here we go

Hello, Sunday.

Here already?

Today was a productive day. We were up and out the door by 9am because we had to squeeze in 6 miles for the day. More to come on that later.

After our run we headed to Toast in Cherry Creek for some grub. My favorite thing to eat after a run is an egg-white omelet with lots of veggies and toast. Get in my belly!

We headed over to Sports Authority after our feast to grab Mr. B some more running shorts and butt goo, I mean Glide, so his butt crack won’t chafe.
I am hoping the white running shorts will keep him cool while he is in New Mexico. It’s supposed to be 100 degrees everyday there! (Forget the white shorts Mr. B, you’re screwed)
When we arrived home we got to work on the dresser.
This thing was a pain in the tookus to put together. As Mr. B assembled the damn thing I followed him around with the vacuum cleaning up all of the styrofoam parts. I swear my OCD was about to go into over drive.
Mr. B finished the sucker! Praise Jesus.
Check it out.
BEFORE…Clampett Style.
AFTER…Non-Clampett.
Now we have matching furniture since our side tables are from Target as well. I hope some day we can afford furniture that doesn’t come in a box.
Putting together the dresser and cleaning up after it made us famished. So, I got to work on dinner. No grill tonight, but the next best thing, de oven.
Tonight’s menu:
     – Pork Tenderloin with a Smoky Red Pepper Sauce (Giada recipes!)
     – Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Sharp Cheddar Cheese
     – Roasted Carrots with Dill
Pork: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Let two 1.5lb tenderloins come to room temperature, about 15 minutes. Salt and pepper the pork as well as coat it with olive oil.  Turn a skillet to medium-high and sear pork on both sides until brown. Transfer the pork to a baking dish and bake for about 25 minutes.
Smoky Red Pepper Sauce : Heat skillet to medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Saute onion, red peppers, and garlic. Add 1 1/4 cups of red wine and let it simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in paprika, tomato puree, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer to thicken.  Remove bay leaf and move mixture to food processor. Pulse until desired consistency.
Potatoes: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and quarter potatoes. Place potatoes on a baking sheet lined with foil and toss with salt, pepper and olive oil. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Add a handful of cheese on top when you pull the potatoes out of the oven.
Carrots: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and prep your carrots. Place carrots on a baking sheet lined with foil and toss with salt, pepper, olive oil and dill. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

I am off to cuddle with my husband before he leaves tomorrow. I hope you had a great weekend!!