Good morning! How was your weekend? Mine was full of my favorite things: running and cooking and baking and drinking, all of which will be recapped below. Also, a lot of cleaning and errands that didn’t make the blog cut
Starting with the running:Anthony, Rayna, and I met up on Saturday for a nine-mile loop around the city. The skies were pretty grey, but at least it wasn’t raining, right?We started out in East Nashville, went over the bridge to the city, and then came back for a loop through Shelby Park. The route also included a scenic jog by this controversial scrap metal yard located right next to downtown. What a beauty.I felt pretty good this run (no nagging hip). Hoorah! Plus there were lots of stops along the way for selfies. Side note: I got a new phone and don’t know where to look for the camera.Thanks for running with us, Rayna!What was next on my list? Oh yes. Cooking!We had a bunch of tomatoes on hand and a giant bag of fresh parsley that we needed to put to use. And the slow cooker was calling my name as usual. Or actually, that’s me calling it. When I’m like “I want to eat everything but don’t want to cook anything. I need a magical device that will do all the work for me.”
So… spaghetti and meatballs it was!Back to my list of fave-oh-rit things (you can call me Mary Poppins). Baking!More than a spoonful of sugar went into: two new loaves of bread (coming soon in the carbtastic chronicles!) and a big batch of gluten-free cookies for a church event tonight. And since I had all the baking stuff out, I decided it was time for another round of apple-oat muffins. My oven got quite the workout.And last: the drinking!Our neighbors hosted a mystery wine party on Saturday night. About 10 couples attended, each bringing two identical bottles of wine. One went to “the pot,” and the other went to the tasting room!In the end, the owners of the winning wine got to take home the pot of extra bottles! It was a fierce competition ;). Lined up in order, from losers on the left to the winner on the far right. Our South African blend (with the yellow and white label) got fourth!We ended up staying until well after midnight and going to bed around 1 am (!!!). Needless to say, waking up at 4:45 this morning was quite a shock to the system. Cheers to a good weekend!
- Have you tried any of the wines listed above?
- Last thing you baked?
- Locals: love or hate the PSC scrap metal yard?