Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Popcorn: No I'm not going to harp on about the benefits of eating this healthy snack. BUT I did make popcorn today! My class enjoyed using my air popper to make a yummy treat to eat. Then they wrote about it! Learning should be fun, and it was super fun today!
Eggplant: If you hate eggplant, do this. Slice and lay on a board. Sprinkle with a good amount of salt. Forget the sodium and do it. Leave for 5 minutes. Flip and salt the other side. Leave for another 5 minutes. The longer you leave it the more time the moisture has to leave the eggplant. Rinse the eggplant under cold water and lay on a couple of paper towels. Add more paper towels to the top and press, to get the water off and out. You may need to change paper towels. Once dry add seasonings of your choice. I like a tablespoon of garlic butter myself, spread over all the slices. Bake in a moderate oven for about 10 min. Watch it to make sure it doesn't burn! Serve and enjoy. Thank me later.
Annoying gym people: I get that I am not the only one in the gym, and I respect that. I use my stuff and move on as quickly as I can so I don't hold up other people. I usually mix up my routine if the equipment I need isn't free, so I am flexible. So it annoyed me when I was doing my arm weights and needed the Lat Pulldown machine and it was occupied...By someones towel. This someone was using this machine and 2 others, stopping inbetween all off them to take a drink and stare into space. So I asked if he would mind sharing. AND HE SAID NO. He said that he had everything set up how he liked it and asked me to wait 1 more set. FFS. And it wasn't one set on the Lat Pulldown, it was one set on all 3 machines. Seriously? So I walked off and found something else to do. I wasn't going to wait around to watch a guy not use the machine I needed. I hate the weights area on a Tuesday night!