The day after…

The Jensen’s family arrived back home yesterday morning from Aruba and still they put together this awesome party and I will admit that I have been a little bit tired today. 

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We were 12 adults and 15 kids that was running around in the house and having the time of our lives! The food and the drinks were just fantastic and like I mentioned yesterday this was my day of sins. The dinner was still sort of low carb inspired with lamb, herring, salmon, meatballs and a lot of other yummy stuff but I made sure I was still sinning 😉 With a swedish crew everyone knows it’s not a real party without the “snaps” so Mr Jensen had bought a bottle of  Aalborg Akvavit so with the “snaps” in our glasses we were singing until our throats were bleeding (not really).   

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So you have to understand I have been a little bit tired this Sunday yet it has still been one of the best Sundays in a very long time and I think it is because I think that spring is finally here! We sat outside on the deck drinking coffee, listen to music and just watching the kids jumping on the trampoline. Around one o’clock we walked over to the Jensen’s to pick up the car and it was actually nice to get some exercise on my rest day.

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When we came back home we started to wrap up the ice rink and I guess this is the downside of having an ice rink in your backyard. We had to clean the liner from dirt and water with broom and after sweeping and scrubbing for an eternity my upper back was killing me and here I was thinking it was my rest day…haha!   

My day of sins!

I started this morning with taking Bindi for a final walk before she headed back home to Highland Park. It was a nice warm up for the legs that are not feeling as fresh as I would have wished for doing my first run outside after the winter. I ran 3.2 miles in 26.35, this is the fastest I ever have run outside but yet I wished for a time closer to 25 minutes. I do find it harder to pace myself outside, it is so much easier on the treadmill when you see the pace on the screen but at least I now have a bench mark to work from.

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When I got home my day sins began. I had a quick shower and made the breakfast I had planned for weeks with a grilled cheese, mimosa, orange, strawberries, coffee and of course some Godiva Chocolate!

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This evening we are meeting up with all our swedish friends and we will have a traditional easter dinner (as traditional as we can get it lol). So I am going off to the grocery store to pick some Sparkling wine, cheese and I will also make old fashion swedish herring…like a said this is my day of sins!

Easter Bunny or Easter Chicken, What’s your pick?

 We started this day with Knut’s skate practice at 6.50am and I had a plan that I would get over to the gym afterwards, normally I shoot over straight after I send the kids on the school bus. The thing is, this week I am not working with “time slots” so I never made it this morning. Instead Mira and I started to decorate for easter and before I knew it my good friend Elise was knocking on the door and we ended up hanging out for the afternoon.

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Elise and I went to the World Market to buy a lot of swedish candy as I guess it is all about being prepared. The thing is that easter for me is associated with family, friends, food and candy so on Saturday I am all about the carbs and now I am ready, so bring on the Easter Bunny…haha!

For dinner this evening I made chicken again! I think this week is turning into a “chicken week” but hey why not, chicken is both tasty and healthy right?! After we finished me and the kids were watching The Voice before it was time for them to go to bed. I was so tempted to join them but instead I pulled myself together and conquered all my negative thoughts and sweated out an hour on the elliptical in front of the TV!

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Marinated Chicken

Chicken Breast

tablespoon Olive Oil

Lemon juice

1 tablespoon Soy Sauce (gluten-free)

1 tablespoon Tomato Paste

garlic powder

Chili Flakes

Salt and Pepper

Truffle Aioli (4-6 servings)

Egg Yolks

1 tablespoon Vinegar

1 minced Garlic Clove

1 Deciliter/less than 1/2 cup Canola Oil

Chili Flakes

Salt and Pepper

1 Tablespoon Truffle Oil

How to: Mix together all the ingredients for the marinade and cover the chicken with the marinade before placing it in the oven for about 20 minutes 350F/177C. To make it easy for myself I roasted vegetables and they were done at the same time as the chicken.

Aioli Start by separate the yolk from the egg white and mix in all the ingredients except the Canola Oil that will be added slowly while using a mixer. Taste the aioli to see if you need more garlic, truffle oil or salt.

(this post was never published yesterday by wordpress, annoying!)