Roast Beef Sandwiches with Parsley Butter & My Favorite Piece of Exercise Equipment

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Dinner

One of the best parts about meal planning as a couple is trying recipes that I would never have picked otherwise. For example, yesterday, Mal found a recipe for Roast Beef Cocktail Sandwiches with Parsley Butter, which, initially, didn’t sound that appetizing to me, but ended up turning into a fabulous and easy meal. Good eye, Mal!

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Last night, Mal was in charge of making the sandwiches.

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And I was in charge of making the salads.

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(That random photo of Mal and me on the refrigerator is from our friends’ wedding this past June. We tried to reenact our prom photos from 1998. I know, we’re so cool.)

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Mal added a bunch of minced garlic to the parley butter for some added flavor. He said it was kind of bland without it.

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The salads included arugula, tomato, carrot, cucumber, blue cheese crumbles, and balsamic vinegar. I think these are the first vegetables I’ve eaten in days.

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After dinner, I spent the rest of the evening foam rolling the crap out of my tight muscles. Apparently, that twenty-miler really kicked my butt! My legs actually feel quite a bit better this morning. They’re still sore, but not nearly as tight.

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I always used to think my Bosu was the best piece of exercise equipment I’ve ever bought because it’s so versatile, but I use my foam roller so much more. And I have a feeling I’m going to use it even more in the next few weeks.

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What’s the best piece of exercise equipment you’ve ever bought?

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59 Comments

  1. I love foam rolling! BUT here in Australia they cost $90!!! (I think you guys pay around $10?!) So I just stick to using the one in my gym. It’s awesome for rolling out the pain in my neck and shoulders I get from sitting at a computer all day.

  2. LOVE the foam roller! An NECESSARY for anyone who is a fitness enthusiast AND anyone who sits all day or does repetitive movement with profession….Idea: I have seen many people use a PVC pipe. To soften it up, rubber band a rag or old sheet tightly around it (cut it to about right size). This has to be cheaper than 90$ in Australia!

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