What an opening ceremony!! Did you guys stay up all night to watch? We sure did! My favorite part of the ceremony was by far the flying doves on bikes. Looked so stinkin amazing!
Like I said yesterday, we had a little get together last night to celebrate the games. Lots of food, good friends, and the best athletes makes for a pretty fun night!
We had red, white and blue tortilla chips
Guacamole for dipping
and lots of yummy fruit!
Besides making the chili, my contribution was of course dessert. I decided to get a little bit creative though, and tried a dish I have never made before.
A healthified sugar cookie crust topped with a reduced fat cream cheese base makes this fruit dessert the perfect light finish to any summer meal
- 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 2 tablespoons almond milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 pkg reduced fat cream cheese
- 1/3- 1/2 C powdered sugar
For crust: Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Puree cottage cheese in a food processor. Add sugar, oil, milk and vanilla and process until smooth. Add the dry ingredients and pulse 4 to 5 times, just until the dough clumps together. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and press the dough into a ball. Dough will be sticky, just use plenty of flour. Knead several times, but do not overwork. Dust with flour, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread dough onto a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Once cooled, whip cream cheese and sugar together. Spread onto crust, then top with toppings.
The dessert pizza was a huge hit! There was none left by the end of the night, so that’s a good sign right? The crust is not overly sweet, which I really like. I’d say if you wanted to make this more of a traditional sugar cookie crust, you should really add more sugar. I thought it was perfect as is though.
As for today, I have some business to attend to. And by business I mean I will be plopped in front of the tv watching the US all day!
I’ve got my Abby Wambach jersey ready to go for the US Women’s soccer game this morning. Because I typically can’t sit still when they have a game, I plan on getting my workout in while watching my ladies sweat it out on the field.
Hope Solo (US soccer goalie & all around BEAST), Lolo Jones and Kerri Walsh (aka 6ft of Sunshine)
I can’t wait to cheer these ladies (and more) on today and throughout the games. GO USA!
What events are you most looking forward to? Do you have any specific athletes you cheer for?