NL WEST CHAMPS! GO GIANTS!!!
In honor of the SF Giants amazing, last game of the season, win and playoff clincher, I wore my orange all day and kept the color theme going with punkin pumpkin soup for dinner!
We got a pumpkin in our CSA bag last week and I followed this recipe…the result was AWESOME!
The Chef helped by chopping up the pumpkin before he left for work.
I then baked the pumpkin chunks and later added some onion and garlic (drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper). Once everything was hot and happy I moved it all to a pot to simmer and added chicken broth, cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks and a Thai chili to the mix.
The last step involved blending and the addition of some fresh sage.
The recipe also called for fried sage but I didn’t really execute this very well. I think that the oil was too hot and frankly by this last step I was ready to eat so I gave up on the perfect fried sage leaf. The finished product…
I made a side salad to accompany the soup, with CSA romaine lettuce, heirloom tomatoes and a quick balsamic vinaigrette but I ate it before I could take a picture 😉
I also wanted to provide an update on my last post; I didn’t end up running 20 miles. I ran 20.17! And yes, that .17 is very important! A marathon isn’t 26 miles people, its 26.2! It was the best long run I’ve had to date and frankly, I needed it. The long runs haven’t been going so well and I was really beginning to doubt whether I could finish this marathon running. I don’t have a particular time goal that I want to meet, this being my first marathon and all, I just want to run the whole thing and finish in the allotted time required.
My long runs have been so difficult that I’ve had dreams where I am giving my number to a friend to finish for me so I can still get the Tiffany’s necklace! (Terrible, I know!) Now, for the first time in the last couple of months, I feel confident that I can do this! I will do this.
Total Miles (this week): 35.17