Ah the weekend I’ve been looking forward to you since Monday This weekend is filled with LONG runs! Last night I kicked things off with a 4 miler which isn’t crazy long but at 7pm at night it’s a great feat for me. I had set a goal of a 5k. For me running after 7pm is always a bit dicey. It’s a toss-up between a home run like last night or a hey wouldn’t it be better to just wake up early and run tomorrow.
My run started off feeling a little blah but after a few minute warm up walk my legs were begging to run! Rather than a 3k I got in 4.45 miles in 40 minutes that’s unheard of for me. I’m hoping my 8 miler today goes the same way, especially since it will be an outdoor run in the cold!
I use a towel to cover the timers and mile clocks. Does anyone else do this? A watched clock always seems to tick slower. The same is true for my treadmill timer.
This week at the grocery store I happened upon this beauty in the refrigerator section and I had to try it. A fresh version of shake and bake, it MUST be worth a shot. And it was very simple just like regular shaken’bake you got to toss the chicken in a bag. I felt I was cooking old school, ala 1989. I even got the boys to help me shake it once the chicken saw safely in the bag.
And I have to say the end result was good, even my little guys ate it which never happens. I’m apparently raising two little vegetarians who will eat pounds of raw beans and strawberry’s but won’t touch pork or chicken!
I had quite a productive evening. While these beauties were cooking I whipped up what promised to be the best banana muffin recipe from Cat Can Cook. Who after these DELICIOUS muffins I will need to add to the Blog Love Roll. They are soo moist which with so few ingredients I was not expecting. The Recipe was soo simple and MUCH lighter on Sugar than the one I’ve been using:
Banana Muffins (makes 12 muffins)
3 or 4 Large bananas, mashed (the more bananas the moister, so I use 4)
1/2 cup white sugar (original recipe calls for 1 cup, but I don’t like them too sweet)
1 slightly beaten egg
1/3 cup melted margarine or butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flour
Mix the mashed banana, sugar, egg and margarine together. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. Mix wet and dry ingredients all together! Pour into greased muffin tins, and bake in 350 degrees F oven for approximately 20 minutes. Enjoy!
*These are much more flavourful the next day, and they freeze very nicely too!
*Also, if you like walnuts, you can throw a handful of those in there as well for some added flavour and texture, or try adding chocolate chips, or better yet, BOTH! Yum
Thanks to Cat Can Cook for this recipe! Her site is filled with super easy no fail recipes! AND she even has a cook book, give her some blog love and check it out!
And I’m off like a prom dress for the rest of the day! Enjoy your Saturdays!
What are you up to on this fine weekend?