Pizza and tacos!

Thursday was a rest day from running, and also the day we went to try Luigi’s.  We arrived to find the restaurant only had 3 or 4 tables inside and a couple tables were already taken.  We didn’t want to sit right up against people, so we opted to sit outside where there were a few picnic tables, a bocce ball set-up, and a couple regular tables, only one of which was occupied.

Luigi’s is BYOB, so we brought a 6-er of Southern Star’s Bombshell Blonde Pale Ale. Yum!  I like that their beer is in a can.  We usually pour into a glass.  The nice lady who took our order offered to keep our beer cold for us in their cooler.

We ordered what we normally order when out for pizza – large pepperoni.  We ordered at the counter then went outside.  Other people started to arrive and we noticed they were getting their pizzas before us.  We thought maybe they called ahead…or maybe it was because they had ordered the small or just a slice.  After 50 minutes (did NOT realize this much time had passed) and after the table next to us who had sat down 30 minutes after us received their pizza, I asked the girl who had been running them out where ours was.  She went inside, then came out and asked what we had again.  Ugh!  I knew then we had been passed over.  She then came back and said ours was next out of the oven.  I almost asked if it would be burned being that it had been in the oven for 45 minutes at least, but I decided against it.  The Bombshell was keeping me calm.  Our pizza finally arrived! We grabbed our first slices too quick to get a pic of the pizza as a whole.

The pizza was good – didn’t have a ton of cheese which is how I like it.  The sauce was a little sweet but in the good way and you could taste the garlic flavor.  I would go back to Luigi’s again to give them another chance because the pizza was good and the fact that it was BYOB was kind of cool.  We ate the whole pizza.  Yep, we don’t leave pizza behind.   The guy who served us asked if we were waiting on people to join us to help us eat.  As if! He did not know who he was dealing with!

Friday night was…well, Fridaaay!! so we decided to take another rest day.  No worries, we made up for the rest days on Saturday and Sunday with runs both days.  Update on that later.  Friday night is also taco night at our house.  This was a recipe I got from Weight Watchers, but it is no longer on their page – the stats were probably off.  Oh well.  The measurements below may not be completely accurate because I’m typing from memory and these are the amounts we use, give or take.  And obviously, I don’t write recipes correctly with amounts lowest to highest – it’s just whatever comes to mind first.

Chili-Beef Tacos

2 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

3 cloves garlic, minced

small onion, chopped

1/2 lb ground beef

1/4 c. (or more) cilantro (optional, for topping)

jalapenos, chopped (optional, for topping)

Light sour cream (not pictured, optional)

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 small can tomato sauce

15 oz can kidney beans

8 store bought corn taco shells

These are the ingredients posing.

Start by toasting the chili powder and cumin together until fragrant, about 30 seconds, then add oil.  Toss in the onions and saute about 3 minutes, then add garlic and continue to saute a minute. 

Add ground beef and break it up and stir around until browned.

Next add the kidney beans and tomato sauce and let simmer until thickened.

Meanwhile warm the shells in the oven according to package.  While the mixture is simmering, we usually relax for a few and have a beer.  I believe this was Blue Moon again.

Then add whatever toppings you want and you’re done!  These were my 3 tacos.

Brett doesn’t add sour cream, so he said his was prettier.  Yes, he eats 5.

I will be back later with an update on our Saturday & Sunday run times, as well as our eats!

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