Wine and an assortment of food

I’m linking up with Holly and Tricia for their Weekly Wrap.

Hoping everyone had a good week!

WeeklyWrap

Wow, cannot believe another week is over.  We have been enjoying some semi mild weather for February which is nice.  However, not nice for this girl that still cannot run.  

I made it to the pool on Saturday morning for 30 minutes of pool running.  I got there at 8:05 and there was another person swimming in the pool.  I went about doing my thing.  Then more people arrived.  Thankfully I was done with my workout.  It was fun but also tiring.  Thanks to Marcia I have a plan that includes more pool running on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and a 2 mile run/walk on Friday.  I am crossing my fingers and toes that my run is pain free. Remember, my goal is simply to finish the race and get my medal.  

Other important stuff.  My awesome wine opener broke.  Maybe it isn’t so awesome since it broke?  Well, I went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond to get another one because it is an important gadget to have in the kitchen.  Am I right?

corkscrew-set

My mom made pozole and invited some family over to eat this delicious meal.  Have you ever eaten pozole?  If you get a chance, please do.  There is white, red, and green and with chicken or pork.  My mother makes it white with chicken.  I add avocado, cabbage, lemon juice, oregano, raw onion, and chile.  

pozole

Fridays are the best.  It is the end of the week and almost the weekend.  Plus, I get paid every two weeks on Friday and on said day we have breakfast.  Teachers sign up to bring an assortment of food and it is always delicious.  I had ‘molletes’ which are slices of bolillo, topped with beans, cheese and jalapeño peppers and grilled in the oven till the cheese melts.  There wasn’t any peppers so I added pico de gallo.  It was very good.  

molletes

Friday ended with some wine at home.  I stopped at Walgreens and bought 3 bottles.  I am not picky.  I like red, white, pink, etc.

fridaywine

On Saturday I received my box of NOW Foods.  I found a bunch of recipes on their website that I’ve been meaning to try.

First I made Pumpkin Seed Brittle.  It was so easy – just 3 ingredients and it came out really good.  I did not have parchment paper but thanks to Google I found out I could use aluminum foil covered in cooking spray.  

Then I made Buttermilk Pancakes.  They were OK.  Let’s just say that I need to do more work on the pancakes.  How hard can it be to make them, right?  I did like the maple syrup.  It isn’t cheap but still very tasty.

buttermilk-pancakes

On Wednesday it is a half day at school (students leave at 12pm but teachers stay till 3pm) and then no school on Monday next week.  The plan is to go over President’s Day and have them write about several U.S. Presidents.  A good reminder as to the reason we will be off on Monday.

REMINDER: Don’t forget about my giveaway!!