Friday, August 19, 2011

I think I'm getting used to this "getting up early and running" thing.  I'm usually up around five anyway, and instead of trying to go back to sleep, I get out of bed to run.  This morning Jeannine and I brought Frank out for five miles, then I ran 8 on the treadmill.  Early mornings in the summer are perfect for running.  Plus I got to test out a new shirt that I'm going to review next week, along with a....giveaway!

I'm also out of my food rut, I was making the same things over and over.  I read about a cookbook called Cooking Up A Storm, that was published after Hurricane Katrina.  So many people lost family recipes in the flooding, that the local newspaper asked readers to send in their favorite recipes, so that everyone could have them again.  I bought the cookbook for Mike for his birthday,






and for dinner this week, we had the Spicy Cajun Shrimp:





We only used half of the cayenne, but it was still pretty spicy.  I prefer brown rice, but we went with white to stay true to the recipe, and it was Kill-er!!!

Speaking of food, my Dad  is coming up from Maryland today for the weekend, and he's bringing us a mess of crabs, hopefully I'll remember to take a few photos while we're scarfing them down.

It's Friday again, time for winner #4 of my fundraising giveaway for The Children's Tumor Foundation, using random.org, it's Colleen from Irondiva!  Congrats, and let me know which TWO prizes you would like, the necklace, socks, sweaty band, and towels are available.

Have a happy weekend : )


10 comments:

Christi said...

That looks like a great cookbook. I will have to take a look at that! Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

Fresh crabs...oh dear. Be still my foodie heart.

runforwine.net said...

Cool cookbook idea.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

EVERYONE IS KILLING ME TODAY with all these pictures of food!!! Sooooooo hungry!!!!! I dont even like spicy food and this looks soooo good.

blueviolet said...

I love that cayenne pepper heat!

Allie @ The Constant Pursuit said...

I am definitely TRYING to become a morning workout person and to get out of my cooking rut! You should post some how-to tips. ;)

Jill said...

I love shrimp and that dish looks heavenly!! I need to venture out of my boring meal routines too!

Colleen said...

YAY! Thanks Molly! Two prizes huh? You are awesome... Just made my day! I'll email you!

I'm in a food rut too. Too bad I don't like seafood because my hubby would looooove that shrimp! :)

Hope you had a great weekend with your dad!

Marisa @ The Pace of my Life said...

I am becoming an early morning workout person too. Tough, but so worth it at the end of the day!!

Black Knight said...

I am another early morning workout person. Too nice to have all the rest of the day for yourself!
8 miles on a treadmill: you are a superhero!
Sorry but I don't like seafood. Please forgive me.