Oh, marvelous! Here we go!
1) New recipes abound in my home. This country (or maybe just its foodies) seems to be on a fervent quest to make macaroni and cheese healthier, and I've been seeing all kinds of recipes that incorporate vegetables in a hidden and sneaky way. Last night I tried a recipe from the Star Tribune: mac and cheese with roasted butternut squash. Yum. Tonight I'm tackling a meatloaf recipe from Cooking Light. This will be my first meatloaf effort. I'm not even a major meatloaf fan, but the picture is really pretty and it also involves cheddar cheese. Wish me luck.
2) I have been curious about Core Power Yoga for a long time because I wanted to see if I could fit yoga into my fitness routine more than once a week. I got a Groupon for a month of unlimited classes for a trial run, and I am just loving it. It's warm and cozy and so good for my health.
3) I'm closing in on the end of Bill Bryson's The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America. It was pretty wonderful. It made me laugh out loud (often), I learned a lot, and it made me want to be a tourist even though about 60 percent of the book is poking fun at the nation's sights and their tourists.
It's kind of fun to start the week by picking out a new book. What's next? I have What is the What by Dave Eggers in my pile and a few others in my Kindle. Any recommendations? What are you reading right now?
4) I am meeting my running buddy Molly for a run later today! Speedwork, here we come. Our race is in less than a month!
5) Our workout might be done under gently falling snow. Well, it's supposed to rain or snow tonight. Instead of rainy (read: DREARY), I choose to think that it might be a beautiful and quiet snowfall. We shall see. I read yesterday that the Twin Cities has had something like 15.3 inches of snow so far this winter, the least since something like 1930. (Those are approximations but I know they're close! It's crazy!) I will welcome a little bit of snow.
What's marvelous to you?