Thursday, September 23, 2010

And He Cooks

Sorry for not post yesterday. This week has been a busy one and tonight is the NYRR Young Professionals Committee Fall Happy Hour I've been mentioning for a while now (please come if you're in the city!!), which I've been on the planning committee for. I almost wasn't sure I'd post today, but since it's Thursday, which is Chobani Giveaway Day, I had to!

I've been working late each night this week and because I am usually the one who cooks in our apartment and Whole Foods had a sale on Wild Coho Salmon, Woody made dinner for us Tuesday night. It was a very nice treat.

As many of you know, I started cooking a lot more when I was out of work. This was because I obviously had more time and because I felt it was a good way for me to contribute and give Woody something to look forward to after a long day at work. I do enjoy cooking and coming up with new dishes, but I bet most of you will agree that sometimes it can be exhausting trying to come up with something new to make. So, I decided (and Woody quickly agreed) that he's going to make dinner sometimes - like once every week or so. He's a good cook, but I've just been doing all the planning and cooking of late. It was nice to come home Tuesday night and have a delicious meal on the table just a few minutes later!

He baked the salmon with a bit of lemon juice and ground pepper. He also sauteed kale from the farmers market with onion and a little extra virgin olive oil and made a big pot of quinoa (using the new strainer I bought the other day to rinse the grains). Just look at how delicious this meal looks?

It was both delicious and healthy! As THIS list from the Monterey Bay Aquarium (the leading resource in healthy fish options), Wild Coho Salmon is one of the best kinds of salmon to eat. I'm so glad we were able to get it on such a great sale, too! (tip: Whole Foods has a one-day sale each week on a great item. You can download the sale flyer for your local WF's store from their website to know when the sale is.)

Today is another chance for you to win my Chobani Greek Yogurt Giveaway! If you haven't participated yet, it's a quick, one day giveaway. Just answer this question and you'll be entered to win:
Are you the main cook at your house? If so, is it by choice or necessity?

If you're the one randomly chosen tomorrow morning using, you'll win two of these:
The rules: only one entry per person, per week. You must answer the question(s) posed the day of the giveaway. Because the coupons don't specify they are only allowed in the US, anyone can enter (as long as you know they'll be accepted in your country). You must be willing to provide me with your address so I can send them to you and you must be willing to try Greek yogurt! Contest ends TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT! Winner will be announced in tomorrow's 5 for Friday post.

Good Luck!

workout stats -
Sept 22
10 mile bike
3x10 upright row
3x10 leg press
3x10 hip abductor
3x10 hip adductor
30 reverse crunches
stretching and ankle strengthening exercises

Sept 23 (in a time crunch - abreviated workout)
10 mile bike
40 reverse crunches
ankle strengthening exercises
foam roller & stretching


Silly Girl Running said...

Looks Yummy!

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said...

I'm going to enter even though I already won some coupons a few weeks ago! I am the main cook in the house, mostly because I enjoy it, but also because my hubby isn't enough of a planner. He's a fine cook, but he doesn't think ahead enough to figure out meals, make a grocery list, etc. Usually one day a week, when I'm especially tired after work, I hand him my recipe and tell him to go for it. :)

JC said...

I'm the main cook in the house by choice.

lindsay said...

He cooks! I don't mind cooking... I'm just usually too lazy.

NY Wolve said...

I generally cannot abide salmon (its a long story), but if you like Wild Coho, try to find Copper River Salmon when it is in season. It is incredible. Very pricey, but even I like it.

Anonymous said...

I'm the main cook! The hubs CAN cook - really well, actually - but he makes a disasterous mess of the kitchen when he does.

Jen Cole said...

I'm the main cook in our house, mostly by choice. I really enjoy it!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i am the main cook as well, but mostly because I want veggies and D could survive on frozen pizza :) I like to cook up big batches in the morning or weekends when I have time! woudl rock if D actually made a healthy meal

Adam said...

I'm SUPER late on this, but I had to reply anyway. my wife is the main cook and I LOVE it! :)