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8 is Great

September 12, 2010

Aren’t you amazed by my title creativity?  I know, me too.  Clearly my 8 mile run went well, but we’ll get to that  later.

We won’t, however, be getting to pictures from Proto’s because that outing never actually occurred.  Sad, I know but it just didn’t work out.  We settled for breakfast the next morning instead.

Welcome to Louisville

Obviously we dined at The Huckleberry.  We’ve been going here as long as I can remember, even back when it was another restaurant but it’s always maintained that quaint calm atmosphere that keeps us coming back for more.

Did you see that guy looking out the window at me like I was crazy for taking pictures?  No, you missed that?  Better go have a second look.

Another thing that keeps MANY people coming back (I assume) are their mixed berry crepes.  Thanks for allowing me to take pictures of your breakfast, Mom.

Mom: “Take a picture of mine because it’s the best”

Joey and I surprised ourselves by ordering scramlettes that we guessed the other person would have chosen.

Mr. Mexican Lover ordered the Garden Scramlette

Miss Veggie Lover ordered the Mexican Scramlette

With a side of green chili, generously shared by Beanie.

Talk about delicious biscuits.  But really, what biscuits aren’t delicious?

Came home and threw all this in the crock pot.

How cool looking is okra?  I’ve only seen okra in the south so it was much to my surprise/excitement when I saw these at the FM

A good boyfriend knows when to lend a helping hand so blogger girlfriend can get a picture of her crock pot in natural light.

Okay so I stole this recipe from Kath and she called it Smoky Bean Soup but I’ve decided on So Long to Summer Soup

Her directions said to leave the crock pot on low for 4 hours.  Due to a combination of forgetfulness and beans that didn’t seem to want to cook I left mine on low for about 6 hours… and the beans still could have been softer if you ask me!

Blame my forgetfulness on the fact that I did an 8 mile run and after that all brain power disappeared.

  • Mile 1 – 10:05
  • Mile 2 – 9:45
  • Mile 3 – 9:54
  • Mile 4 – 9:56
  • Mile 5 – 12:12
  • Mile 6 – 9:55
  • Mile 7 – 10:06
  • Mile 8 – 9:57

We finished in 1:21:55 and we had estimated an hour and 20 minutes so we were pretty much spot on.  Obviously something happened during mile 5.  Turns out it was pretty hot and my legs started to tingle.  Rather than risk passing out we just decided to take a little walking break.  Once we started running again and I realized we only had a measly 5K left, I was good to go!

I came home and jumped in the shower proceeded to take embarrassing pictures of myself standing in the bathroom, dripping sweat and giving a thumbs up but upon further review of the pictures I just couldn’t allow myself to post them.

Two grocery stores and wayyy too many bags of bulk food later and we had cooled down enough to really enjoy our bowls of fall soup 🙂

Ohhh this was good.  We used some tortilla chips for scooping and you better believe I devoured that bowl.

Commence self-imposed isolation so I can finish The Mill on the Floss.  This will be completion of book #3 this semester and it’s only the beginning of the 4th week of school!

Enjoy the few precious minutes left of your weekend 🙂

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. September 12, 2010 10:32 PM

    Great job on the run! …And boy does that soup look good. I love hearty soups like that.

  2. September 13, 2010 10:43 AM

    mmm that chili looks delish! Nice job on the 8 miles!!

  3. September 13, 2010 3:16 PM

    I’m glad I am not the only one who takes self-portraits during otherwise unphotogenic moments. My friends make fun of me for it ALL the time.

    Nice job on the run!

    • September 14, 2010 10:18 AM

      I had to hide in the bathroom to avoid being made fun of.

      Thanks 🙂

  4. Kassi permalink
    September 16, 2010 4:25 PM

    Just a tip about cooking beans — if you put raw/soaked beans in with tomatoes they’ll never get soft! Something crazy about the acid in the tomatoes preventing the softening process from commencing (even toughening up the beans). What I do to deal with this is just add the tomatoes in at the end! Or, you can add baking soda to counteract the acidity/aid in softening but holy smokes, watch out because the fart factor of the beans goes up ten fold (I’m not even kidding). Also with the baking soda — some people say you can still taste it (I couldn’t, but I won’t ever do it again because of the aforementioned side effect :), so be careful.

    • September 16, 2010 5:40 PM

      No kidding?! I never would have thought of that reason!! Thanks for the news flash, Kassi.

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