Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sweat & Cheese

Sounds appetizing, no? Don't worry these two things were not together, but I did enjoy both tonight.

First, the sweat....

Oh, yes. My basketball team was the Division Champs...3 years in a row! Oh, the Glory Days! 

I think I got some stares as I walked out of the gym tonight. No, I am not full of myself, I mean stares where they were thinking, "that girl needs a shower!" 

I went to Kickbox Cardio tonight for the first time here. I've been once while I was at Baylor and once when I lived in San Antonio, but this was a first in Highland Village. I could tell the instructor was intense when I walked into the class. I was actually really excited when I noticed this. I don't know about you, but I am more motivated to participate in the class and really push myself when the instructor is in great shape. It's pretty hard for me to get excited about a class or think it's going to work when the instructor isn't in the best shape. Is that bad? 

Back on track....this class was HARD!!!! The only time I've ever thought I might have to quit a class was my first time in a Spin class, but I thought I might have to stop more than once tonight. I was dripping sweat all over the place! I was one of those people that I'm sure everyone was avoiding in the class. I even caught myself spitting sweat when I was breathing hard....SICK! I will definitely be going back. 

Now for the cheese....

See that cheese coming out of the middle? 

I'm determined not to go to the grocery store until April 1st, so I've been improvising the past couple of days. We have tons of leftovers in the fridge, so I put my hatred of leftovers to the side and partook. They were just missing a little something on the side, so I made Whole Wheat Cheddar Crackers. These are DELICIOUS!! 

I found a couple of recipes, but they all required chilling the dough and with the night approaching 8:00, I just did not have time for chilling. Here is the recipe I used:

Whole Wheat Cheddar Crackers 
  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder 
  • 1/2 tsp. salt 
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I only had about 1/3 cup so I also used mozzarella) 
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the butter into pieces. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and grind until it forms dough. Then, place the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out until 1/4 inch thick. Use a pizza cutter to cut into squares and place in the oven for about 12 minutes or until they are the texture you desire. Let cool for 2 minutes and enjoy. 

These were the perfect addition to my meal and I can't wait to enjoy the rest this week. The rest meaning what you see in the picture....I ate the other half before the picture was taken. What can I say? Kickbox cardio made me work up one heck of an appetite! 

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