How Do You Celebrate Special Days?

Today’s 44 was another move from Nellie (Brooklyn Active Mama) and her Weekly Wednesday Workouts.  This move is called a crab dip and Nellie said in her post yesterday that it’s not for the faint – she was definitely right about that!!!

The set-up is basically a reverse table top position – 

ready
ready

From the table top position you lower your butt until it’s close to the ground (I never let it touch) – the work is going to come mostly from your triceps but my quads were feeling the burn by the end of all 44 reps.

lower
lower

The last 6 or so were brutal!!!

Since I’m trying to work my way through some of the workout DVDs that I haven’t done lately, I pulled out another new one today – Skinny Bitch Fitness.  This is one of those workouts that really is a pretty good workout the cueing is completely absent – you just have to watch and figure out each new move.  

The workout is mad up of 4 sections that are about 20 minutes each – abs, legs, arms and butt.  I do like the format – I just sort of tune Rory (instructor) and Kim (side-kick) out because they are pretty goofy!!!  It was a perfect workout for today since I wanted minimal cardio before tomorrow’s 37 miles!!!

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So, yesterday was Kansas Day!  Ummm….I think it is the birthday of Kansas – I’m not really sure, I just know that all through elementary school January 29th is a big deal day (if you live in Kansas).

Since I’m not a Kansan (I just live here – but we all know I’m a Texan!!!) I don’t really do much to celebrate Kansas Day.  However, yesterday I thought it would be fun to make a special Kansas themed dinner.

Coming up with a Kansas themed menu was actually not that simple but here is what I ended up with:

Kansas City Barbecue Sauce (which, traditionally, is a combination of sweet and spicy) –

KC BBQ sauce (homemade) over wings
KC BBQ sauce (homemade) over wings

Corn (because people in Kansas grow corn)  and this recipe was from a true Kansan –

cream corn
cream corn

Buffalo Chips (we all know that the buffalo is the official Kansas animal – 

spicy potatoes & wing sauce
spicy potatoes & wing sauce

So, a nice Kansas dinner!!!

a food photographer I'm not!
a food photographer I’m not!

And, I don’t normally make dessert but I thought since we were celebrating and all that I should so I made “Kansas” Dump Cake!!

simple stuff
simple stuff

Since it has pineapples and cherries (well cherry pie filling but…) I think it counts as fruit!!

so tasty!
so tasty!

And that is how we celebrate Kansas Day!!!  

Do you like to plan themed meals to celebrate certain events/days?

Happy Thursday!!

Kim

PS – I have a special guest tomorrow – I’m super excited!!!

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