Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


In extraordinary hunger, I ate my dinner so fast I forgot to take a photo.  And it was certainly worth sharing.

Turkey Burger w/BBQ rub from Flea Market (awesome)
Little bit of mozzarella on top of said turkey burger
Turkey Burger placed on salad- not a bun- with Fat Free balsamic dressing.

I was inspired by Bobby Flay's topless burger- and it was just about as good at home as it was at the restaurant!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


MAC N CHEESE PREMIER! Recipe will not be revealed, as it is property of my wonderful Grandma Barb.  Sorry!

I promised it would make an appearance, and it sure has.  This was by far the best batch to date, and not to brag or anything, but it was dammmmmmmn good.  I'm pretty sure that Sara, Jordan and Kevin would agree.

Saturday was a fabulous day in general.  I survived the full 18 mile run, took a nap with the cat (called a cat nap), cleaned up the place, hung out with Steph, decorated for Halloween (note the table runner!), baked muffins and brownies, perfected my mac-n-cheese recipe AND won Scategories.  Best. Game. Ever.  Okay well maybe not ever, but very fun.   The Phillies didn't quite win Saturday, but I forgave them because everything else was pretty darn awesome that day.

I wonder what will be for dinner tonight?!  I sense...chicken and vegetables!

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Pre long run meal

Baby ravioli's with a bit of butter
Scrambled egg whites with fake pepperoni. 

Full of protein and all other sorts of good things.  I think it worked!
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Friday, October 15, 2010


Sorry the picture is so horrible- it was late, I was cranky, and I didn't feel like messing with it.  

My neighborhood bar, St. Stephens Green has an awesome salad- the Isabelle Salad that has toasted goat cheese, roasted red peppers, and normally portobello mushrooms (I ask for Grilled Chicken instead).  Last night I didn't finish up at the gym until 9PM, which meant dinner was a lovely 1.5 hrs later thanks to my subway commute and need to shower.

Anyways food was delicious, and company was good too - I made my awesome neighbor Rob go with me.  I refuse to go to the restaurant/bar solo, especially when I want to be left alone!  Given my mood, I of course had to have a beer.  The bartender knows me, and every time I get to sample at least 4 of the beers on tap.  The choice last night was Southern Tier Pumking- like Pumpkin Pie in a glass!  Delicious, and perfect for just having one.  Tomorrow I have my big 18 mile run (the farthest so far!), so dinner tonight is going to be very important.  Anyone have any pre-race favorites?

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Left over taco salad!

Funny realization that was made after making and eating my dinner: the sour cream had expired 09/01/2010.  Whoops.  Looks like I'm still standing though!

- Lettuce
- Tomato
- Lil bit of cheese
- Salsa
- Sour Cream (Fat Free!)
- Turkey Taco meat!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Fresh Field Green Salad
Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Finally got the chance to meet up with my cousin Amy and her boyfriend Dan for dinner and drinks.  The lovely venue of choice?  Bellini Grill on 16th St somewhere near Locust.  It's a wonderful, hidden Italian BYOB.  Dinner was amazing- Kevin even showed everyone the cork trick and tried to get us a free meal out of it. 

Tips for success:  Go to www.Restaurant.com and buy a $25 gift certificate (don't complete the purchase without using a coupon code!! They ALWAYS have them from 50-80% off!).  We walked away paying less than $20 per person- including tip!!

 As I get further into my marathon training (going for 18 miles this Saturday), my meals will hopefully start including tons of protein & veggies.  Anyone have any good recommendations?