Saturday, May 25, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Since I have a few moments, I'll finally recap what's been going on. Last Sunday The Colonel experienced a death in the family. Tuesday we drove up to Michigan and our completely impromptu trip ended up lasting until Sunday. It was so great to meet his family and learn a bit about the country life but it was also emotionally draining as you might expect. We stayed with his uncle on the couch for me so that meant multiple nights of 6 hours or less of slightly restless sleep. I managed to eat pretty decently and only ended up gaining 2 pounds while not cooking at all. Maybe it was the stress. Anyway, we got back Sunday evening and had The Colonel's youngest brother in tow. I immediately had to get home and do laundry because I was leaving for Dallas for a couple of days Monday morning at 6:40. I didn't get to bed until well after midnight and was up at 4 for the flight. The trip was quite a whirlwind but also involved very little sleep and storm anxiety to the nth degree. It also involved seeing a new baby out in Our Fabulous Life in the Suburbs! Long story short, now I'm home. And tired. And hangry.
Friday I start orientation for a new job. Just a summer gig but well paying and as I imagine and hope, relatively easy and stress free. Does such a job exist?! Ask me after Friday. Enjoy some pictures of my many travels.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Greetings from my car located somewhere outside of Indianapolis. We are driving home from Michigan and picked up an extra passenger. The Colonel's youngest brother caught a ride with us and is going to hang around for a day or two. That means I snagged the back seat and have been sleeping off and on without feeling guilty. As soon as we get home I have to do laundry and pack because I'm heading out to Dallas obnoxiously early tomorrow morning for a couple of days. Then once I'm back Wednesday or Thursday I have to get into adequately trained beginner triathlete mode and head to Cincinnati Saturday for my first tri of the year. Look who has a calendar all of a sudden. I'll recap my many trips soon but for now it's another hundred miles of the stunning Indiana landscape.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Greetings from what may or may not be Jackson, Michigan. The Colonel and I are currently in Michigan for a not so great occasion but on the bright side it's been quite an experience meeting his family for the first time. Holy Mosquitos am I in the country! Huge change for my apparently city girl self but I'm having a blast. Here are my 2 favorite photos so far and I'll catch up with you all soon!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Mom: Do you have to work tomorrow?
Me: Yeah, I'm pretty much the reason Kathy doesn't have to work on days like Mother's Day.
Me: You know, because she has kids and stuff.
Mom: So? Nobody told her to go do something like that.
Since my mom hates taking pictures, here are some that she was probably forced to take by someone else...from like 5 years ago.
Yesterday I ran the Throo the Zoo 5K which I've wanted to do for a while but never got around to. It's definitely got some hills but they're all pretty short climbs except the last one which is actually IN the zoo and lasts forever. The worst part about the "family friendly" 5Ks is that they lack any basic runner etiquette because there are a lot of kids and first-timers who just don't know any better. So lining up
Thursday, May 9, 2013
So! Step one is to get your ingredients:
- Wonton Wrappers
- Tomato Sauce
- Any filling you choose. I used cheese and spinach because spinach can and should be added to anything
- A large bowl to mix filling
- A small bowl of water
Pull out a wonton wrapper and set it in your work area.
Place about a teaspoon of filling in the center of the wonton wrapper.
Wet your fingertips in the bowl of water and trace the edges of the wonton wrapper to help it stick. Fold the bottom up and the top down to make a rectangle.
Flip it over and press the short edges together to seal.
Now you have a raw pizza roll!
As you finish them place them on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Once they are all finished, spray them lightly with cooking oil (I use Pam EVOO) and bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until crispy and browned on the edges.
And voila! You have pizza rolls! They even break open tragically like the real ones do. Less calories, real ingredients and absolutely delicious. They're designed so you can freeze them and reheat when you're ready but seriously. You think I froze them? Nope, The Colonel and I ate them all. Even the few I tried to set aside in the freezer for later. Yum!
P.S. - You're welcome :)
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Keep in mind that I'm a vegetarian, not a vegan. I'm also working to eat better and healthier to maximize my heath and performance in races. Oh yeah, and because of vanity. That said, it's really easy to still eat crap without eating meat. I try my best not to do that. Let me also say that I don't eat eggs and I don't eat any meat. So let's not have this conversation:
Me: I don't eat meat.
Concerned Citizen: You don't eat meat at all?
CC: Do you eat beef?
CC: Do you eat pork?
CC: Do you eat chicken?
CC: Do you eat fish? (this one is slightly valid since apparently you can be a vegetarian while still eating fish...I am not one of them)
CC: ....I know you don't eat meat, but do you eat meatloaf?
*Sigh* This is the reality of my life. To be honest I actually eat a much wider variety of foods since I cut meat and really enjoy cooking now and eating new foods.