This weekend I went from being completely anti-Christmas (I did not listen to a single Christmas song until Saturday) to a little too holiday-ready given the fact that it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. I blame Michael’s, where I bought some holiday baking supplies…
I just started a Holiday Baking board on Pinterest and I plan on adding a LOT more to it.
Michael’s just so happens to share a parking lot with BevMo, so of course we had to peruse the beer section. We ended up with a few things, including Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout.
This is so flavorful it makes Guinness seem like water by comparison(I’m sorry Guinness, I love you, but you can’t really compete here…)
We drank this while watching the last Harry Potter Movie (yeah, we’re probably the last two people on Earth to see it. I just didn’t want the series to end!)
Sunday morning I was supposed to run a 9 mile race but there was thunder and the house was way too cozy. I finally peeled myself off the couch at about 11:30, when the threat of getting struck by lightning seemed to have passed. It was still cold and rainy but the run was good.
10 miles at 8:48 min/mile. It was my first double digit run since the Boston Marathon! I definitely still have a lot of work to do on both speed and endurance, but it feels good to be putting in some decent mileage again. I ended this week with 28 miles, a total I’m really happy with.
This was supposed to be a quick and easy dinner: Quinoa, squash, red onion, and kale (basically the flavors from this pizza in a healthier form). But then I realized I didn’t have red onions. And I wanted farro instead of quinoa, and I had some white wine, and I wanted to caramelize some onions. Fortunately I happened upon this recipe and it was fabulous.
(adapted from I Heart Yum)