeds, roasted beets and sweet potato croutons, topped with St. Andre Cheese.” The croutons were ridiculous good. A fantastic combination:


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3. This morning we had our Christmas group fitness celebration. I taught Step & Pump. My silly celebration hair:


Kay helped me get ready for class:



and did a clean and press:


Our Body Pump team:

 IMG_2739 Good stuff! What have you been up to?

I’ve mentioned before that I went to school for engineering. Recently, my blog friend Meg sent me this awesome video. I love the concept and already placed an order for Kay:

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!


Lauren Podolsky said...

Yay for date night! And I wish I lived closer to you because I would totally be taking all of your classes. :) Have a great weekend hun!

Christina said...

I loved those sweet potato croutons. Next time y'all go, tell Josh to get the spaghetti carbonara. OMG it's sooooooooooo good.

Averie Cooks said...

Love the hair pic of you :)

And I just clicked over to that cookie recipe because when you said bread flour, I thought, oh wow, that sounds like my recipe - and it was dapted from me :) LOL small world.

I hope you guys have a very Merry Xmas! :)

itzyskitchen said...

Blog world loves one anothers recipes!! ;) Hope you have a very merry Christmas too!

HealthyDiva said...

Those cookies look so good! I am loving all the holiday cookies!

I died of cuteness when i saw those pics of her on instagram today! She is precious!

Wanted to wish you and your beautiful family happy holidays! <3

On Anna's Plate said...

I saw those toys too-- so cool! Looks like you're having a great holiday-- and fancy adult dates are always a good thing. :-)

Biz said...

Hooray for a date night out!! Your salad looks delicious. What a wonderful video - I am sure most young girls have no idea what engineering, yet they all know about Miss America! I am sure Baby K will enjoy that toy when she gets older!

Merry Christmas!!

Amanda @ Sistas of Strength said...

I said this on Instagram or something too, but isn't it just the best taking kids to the gym? CJ can run around our gym for hours and just keeps finding fun things to do. :)

auntie julie said...

the holidays are always like on giant holiday cookie recipe swap! i love hearing who's recipes are good - could you imagine if someone was like i used this persons recipe and they sucked hahahaha thats mean of me - whatev! kay is so badass with the beanie and her barbells - i'm pretty sure i saw her coaching crossfit this AM...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!! hope you and the fam have a fabulous & delicious xmas and new years!!!! xoxoxo

Blond Duck said...

What does bread flour do? Merry Christmas!

MizFit said...


Danielle said...

Love the cute hair!

Katie said...

Love your festive hair!