I’m sure you all know by now but just in case you don’t…I love to cook! I love planning our weekly dinner menu, searching for and trying new recipes, grocery shopping for the ingredients, and prepping dinner after a long day. Sitting down with Adam to the fruits of my labor is such a relaxing and rewarding experience. Adam, I’m pretty sure would say, likes to eat my cooking. And he’s pretty good at it too! But most of you probably don’t know…he can also cook up a pretty good meal when he puts his mind to it. In fact, he is definitely the resident omelette maker in our house. He also makes a mean tofu stir fry. So, for the special love day, he told me to sit back and relax with my feet up while he put together a very special meal that was perfect for me!
He searched and searched and found the perfect recipe and when I walked in the door the other night…the kitchen smelled amazing! And the food…well just look at that plate he put together. I think he’s now a bit concerned that he landed himself on regular dinner duty! Sorry no recipe…it’s Chef Adam’s secret!
Switching topics completely….you may have noticed that I haven’t really mentioned running on this blog since the marathon. I have indeed continued with running and am actually in training for the NYC Half Marathon. While I love a good solo long rung, what makes running even more fun (and makes a 13.5 mile run go by much faster) is running with other friends who are willing to meet you for a run in central park when it’s snowy, rainy and cold. And I did just that this past weekend! The best part (other than running with my friends while they achieved their longest distance ever) was the brunch waiting for us at the end. We had reservations at Maialino and upon walking in, we realized we were slightly out of place among the trendy and beautiful people in our sweaty and wet spandex pants and fleece tops. After our meals were brought to our table…we were totally distracted by the amazing looking food and dug right in and forgot about just how “lovely” we must have looked!
I’ve had peach and hazelnut pancakes, lemon cornmeal pancakes, and ricotta blueberry pancakes…I think these may just “take the cake.” Now it could be because I had just finished a long run and was absolutely famished, or…it could be they tasted so good from the creamy ricotta, light and fluffy texture, hint of lemon, and cranberry topping. Either way…these are definitely a good choice when you get that pancake craving. Have a great weekend everyone!