Slow and Steady

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday: Eggnog or not?

I like being unconventional.
~Florence Griffith Joyner

Ok so I am a slacker. I have done an event every month all year except this month. I thought I would easily do one of those Santa runs and seal the deal. Well I got called into work last weekend and there went the easy opportunity. My favorite trail run course is being used on Saturday, but it is sold out. There is a trail run Sunday somewhere else, but it is 2 hours away. There is a run the Sunday after Christmas and that one is also 2 hours away. Ugh, not sure I want to commit to a 2 hour drive, especially without a running partner. So in searching for a closer alternative, I found the above. Yes a little unconventional, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Check out there FB site HERE. I am not sure on this, but at this point it is definitely an option.

Thankful Three
  1. For Holiday parties at yummy!
  2. For my new it!
  3. For the chocolate covered pretzels I won in today's raffle, because apparently 2 pounds isn't enough weight to gain. LOL just kidding, not taking the 2 too seriously, however, if it gets to 3 the $hit is going to hit the fan.


Julie said...

Don't feel bad, I have not done anything this month as far as racing goes. I was supposed to do a 5K last weekend but we had a snow storm:)

I also love chocolate covered pretzels! Congrats on the raffle win:)

Have a fantastic day!

Christi said...

Chocolate covered pretzels are awesome!

One year I did a 1/2 marathon for the last 6 months of the year. That was pretty cool but this year not even close! Good luck with a Decemeber run I am sure you will find something!

Detroit Runner said...

I wanted to do a santa run of some kind but could not find one close either. There is a small 5k this weekend I'm considering. Also, 2 pounds. I don't worry unless its 5 or over. My weight can change 3 pounds in one day!

Alma said...

Oof - that sounds interesting. I look forward to hearing how your belly does if you do the eggnog run!

Andrew Opala said...

Re: eggnog run
can anyone say "puke time"?

BrianFlash said...

I say go for it!

I've been wanting to do one of these food related runs. But we don't seem to have anyone schedule them around here. Recently I saw the dozen donuts four miler but it is 1000 miles away. Maybe I need to schedule my own race...

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

So I figured this was a good place to let you know about the Egg Nog bread recipe! Sorry I am just now getting it to you but I bet you could still find some egg nog in the stores!

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnimon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup eggnog (this recipe is with commercially prepared egg nog)
1/2 cups butter melted
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp rum extract

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt cinnamon and nutmeg. In another bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, eggnog, butter and extracts; stir into dry ingredients junst until moistened.
Pour into three greased 5 3/4 by 3-by 2 inch loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick insterted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 min before removing from pans to wire racks. And try not to eat it all in one setting. =)

This recipe is very good the way it is but I like to add a little extra nutmeg since I love it! I think the more the better when it comes to the cinnamon and nutmeg. I hope you love it!!