So yesterday I got an e-mail confirming that I got into the DC Cherry Blossom 10 miler. The reaction I had was both really excited and also really nervous. The 10 mile race filled up so quickly last year that they decided to make it a lottery system. You could either sign up individually or as a group so that all or none would get in. I rounded up some of my bests and we all put our names in the lotto. It was me, Ali, Brittany, Lauren, and Megan.
I’m so excited that we are all doing this together! Every single one of us is scared but I know that this will will be such an incredible experience for us to do as a team. I found a training plan online for a 10 mile race and it looks pretty good so I will probably try to use that as a guideline. April 10th I will have completed 10 miles! My longest distance ever! This is a great way to help me with my 2010 goal of completing a half marathon. So excited for this journey!
Yesterday I made a quick and simple recipe from a new favorite cookbook Apples for Jam by Tessa Kiros. The book is heavenly to read, its just absolutely beautiful. It’s categorized by color and thrives on delicious simple foods. I can’t wait to make more from it, it seriously has about 100 post its flagged on its pages. Plus I can’t get over the sweetness of the book cover.
I decided on the Eggs in Tomato recipe to make yesterday and my mouth thanked me as I took my first bites. I’d been eyeing this recipe for a while and it only calls for a few ingredients. I made it for lunch along with a slice of toast to dip in my egg yolk. The flavor was incredible. This will be a constant in my house now. I found the recipe online as well, so I can share it with you guys. Click Here to view 🙂
I followed the recipe exactly and then added some fresh goat cheese to the mix. Perfection.
This past weekend at Costco I tried some goat cheese that was being sampled. I’ve had goat cheese before but didn’t enjoy the taste and flavor. This however was light and not as strong and I picked up a log of it to bring home. Now I have this huge log of goat cheese and no idea how to make use of it? Do any of you have certain recipes that you love to use goat cheese in? I’m all ears for your opinions! I’m a goat cheese newbie.
Well I honestly can say that I can’t believe Christmas is next week. It doesn’t feel like it should be that soon! Tomorrow is my dad’s birthday and then next week Christmas? This end of the year has flown by so fast its unbelievable. Hope you make the most of whats left of 2009. It’s been a great year.