Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Twosie Tuesday

I saw this idea for a blog post on another site, and thought I'd have some fun with it.

Two foods I cannot get enough of:

Peanut butter & pumpkin butter on a toasted cinnamon raisin bagel. It's the perfect fall lunch. Can I also mention that I love the fact that I get to eat lunch at home and actually toast my bagel? And not cram bathroom + lunch prep + eating + chill time all into a 26 minute lunch period?

Mellowcreme pumpkins. Enough said about that.

Two people I got to see this weekend:

I drove over to the other side of IL to attend my BFF Talen's bridal shower. It was a lot of fun. This was the only pic I snapped of the day. Doesn't she make a gorgeous bride? Haha.

I got to meet my mom for breakfast at Cracker Barrel on my way back Monday morning. Nothing like catching up over coffee & bacon. So good to see her. 

Two new clothing purchases:

I got my first maxi skirt. There was a deal on Pickyourplum.org and I ordered one for just $8.99. Oh my goodness, it is so comfortable. It's like wearing yoga pants, but acceptable for 'dress-up' occasions. I think I need 6 more.

This Everyday I'm Hustlin' tshirt. Love it. And no, I don't look anywhere near that voluptuous in it. It's not a magic shirt. Haha.

Two meals that have only furthered my obsession with butternut squash:

Browned Butter Gnocchi with Butternut Squash, Bacon, and Balsamic Glaze. Recipe coming to the Chief Market Blog soon.

Panera's Butternut Squash Soup. It's like fall in a bowl.

Two thoughts about running a marathon in 2 weeks:

I had a great 20-mile run last Friday. Just need to add 6 more miles! Eeek, excited for October 20! I have been using margarita shot blocks because they have extra salt. And I like to pretend I'm drinking margaritas at 6am. Not really.

I recently got a hand-held water bottle and used it on my last two long runs. I cannot believe I have never run with water before. I feel so much better during, and especially after, the run. Recovery has been a lot easier when I don't get as dehydrated. (And I never even thought I was dehydrated before! Ha!) I will be using it for the marathon.

Two things I'm looking forward to:

The Taste of Home cooking show this Thursday night. I am going with a group of girl friends and am very excited. And I'm sure my Business Man is just as excited that he doesn't have to go with. (Like he did three years ago. And how was that three years ago?!?)

My friend Lindsey to pop out her kidd-o. She read somewhere that a pedicure would help... yea, tried that, no baby. Haha. At least I had an excuse to go get a pedicure. It's much easier to justify when you go with someone.

Two recipes I can't wait to try:

Chipotle Chicken Stuffed Acorn Squash.

Salted Caramel Apple Crumble. With vanilla ice cream.

Who wants to come over for dinner?


Kristi Kay said...

I will come over for dinner! YUM!

Kristin said...

if you are still loving squash, I tried a risotto made with some that was amazing.

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