Morning! Let’s talk food first. Here’s a pan of tomatoes:Which I spent 48 hours slowly heating, drying, heating, and drying… until they became “sun dried” ! (i.e., oven dried.)I’ve always wanted to try making my own sun dried tomatoes and can now cross it off the bucket list (what, that’s not on your list, too?). They taste pretty awesome and were easy to make, but I won’t say the process is a quick one.
I made these tomatoes for two reasons. One, I wanted to put some in this delicious salad I made last night:(Bibb lettuce, cucumber, avocado, and sun dried tomatoes). Served with grilled buffalo chicken and a brown rice/barley/lentil mix we tried from Harris Teeter. So simple, but so good! I don’t know what we’re going to do in the winter when we can’t grill. Actually I do. We’re going to go to El Jaliciense every night.Anyways, the second purpose of my sun dried tomatoes: to use as part of my entry for this weekend’s Tomato Fest Recipe Contest!
I was going to run the Tomato Festival 5k, but then thought that a cook-off would be far more challenging. I’ve been working on a recipe all week — wish me luck!
Speaking of competitive events, here’s what I’ve got on the race calendar in case anyone wants to train up and come meet me at the start line….
1. Chattanooga 4 Bridges Half Marathon (October 19). I haven’t been to Chattanooga since I was about 8 years old, and Anthony has never been… so, we’re going! And running over four bridges, which I hope are all flat.
Anthony actually ran the half marathon a couple years ago, and I went to cheer him on! I’ve seen the course (well, half of it at least) and am pumped for the big downhill finish
Let’s hope it’s not as cold in 2014 as it was in 2012!
And now I’m off to Florida, where it’s definitely not cold. See you soon!
- Anyone ran either of these races? Tips?
- Ever made your own sun dried tomatoes?
- What’s the coldest race you’ve ever run?!