Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was surprisingly fun. I’m 100% exhausted today but it was well worth it. On Friday, my husband and I went out and stayed up far too late. We joined our friends for breakfast bright and early on Saturday. I spent the rest of the day recuperating, with a late afternoon venture to the grocery store with the whole family. Oy, why do we do this to ourselves? It was fine but totally chaotic.
Sunday morning was a 10-mile training run. It was chilly to start, and I was not happy about that. But after about an hour it warmed up a bit and actually felt nice. My friend and I did an out-and-back, and at the end we were a tad short so we decided to do some trails to make up the difference. I was directing us because I happen to be more familiar with the area, but the particular trail I was looking for I hadn’t been on since I was in high school. And who knows what my mental state was at that time, so of course we got a little lost for a few minutes. (My bad.) We double backed and got on the right trail, and all was good.
Today I am completely wiped out. I’m toast. My legs are tired, I’m tired — I need a nap. Technically it’s yoga day but we’ll see if that happens later or not.
I have some great news that I received over the weekend! I have been officially accepted as a FitFluential Ambassador. I’m really excited for this wonderful opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and not only learn from awesome people, but also contribute my experiences as well. It will be a great resource for me, and ultimately for you! #fitfluential
Today is Recipe Monday, too! (So much awesomeness packed into one Monday. I can’t handle it.) Today I’m linking up with Annmarie and Cassandra, and sharing my favorite Alfredo Sauce recipe. It’s not low fat. And it’s not really healthy. But every once in a while, a little fat and cheese is good for the soul. Enjoy. 🙂
- 1/4 C butter
- 1-2 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1-2 Tbsp flour
- 3/4 C milk
- 3/4 C heavy cream
- 1 1/2 C parmesan cheese
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add garlic and saute until lightly browned. Sprinkle the flour over the garlic and stir. Use enough flour to soak up the butter but not too much. You will be creating a roux.
Cook this for 4 minutes, stirring constantly to keep it from burning. When the flour is lightly browned, pour the cream and milk in and whisk until all clumps are gone and it begins to thicken.
Slowly whisk in the cheese little by little. Do not stop whisking until all cheese is melted and lumps are gone. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
Voila! Alfredo sauce. Yum!
Have a great Monday, and an awesome week!