Monday, February 15, 2010

An Olympic Afternoon

I just love the Olympics, whether Winter or Summer, its just amazing to watch so many different countries and cultures come together for a single purpose. I also love the nationalism it brings out- the American athletes represent our country, and its a great feeling to see an American, wearing the gold, and see the look on their face when the American flag is flown, and the National Anthem plays. Now, here are the ingredients for a cozy afternoon of Olympics watching:
1) TV tuned into NBC
2) Snuggled up on the couch under blankets (optional: hot chocolate)
3) An easy and quick snack (see below)
4) Laptop (to learn more about some of the athletes)

My personal favorites:
Shaun White
Hannah Kearney
Nick Baumgartner
Apolo Anton Ohno

Quick great Olympic watching snack:
Golden fries made on the George Foreman. If you don't have a George Foreman, you can definitely use a frying pan. 1) Cut two small potatoes into strips about 1/4 to 1/8 inch thick (or however you want them!) 2) In a small bowl, coat the fries with Olive Oil and season. (I use JoJo's potato seasoning, but you can use anything- salt, pepper, oregano) 3) throw them on the George and cook for about 7 minutes per side. 5) enjoy your delicious, healthier than McDonald's homemade seasoned fries!

Who are your favorite Olympic athletes? Do you have any favorite easy recipes?

Meryl Davis and Charlie White

Women's hockey

Hannah Kearney

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