Icicles on my lashes

by Joanne on January 10, 2009

At the beginning of the colder weather, late in 2008, I said I wasn’t going to run outside when the temperature was in the single digits.  This morning, I broke that declaration.  Shane and I trotted along for 6 miles. When I left the house, I thought the temperature said 2 degrees.  It was actually -2 degrees. I was wrapped up pretty warm so the only thing that got cold initially were my hands. They warmed up around the 1.5 mile mark.  Shane only suffered “paw freeze” one time.  The biggest hindrance to today’s run was the ice build up on my eye lashes.  I’m actually surprised I have any left.   When we got home, we jumped into the shower.  I think I had left some soap on Shanes shoulders last time he had a shower so he had to go in today for a rewash. 
Breakfast was a wonderful apple to get started.  This mornings omelet was 1/2 cup EggBeaters, Asparagus, Broccoli, Green Onion, and to spice it up Hot Cherry Pepper Slices – Wah Hoo! I added some blue cheese (not sure I like this b.c, it’s strong tasting), and Roasted Red Pepper Salsa.  Trimmed with fresh dill.
the apple

the apple

the main veg

the main veg

the Wah-Hoo's

the Wah-Hoo's

The Saturday Omelete

The Saturday Omelete

And now, about last night…
We rang in the happy hour with a lovely Chilean wine.
Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Chile

Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Chile

Then we got fooling around with the new Eye-Fi (http://www.eye.fi/)  thanks to KERF (http://www.katheats.com) and this horrible thing happened.

That’s a hard day’s work hair head! 

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Hard Work Hair Head

 

But the meal of the night at Danielle’s Valley View went as follows.

Toasted Head Pinot Noir
Toasted Head Pinot Noir

 

 

 

Mixed green salad with oil and balsamic vinegar

Mixed green salad with oil and balsamic vinegar

braided bread and tomato pie

braided bread and tomato pie

Both Ted and I noticed you could taste a lot of salt in the bread tonight. That shaker must have gotten away from Chef.
Grilled Sea Bass with Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes, Steamed Broccoli

Grilled Sea Bass with Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes, Steamed Broccoli

The Sea Bass couldn’t have been done any more perfect. It melted in your mouth but not before it burst with flavor on your tongue. Couple with the drizzle of balsamic reduction… complements galore!

Grilled eggplant with tomatoes
Grilled eggplant with tomatoes

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We were fortunate to use some interesting certificates which were a Christmas gift from Ted’s brother Dave and his family.  See more at http://www.simplycertificates.com.  Great gift idea!
 Now it’s on to Saturday chores and fun.  We’ll touch base later – have a great day!
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4 Comments

  • At 2009.01.10 17:43, Danielle said:

    That grilled eggplant looks so good. I’ll have to try that sometime soon.

    • At 2009.01.10 20:06, applec said:

      The eggplant was good – they put a little too much sauce in the bowl for my liking but coupled with the tomatoes…no regrets.

      • At 2009.01.11 10:08, runningwithfood said:

        You are brave!! I don’t even think I would tackle the 20s or 30s unless it was absolutely my last choice. I’m whimpy, what can I say?! Ha!

        Sounds like you had a great night out!

        • At 2009.01.11 10:39, applec said:

          If Shane didn’t have to get so much exercise, I wouldn’t tackle the elements like I do now. I don’t know…would that be considered a benefit or a onus?

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