I think this past weekend was one of my favorites of late because I packed it with all of my favorite things. Starting with a run!The weather on Saturday was awesome. Overcast, yes, but nice and warm! I ran in SHORTS.Anthony and I randomly woke up at 5:30 on Saturday (early bird syndrome) so I was out the door around 6:15. I had Shelby Park almost entirely to myself and along the way and was thinking about all of the lovely sounds of birds and feet and wind and trains that I got to listen to.
I made a video for you of all of the pretty sounds! Notes on each sound below. Turn up the volume for #3 & #7.
- The train!
- The mile beep of my watch
- Saying hi to another runner (he said hi back, I promise)
- Wind on top of the bridge
- Footsteps on a wooden bridge
- Woodpecker (you have to really turn up the volume)
- More train. I tried to race it but it won.
Hope you enjoyed those noises. Do you think I have a shot at being a profesh sound/video producer?After my run Anthony and I got bagels at Mitchell’s Deli — our belated Valentine’s Day date! We never ever ever go out for breakfast so this felt like a special occasion 😉The rest of the day was spent prepping for a dinner party!
Full recap on that one coming tomorrow. In the meantime, here are some other eats from the weekend:^^ Pile of spinach before. ^^Pile of spinach after! How does it cook down so small. We paired our greens with salmon & sweet taters.I followed this pecan-crusted salmon with lemon glaze recipe. The lemon glaze took a bit of work, but it was good!Sunday night was spent at home with towers of tacos.I’m loving our new Costco membership so much that I bought a FIFTEEN-POUND pork shoulder the other day. I divided it into 3-5 pound portions and slow-cooked the crap out of Pork Pile Part I yesterday. The remaining 11 pounds are in the freezer for another day!
After slow cooking the meat for ten hours like so, I crisped it up in a pan on high heat while I sauteed some bell peppers on the neighboring burner. Topped with the essentials! Except cilantro, which I forgot. The horror.And served with some mango-jalapeno-pepper-slaw from Cook Smarts. Yum.Adios!
- If you had 15 pounds of pork on hand, what would you do with it?
- Have you run in shorts this year yet?!
- What are your favorite things to do on a weekend at home?