Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
The kids played the day away swaying on the log swing, playing soccer with some neighbor cabin kids, and collecting wild flowers and pine cones.
I spent two days reading, crafting, baking chocolate chip cookies, and catching the House marathon on late-night TV.
It was a perfectly relaxing weekend.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
a few things I can't live without...
Thursday, June 3, 2010
I found this great recipe from one of my favorite magazines, Everyday Food.
Upside-down Mango Tartlets
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed and cut into six 3in. circle3s to fit in jumbo muffin pan
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 T. dark rum
3 T. unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/2 in dice
Preheat 400°. Place puff pastry circles in refrigerator.
In small saucepan, combine brown sugar, rum and pinch of salt.
Bring to boil over med.-high heat. Boil 1 minute, then add butter and stir until completely melted. In a jumbo muffin pan, divide sugar mixture among the cups, about 4 tsp. each. Divide mango among cups and top with pastry. Bake until pastry is golden brown, puffed, and juices are bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes, rotating pan halfway through.
Let cool on a wire rack, 15 minutes. Run a small knife around edges of pastries to loosen. Place a rimmed baking sheet over pan and quickly invert to release tartlets. Serve warm.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I am stubborn and I hate to give up. This can lead to some bad decisions.
For the last two months I have turned a deaf ear to my poor legs. They have been begging for reprieve and I refused to listen.
And...as a result, today I came to terms with the fact that I can't run the marathon.
This realization came with great disappointment and a few tears.
As any marathoner can tell you, the training is the hardest part and I've done it all~ the 2 & 3 hour runs, the early bedtimes and 4am wake-up calls, the ice, foam rolling, and carb-conscious eating. All of it. And, I did it on some very injured legs.
I learned a big lesson.
Don't run through it.
So, now it is time for some rest and time to take a break from running. I'm going to redirect my focus. I've got a wedding to plan and October is just around the corner.