Happy Sunday TKW Family! Or should I say “Happy Super Bowl Sunday” TKW Family? LOL As you all know I’m a Pittsburgh girl through and through. I bleed black ‘n gold and love my Steelers. So sure it stings a bite that they aren’t playing today however I’ll still watch the game. Hey it’s football after all! And growing up with 4 brothers you learned to love it and appreciate it. Plus I absolutely love the commercials and half time performances. Well okay not all of the half time performances. There are some performers/groups that honestly they could spend a bajillion dollars on props, pyrotechnics and dancing bears and I still wouldn’t like them. For me it’s all about the music itself. Sure I can appreciate a ‘show’ but the heart of a ‘show’ like that is the music; at least it is for me.
However this year I’m excited to see some of the acts. Lady Gaga, while she’s totally out there is incredibly talented. It’ll be interesting to hear her sing the National Anthem. My only fear is she ‘wears’ the flag – yeah, that would not be cool. Then CNN just announced that Bruno Mars will also star in the half time show with Coldplay and Beyonce. I love Bruno so it should prove to be really entertaining.
And then the commercials – with this year being a huge year in politics I’m curious to see if any of the candidates take out an ad to bash another. FYI – I am SO not into politics but the rhetoric is rather comedic. And of course there’s always the Budweiser’s commercials with the horses and or the dog. However I heard this year they were going another route with a PSA regarding drunk driving. BRAVO! It’s about time!
What else? OH… I was FINALLY released to go back to the gym though I was informed that I must start back slow with regards to lifting. I can’t risk tearing my rotator cuff again. No way man, I’m so not going through that surgery again! 2 surgeries on the same shoulder in 8 months. Nope, nope, nope! So instead I put on my spinning pants (which I’ll admit were a wee bit snug) and decided to just spin for 30 minutes. Have to admit, after 10 minutes I was starting to feel it which I normally don’t even start breaking a sweat or breathing hard until around 25-30 minutes. Goes to show you what 8 weeks of being a proverbial couch potato does to the body. Thankfully I only gained a couple of pounds while I was recuperating however what I did gain became solid blubber! LOL Ah but now that I can go back to working out I’m not too concerned. That’ll come off fairly quickly and what once was muscle that turned to flubber will tighten back up again. I hope!
But I stuck with it and put in a little over 11 miles which made me feel really good – at least my stamina remained. Sunday’s are my rest day which I’m going to need. I have a ton of work to go through for my other job plus I feel so far behind on my TKW recipes. I was going through my photo shoots and I have pictures from 3-4 months ago that are still not edited let alone the recipes transcribed from my notebook to my electronic files. Oy!
On this week’s edition of the Weekly Menu you’ll see that Friday’s pizza is one of my all time favs – the indoor grilled bbq beef shortrib pizza. Now many of you will be serving pulled pork/chicken/beef for the Super Bowl. If that’s the case, save some of it and freeze it. On Friday make the dough and bbq sauce (or you can use whatever you had your meat in) and put that on this pizza instead of the shortribs. I do this quite often and it’s FABULOUS plus it’s a great way to use up leftovers!
Now go get your game face on and have an amazing week!
Best Kitchen Wishes!
♥ Monday – Chicken Cordon Blue
♥ Tuesday – Caramelized Onion Bacon Burgers
♥ Wednesday – World’s Most Awesomest Tenderest Pork Cutlets
♥ Thursday – Grown Up Balsamic Pepper Fig Roast Beef Sandwich
♥ Friday – Indoor Grilled BBQ Beef Shortrib Pizza
♥ Saturday – Proposal Chicken – Ultimate Roasted Chicken
♥ Sunday – Will you Marry Me? Happy Puffy Heart Day! ♥
♥ Dessert of the week – Ultimate Mounds Brownies