What a weird morning! First off, all of East Nashville’s internet is dead. Secondly, it is raining like crazy and windy like the inside of a tornado. So why not go for a run.The wind was insane and I thought I might just blow away, Mary Poppins-style. I kept things slow and short — just headed into the park to see the ducks!Tip #1 for rain runs: Wear as little as possible. Today I sported short shorts and a tank top just so that my soggy clothes wouldn’t drag me down too much. I guess I forgot to hit “end” on my Garmin so today you’ll just know that I ran for 33 minutes Tip #2: Stuff your shoes with newspaper to dry them out in no time. Anthony, hope you were done with the Wall Street Journal today…Highlight of the run: These cushy new Swiftwick MAXUS socks that the people at Swiftwick sent to me! They’re a bit thicker than the usual Swiftwick socks so if you like a plushier run, these would be the perfect fit for you. This was my first run in them and I’m a big fan. Love that teal color, too!Last run until race day on Sunday!
And now for some exciting news from the kitchen: I conquered a new culinary goal. Homemade wontons. These wontons were on the Cook Smarts menu this week so I reserved an extra hour at home to make them! I’d expected that they’d take much longer than the recipe’s 50-minute predicted prep time and I was right. Stuffing and folding all those little wrappers was quite a task, especially for a wonton newbie like me.
After stuffing a few wontons I found my groove and it only took me one whole John Mayer album’s worth of time to stuff 42 of these bad boys. Lots left over for lunches!We pan-fried them and made a greasy mess.And by 8:15 p.m., dinner was served! HA. Probably wouldn’t make this recipe on a weeknight ever again, but it was still kind of a fun Wednesday night adventure.Asian coleslaw on the side, plus a bowl of soy sauce. Chopsticks are purely decorative, btw. I think I used them to eat one wonton and then just gave up and used my hands because I was way too hangry to eat delicately. #RealLifeOne last wonton pic because I’m just really proud right now.Hitting publish before the internet drops out again! Stay safe in this crazy weather, Tennessee friends!
- Most intense weeknight recipe you’ve tried lately?
- Locals: Did you run in this madness?
- Socks: Cushy or non-cushy? I’m usually in the non-cushy category but if it’s cold outside I go cushy.