Monday, July 16, 2012

PB Cookies and a 5k

How on earth did I cook before Pinterest?! I had a crazy craving for peanut butter last week - and found this recipe on Pinterest that did the trick. I originally had this great vision of sharing them with Kasey's family (who were in town for the weekend), but I have to be honest and tell you that the two of us have already eaten half of the batch. Whoops.

Dear Kathie Cooks
How did your PB Cookies (above) turn out so perfectly perfect? Mine were odd sizes and very bloppy. (Way to unattractive to post!) AND I burnt my fingers in the process. I have so much to learn!!

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BIG announcement: Kasey competed in his first ever 5k race on Saturday. Da-Da-Da-Da! We got up way to early for a weekday and walked in the Chief Wapello Days 5k. It was a double challenge for me: convincing Kasey to finish 3.2 miles with me in 90 degree heat AND getting him to set foot in the city of Wapello. 

We didn't win any awards - but we felt much better about our pancake breakfast afterward!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

BBQ Pork

I was crazy excited about my new running shoes this morning - so getting out of bed for a morning workout was painless! For some reason, the yellow made me feel fast. That, and being able to run in sub-90s temps made for a great workout!

With great workouts comes great... FOOD! I knew that tonight had to be something good. Kase is headed off to camp this week and next (he's coaching basketball camp, but it's funnier if I picture him with a rolled-up sleeping bag) so I wanted to make a good country-style dinner for us. Enter Pinterest!

I used an easy-peasy 3-Ingredient BBQ Pork recipe. Special love to my Crockpot (Lord knows it did more work than I did!). It all went pretty smoothly (except the last-minute run to the grocery store for extra BBQ and to curb my grape craving). And if anyone can tell me a non-challenging way to shred hot, hot pork, I'm all ears!

It couldn't have turned out better -- BBQ pork sandwiches, fresh Iowa sweetcorn, and grapes on the deck! Tonight, this girl is lovin' the country!!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

And then I moved to the country.

I have been living in the country (small-town adjacent) with a boy for a month now. Woah! -- that is a lot of change that happened in one little sentence! It has been a good time - and I've had to do a few new, out-of-the-comfort-zone things: Norwex cleaning, twice the laundry, potting plants, and cooking-for-two.

Don't get me wrong - the area outside of my comfort zone is an area I hate. In the past month: I've killed Petunias (after being told that you can't kill Petunias), we've eaten more than our fair share of peanut butter sandwiches, and our home to-do list is still miles long.

I'm ready to take you all on the journey -- for many reasons I'm ready to commit to blogging. I am going to try and do it all (ha!). It's been a crazy month... but at least it comes with a good view!