After days and days of grey, the sun finally decided to come up!Clear skies, above-10-degree-temps, and good friends (Anne and Sokphal !!) made for a wonderful outing.We chatted away and the miles flew by. Meanwhile, the skies soaked up a million colors.Can you spot the Capitol way back there?Oh hello, Lincoln.I’m continually thankful to live in DC — full of run-loving people and run-friendly trails.I don’t have much to say about this morning’s run because it was pretty much perfect all around. After fighting the cold and ice for weeks, a warmer easy run just felt effortless and it was GREAT.
How do you move on from sunrise to shepard’s pie? Not sure but here goes.Before we were married (and thus living apart and cooking separately), Anthony used to whip up shepard’s pie at least a couple times a month. I would always invite myself over when I knew he was making it!
Since I do more of the cooking now (my schedule is much more flexible than his), we haven’t seen shepard’s pie in a long, long time. I was a bit afraid to make it since it’s sort of “Anthony’s” dish, but felt confident with the help of Skinnytaste and Simply Recipes. I cooked it up and let him serve it for old time’s sake:And it was good!! I sort of mixed the two recipes linked above for a somewhat healthier version (lean ground beef, lots veggies, minimum butter and low-fat milk in the taters). Anthony and I agreed it was right up there with his bachelor-style recipe With a side of blossoming flowers and sparkling water!Loved this weeknight meal. And NOW it’s the weekend!
(and congrats to Brittany, our protein powder winner! She says:
“They are totally the same, although I generally call something a smoothie when I am trying to make it sound healthier. I like chocolate peanut butter, but it has to be too thick to drink with a straw. The runny stuff is not for me.”
I’ll be emailing you today!)
- Was today warmer for you?
- Is there a dish that your husband/boyfriend/manfriend specializes in?
- What are you most looking forward to this weekend!
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