I am finally getting around to write a post! This week has been very, very busy. I can’t believe it is already Sunday. There is no time for anything !
Friday night was a lot of fun. After teaching first grade, I picked up Christina at the train station. I invited my parents over for dinner so Christina and I went to DiBruno Bros. to pick up some ingredients. We bought some awesome cheese, my favorite being one called Primadonna. We served this with grapes, crackers, red & white wine and some multi-grain bread.
For dinner, I made Filet Mignon, steamed Brussel Sprouts, and Sweet Potato gnocchi in a Brown Butter Sage Sauce.
haha the meat looks so tiny. This was an awesome meal.
Lots more gnocchi was eaten! DiBruno Bros. makes homemade sweet potato gnocchi, so that is what I used. I made my own sauce for this…which was real easy!
I was SO stuffed after this meal. SO filling but so good!
I was so happy that my parents came over. We had a great time. They even brought my dog, Andie!
Saturday morning was a big day for Christina and I…and the reason she came home for the night! We had our 20 mile run. Saturday was the peak of our training and we taper from here on out! I was pretty nervous about this run. My runs had not been so stellar since I had been real sick about a week ago. My 19 miler while I was sick wasn’t really a run to remember either. But towards the end of this week, I began to feel much better & I have been coughing much less. During the run, it pretty much rained the entire time. It wasn’t a hard rain though, so it wasn’t too bad–actually pretty refreshing. The temperature was pretty warm too. Our 20 miler was awesome. I really had so much fun running. During the last mile of my run, the song 99 Red Balloons came on my ipod. I don’t know what it was but this song just pumped me up and I felt really good! I think I actually sang out loud when no one was around. We did it and we both had great runs. Not quite positive, but I believe our average pace was around an 8:15.
After grabbing snacks and candy (It was HALLOWEEN!), showering, and all of that, we went out to a restaurant down the street called Parc. I had never been there before, but I walk by it everyday on my way home from school. I always eye up the delicious looking bread basket as I walk by…
It was DELICIOUS! I especially loved the Raisin Walnut Bread.
We shared the Yogurt Parfait….
Really good fruit, yogurt, and granola.
We both ordered the Oatmeal Brulee…
One word…DELICIOUS. I tried to eat this slow to savour the deliciousness. I didn’t want the bowl to end. The top was crispy & caramelized just like creme brulee. The raisins were so plump! We said how it reminded us of our Mom-Mom’s Rice Pudding. I DEFINITELY need to attempt to recreate this. I have some ideas of how to in my mind already.
Last night, I met up with Todd and Kevan to watch the Phillies game at a bar down the street from Todd’s house. Unfortunately, the Phillies lost. They play again tonight, so we shall see what happens. I did order a great meal there though….Grilled Apple Cider Pork Loin, with Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Mash, & Green Beans. Sorry I didn’t take a picture!
I have a busy day of paper writing. I have a pretty big paper due tomorrow and I haven’t started…oops!
I think I am on candy overload…I just keep going back to the candy bowl! It’s a good way to distract me from doing work.
Back to eating candy and writing papers! Adios.
p.s. my legs are killin’ me today!