Monday, September 27, 2010

So Proud

Monday, September 27, 2010 0

I'm so proud of my wonderful husband and his team (3 guys and a girl runnin' the huffin' puffin) who came SECOND in the first ever Provincial Marathon Relay yesterday!!! Congratulations to Clark, Steve, Gord (G2) and April!!

Also, big congratulations to some of our other running friends, Mary, Jody, Gord and Colleen who's team (running with the big dogs) came in THIRD in the marathon relay!

Here's a picture of the whole group!

What a great bunch of people I am privileged to run with!! See the full Marathon, Half-Marathon and Relay results here!

As my return flight landed at noon, I rushed home to shower and go with the group to attend the FABULOUS race reception at the Bowering Park Bungalow. BBQ hamburgers have never been so tastefully presented.

I would like to try to run in the marathon relay next year.....who's in??

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A great rainy day meal

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 0

Last night, during the beginnings of Hurricane Igor, we went for a run with the 10 km clinic.

It was raining HEAVILY and we were all soaked through by the time we got back to the running room in the dark. It was a lucky coincidence that we had supper ready and waiting for us in the slow cooker for us when we got home.

It was a new recipe, so I had been hoping it would turn out OK. Turns out, it's probably my favourite slow cooker recipe so far!

Slow Cooker Provencal Beef Stew
Here's the Recipe (source: Kraft Canada)

1 lb. (450 g) boneless stewing beef, cubed
3 Tbsp. Flour
1 lb. (450 g) sweet potatoes (2 large), peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 can (28 fl oz/796 mL) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1 Zucchini, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
1 Onion, chopped
4 cloves Garlic, minced
1/2 cup 25%-less-sodium beef broth
1/4 cup Kraft Calorie-Wise Sun-Dried Tomato & Oregano Dressing
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

Toss beef with flour in slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients except basil. Cover with lid. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Stir in Basil just before serving.

I was pleasantly surprised at how much flavour this had!
The slow cooker is one of our best friends on running nights - no worrying about what to eat when you get home late!
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