Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Recovery week, food

Well, it was a recovery week this week in Casa Raul.  I've been training pretty hard, so I took a lighter week in running.  The long run was a 5 miler, and I knocked off the hill run.  2 runs, 2 rest days, and some chest/back/arm work.  No aches or pains or anything like that, so I'm ready to go for this week.

Mrs. Raul had the real recovery week.. She went and had her gallbladder out, poor gal.  Apparently the pain of the laproscopic air they pump into you was worse than labor.  The pain scale was thusly redefined.  I did what I could do though, and make myself generally available and supportive and all of that good stuff.

I got a KitchenAid mixer for Christmas and busted it out this week.. My first project was.. bread!  Who doesn't like bread?  The output was:

And, I must say, it was pretty tasty.  I paired it with a homemade garden vegetable soup, and made a pretty decent meal:

The mixer.. holy cow. That thing is a dream.. My mind started going... white cake, yellow cake.. chocolate cake.... italian herb bread... irish soda bread.. hot cross buns..  I need to give this some thought and make a plan!

Tonight, I rocked out some pizelles (also using the mixer):

Last but not least, inspired by a post from a while back that I never tried from Sassy Molassy, I cooked up a no-noodle veggie lasagna, using eggplant as the noodles:

This week is back to the full workout schedule, and Mrs. Raul appears to be well on her way to her usual antics recovery.  All is well.  Keep on rockin..


Denise said...

feel free to bring your mixer to my house and cook for us!

hope mrs. raul is feeling better!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...


I loves me some fresh-baked bread. In Taos, NM, once, I bought a whole loaf, fresh from the oven, made by a local in the pueblo village and I ended up eating the whole thing by myself while we walked around. Didn't even share a bite with Teh 'Bride.

Sorry about the yankees crack. I didn't know any yankee fans read my blog. Thing is, foax always talk about how difficult it is to be on a NY or Boston team because the spotlight is on you more than anywhere else, but the flip side of that is ... your accomplishments are then over-emphasized, too. Which the complainers tend not to acknowledge. I mean, Jeter is great, has 3088 hits (or whatever), but accomplished that with some great yankees teams helping. Jim Thome hitting 600 HRs with teams like the Indians and Twins and White Sox ... bit more of an accomplishment, I think. Not just over Jeter's 3000 hits, but anybody's, was my point I guess.

Carolina John said...

i've had that eggplant lasagna, and it was surprisingly tasty! The bread looks good too.

Lily on the Road said...

Holy Moly look at you getting all domestic with the mixer, everything looks sooooo good. Thanks for linking the lasagna, I'll make that tonight!

Get better Mrs. Raul...glad to hear everything went well.