So...the plan was to do a special post with my mom and possibly a video about the amazing meal she planned for last night. BUT, when you're served homemade pina coladas before starting the dinner prep, things tend to go awry (as in dancing, joke telling, and inappropriate movie quote exclamations). Needless to say, there wasn't any video action but there were a few pictures.
The pina coladas were made by simply crushing some ice in the blender and then adding some fresh pineapple, lite coconut milk and rum. Mom garnished with a cherry and some pinapple on the rim.
My mom started by making some pesto using basil and parsley from her deck top garden, toasted walnuts, parmesan, lemon juice, olive oil, fresh garlic, salt and pepper.
My mom roasted some bell pepper and asparagus in the oven while cooking some shrimp and whole wheat penne pasta. After about 25 minutes, everything was done and it was time to mix it up. My mom saved some of the pasta water to loosten up the pesto.
Here's my delicious bowl with some additional parm on top. Yum.
The pampering continued this morning when I woke up to freshly made honey corn bread. I made an egg omelette with spinach and reduced fat feta to go along with my piece. It was an amazing way to start the day, for sure.
I've been lounging around this morning. Its a rainy grey day- the kind that is almost nice on a Sunday- but, I think I'm going to try and complete the Biggest Loser workout in a bit. First time since Roll-ageddon 2010. Wish me luck!