Thursday, June 10, 2010

Beach Run, Beach Bum, Beach Eggplant Lasagna

Another Run on the Beach
Hello all! Thank you again for your sweet comments. Seems I need to wear more orange! There was a time when I actually never wore yellow because I thought it clashed with my red hair. Silly me huh?! Oh, and the top came from The Limited last summer. I bet you can find it on eBay! ;-)

This morning was much of the same. Breakfast on the balcony watching the waves crash. We decided to run for 20 minutes on the beach. My tootsies have apparently toughened up over the past few days. It was a great run. I also tried out a new kickboxing workout: Amy Bento Kickbox Xtreme. I brought it by accident actually. I had put it in my Netflix queue, but thought I had changed it to a movie before we left. Anyway, Jason called me a Cathe Traitor right away LOL! I only did 3 of the combos/intervals. It's definitely different than Cathe's workouts, but it's fun and I look forward to trying it again.

More Beach Bum Time
After working out, I rewarded myself with more beach time. We pretty much spent the entire day on the beach again. The water looked great with no signs of oil. The beach was clean as well. Of course, there have been cleaning crews coming through. I will say that the beaches are very empty for this time of year. So empty that I got pictures of crabs (that normally never come up in the middle of the day) and birds just chilling next to us. Jason also got some good shots of sting rays racing by.

Cooking on the Fly
Dinner tonight was an Eggplant Lasagna. We had plenty of extra spaghetti sauce left. I used the eggplant as pasta sheets. I mixed light ricotta with fresh garlic and sundried tomatoes as one layer. The next layer was fresh spinach, then sauce, sprinkle of cheese (there is NO Daiya here) and repeat. It wasn't anything I'd planned on making here. Luckily I don't mind cooking on the fly. Sometimes the best dishes happen that way.