I tried to beat nature because the hourly outlook said I had time. It lied.
Heavy wet snow and 20mph winds sort of feel like gravel in your face, sand at the very least. I had to take off my glasses so I could see (a funny thing to say).
Behind me in that photo is a tall building, you just can’t see it because of the dang snow.
On the plus side, I got my miles in for the day. W1D4, you didn’t win, I did.
It’s 64 degrees outside and I have not yet purchased running shorts for the 2014 running season. This means I HAVE to run in capris and a tank top, this is end of the world stuff.
This was one of those successes I had to share. This weekend was a bit of a weather whiplash, going from 50’s on Saturday to snow last night. I decided the correct contrast to the grilled brats from Saturday was a thick hearty soup for Sunday. So I put some stuff in a pot and here you have the result.
3 stalks celery
1/4 red onion
1/2 cup frozen corn
6 - 8 small white potatoes
4 cups vegetable broth
1 tbls. olive oil
1/4 cup almond milk
salt, pepper, Tony Chachere’s (low salt) to taste
green onion (optional topper)
1. Add olive oil, chopped celery, chopped onion, and corn to a pot and sauté until tender, adding Tony’s and other spices for flavor.
2. Peel and cut potatoes to bit sized pieces, add to the pot.
3. Add vegetable broth to the pot, it should cover the potatoes. You can add more or add water if it comes up short.
4. Bring to a boil and cook potatoes until they are easily pierced with a fork.
5. Remove about half the cooked potatoes and either mash by hand or use a food processor (I used the Ninja) to blend to smooth.
6. Add mashed/blended potatoes back into pot and mix in.
7. Add almond milk and stir until blended.
8. Add any additional spices per your personal taste.
9. Ladle into bowls and top with chopped green onion (if desired).
I didn’t know how to dress today, it was in the 40’s, I haven’t dressed for that in months! I over dressed, and maybe ran every hill I could have…
My shoes were so wet, and then my entire body was soaked. How you may ask, that answer is a 16YO kid who swerved into a puddle. Karma had something to say about this evil, you see it was more pothole than puddle and the blown out tire made his plan less funny than I think he anticipated.
Be mindful people, and be kind.