Cooking & Trapezing

mimosa

This weekend I was true to my promise and had mimosas! I did not, however, drink straight from the bottle with a straw.

I was out of straws.

There was also some cooking happening this weekend. Cornish game hens with brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes…

hens

Let’s face it, those little guys are adorable.

And then I made some lemon bars…

lemon bars

I finally bought a pastry cutter so the crust to these lemon bars are starting to turn out better than the last time(s) I made them. These are seriously the best lemon bars in the world. One might say I am a lemon bar connoisseur. I just can’t make them as good as the recipe owner.

I also hit the trapeze rig this weekend. My hands had finally healed up, and I was ready to fly. Just in time to rip them up again. I got some good tips from other fliers, though. Olive oil my hands every night. Just sit there and rub it in for a good 15 minutes each night, whether I fly or not. It helps the skin to not tear, and heals the current blisters or tearing. I also found out what to use to wrap my hands while flying, and how to wrap them. I went and got gauze at the store and am ready to make them.

I was told to buy water shoes instead of wearing socks, since the rig is outdoors. But let’s face it…water shoes are ugly! So I decided ballet slippers are where it’s at. I just ordered a pair today. Doubt they’ll come in time for this weekend, but that’s okay.

I’m getting better with my two position splits, and my warm up swing. Still not stellar, but at least there’s an improvement. Seeing the new ones fly for the first time really boosts my ego! I feel so much better about myself after seeing them flop. Ha ha! Totally mean, right? Hey, I’ll take whatever I can get.

Hope you all had a nice, relaxing weekend!

2 Comments on Cooking & Trapezing

  1. Coryn
    May 16, 2014 at 11:33 pm (1 year ago)

    That dinner looks amazing. Brussel Sprouts are my total fave…How do you make yours?

    Lemon bars made with REAL lemon? Look at you…

    Reply
    • Raven
      May 17, 2014 at 5:53 am (1 year ago)

      I make them with love, Corn. With love.
      And olive oil, salt & pepper. Toss that up, roast the heck outta them. But with these I added dried cranberries & a balsamic glaze Pioneer Woman style! (She’s my hero)

      Reply

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