Tuesday- 3 miles on treadmill + sculpted arm workout by NTC
I haven’t done a strength training workout in a couple of weeks(I’m counting moving boxes and scrubbing cupboards as a good arm workout;)) so it felt really good to get back into it. I’m sure tomorrow I won’t be feeling that way, ha!
I tried something new on my treadmill run yesterday. I read a magazine. I never thought I could read and run at the same time(it is hard but not impossible) and it kept me so entertained. My SIL Whit got me a subscription to Runner’s World for Christmas. I love it!
It snowed yesterday in UT after a couple of weeks of gorgeous spring weather. I was actually okay with it for a couple reasons, 1. it didn’t stick and 2. it was a nice excuse to be inside and just have a play day with J. I couldn’t finish painting the lights since it was wet outside so we wrestled(his favorite thing to do), played hide and seek, and cuddled. I’m gonna really hate the day that he doesn’t wanna sit and watch Dora and cuddle with me.
His fav hiding place, inside the ottoman
Since it was such a cozy day, I made my friend Nat’s clam chowder recipe and some Rodes rolls. It was perfect for a nice warm dinner on a cold day.
Here’s the recipe:
Boston Clam Chowder Yield:
Serves 6-8 Ingredients
•1 cup chopped onion
•1 cup chopped celery
•2 cups diced, peeled potatoes (I use Yukon Gold or Red potatoes)
•3/4 cup butter
•3/4 cup flour
•1 quart half-and-half
•2 (6.5-oz.) cans minced clams
•1 1/2 teaspoons salt
•1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
•Pepper to taste Directions
1.Drain the clams and reserve the liquid. In a large pot, place the vegetables and pour the claim juice over the top. Add enough water to barely cover the vegetables. Simmer over medium heat until the vegetables are almost tender (don’t overcook them in this step!), about 5 minutes.
2.Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt the butter and add the flour, making a roux with a wire whisk. Constantly stirring, add the half-and-half slowly. Cook and stir until smooth and thickened, without boiling. When slightly thickened, add the roux to the vegetables and add the clams, salt, vinegar and pepper (to taste). Can keep warm (without boiling!) for a up to an hour or serve immediately
After dinner we made these cookies. My new neighbors already know me so well, bringing me sweets=)
what is your favorite cookie brand?
where was your favorite spot to hide in hide and seek growing up?