For the past year I have gotten into running and last week ran 13.1 miles in one day! Yay! I had planned on entering a half marathon that weekend, but time snuck up on me and the entrance price jumped from $50.00 to $140.00...nope So I just ran it instead.
Now on to the next great challenge....yep have no idea yet. Maybe improve running speed? I am finding out however that running in fall is much harder than running in summer, at least in regards to gear. Time wise...much better. I haven't yet committed to running outdoors in winter, but spending another winter entirely indoors saddens me. I guess I better make the decision either way so I can prepare for it! Please don't send us another 5 feet in snow this winter!
On to food. I cooked this last week and got raves on it. Next time I think I twist it up a bunch...it was missing something.
Adapted from Damn Delicious
(who adapted it from Betty Crocker)
* 1 cup unbleached flour
* 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon (pinch) salt
* 1 tablespoon canola oil (or other such neutral oil/fat)
* 2 cups skim milk
* 3 large eggs
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1 pound ground turkey (chicken or beef also work)
* 1 small yellow onion, diced
* 1 cup corn (canned is fine)
* 1 tbsp cumin
* 1/2 tsp kosher salt
* 1-2 tsp chili powder
* 1/4 tsp black pepper
* 1 tsp onion powder
* 1 tsp garlic powder
* 1 (4.5 oz) can chopped green chiles
* 1 and 1/2 cup shredded monterey jack (cheddar or mexican mix works well too)
* 3 cups shredded romaine lettuce
* 1-2 medium sized tomatoes chopped (heirlooms preferable, if not grocery store red globes work fine)DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, canola oil, milk, and eggs. Set aside.
3. Heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet on medium heat and add chopped onion. Cook until softened around, about 3-5 minutes. Add ground turkey and cook. Make sure to crumble the ground turkey. Drain any excess fat carefully.
4. Stir in corn, cumin, kosher salt, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and green chiles until heated through.
5. Stir in the reserved flour mixture until combined.
6. Place into oven and bake until golden brown around 30-35 minutes. (You can check if cooked by either wiggling the skillet or slicing a knife down the middle. If it doesn't jiggle when you wiggle...lol, or the knife comes out clean, your good to go).
7. Pull from the oven and sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven and cook another 4-5 minutes until the cheese is fully melted.
8. Serve with lettuce and tomato on top. Add other taco-like toppings if desired. (It's particularly good with plain greek yogurt and resturant style salsa). Yum!
Serves 8 | Calories 452 | Fat 25.8g | Saturated Fat 11.2 g | Cholesterol 174 mg | Sodium 814 mg | Potassium 535 mg | Carbs 23.4 g | Fiber 1.7 g | Sugars 5.5 G | Protein 31.6 g
Hello everyone. It's been awhile, I know. But I finally moved on to a job that doesn't stress me out quite so much. My previous employer, its safe to say, was nuts. I've been at my new firm for 6 months and love it. While life never gets less stressful (i.e. - sister who lives with me had a baby...talk about stressful) it certainly is a lot better than it was.