Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Girl Who Baked Everything

A love a good 4 day weekend, especially when it is not expected. Due to Hurricane Sandy, school and work were canceled for Monday and Tuesday. Do you know what I spent the past 4 days doing.....not exactly running. The name of this blog should be changed to Pumpkin Junkie.
Saturday I was supposed to do a 50 minute tempo run. Every single family member ended up being busy though, and I couldn't find a sitter. I decided this meant that I should simply not stress, and spend some quality time with my daughter. We had a guest coming over for dinner. Remember the "pumpkin craze" I talked about in my last post...
I started with a huge crock pot of pumpkin chili and a batch of pumpkin cornbread muffins.
Paired with a Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale. It was perfection.

For dessert I made these Pumpkin Pie Biscotti with a cream cheese drizzle. A little bit of a mix between a biscotti and a scone. Pretty damn good.
I also made this Pumpkin Cheesecake which I brought over to my friends for her birthday. While I didn't get to taste it I'm told it was amazing!

And since I'm that crazy.....Pumpkin Pancakes for dinner the next morning:-) I made them with Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Baking Mix.
My training called for an 8 mile run on Sunday. I ate those delicious pancakes, got suited up, and was stopped in my tracks when I noticed how disgusting my daughter's bright red eye looked. A couple of hours in-line at the CVS Minute Clinic confirmed she had pink eye.
Seeing as though that's contagious for 24 hours, I wouldn't be dropping her at any body's house on Monday either.
I did manage to get a nice 5 miler in this morning. I tried to take it nice and easy, which was a lot easier with all the puddles and piles of leaves and debris that Hurricane Sandy left in my way.
After running, I continued my madness in the kitchen. I'll show you pictures tomorrow but I have to say from this one that today's creations put everything else to shame.

I caught him over the sink, frosting utensil in one hand, measuring cup with batter in the other, taking alternate licks.
The finished product was even better.


  1. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my post earlier and your input on shoes. I'll admit I'm pretty clueless on shoes, but I've heard so much about Brooks lately off bloggers - I'm going to look into them and try on a pair.

    I looked at some of your past posts, and I might just have to steal that pyramid workout - I was talking about finding something exactly like that recently!

    And, I hope your daughter's pink eye is getting better!

    1. No problem! I suggest you go to a store and have your running style analyzed. I overpronate, which is why these shoes are ideal for me.

      I actually stole the pyramid workouts from PeanutButterFingers.com. I love her blog, such great circuits.

      Thanks! It's already looking MUCH better.

    2. Oh! I know a few people recommended getting your foot fitted professionally but I didn't know you can have your running STYLE analysed! I'm going to see if the Running Room does that here??

      Thanks so much for the suggestion.
      I'm glad she's much better!