*sniff* *sniff* My nose is stopped up and I'm sneezing. Yep, I have a cold but when I say it, it sounds like "I have a code." Poor me. LOL
I had grand plans of exercise today but looks like I'll be in bed with a bottle of Dayquil (which puts me to sleep), Kleenex (which is really a roll of toilet tissue), and cheesy movies.
It started yesterday and got worse as the day progressed. Chuck was so sweet. He got in the kitchen and made homemade refried beans and tacos. He even made the taco shells! Everything turned out perfect. Thanks, Chuck!
Saturday I was still going strong so Chuck and I cooked together. Gyros!! I didn't even know you could make gyros at home.
First, a trip to Phoenicia Specialty Foods for some ingredients.
The pita is fresh from the oven.
Cases of baklava. Evil, wicked baklava. ;-)
We made the gyro meat as a meatloaf and then sliced it thinly. It was incredibly good. Just a few ingredients. Ground lamb is the meat of choice. I was able to find some lean ground lamb to cut down on the calories.
Stuffed grape leaves.
My plate with gyro (in half a pita), grape leaves, homemade tzaziki, a kibbeh ball, and a few roasted potatoes. Such a good dinner.
I used a recipe from Alton Brown for the gyro meat and tzaziki. It is really easy to make so if you like gyros you may want to give it a try.
Rachel made a cake that day to practice some of her skills. We brought it to Chuck's parents' house and left most of it there. Very cute cake. Tasty too! Rachel starts a new cake decorating class next week so I'm sure she'll be making more.
The Dayquil is starting to work its magic so I guess I'll go take a nap and try to get over this cold so I can get back to running and exercising in general. It feels weird to just lie in bed since I've been so active lately.
Goodnight, blogger buddies. *sniff* *sniff* *snork* *snork*