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Friday, June 26, 2009

Another catch up blog!

Happy Friday! Things have been super busy around here lately. We saw the Cubs beat the Indians last weekend AND I got my picture taken with Ronnie "Woo Woo".
Monday we started training. I mean for real. The Chicago Half Marathon is on September 13 and we are officially registered. There is no turning back now. We are following a training plan by Hal Higdon that came highly recommended by an awesome girl that I work with who truly went from walking to running her first marathon this year! The first week wasn't too bad other than all the running we did was in 90 or above weather. It's true love when Brett will still give me a "good job" kiss with all that sweat running down my face!

Today I am trying to accomplish a million chores. OK, that is an exaggeration but I feel like there are a million things on my To Do list. We are leaving in the morning for a wedding and then driving straight to the airport Sunday to pick up my parents and Scott who are flying in a for a few days! So excited to see them but I want the house to be ready when they get here so it all needs done today! I am making some new recipes given to me by the lovely Mrs. Natalie Leslie Billings. Since I probably won't be blogging for a while, I will share them with you and give you some fun summer treats to make!

Chicken Salad

Bake 3-4 chicken breasts, shred or cut up in cubes
1 cup green seedless grapes, quartered
2 1/2 oz. raw almonds, slivered or chopped by a food processor
1/2 c. Helmans mayo
1/2 c. miracle whip, or to taste
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp sugar

Mix all ingredients together - great served on mini crescent rolls

Strawberry Fluff Something
1 pkg. Cream Cheese
1 c. COLD milk
1 3.4 oz box dry vanilla instant pudding
1 1/2 c. thawed cool whip
20 Nilla wafers
1/2 c. strawberry ice cream topping
About 12 strawberries, quartered

Beat cream cheese until creamy.
Gradually add in cold milk.
Add in dry pudding to mixture and beat for 2 minutes.

STIR in cool whip, strawberries, broken up nilla wafers, and strawberry topping

Freeze and thaw for a while before serving in waffle cups.
If you prefer, you could put entire mixture into a chocolate or graham cracker crust and freeze.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

1 comment:

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Your recipes look great..I love your name for the strawberry one.

Good luck with your training this next week {and the million chores, as well} And I think if my bf & I ran together we'd end up killing each other - no nice kiss at the end, ha! Have a great weekend!

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