So, I’ve been M.I.A the past couple of days because it was my bf’s bday this weekend…as well as Sheldon the boo-boo’s bday, my precious bulldog turned 3 yrs old! Due to this..I spent the last couple of days just baking some of mine and my bf’s favorite treats for us and our friends to enjoy at a small get-together we had at our place.
I will be sharing a lot of these decadent recipes with your in the next few weeks! So stay tuned!!
For now, let me give you a little preview of what I baked this weekend! It may seem like a lot of food specially since it was a small gathering..about 10 people or so….but my mom always says “es mejor que sobre, a que falte..”, which roughly translates to “…its better to have too much food, than too little..”
For the sweets I made some of the few desserts my bf likes; he is quite picky with his sweets, so I made: Sweet Palmier Biscuits; Venezuelan Style “Millefeuille” with vanilla & chocolate cream; New York Style Cheesecake; and my bf’s mom was kind enough to make some of his favorite “choux”, or mini profiteroles:
For the salty treats, I went traditional venezuelan and made some finger-food: mini traditional Cachitos de Jamon & Queso (Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls) and Mini Saladitos de Ricotta (something like Ricotta Cheese Pies).
In occasions like this, in which I myself have made so many of the decadent foods I love to eat, its really easy to loose control and over eat. I definitely ate more than I wanted this weekend, but I didn’t loose control of the situation to the point of binge eating, I tried as much as possible to Balance my decadent intake. Basically what I do in parties, restaurants or even when we order, is that I try to fill up with healthier options and I apply my never-fail rule of “sharing is caring”; I share all of my foods with whomever will have it. For this particular dinner party what I did was have a light salad before the party so I wouldn’t be too hungry, and then tried to share whatever I ate during the actual party! If I ate a decadent venezuelan cachito, I shared half with my bf, I shared the cake with one of my friends, tried to only have a few bite-sized “saladitos”, and I skipped the rest for that night. I knew I would have leftovers so I figured I could have the rest another day, which I did the next day. I gave a lot of the leftovers to our friends to take home if they wanted and so there was very little left in my fridge by the next day.
My weekend ended with the first testings for making my song-workout videos!! As I’ve mentioned in a couple of posts, I recently became a certified Zumba Fitness Instructor and so I’ve been trying to make short videos to post in the blog with the choreographies and songs I usually work out with! This weekend we tested out different sporty outfits and looks for the first video! Here’s a little preview of the outfits I tried out for the workout video!!
The song I’ve been working out to lately is Pitbull’s and Kesha’s Timber!!! I absolutely LOVE this song and the beat is perfect to break a sweat!!!
So..this was my weekend! I hope you are as excited as I am for what’s to come this next month!!
Happy start t your week!