Thursday, January 19, 2012

Three Things Thursday

I don't participate in Three Things Thursday at all, but today it actually worked out where I have three things that I can talk about!

1. Three Minute Wall Sit

Tonight I had my indoor cycling class and the instructor made us do a three minute 90 degree wall sit! I wasn't able to do the entire thing, but hopefully I will get there! My legs were definitely shaking toward the end of the three minutes.

If you are confused as to why we do stuff off the bikes during a cycling class, that's because it's a little bit different than spinning. Tonight we did, in addition to spinning, the wall sit, walking lunges, frog hops, squats with weights and jumping squats! We sometimes do upper body workouts, too.

2. Terrific Running Goodie Package

When I arrived home from work and my cycling class, I was surprised to see a package addressed to me. I hadn't ordered anything so I wasn't quite sure what it was and when I opened it I was delighted to see that XLMIC from Taking it On had sent me a lovely card and some goodies for participating in her Jingle Bell Hell Virtual Run.


Some awesome reflective gear and peanut butter and chocolate GU!

I was surprised at how much stuff she sent me! Mike and I were really appreciative because we were in need of or can use everything she sent. Mike is happy to have a headlamp of his own!

Thank you so much XLMIC! You made our day!

3. Toasted Ravioli

Mike and I made our third new recipe today! I saw this recipe for toasted ravioli on pinterest and knew that I wanted to try it! Luckily for us we had some ravioli in the freezer. We had to modify the recipe, of course, a little bit because we didn't have any breadcrumbs!

Here's what we ended up using:

1 egg
2 tablespoons 2 percent milk
Half a packet of Parmesan Crusted Shake 'n Bake
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon thyme
Vegetable Oil for frying
Half a package (24 ounces) of frozen cheese ravioli, thawed
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
Marinara Sauce for dipping (we used Ragu)

We followed the directions from the website almost exactly as it was written. We combined the egg and milk in one bowl and the Shake 'n Bake, seasonings and Parmesan cheese in another bowl (that's where we "messed up", we should have sprinkled the cheese on after we fried the ravioli).

After heating the oil in a frying pan (about a depth of 2 inches of oil), we set up an assembly line. Mike dipped the ravioli in the egg and milk mixture and then coated it in the Shake 'n Bake mixture. After putting a few ravioli in at a time, I would fry them for about a minute on each side. I put the finished ravioli on a plate covered in paper towels to get rid of some of the oil.

We had ours with carrots


Toasted goodness

I think these turned out great! They tasted really good and I'm sure you could use a lot of different types of ravioli. We are definitely going to make these again as either an appetizer or a meal.

How was your Thursday?

18 comments:

  1. Well,on my Thursday, I didn't make a new recipe like you guys, but I would like to try this one too!! I worked half a day today, had hair appt., went for 5 1/2 mile run with friend Rich at Central Park. That running package was great!- now you both have headlamps- much needed this time of year!

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    1. The ravioli was really good and relatively easy to do!

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  2. My Thursday is cold. And no running, because there were no plans with you guys. It's funny, we just talked about GUs and how chocolate is an awesome flavor that masks anything.

    And my mom is like the queen of wall sits. I'm convinced she's cheating. Because it's inhumane how much wall sits don't affect her.

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    1. I know that was really weird about the GU!

      I'm jealous of your mom, the wall sit was a killer today. I thought my legs were strong but apparently not strong enough.

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  3. You got some great goodies! That's always a nice surprise. Sorry I'm so behind on your blog but I promise I am catching up. I just may not comment on every post like I normally do.

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  4. Toasted ravioli are a personal fave of mine. But I only like them with meat inside. I usually cheat and just buy them already made in the freezer section and heat them in the oven. Might have to pick some up for the Super Bowl snack fest.

    Awesome JBH race swag!! Marj is just the best!

    Wall sits are miserable.

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    1. My friend has them whenever she goes to St. Louis with her husband and she said that I wouldn't be able to eat them since they have meat in them, but I like that this recipe said cheese ravioli!

      She is great, I was really surprised!

      And I agree, wall sits are horrible! I am really sore today.

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  5. I had a feeling that since you have a running companion that you might run in the dark :) So glad you like the stuff! And thanks so much for participating :)

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    1. My husband and I definitely run in the dark all the time! We usually run after work so headlamps are a big necessity!

      Thank you so much again for all the wonderful goodies!

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  6. these 3 things are amazing! I love the look of those raviloli chips, nice prize and 3 min wall sit!!!!!!!! i'd die

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    1. The three minute wall sit was a killer! There are two instructors for the class and he is my least favorite! Next week will be the one I like better (I actually thought he was going to be there last night).

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  7. I love that your cycling class incorporates strength moves! I often do some weights on my own after class, but it's great to be motivated to do some together. And toasted ravioli, yum!

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    1. I like it too! It's a little different than I thought it would be but I'm getting used to it. I do want to try a regular spinning class though!

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  8. I am late on seeing this post :( anyway the ravioli sound wonderful I will have to try this one!! The gift package was so nice and it is great that you got things that you really needed....really makes for a great day!!!

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    1. The ravioli is really good and you could use a meat one for dad!

      The gifts were really nice, Mike loves the headlamp!

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  9. your cycling class sounds awesome - I'd love to take a class like that! Yay for goodies and yay for yummy raviolis!

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    1. It is pretty awesome! I'm glad that I like it, I wasn't sure at first since it was all so new to me.

      The raviolis were pretty amazing!

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