Wednesday night was what you’d call… a salsa extravaganza. Eric and I decided to try to create a bunch of different salsa recipes, for no particular reason, other than it sounded like fun.

We played with tomatillos, tomatoes, various peppers, corn, black beans, onions, and spices.

three types of salsa

The recipes still need some perfecting, but we had fun trying them all.

Obviously, we had to make chips too. Which were soaked in oil. Eric responded with “It’s olive oil! It’s healthy!” Sure Eric, sure.

homemade tortilla chips

Sprinkled with salt, pepper, & chili powder, they were hard to resist. I would tell you the recipe, but it really just consists of frying corn tortillas in olive oil, and sprinkling with spices. Some say you can’t fry with olive oil. I say, taste one of those chips.

homemade tortilla chips

Maybe a little oregano, garlic, and basil? Those were pretty good too…

I’ll definitely need to find a baking strategy soon.

Thankfully, the chips and salsa powered me through Brand Olympics the next day, a fierce competition at the office, which could best be described as field day for grown ups.

Our team: Winstagram. (#winning)

What you see here, is Eric and I holding our 1st place trophies… quite proudly.

And to kick off the weekend, I hit up Gold’s Gym with Brittany. Since she’s having some ankle pain, we traded in our Friday morning run, for a Friday morning gym session. I did a circuit workout, with 1 minute of each move:

Friday Morning Circuit

  • Plank
  • Mountain climbers
  • Reverse fly
  • Bicep curls
  • Shoulder press
  • Lunges + bicep curl
  • Sit ups
  • “Heels to the heavens” (as Tony Horton calls them)
  • Burpees
  • Squats

I did that little circuit twice, and then finished with a jog on the treadmill. Not a bad way to start the day!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go enjoy a delicious shake that would make Elvis proud…


Recipe to come!

How are you starting your weekend?

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