Thursdays are usually one of my better days at work because I only teach 4 classes. . . .although I make up for it with 7 tomorrow!
This morning at 5:30 a.m., I busted out 5 miles before work. I have to be to work 45 minutes earlier for a staff meeting, so there was no time for dilly-dalling!
The run went well, although, my IT band felt a little sore. I might be doing too many miles this week, so I think I’ll rest or cross-train tomorrow.
On the weather front, winter is creeping closer and closer each day. Each time it rains in the Anchorage “bowl,” there is more snow on the mountain-tops. I am not ready for winter yet!
It is pretty cool how there is a very defined line of snow on the mountains right now.
Tonight my friend Lindsey came over for dinner and a chance to catch up.
I haven’t seen her since August, which is far too long seeing that we live in the same city!
Lindsey has several food intolerances (gluten, dairy, nuts, beef, cranberries) so I had to be creative with what to make.
As I’ve said before, I rarely make the same meal twice, so when I make a meal for a second time, you know it is good!
The roasted chickpeas are super delicious on their own, but the homemade corn toco shells I made and all the toppings added to these bad boys put them over the top!
These have become a staple in our fridge.
To fry the corn tortillas, I started by spraying olive oil in a non-stick pan.
I then turned the burner on ‘medium’ and slightly fried the ‘inside’ of the taco shell.
After it was slightly browned, I flipped in the the other side.
After the ‘outside’ fried for a minute or so, I folded it in half to make the shape of a hard-shell taco.
I let it fry to a couple more minutes on each side.
They never got hard like a store-bought taco shell, but I think I like them better this way!
I topped the chickpeas with lettuce, tomato, cheese, guacamole, and salsa.
They are a little dry, so you will want some guac, salsa, or sour cream to provide moisture to the taco.
Other than that, these a super good: easy, delicious, and healthy! Promise you will make these ASAP!!
What is your favorite day of the work-week?