Celebrating Russia (host of the 2014 Olympics)

Today’s 44 was fun even though I look like a total dork!!!  I did a roundhouse with a back fist.

I did all 44 on my right side and then switched to the left for another set.  This got my heart rate up and worked my butt and core!!!

I didn’t do Michelle Bridges today – I’m going to keep doing the program but not 6 days a week – it is too hard to balance those workouts with my running so I’m going to mix them in a little differently this week and see how it goes.

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 6.54.33 AMThe Olympics have always been one of my favorite times – I like the summer ones more but still enjoy watching as much of the winter ones as possible!!!

We decided that we should have a Russian meal to celebrate the host country of these Olympic games.  Good thing we have such a great resource with the internet!!!

Crock Pot cabbage rolls
Crock Pot cabbage rolls

For the main dish I made cabbage rolls (in the crock pot!!) – I used ground beef and brown rice as the filler.  The boys liked this – I think next time I won’t boil that cabbage first since it cooked even more in the crock pot.

Zucchini pancackes
Zucchini pancakes

As a side dish, we made zucchini pancakes.  This is the first time that I’ve ever tried a savory pancake and these were really good!!!  Might have to make them again!!!

Russian Tea Cakes
Russian Tea Cakes

And, I’ve said many times that I don’t bake but I felt like a Russian meal wouldn’t be complete without Russian Tea Cakes.  Surprisingly, these came out OK!!!

ready to eat Russian style!
ready to eat Russian style!

Of course, since we had a Russian meal there had to be a bit of Vodka!  We weren’t going to do straight vodka shots though!!!

Chocolate Cake Vodka
Chocolate Cake Vodka

Can’t do the Russian thing without a bit of Vodka even if it is in the form of chocolate cake!!!

Cheers
Cheers

(no vodka for the boys!!)

Hunter decided to make a sandwich with a couple of the pancakes and his cabbage roll-up.

sandwich style
sandwich style

This was a fun way to “travel” to Russia and also to try some new (to us) dishes!!!

Did you watch the Opening Ceremony Friday night?
Summer or winter Olympics?

Happy Monday!!

Kim

 

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