Weekend Sunshine XXIII

Heyyyy Friendsssssss....

How are you all holding up? Guess what!? Boston has 50 inches of snow on the ground and we're in a sweet little pocket where we are going to get another 24 inches. -___- I am no longer amused... are you? I've decided not to bitch about it though. It is what it is, right? Things could be A LOT worse. It will melt some day, right? Right! In the meantime, I've been COOKING A LOT! You'll notice that "weekend sunshine" consists of a lotttt of homemade meals. I'll post a few of the recipes later this week - try them and let me know what you think!

On Friday night, I made one of my favorite recipes - Bourbon Pork Tenderloin with spicy mustard sauce, roasted beets over spinach salad and roasted potatoes. Yummmm.

The highlight of my weekend was definitely the "Cycle for Survival" event at Equinox that I had told you about earlier in the week. I spoke with one of the instructors, Shandell, before it was my turn to get up on my bike. She has been instructing each cycle event since 2011 and participates ALL DAY! This event started in NYC in 2007 and has already raised $63 MILLLION! In 2013, the event came to Boston at Equinox and has since grown to 13 cities! There was so much energy at this event - it was really powerful.

I also ran into Caroline and Carrie! Yay! (Don't mind my sweaty hair and red-face... I had JUST finished when I ran into these fab gals who had just arrived)

These tribute walls always get me. So emotional.

This event was really incredible. I can't even begin to explain the level of energy... it was beyond! There were pom poms and cheer leaders and the music was LOUD! There were symbols of strength everywhere. I was really moved. They truly stick to what they promote which is... 

Cycle for Survival is the national movement to beat rare cancers.  Our high-energy indoor team cycling events provide a tangible way for you to fight back—100% of all money raised directly funds lifesaving rare cancer research. 

I left the event with one big smile!

Later that day, I was cold and starting to go a little stir crazy. This is my "I'm sick of snow" face.

Then, Rob came home from work and took me out for Sushi and beverages. Happy girl.

This morning, I made these pancakes that came out WAY better than expected. They were delightful and I could have eaten two stacks.

This doesn't look like much but, for some reason it was soooo good. I made up the sauce for the chicken: 3/4 cu balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cu olive oil, 3 tbs dijon mustard, 2 cloves garlic,  2 tbs tahini, 1.5 tbs chopped rosemary, pinch of salt. Put it in a baking pan and cook covered for 25 minutes on 375.

Told ya I've been cooking a lot. What have you all been doing while being snowed in?

Hope you have a great week! xo