Morning!How are we mid-week already? At this time in two weeks I’ll be well into a 13-hour flight from LA to Brisbane! We are visiting Anthony’s family in Australia for Christmas this year
Anyways, back to the present. Today’s shaping up to be a nice one. I met Katie for some miles in a 43-degree morning. I’ve declared 43 degrees Farenheit as my all-time favorite temperature. Light long sleeves, capris, and one layer of gloves. Perfect!Speaking of gloves, I recently picked up this pair of smartphone-friendly running gloves and they’re awesome. I love the grippy interior that helps me hold onto my phone. As cheap as $12 at Costco or Amazon! PS I like to get a size large so that I can layer thinner gloves underneath when it gets in the 30s.Katie and I covered about six miles together and I had another one-ish to and from our starting point. That went by fast! When I came home I baked a loaf of bread! I made the dough overnight, let it rise during the run, and baked it while I packed lunches/showered. And now it’s just chillin as I write this post. Don’t let this loaf’s plain exterior fool you. Inside, there’s a mix of walnuts, raisins, and cinnamon… I’ll show you a slice tomorrow! If the loaf lasts that long, that is.
Other than bread, we’ve got a few Cook Smarts creations on the menu this week. Up first: tamale pie!This is basically a taco filling base (beef, sausage, beans, and corn in a tomato-y sauce) with a cornbread topping. We used blue corn meal which is why ours turned out purple!On the side: green beans in a paprika/coriander blend. Loved that spice combo and would have never thought of it myself.Serve with a generous pour of hot sauce. Ow!
- Favorite spice/seasoning of all time?
- Favorite winter running gear accessory?
- Favorite type of bread?