Maury Ballstein: You want an opinion? With a push-up bra you could have a nice rack of lamb up in there.
I’ve gotta write a quick love note to Costco here. Thank you for selling high quality meat at a very reasonable price. Rack of lamb is one of my favorite meats, and I never used to buy it in New York because it was like $20/lb. At Costco here in Raleigh, it’s half that.
And their steak? And shrimp? Oh, don’t even get me started on the excitement that happens around here on Seafood Roadshow weekends.
Also? We now own a 14-lb bag of baking soda.
Oh, Costco. I love you.
Today’s EAT: It’s hard to screw up a nice rack. Tonight, I did mine with jam:
Le recipe: Apricot Rack of Lamb
And also, I turned the biggest yam I’ve ever seen it in to a delicious mash. That one was courtesy of the State Farmer’s Market. Which is worthy of a post in and of itself. Forthcoming.
Today’s DRINK: Meet one of my favorite red wines of all time.
I was SO stoked when I saw this in a local grocery store! I’m convinced that Bogle’s Old Vine Zin is one of the best $10 bottles out there. It kicks the crap out of wines three times the price.
Today’s RUN: No running. But today I did something I haven’t done in months. I lifted some weights.
It was pretty pathetic, but it needed to be done. After last weekend’s marathon, my arms were more sore than my legs. It made me realize that I always need to make room for some level of strength training in my routine.
I’m sure I’ll be sore as hell tomorrow from my itty bitty weight workout. Oh well…gotta start back up somewhere, right?
Today’s QUESTION: Do you love Costco as much as I do? What’s your favorite thing about it? It’s a tough one for me. Obviously I love being able to buy good quality meat and seafood and produce for cheeeeap. I also love the sample ladies. And the $1 hot dogs / frozen yogurt. And the two-gallon bottles of ketchup.