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train tracks, hot chicken, fresh bread

Starting my week off on the right “track” šŸ˜‰1116150714A short, quiet run this morning. Prayers to Paris along the way. 1116150706What’s that bright fluff in the corner above? My highlighter-pink gloves, of course. Paired with a purple top, purple shorts, and pink shoes… too much? Nah.Ā 1116150722What was the highlight of your weekend? Ours had many but I think Anthony and I both agree that the biggest and best one was making HOT CHICKEN. To all of my non-Nashvillians: hot chicken is like a thing here.Ā _DSC0180We spent the weekend relaxing at my parents’ lake house and cooking up a storm in my mom’s kitchen! She knows how to make a mean hot chicken that’s perfectly crispy and juuuust hot enough to make you sweat._DSC0178While she fried up the chicken I focused on the side dishes: 1) salad (with this creamy Italian dressing — I used half mayo, half yogurt)_DSC0171and 2) bread!_DSC0163I didn’t bring my bread maker with us so these roundĀ loaves were made completely by hand. Sounds difficult, but I promise it was SO easy. Just follow this beginners’ recipe and you can do it too! Here’s what the dough looked like after a few hours of rising/cooling/re-rising:1114151723And here are the loaves in their golden baked glory:_DSC0156Fresh bread = happy Mary._DSC0160I’ve got more weekend snapshots to share, coming tomorrow! Stay cool.

  • Monochromatic running outfits: yay or nay?
  • Ever attemptedĀ homemade bread? Success or failure?
  • What’s the signature dish of your city?

4 thoughts on “train tracks, hot chicken, fresh bread

  1. I wear the loudest running gear in the world and have a very oatmeal non-running wardrobe. Balance, right?

    We used to make bread growing up and I loved the smell more than anything!

    I went from hot chicken in Nashville to fried Chicken and BBQ in Memphis. Not too far of a jump!

  2. hmmmmmmmm……….signature dish of Chattanooga? Maybe the waffles at Aretha Frankensteins? Not sure……..

    I like bright colors for at least one thing in my outfit……..I ran my 2nd ever marathon this weekend and my hot pink tank and pink armwarmers made it easy for my husband to spot me at the finish! Wasn’t faster than my first, I was hoping to beat 4:04 (2013) but the cold made my legs so tight that even though I was on track for sub 4 until mile 16, after that I slowed and could not pick up the pace. 4:28…….but I will take it, it was hard earned!

    And I have not made bread in a few years…………would love to start back up though! I used to love making soft pretzels!