Sunday, August 16, 2009

Blog Summit + Steak Sunday Dinner (Again)

This weekend Gretchen and I went to the Healthy Living Summit in Boston with Kath, Meghann, Jenna, Heather, Caitlin and Tina. It was really interesting and I learned a lot! Here's Caitlin explaining Operation Beautiful, a global marketing campaign geared towards making women of all shapes and sizes feel beautiful about themselves by leaving positive post-it notes in unexpected places.

And here is everyone waiting in line for our delicious lunch!

Saturday night, I went to Dave's friends house for a house party. It was a really good time except for the fact that I got bitten alive on my foot. I have like 25 bites! On Sunday, we went to my mothers for brunch because my cousin and her new baby just moved to Newport. She is the cutest baby ever and soooo good!

For dinner, I made a Potato-Cucumber-Corn Soup adapted from Rachael Ray.

1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 large rustic potatoes, chopped
2 cups of chicken broth
1 large cucumber, diced
1/4 heavy cream
2 ears of corn
1 cup of kale

-In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened then add the potatoes then pour the chicken broth over the the vegetables and bring to a boil then let simmer for 15 minutes. When the potatoes are tender, use your hand blender to blend the soup. Add in the cucumbers and keep pureeing until mostly smooth. Then add in the cream, corn and kale. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with more kale as the garnish.

For our main course, we grilled London Broil. I marinated it with an Asian Terriaki Sauce and then gave it to Dave to put on the grill. I also whipped up a corn salad with fresh corn off the cob, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, lime juice and salt and pepper. And of course, what dinner is complete without kale chips?!?

And Dave and I decided to head to our local ice cream joint! I got soft serve vanilla with oreo. YUM!

1 comment:

  1. It was really good to meet you and talk to you Friday night! Good Luck with your training!!!