Where’s the Beef

Hi gang! We haven’t had a chance to chat about life and I miss you terribly!  So let’s fix that and discuss!

Scott and I had a really busy weekend and by Sunday I was spent and ready for some me time and to lay low.  I was craving some me time and down time so much that I almost cut my run short on Sunday morning.  However the weather was nice (hey 16F IS nice compared to 8F with a negative windchill, ya know?) and I decided to take advantage of it as much as possible and busted out 8 miles for my “long” run.  I had some yogurt with homemade granola and homemade chocolate peanut butter (oh yes I did) for some post workout fuel as evidenced by that not so attractive picture.

I still had some nice “me” time in the morning where I watched some Food TV and snuggled on the couch with Rocks.  They switched out some shows and in their place showed The Best Thing I Ever Ate instead.


Who likes that show? Come on, seriously. I want to watch people cook, not watch people reminisce about eating something at a restaurant. Because I’m Klassy and because I wanted to keep up a happier relaxed vibe, I watched 80s videos instead.

You do what you gotta do.

Time after time….

I eventually pried myself up off of the couch and headed into the kitchen to get Sunday Breakfast started and to get the last of my Christmas baking done.    More importantly, we needed to eat!

Guess who had some leftover Maple Bacon Pancakes in the freezer?

You know it! I toasted those bad boys up in the freezer.  Extra bacon for good measure, banana, and clementines for fruit action.

Then it was time to finish holiday baking! I made some candy and some more Chex Mix (that is not staying here thank goodness!), and some spiced mixed nuts.

No one can rock a homemade double-boiler like this sister right here. Sexy!

“Are you seriously taking a picture of me melting chocolate?”

Also makeup on Sundays? Not happening here at the HQ unless the president is coming over.  Okay so that’s the case on most days. Putting on makeup takes up precious time that could be spent recipe developing, tweeting, or blog reading.  Priorities people!

The rest of the day was spent taking a bubble bath and deciding how to play out the next two days before vacation starts.  What do we want to do and how do we want to do it?  That stuff.  Anyone else plan out things like that? We do it with our weekends too.  Time is precious and we need to figure out the best way to spend it!

I have to tell you that both of us were looking forward to dinner so very much! It was cooking away in the crockpot all day long.  Mmmmm

Beef short ribs! This girl needed some meat like you cannot even imagine. Protein please!  It warrants a discussion all on it’s own but my body was lacking.  I feel much more balanced out now that I have some good protein flowing through.  The ribs were cooked in some broth and merlot providing a lovely base for gravy.  We also had some roasted carrots, and mashed potatoes with gravy.  YUM!

Scott cleaned up the kitchen which was so helpful! And then it was wine time!

Wine for the evening was Chateau St. Jean merlot from California.  It was our first time having this wine and it was lovely!  Totally perfect red in my opinion.  It was deep but not overly dry or intense.  Very smooth and almost refreshing. Yes this picture was taken during the day as I opened this early so I could use it for the ribs.

“Oh hai, it’s me!”

We watched an old Sherlock Holmes movie and then watched some Mike Holmes making it a double Holmes kind of night.  There was snacking on vegan sugar cookies but sadly no pictures because I wasn’t thinking properly I guess.  Then I headed up to bed and put the weekend behind me.

Did you all have a good weekend? Was it busy or laid back? Are you in the midst of holiday prep or is everything ready to go?

8 thoughts on “Where’s the Beef

  1. So glad life has been keeping you busy, but in a good way! I feel the same way about that show! I mean, it’s okay every once in awhile, but why replace good cooking shows with it? That blows.

    Glad it was a good weekend as always love.

  2. What a great way to spend your Sunday. Sweats, no makeup, and homemade chocolate peanut butter??? Ummmm…….yes, please!

    Our weekend was busy, as we went to Pittsburgh to visit my in-laws. But it was nice, too, despite the busy!

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