The following conversation transpired between the hubs and I yesterday morning.
Hubs: So what time is this Turkey Trot on Thursday morning?
Me: 8:30. [pause; put on super-excited-encouraging face] YAY! Aren’t you excited for your first-ever race?!
Hubs: Uh…I guess so. It’s only 5K, I can handle that.
Hubs: You are such a liar.
For the record, I never said it was a 5K! I am pretty sure (meaning: 50% sure) that I explicitly stated the distance of the race as 8K when I signed us up.
In any event….he’ll survive. 🙂 Still nursing my tender Crankle, I’m planning to run the race with him instead of racing it. It will be fun!
Today’s EAT: The fam is in town, and even on the eve of a national eating holiday, it would be a crime not to take them to Raleigh’s most famous restaurant. So we had lunch today at The Pit.
Pitmaster Ed Mitchell and me? We are like THIS. (fingers crossed)
Anyway, it was fantastic, as always. Carolina spareribs or baby backs? It’s always a tough question. I went with the spareribs and they didn’t disappoint.
A few people have asked about my Thanksgiving menu. Hopefully at this point, you’re not reading and are at home celebrating with your own family or are out at the bars getting shitfaced with your high-school friends, but in case anyone is still curious? Here tis:
- Sweet Potato Soup with Toasted Marshmallow and Fried Sage
- Autumn Salad with Dried Sour Cherries, Goat Cheese, Pumpkin Bread Croutons and Maple Vinaigrette
- Herb Roasted Turkey and Gravy
- Cornbread Stuffing with Apples and Pancetta
- Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes
- Zinfandel Cranberry Sauce
- Roasted Haricots Verts with Browned Butter and Crispy Shallots
- Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Spicy Caramel Apple Sauce
- Maple Pecan Tartlets
- Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Nom nom. All recipes are here, in case you’re scrambling desperately.
Today’s DRINK: I opened this to make cranberry sauce…
…aaaaand then I drank it. Womp womp.
For a $9 bottle of wine from Target, it’s not bad! I’ve seen this Toasted Head Old Vine Zin around but I don’t think I’ve ever tried it. Pleasantly surprised.
Today’s RUN: I logged an easy 4 yesterday, and took today off. Trying hard to keep it under 20 this week. It’s a struggle, when Raleigh has probably the most beautiful weather in the country right now, and I would love nothing more than to go on a 10-mile trail run!
Today’s QUESTION: How are you celebrating Thanksgiving this year? Fun and fabulous holiday wishes to everyone!