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Real Life Adventures

The last few weeks have been a busy time for both my husband and I.  For me, work has picked up because of cross country season and marathon season!  I don’t foresee having a lot of extra time for a few months but I don’t mind.  Considering my husband has also been gone 3 out of 4 months we have been married, I also want to enjoy being a newlywed.  I still have personal time but far less of it!

For our date night last week, we went to the Creperie Beau Monde in Philadelphia.  Crepe Beau Monde was on the Best Thing I’ve Ever Ate for their Crepes.  So of course we had to go.  For an appetizer we split the smoked salmon and leek crepe.  I love that they split it for us and made it easy.  If we tried to cut it ourselves, the melted cheese would have squirted halfway across the restaurant.

With more smoked salmon on top

With more smoked salmon on top

For dessert we split the apple, toasted almond and creme with hazelnut ice cream.  It was one one of the best desserts I’ve ever had!  Everything about the crepe was delicious and I wanted to eat 10.  It is a top contender for the Best Thing I’ve Ever Ate.

Creperie Beau Monde crepe

Finally, the coffee creamer dispenser was one of the most unique creamer dispensers we have come across.  It is a cow and the milk poured out from the nose.  I could not stop laughing!

Me Coffee Creperie Beau Monde

My blog is not known to document my own personal cooking.  That is because I’m not that great at it.  I don’t think my meals are noteworthy.  At our house we tend to eat very simple: a meat, potato and vegetable.   Something we have been working on lately is cooking together.  Last night we roasted a spaghetti squash (one of my favorite vegetables!).

Roasted Spaghetti Squash 

We used this recipe but also added garlic and butter.   Then we topped with goat cheese, parmesan cheese grilled chicken and roasted tomatoes. We also served with a side salad. It is simple, easy and delicious.

grilled spaghetti squash

The other major cooking adventure we are pursing is homemade ice cream.  We bought an ice cream maker last month and have been experimenting with different recipes.  Right now we are using variations of this recipe.  The last time we made ice cream we also grilled fresh peaches and it was perfect.  I never knew making ice cream was that easy.

homemade peach ice cream

So there you have it.  I haven’t gone too crazy but have been enjoying cooking and going to other restaurants that aren’t diners.  😉

Questions for you:

Have you ever made homemade ice cream?

Do you like crepes? 

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Real Life Hanging Out

So it all happened exactly how I would not like.  I was supposed to go visit the lovely Rachel (my sister from another mister) at my alma mater town on Saturday.  I was pumped, jazzed, and everything.  Until I got an email saying I needed to do a few things that morning until noon.  So I had to wait and then drive up at noon.  No matter, I still made it.

The way up there was rather uneventful thank goodness (about a 2 hour drive).  When I got to Potsdam, we went to a craft fair (which of course we were late…I’m notoriously late for everything) and people were starting to take their things down.  There was an ungodly amount of placemats there though (random).

So we proceeded to go on a four mile shakeout run with her dog.  Which was fantastic, because Rachel is fast and god knows I didn’t want to slow her down too much…at least with the dog I could blame it on him.  During our run, we saw deer and her dog started chasing them straight into the river.   They literally got within five feet of us.  Scary.

Then after a nice four miler, we went out on a date to one of my favorite restaurants if the area.  I’ve blogged about it before I think (I know so because I found a photo of the salad I always get).   North Country goat cheese is to die for (so good).

Nevermind my eyes are closed…everyone knows the real star of the photo is the coffee poster in the back.

And ice cream.  If you’ve never been to a Stewarts gas station…their ice cream is number 2 to no one.  I had red velvet (nevermind it was 30 degrees out).

And thus next weekend you will see more photos of Rachel because I you know…plan to see her then too…don’t mind my stalkerish ways.

Questions for you:

  1. 1.       Favorite Flavor of ice cream?

Mine is cake batter or red velvet for sure.

  1. 2.       Craziest wildlife you have ever seen on a run?

I saw a bear my first year running, deer, wild turkeys, snakes…the list is endless actually LOL.

Fun Facts

Sometimes in the blogging world, you can fudge that you had such an interesting and fabulous day when in reality-you didn’t.  Pictures tell 1000 words if they are real or not there are at least 1000 words there.  But anywho-I have been running around and in out and out of the high school watching my little mathaliates compete in a big regional competition.

Luckily for me, I was tagged in the versatile blogger award via Matt @The Athletes Plate.  I would have actually tagged him back but I think that is cheating.  I’m such a rule follower….

Anyways-I recently started following Matt’s Blog and I absolutely love it.  He is such an inspiration and seriously makes the best the best looking food.

The Versatile Blogger Award Rules

  1. Thank the person who awarded you and link back to them in your post.
  2. Tell 7 Random facts about yourself.
  3. Pass the award  to up to 15 new found bloggers.
  4. Contact each blogger you want to pass the award on to and let them know you’ve done so, and let the giver of your award know you accept it… (I am going to hope they see the trackback).

Let’s see here, first I’ll relate some of the new blogs that I have found and absolutely love.  There are many blogs that I continue to find on my rampant blog stalks and  they are in no particular order.

1.      Emma @The Sweet Tooth Runner– She is obsessed with tempo shorts (twinnies) and loves herself a good breakfast too.

2.      Christy @ Lift to Run– She is only 18 and already wants to run a marathon and ultra.  Oh yes and she eats more than Michael Phelps so we are kind of already twinnies too.

3.      Lynn @ The Cream Filling. She is a fellow science (and math) lover and her friends often tell her that they don’t know her in class. Um my friends just pretend that they don’t know me in class and then make me eat alone (but not really they all want to be famous on my blog).

4.      Tara @ XC Foodie.  I’ve actually followed her blog for a while now but she is a hella quick cross country (and track runner). Like me, she is new to running but she is super quick and the bomb.com

5.      You!  Yes, I love every single one of your blogs so please consider yourself nominated.

Now some jazzy facts about me.

1.      I would rather work out at 6 am then 4pm.  I don’t ever have good workouts that late and I’m an early riser.

2.      I cannot run fast on a treadmill.  The fastest I can legit go is at an 8 minute pace and I feel like I’m about to have a heart attack.  Yet, I normally run at a 7:30 pace and I feel awesome and could have a full conversation outside.

3.      My favorite chocolate is orange dark chocolate or dark chocolate with caramel in second.

My birthday is coming up in a couple months....100 pounds of this is acceptable...

4.      I don’t like chocolate ice cream but love every other flavor except healthy fat free ice-cream.  Please don’t tell me it’s delicious but it’s not and I will eat my full fat nom.

5.      Although I like new music and lady gaga is my forever idol, my favorite band will remain as always FleetWood Mac.  I could drive blasting their music with my T-roofs off my car for hours and I hate driving.

6.      I always wanted to be a zoologist but I changed my mind in 10thgrade.  I’m not too sure why.

7.      My life goal is to meet Tyra Banks.  If nothing else in my life goes well-I’ll meet her don’t you worry.

I’ll be back to my regular schedule of blogging tomorrow.  I miss you all my blogging BFFS.

Questions for you:

1.      Tell me about yourself.  Tell me something new.

2.      Whose blog should I stalk next?

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