A Snowy Run + Recent Eats

You know what’s crazy? This morning it was 31 degrees “feels like 14” with the wind and it didn’t even seem that bad. Apparently my body has given up protesting this whole winter thing, since it’s unclear if it’s ever going to end…

My partners in crime for this morning’s wintery miles were the lovely Sokphal & Mary. You know what’s super sad? Mary and her husband are moving to Nashville on Friday. Nooooo! 🙁 We took a sad face picture to commemorate our final morning run. I’m so bummed my running buddy is moving!

That photo cracks me up, though. 🙂

We took our favorite loop in honor of our final morning run. Step 1: enjoy the sunrise from Key Bridge. It was a good one today!

Step 2: say good morning to Georgetown.

Step 3: enjoy the Georgetown waterfront views.

Step 4: wave hello to the Washington Monument (currently on fire from the sun) and Mr. Lincoln.

Step 5: make our way across Memorial Bridge and up to Iwo Jima. Beautiful, snowy scene up there today. Mary and I said farewell to Sokphal here and forged on alone.

And Step 6: climb the hill of death! We originally decided to walk back from Iwo Jima (at my request – I’ve been SO tired this week), but then we got cold, so we decided to buck up and finish it out. Boom! Made it.

Great run with two great ladies. Thanks for all the miles over the past year, Mary! I’m going to miss you and our sleepy early morning adventures – best of luck in Nashvegas and come back and visit us often. <3

Recent Eats

In terms of eats, Matt and I have had some good dinners as of late!

Relished recently reached out to me about sending me a free box to review, so we’ve been enjoying the opportunity to try some new recipes! Relished delivers fresh ingredients and visual instructions for you to cook chef-designed meals at home – pretty cool concept. We received a box that included ingredients and instructions for 3 two serving dinners. I love that they send you exactly what you need for each dinner – it’s basically a way to get the best of both worlds because you’re still cooking your own meals/learning kitchen skills but don’t have to worry about meal planning or grocery shopping. Sweet.

Here are the meals we received ingredients/instructions for – they change every week and you can decide how many meals (and how many servings per meal) you want to receive, too.

We found the recipes to be delicious and super easy to follow. Loved the visual instructions.

Here was everything for the BBQ Bone-in Chicken with vinegar slaw & heirloom potatoes:

This meal was AWESOME. And one of the benefits of this is that once you learn how to make the recipes, they are easy to recreate – we ended up making this meal again once already since it was so good! Also, bone in chicken breast was kind of a revelation – so much more flavorful. That, and learning that slaw is super easy to make – just add red wine vinegar and some olive oil to cabbage et voila! So good with the BBQ chicken.

The Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin dish was also a huge hit – it went so well with the lemony/peppery arugula.

This is another one we’ll definitely recreate. So good.

Thanks to Relished for the opportunity to try out one of their boxes! I think Matt and I are actually going to sign up for the service – we loved it that much and we thought the pricing was fair for what you get, too. We’ll probably do the 2 meals per week option just as a way to mix it up. You can find more info about pricing/options/menus on their website, and if you sign up use the code ‘FannetasticFood’ for 60% off first orders – it’s good through the end of March.

And now, to tackle my to do list! Have a wonderful Wednesday, my friends, and let’s all cross our fingers that we won’t be seeing any more snow until next year, okay? 🙂

Have you ever had bone-in chicken breast?

Anyone else get in a chilly run this a.m.?

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