Datecation Day #2: Greek Pizza & Getting Face Down Ass Up (Not Necessarily in That Order)

by Rachel on June 23, 2010

So, I’m still enjoying datecation! No dealbreakers yet.

Last night was pretty much my perfect Tuesday night. Eric took me to his spin class, which I was ridiculously excited about. There had been a little trash-talking in the weeks leading up to this. I was pretty sure I was going to rock out in this class, no matter how hard Eric said it was.

Then I sort of unintentionally took three weeks off from teaching spinning (my classes kept getting canceled) and when I did it at home, I couldn’t push myself too hard because I was too sore from Thighs & Glutes. And I realized…I might be in for a rude awakening! I decided last week to start pushing myself a little more, but damn that Core Fusion…I just can’t jump as fast as I used to! (Not complaining — my thighs and glutes look better than they ever have. I pretty much walk around pantsless all the time.)

I was a little nervous for the class last night, and my fears were not without merit; it was so hard. I haven’t been to a class in months and I haven’t been to a class that hard in, well…a few years! It was absolutely ridiculous — Uncle Jesse workout for sure.

Have Mercy

But we all need a good ass kicking every now and then, so it was nice to get mine!

I planned to make pizza last night for dinner, figuring we’d want a carb-fest after the workout. On Monday I e-mailed my best friend Beth and asked her for her famous Greek pizza recipe.  She had it once in Greece and came home and miraculously knew how to make it just perfectly. I’ve never made it myself, but she taught me! (But it’s still not as good as hers!)

  • Brush a pizza crust (either homemade or store-bought) very lightly with olive oil and then season it with a good seasoned salt. I also used a Greek seasoning blend which can be damn hard to find; when I saw it at Super Target on Monday, I was all over it!
  • Saute minced garlic, red onion, and zucchini (optional) in olive oil and herbs (rosemary, thyme) and then add baby spinach at the last minute. Spinach wilts really quickly, so it doesn’t need to be in the pan long!
  • Top the crust with the sauteed veggies, sprinkle with a shredded white cheese blend, and top with diced feta, and fresh tomatoes (which I forgot).
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes in a 450 degree oven.

It’s delicious! I mean really, you just cannot go wrong with this! We had it with wine and I found myself saying, “I want to get drunk so I have an excuse to come back and eat more of this later tonight.”

It was a perfect post-FDAU dinner. (And post-FDAU snack if you know what I mean.)

All right, I’m off! Time for a workout, iced coffee run, and shower. I’m not on cooking duty tonight; we’re going out to dinner so I need to pull it together and look like a lady instead of my current state that’s somewhere between “Walk of Shame” and “hot mess.”

Have a great Wednesday night!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Therese June 23, 2010 at 2:21 pm

I think I might just have to forever plagerize that phrase, “A total Uncle Jesse workout…Have Mercy!” Genius.


2 Carla June 23, 2010 at 4:22 pm

I’m SOOO loving hearing about your adventure! I’m glad you’re having fun and getting to show off your sweet cooking skills! You reminded me that i havent cooked for anyone special (besides family) in a long time, so i think I’ll get on that! Enjoy the rest of your trip, and DONT spare us any details :)


3 Dori June 23, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Perfect, easy, delicious looking recipe. Will have to come back to this should I ever need to make dinner and not eat almond butter out of a jar.


4 Trinidad Pena June 23, 2010 at 7:55 pm

I’m actually giddy when I read these! I love date/love adventures!


5 Rachel Marlena June 23, 2010 at 8:32 pm

LMAO Rachel when I saw your facebook status I wanted to comment “Aaaannndd have you been getting FDAU elsewhere?” but didn’t want you to say “Rachel Marlena, DBR on my facebook wall!” Glad to hear you are getting some and being fabulous as always.


6 Betsy June 23, 2010 at 9:47 pm

I could barely read this post since the pic of uncle Jesse was so distracting!!!
Thanks for the recipe and enjoy your dinner out tonight!!!


7 Smash June 24, 2010 at 10:21 am

Definitely add the tomatoes next time, and black olives! I make mine with pesto as the sauce. YUM. Enjoy all your FDAU time. ;)


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