The Cooking Runner

Mexican food, Pizza, a 90’s dance party, and a frigid run…now that is a party.

on November 14, 2012

Home from out west… oh it was a fun trip though!!! From shopping at Sierra Trading Post, to eat yummy Mexican food and Margaritas, to dance parties to the best of the 90’s with my sister in law and nephews, to a run at 6000+ feet, temperature in the 20’s and winds howling to 30 mph…. It was grand!

If you have never heard of Sierra Trading post… check out their website…I LOVE THEM.  (And I love this girl right here!)There is an actual store front in WY. After visiting STP, we went for Mexican food…YUMMO… Sorry no pictures of the dance party…it was a no picture zone. I can assure you however, a fun time was had by all!!!

So the running part… well my SIL made these super awesome no bake cookies… that disappeared rather fast. (I think it was either the dog or the hubbies) So we thought it would be a grand idea to run off some cookies… HAHAHA When you have been training at sea level and you try to run at 6,000+ feet, it sucks. Then you throw in super cold temps and high winds and you feel like you are going to die. NO JOKE. So after our run we rewarded ourselves with no bake cookies!!! Completely 100% justifiable! 

Last night we had pizza with friends we haven’t seen in FOREVER… fun times all around especially with the girls… Who wouldn’t have fun with J.Lohr???!! Thanks for the yummy pizza guys!!!!

Unfortunently, long weekends out west are never long enough! On our way back to MI, we were upgraded to first class… I am so spoiled… We had wine pre-flight, appetizers, main course, and dessert, and then wine during flight.  I LOVE the view of my hometown any time of day!    

 

So long Colorado… see you in 80 days!

 

Peanut Butter/ Butterscotch no Bake cookies

2 cups sugar

1/4 cup margarine

1/2 cup milk

1 cup peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup butterscotch chips

3 cups rolled oats (old fashioned)

In a large pan, mix sugar, margarine, and milk;  bring to a full, rolling boil over med heat. 

Boil for one minute, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, butterscotch chips and vanilla, stirring until peanut butter and chips are melted; stir in oats.

Working quickly, drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper.

Store cookies in the fridge….TRUST ME, you will thank me!!!!

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