This weekend my husband and I played tennis.
The sun was shining and there was not a cloud in sight.
I’ve known I’m not great at the sport but was always pretty proud of myself that I can at least serve in the right spot and hit some of the balls back.
However, this game humbled me even more. When we arrived at the courts, there were already people in the far left and the far right courts. That meant we had to play in the middle.
For someone who doesn’t play regularly, do you know how scary that was? That meant I had to try to keep the ball in our court (try being the key-word). I wasn’t sure if I was more scared for us or the people playing on either side.
I definitely gave my fair -share of apologies throughout the entire game as we sprinted to the left and to the right, in hopes of avoiding the ball rolling under a stranger’s foot or being responsible for a black-eye.
We had fun, no one got hurt and I think I’m finally understanding how to backswing.
When we got in the car, we realized two hours had slipped by, our arms were sunburnt and our appetites were calling our attention.
While scalloped potatoes often appear during the cold winter months, when we’re craving comfort foods, these are a lightened version that are a perfect side dish for any time of the year and especially good after a long workout (I still wouldn’t consider these a “health” food, but healthier than typical recipes that have plenty of butter and heavy cream).
Lightened Scalloped Potatoes
Keywords: bake side vegetarian cheese potatoes
- 2 potatoes, peeled and slice
- 1/2 onion, sliced
- 3/4 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated or shaved
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 scallions, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking dish with cooking spray. Mix together two types of cheese with cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Set aside.
2. Layer dish with half the sliced potatoes and half the onion. Cover with cheese mixture. Repeat with remaining potato slices and onion; top with remaining cheese. Bake about 40 minutes, until potatoes are tender and cheese is golden brown. Top with scallions, serve and enjoy!
~Is there a sport or activity you like to do, but aren’t very good at?