Thursday, January 15, 2009

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HOW DO I GET RID OF IT!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Nothing happening on the training front for me. I've got a really bad cold (KJ had it last week) and I haven't trained since Monday. I started feeling it coming on Saturday and it got a little worse every day -- congestion, sinus pressure, burning eyes, sore throat, coughing, fever, aches, the whole bit. I left work at 9am yesterday and went to the doc. I'm now on antibiotics and hope to be back at it soon. My fever finally broke last night and I feel a good bit better today. It's tough laying around knowing fitness is melting away. I just keep telling myself it's early in the year and I have plenty of time to make up for it.
One good thing about being home is I don't have to get out in this crazy cold weather.

Happy Training,

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Strapple Pie

I've been craving pie (mind out of the gutter) and thought I'd try my hand at baking one. I got the basics of what I thought I'd need from the grocery store a couple nights ago and figured I'd give it a shot this coming weekend.
KJ has been under the weather and we decided she needed a day at home today to rest and get well. So, after I'd done everything to make her as comfortable as possible this morning, I commenced to making pie. I will admit I jumped online before I started to get a few tips...I didn't go in completely blind.

Two of my favorite fruits are apples and strawberries, so I decided I'd combine them into one pie. Here's how it went:

Granny Smiths

Sliced Fresh Strawberries

Lemons (for juice)

Diced apples


Strawberries mixed with Lemon Juice and Sugar

Apples mixed with Lemon Juice and Sugar


Layer of Apples

Then Strawberries

And more Apples

Some Butter and a bit of the Strawberry Juice

Then the top Crust (with vents sliced in -- web tip)

Foil to protect the crust edge (another tip from web)

About an hour later.

Time to burn off the calories....
Happy Training,