I bought a Neti pot today. Aren’t those supposed to work? And furthermore, who gets a cold that is only a stuffy nose/sneezing?
Anyway. We did part of 3rd in the Burg on Friday, but unfortunately I didn’t plan well enough for dinner at Pastorante, so we had to think fast. Home 231 (P.S. LOVE the new site design!) was kind to make space for our party of five on Friday and generously shared some of their terrific appetizers, including the artisan cheese plate and deviled eggs trio.
Artisan cheese plate, deviled eggs trio at Home 231.
Yesterday we attended a beautiful wedding of two of our dear friends at the Cameron Estate Inn in Mount Joy. It was a gorgeous afternoon and evening for it, and the dance floor was busy all night.
Today, I’m off to the gym, then a coffee date, then ironing? Who knows, I’m wild. Let’s just get to the meat of this:
A go-to beer, in my mind, is a beer that is consistently awesome regardless of where you get it, easy-to-find, usually decently priced and a solid representation of its style. Here are my top 4 go-to beers:
Believe it or not, it was about two years into my exploration of craft beer before I ever gave this beer a shot. My first ever was in the September of 2012 with Sara at Shady McGrady’s and ever since my life has been changed. This beer is easy to find throughout our area and is always my go-to when I can’t decide. In this beer, expect to find an incredibly drinkable flavor of hops, very little malt and a more textured mouthfeel. It’s hop-heavy but not bitter, a bit of sweet with citrus but not syrupy, and a perfect 7% ABV.
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Earlier this week, we wished good friends bon voyage, while other friends’ dream came one step closer. Today, another friend will welcome her second daughter on this first day of spring, and this Saturday we’ll celebrate another two friends’ marriage. How ’bout that for new beginnings? I’m thrilled for all this welcome change and happiness for those I love.
If you have a spring race, chances are you’re (hopefully) pretty far along in your training. And perhaps you’ve noticed something. A little something I’ve heard referred to as “run-ger.” By increasing your mileage, you’re burning more calories, and thus your body requires more fuel. However, it becomes quite easy to overdo it, I know because I fall victim to it nearly every time I up my miles.
“But I am SO huuuuuuungry,” I whined. “I ran 16 miles, I NEED FRENCH FRIES AND FROZEN YOGURT WITH SPRINKLES. Please help me.”
Yes, this was me on Sunday after I flung myself on the couch because my legs were just too tired to move anymore. Needless to say, french fries and frozen yogurt are a fine occasional treat, but not necessarily the best fuel or healthiest choices. I did not get my french fries or frozen yogurt. Instead, I had one of those small single-serving ice creams and we roasted some potatoes. I’m learning, and trying to be better because I gain weight every time I train for a marathon. Even though I act confused, I know the reasoning behind it. Runger. And not making good choices because of it.
Here’s how I am trying (and sometimes succeeding) in keeping my appetite (and the extra pounds off) under control.