Hello! I feel like it’s been a while since I did the usual morning run + recent dinner combo post — let’s bring it back. Starting with this morning’s rainy run:The weather has been truly depressing this week. I’m trying to brighten things up with my super stylish headlamp.Anthony and I covered four miles together, and then I tacked on two more solo. I think the old legs are pretty much back to normal after the marathon! Perfect timing, since I have a half coming up in ten days.In other news, I got my two best running buddies together for a girls’ dinner on Monday! This is how I’m able to host a dinner party on a busy evening after work:Bread machine and slow cooker. Set it and forget it, baby. And voila!I made a simple split pea soup and a loaf of gluten-free bread. I’d never tried gluten-free bread in the bread machine, but Bob’s Red Mill’s GF mix made it easy peasy. Speaking of peas, I’d also never made split pea soup before (I know, who am I?).
Pretty daring to try two brand-new dishes for a dinner party but what can I say… I live on the culinary edge. Rounded out with a bottle of vino (thanks, Lizzie!) and yummy salad (thanks, Katie!). This meal was great but sitting down together and recapping our race stories was even better. Off to do the work thing. Does anyone have any rain boot recommendations? I think I need a pair.
- How often do you try new recipes? (I can’t seem to make anything but new recipes, ha)
- What’s your favorite kitchen appliance? (Mine is probably my slow cooker)
- Rain boot recs: go!