Despite my lack of blogging about cooking lately, I actually HAVE still been doing things in the kitchen.Last week, I made my "GO-TO" pasta salad for a work function. Adapted from Cooking Light's Lemony Orzo Salad - I changed the recipe based on what I had on hand.The end result was a Lemony Roasted Veggie/Pine Nut/Feta/Bowtie Pasta Salad. Deeelish!Monday night, I whipped up sauteed shrimp over pine nut couscous with a side of fresh C.S.A. green beans. For the shrimp, I sauteed onions, garlic, red pepper, and a mix of spices in EVOO before adding a splash of chicken stock and the shrimp. For the fresh beans, I let them swim around in boiling water for about 5-6 mins before mixing them with butter, garlic powder, salt & pepper.
Last night I came home from the gym, after completing 4 miles on the dreadmill, to find Kevin had created a fabulous concoction. Not to mention his "top chef like" plating skills.He combined garlic, onion, spinach, and mushrooms with EVOO, spices, chicken stock and marsala cooking wine. This mix was served over pasta with C.S.A. cherry tomatoes. The result was outstanding. I licked my plate - it was that good.
Last Saturday, I completed a 17 mile training run on the Bagel 2 Beer marathon course. The weather was cool and I was happy to feel strong throughout the duration of the run. My legs and back were extremely sore for the few days after, so I made sure to take long walks and do lots of stretching.
- 8/29 - 12 miles, COMPLETE
- 9/6 - 14 miles, COMPLETE
- 9/12 -15 miles, COMPLETE
- 9/20 -17 miles (Bagel to Beer Marathon), COMPLETE
Upcoming Long Runs
- 9/26 - 15 miles
- 10/3 - 18 miles or weekend off from long runs (have a weekend away planned)
- 10/10 -13.1 miles (Baltimore Half Marathon)
- 10/17 - 20 miles
- 10/24 - 15 miles
- 10/31 - 22 miles
- 11/7 - 12 miles
- 11/14 - off weekend from long distance
- 11/22 - Philadelphia Marathon!!
With this post reaching the novel length, I leave you with a photo that Kevin snapped of Oscar and I chilling on the floor after one of our weekly runs. I am proud to report that during my recent trip to the vet, I received some pet owner kudos.
My sweet dog/lover-of-all-treats is DOWN 5 pounds, which puts him back in the healthy range. :)