happiest of saturdays to all of you. i am smack in the middle of my favorite kind of saturday. a little running, a little relaxing, a few meals with different friends, some baking and LOTS of peanut butter. in fact, this week has had that as a common thread - can't get enough of the stuff lately. how much, you ask? let's take a look at that and some of the other stats from my week.
2 - jars of peanut butter i killed this week. to be fair, not all of them were unopened at the beginning of the week. only one of them. i had been working my way through this mighty maple jar for a while and i am SAD to see it go. i'm not letting myself buy another until i deplete my supply of various butters (so many options, so little time) a little more but it went out with a bang because these overnight oats in a jar were awesome.
1 - number of days i got to wear a t-shirt to work this week. we had college t-shirt day yesterday and though i didn't go to notre dame, they're the college i always prefer to represent. don't get me wrong, i love my alma mater (william & mary, for those of you VA locals) but since graduating i care more about college football than where i actually went to college and notre dame has always been my team of choice when it comes to athletics. doesn't hurt that tex went there so i feel even better about reppin' the irish.
all of them - number of meals i ate this week that incorporated something spicy. seriously, i have been craving spicy things like woah lately and this week's jalapeño cheese stuffed burgers (topped with extra jalapeños) helped those spicy cravings. i also had a few spicy breakfast meals and snacks thrown in there as well.
4 - white potatoes i ate this week. i love sweet potatoes a lot but there's something so awesome about white potato wedges. if you've forgotten how awesome white potatoes are, i suggest you take yourself out to the store right now, wedge them, slop them around in a bowl of olive oil, salt, pepper and paprika and bake them at 425 for 40 minutes so you can recall their glory. if you want to really perfect them, flip them around about halfway through cooking.
17 - degrees it was during my 10 mile run with alex this morning. it's possible that when i saw this weather report on friday night i sent alex a text saying, "not sure if i can handle 17* lol" hoping she would say, "me neither, let's scrap it". instead she ignored my texts. in fact, she continued to ignore my texts until i said, "i'm at your place". i kind of though she might have been purposely ignoring me so that i had no choice but to show up for our run. this strategy was later confirmed by alex...she's a wily one. you know those runs that are mentally so hard? this was one of those runs - we both struggled majorly to finish it. but i will stand by the fact that whenever i successfully complete a workout that was mentally hard i feel even better about it afterwards. i'm feeling really proud of the run today, even if it wasn't our best.
26 - years it's been since i've made peanut butter cookies. yes, that would be my entire age. i really don't think i've ever made them before and i have no idea why because i love peanut butter cookies and they are so easy. it was while making these cookies that i killed my second jar of peanut butter for the week.
so it was a peanut buttery, cold and spicy week over here at heart, sole and cereal. how were your weeks? anyone have exciting plans for the night? i'm headed out to meet some friends for mexican and margaritas where i will undoubtedly consume even more spicy foods. if it ain't broke, right?