The Cooking Runner

Lost fawns, enchiladas, and left overs

What a holiday!!!! Besides being the sicky on the treadmill, the stomach flu made its appearance. Yay! Super awesome!!! I am starting to feel better, thank goodness!!! So before my illnesses, I went hunting with the hubs. Of course there is a hilarious story that goes along with that!!!

First time out…There we are sitting in the condo, three deer walk into the shooting lanes… I think “ok there are 3 of them, which one is the biggest?” Adam says “OK here comes a mom and her twins” GREAT JUST GREAT, CAN”T SHOOT NOW! The deer wander away….

Adam: Why didn’t you shoot?

Me: I was fine until you said “a mom and her twins” I see two babies lost in the woods in the dead of winter without a mom, starving and can’t find food.

Adam: That’s great, well, I see meatloaf, enchiladas, and burgers…shoot next time.

Second time out… A buck walks into the shooting lane. Adam has been watching it and he tells me to raise my gun. I line up the iron sight with the shoulder and pull the trigger… Yep closed my eyes. The buck just stands there. WTH? So I rack another in the chamber and line it up again. My heart is racing, I am shaking and I can’t focus. Apparently I have “buck fever” I pull the trigger again. The stupid deer just stands there and looks around. Adam hands me his rifle, tells me how to sight in the deer in the scope, I do this, and I started thinking “this buck is standing out there after two shots, looking at me and saying, this lady couldn’t hit the side of a barn…hahaha….” I pulled the trigger and after a second the buck took off. I started balling. uncontrollably balling.

Adam (while he is laughing) “Why are you crying?”

Me: “I think I killed something.” still balling uncontrollably…..

So needless to say, no blood spatter, no deer, no shot.  We did find one of the bullets in the tree that was behind the deer. At least I hot something! Maybe I am not cut out to be a hunter…. There is always next year!

Are you sick of Turkey yet? Well here is another recipe for leftover turkey!!!

2 garlic cloves

1/2 medium onion

1/2 pound mini bella mushrooms

olive oil

shredded turkey

truffle salt

Sautee garlic and onion in olive oil until transluscent

Add mushrooms and sautee until the mushrooms are tender

Add the shredded Turkey, pepper, and truffle salt to taste. 

I added it to a bed of mixed baby romaine and sprinkled it with a little Parmesan cheese.

For dessert, I have my favorite chocolate bar… Holy Yum BATMAN!!!!

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Give a girl the right bra and she can rule the world…

…and it is so true. The right shoes always help too! In the past I have just picked up sports bras at T.J.Maxx and Marshall’s for super cheap. They were just the normal ordinary Champion. My mom told me about this store called Title Nine in Evanston, IL. I just thought, I am not spending $75 on a running bra. Then, when I was out in Colorado with my sister in law at a water park, this lady had on a bathing suit I loved…Where did she get it? Title Nine of course. So a couple weeks ago I decided I would not worry about the price and order a couple sports bras. They were expensive, almost as expensive as my running shoes, but worth every penny. They passed the pre-run bounce test with flying colors, so I was curious what the run would be like. WOW… Title Nine you rock!!!! What a fantastic way to start a marathon training season! And the best part… ATS commented: “There are somethings you can not put a price on to protect.” Bahahahha… thanks babe!

Since I decided I was flipping my running and rest days, today was the first day of my training for the upcoming year. I started short, I only did 3 miles this morning, but it was 3 quality miles (in my new bra). I was reminded of the beauty and the reasoning of my I live where I do…No puppies with me today though, there were way too many deer, turkeys and squirrels out and about. It would have been a pulling run. So I enjoyed the sun and mother nature alone…and I loved it!!! Then I came home and took a two hour nap… I loved that too!!!

We had Polish food from the freezer for dinner. So because I really didn’t cook, I had to make something, So I made a Chocolate Covered Raspberry. 

Take one part Young’s Double Chocolate Stout and one part Framboise.


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