Hi guys! Did you miss me? I sure missed you! I did have a super fun Thanksgiving break. It’s over now and we are all back to the grind I suppose. Tonight I have to gather the kids and put up the Christmas tree. I’m not a scrooge. I like Christmas well enough. Some parts of it make me crazy though. Putting up the tree with three littles is one of them. Too many hands, the branches are itchy, it’s usually not that pretty… Anyway, I’ll take some pictures and share my experience. Don’t judge my tree.
So back to the details of my Thanksgiving break, I hit the 1,000 miles ran milestone! Yay! Earlier in the year I thought I might could do it but I started obsessing, got a little intense and got hurt. So, I ignored that little goal until last week when I realized I was going to make it Thanksgiving morning. The cool part is, my friend Dawn was with me when I hit my goal of 750 last year and she was there again this year. I thought it was cool anyway. A large number of my running buddies do run over 1,000 miles in a year but this was the first for me and man I am excited!
After my run I spent Thanksgiving with the family. Part of it in Rockwall and part of it in my hometown of Marshall. I saw on Instagram some of the Paleo people I follow stayed the course and had a Paleo Thanksgiving dinner. Well, this girl did not. I told you when I started this blog that I am a real person and I’m going to be truthful. I ate like a girl smack in the middle of marathon training. Or, I ate like a grown man who was being starved the last three months. Either way, you get the point. Like I have said before, I “cheat” sometimes. However, when I say I am back at it now I am. Now, I have to deal with a sugar craving that will take a week or so to go away. Everyday is a new day. If you messed up, unintentional or not, start over. Easy as pie…oh wait.
On to my little recipe for today. I am planning on taking these to a Christmas party I have coming up. It’s prosciutto wrapped avocado and feta with a balsamic glaze. Fancy huh? I told you I am back to the grind. I’m finishing up those waffles to post for you as well and some meatballs I almost have ready. Yum.
- 1 avocado
- 6 slices of prosciutto
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a cookie sheet with foil.
- Slice avocado in half remove seed and slice avocado in skin horizontal and vertical.
- Use a spoon to remove avocado chunks as neatly as possible. You should get about 12 pieces per half.
- Slice prosciutto into quarters.
- Lay out 1 quarter of prosciutto, top with one avocado chunk and top with 1/2 tsp of feta.
- Wrap prosciutto around avocado and feta and set it on cookie sheet.
- Repeat until all avocado is wrapped.
- In a small bowl mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar and pepper together.
- Spoon mixture over bites. Make sure to continue mixing as you are spooning.
- Bake for 8 minutes.