Sunday, September 23, 2012

I Love Pickles!

Today was a nice, leisurely day.  I got up early, went on the couch, and fell back asleep for a couple of hours.  I woke up after getting a text from a friend to go for a walk.  It was such a beautiful day to be outside!
We live right by each other so we met halfway between.  We hadn't seen each other in a while so it was nice to catch up.  We walked for about an hour and at the end she gave me a piece of homemade apple pie! It was so good!  It was nice since I had actually been craving apple pie.  Now I don't have to make one and eat the whole thing!
I also realized that I never posted my race time from yesterday!  It was 3:00:53.  Not a PR and not my slowest.  Right in the middle.  I felt pretty good yesterday, but today my quads are a bit sore.

After I got home from the walk, my niece texted me telling me she was going over to my parents house.  It was her 14th birthday yesterday and we were celebrating today.  We took my mom's dog for a walk and ended up seeing a giant caterpillar cruising across the cement path.  Okay, it's not that big, but I think this is the first caterpillar that I have ever seen first hand.  I was pretty excited about it.

My dad is always cooking something or other.  Today, he had just finished making a batch of salsa.  Or if you're my dad, pronounce it like the guy's name Sal + sa.  He is so funny.  He gave me a giant jar of it to take home.  I had actually just brought this jar back.  My mom had made pickles and given me some so I was returning the jar.  I can never leave without bringing something home from my parents house.  My dad also tried getting me to take some hot peppers from his garden and some Hungarian Goulash that he made for dinner.  I said no to both and made it out with just the salsa.

When I got home, I started on my cooking for the week.  I made pickles, a tomato and cucumber salad, and spinach balls.  I wanted to make some brussel sprouts and kale and some fajitas, but it got too late and I  had to watch RHONJ finale.

The spinach balls ended up being a bust.  It was a recipe I saw on Pinterest and thought it looked good.  I had a few problems with them.  Making them was the easy part. I pretty much had to throw everything in the food processor and blend together.  Then they get cooked in a frying pan.  They stuck to the pan and were not cooperating when I tried flipping them over.  I tasted a little piece and really did not care for it.  After giving it a minute to think about I stopped cooking them and threw them away.  I wouldn't eat them.  I'm glad I tried them though.

I ate pretty well today.  Fruit and coffee for breakfast, apple pie for lunch (unintentional, but I loved it), and spaghetti with some Smart Dogs and broccoli for supper. I am very uninteresting when it comes to my meals.  I pretty much eat the same thing or whatever is handy.  That's why I like days like today when I can make some food for the week.  Then I know that I can just grab it quick and go.

What's the last new recipe you tried?  How did it turn out?

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