After work today I headed to Southpark Mall to pick up my race packet for tomorrow. It STILL hasn’t set in that I’m running an actual race tomorrow. While running the course as a preview was very much appreciated by my legs and mind, it has really made me not take the actual race day too seriously! I hope that doesn’t come back to haunt me. But the difference between this race and a 5K (the only other kind of race I’ve ran) is that I don’t have that "you gotta run so fast you’ll almost die" mentality. I just have to run 13 miles. FUN!
I had to have a taste – straight from the jar, yo!
After a bunch of emailing, it was cocktail hour!
It was a BEARY exciting afternoon in our house!!!
The bears invited a Great Harvest Breadbear over to play!
I fear there was a little bullying…
He must have tasted great!
Dad stepped in to help
He heard my request for a breadbear!
The Headless Horsebear.
On the menu: homemade lentil burgers!!
Whirl today in food processor (or chop VERY finely and mix by hand) =
- 1 cup cooked green lentils
- 2/3 cup chopped veggies (we used red pepper, carrot + celery but corn would have been nice too!)
- 3 tbsp whole wheat flour
- 3 tbsp pecans
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- "whole lotta pepper" – Matt
Form into patties. Makes 3 burgers.
Bake for about 15 minutes per side at 400*. Just judge for yourself when they’re done – they’ll get a nice brownish crust and will slide around in the pan.
Going in –>
Coming Out (note the brown) –>
My pre-race carb of choice was POTATO!! We cut up 2 small russets and a sweet and baked them at 400* for about 30-40 minutes.
They were seasoned with some of this Garlic Gold. Now I am NOT a big garlic fan and when this box arrived on my doorstep as an Open Sky sample delivery, I have to admit I was not very excited. [Good thing it wasn’t onion oil!] However, I was REALLY pleasantly surprised after giving these a sniff test and actually allowed Matt to put them on the taters. Turns out, it was great!! The garlic must be lightly roasted because it doesn’t have that sharp raw taste/smell. We drizzled on a little oil and used the Italian Herb Nugget blend and I was really quite impressed!! Also comes in Parmesan and Sea Salt. Any interest in putting this in the Open Sky shop?? [It’s also ORGANIC!]
The burgers turned out FAB.
Nice and gooey but also crispy on the outside and perfect chew. Yum!
Served with arugula, pickle, ketchup and mustard
"What’s taters, Precious?"
If only it were a bit warmer out today! Brrr!
I’m headed to BED now because I have to get up at 4:45 to start pre-race prep!!!
See you at the finish line!
[Knock on wood!]