Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bullets

I love lists--especially blog posts that are done entirely in bullet points. I don't know why I don't do this more often!
  • I hate raw tomatoes, but because I wanted to make that dill pickle sandwich yesterday, I bought the little baby ones called for in the recipe. The recipe was very specific in that you shouldn't change anything, so I wanted to make it as-written. I'm now obsessed with these little tomatoes! The sandwich was amazing, and it's my new favorite breakfast/lunch/dinner, but as I was preparing the sandwich, I decided to try a tomato plain. Then I kept taking a couple every time I walked past them in the kitchen. I'm going to buy some to take on the plane with me Friday.

  • My AquaJogger arrived today! I'm going to take it for a spin swim run? tomorrow. There is never anyone in the pool when I go to the rec center, so it's going to be totally embarrassing to have the lifeguard watch as I try and learn how to do this deep water running! 

  • I started a new puzzle today. As you can see, I didn't get much done on it. But I love working on puzzles, because I don't want to stop to eat! I like that puzzles come with a mini poster of what the puzzle will look like. It's really helpful when putting it together.

  • I was so bored last night that I took a quiz on BuzzFeed called "What's your drunk alter ego?" I'm not sure if I'm happy to be a "Momma Bear". That just sounds lame! But sadly, the description is pretty true ;)

  • I have a pretty great prize for the Virtual 5K... I'll announce later this week, but here's a hint: It rhymes with "barman" (I just now learned that that's another word for bartender). I need one more prize and then I'll announce them.
  • I impulsively bought a rice cooker shortly after Thanksgiving, because it was half off, and I wanted to give it a try. I had a rice cooker years ago, but I hated it, because my rice always burned to the sides and bottom. I'm glad I tried a new one, because I LOVE IT. It makes absolutely perfect rice every time (I've made several different types of rice in it, too). It doesn't get burned, and it's not mushy; it's just very fluffy and perfectly cooked. Mine is this Black & Decker Rice Cooker.

  • CLIF Bar sent me a couple of samples of their new bar flavors: Nuts & Seeds, and Berry Pomegranate Chia. I liked the Nuts & Seeds one, but my favorite flavor is still the Trail Mix one (with a smear of peanut butter on top!).

  • I leave for Phoenix on Friday (well, hopefully... I'm flying on a buddy pass, so if the flight is full, I won't even make it on the plane; but my brother said it looks good). I feel totally unprepared for this trip! I wish I was able to do the half-marathon, but it'll be fun to just be a spectator. I'll try and be the best spectator out there! I'll also be able to see a couple of my Ragnar teammates (Meredith from my From Fat to Finish Line team, and Martha from my Strangers to Sole Mates team), as well as Angela (the producer of the documentary From Fat to Finish Line). And of course, it'll be fun to celebrate birthdays with Sarah!

12 comments:

  1. Did you know you can cook quinoa in the rice cooker? One part quinoa two parts liquid, hit the white rice setting and cook away! No stirring necessary.

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  2. Dumb question: what is a virtual 5k? And how do I participate?

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    1. Not a dumb question at all! If you click on the link in the post above (where it says "virtual 5K") it will take you to the sign up post, which explains everything :)

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  3. Rice cookers are great time savers, just put rice and water and thats it. I bought mine last christmas at amazon. Saves me time and there are less dirty dishes,

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  4. My daughter-in-law in Persian, and burned rice scraped from the bottom of the pot is a desired outcome. It's a special part of all of their meals (which are huge--I'm glad I wasn't raised Persian, though if that son every produces any children . . .).

    Good luck in Phoenix.

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  5. We're gonna need that dill pickle sandwich recipe Sounds interesting!

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  6. I LOVE when puzzles come with a mini poster. I usually sort my pieces using the boxes and then forget that I need the picture on the box so then I have to dump it out or hold it upside down :)

    Please let us know how the aqua jogger works for you! I have a torn planter fascia and can't run right now so I'm interested to see how it works for you!

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  7. I just signed up for the Virtual 5k! I'm Pumped! And this weekend I'm gonna try out this pickle sandwich....I'm skeptical. I can't imagine a sandwich were a pickle is the main ingredient.

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    1. I was skeptical too, but I'm obsessed with them now! Just make sure you use Bay's English muffins and Claussen pickles.

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  8. I read your pickle post this morning and suddenly had a craving for a pickle sandwich. I don't even like dill pickles that much! I'm usually a sweet gherkin girl. But I bought the pickles and mad the sandwich for lunch. Yummy!!!! You're right, the ingredients really work together.

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  9. Thanks for the 5k link, just the reminder I needed to sign up!

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