A cold, short run and lots of good leftovers!

We had a great Thanksgiving and birthday celebration yesterday. Si-Guy was thrilled with his gifts!


Trying to get so much done yesterday meant a short, two mile run. I would have liked three-four miles, but like I said before, I have learned to become more flexible with what I can do in the amount of time I have available. It was a good run and I’ll stop talking about how cold it is…I live in New York so it’s a given!


Mile two was probably about the same pace as mile one, but I had a lot of stops to blow my nose. Not cool, yo. I was a mess because I was struggling with my gloves that are too big and made handling my phone impossible. Also, I was struggling with even getting my tissues because for some reason I wore a shirt that didn’t have pockets so I had to stuff tissues in my sleeves. I really don’t have the right running gear! I did a walking warm-up with Dexter – he loves the sight of my running shoes because he knows he has a really good chance for a walk! After his walk, I did some planks with leg lifts and mountain climbers before I set out in my neighborhood.


Next time I’ll try to get even closer to my face. Once again, the big gloves made things hard when trying to handle my phone for a picture, but look at the view behind me! Pretty awesome to run in my neighborhood with views like that.

After my run, Si-Guy opened his gifts and after a while we kicked the kids out and told them to play outside. The arguing was getting louder and louder and we figured they needed some fresh air. It helped….a little. 🙂

I enjoyed a glass of wine while cooking up our feast. Our neighbor brought us a bottle as a thank-you because Dan helped her last week with her sick dog. She couldn’t lift her dog in the car to go to the vet, but Dan was able to help. Her dog is much better now and she is so relieved!


I don’t usually drink white wine so this was a nice change. Also, this is bottled for our local wine store from a local winery which is even better. Millbrook Vineyards and Winery is a beautiful place and they have all kinds of events throughout the summer.

Before I leave to devour our Thanksgiving left overs, I will leave you with a quick recipe that I got from my mother-in-law years ago. I got a little messy filling the bread bowl. Tip- using a white bread bowl makes it not so noticeable!


With holiday parties coming up and pot luck lunches at work, this is an easy dish to take that is even better if made in advance. It’s a cold Ranch, spinach dip that I usually put into a bread bowl, but for a lighter way to enjoy it – it tastes great with carrot sticks.

This makes a lot of dip and the extras make for a good spread on a pita sandwich. I store the dip in a container and add it to the bread bowl just before serving.

1 cup mayo (I use olive oil based mayo)

2 cups sour cream

1 tsp. dried dill

2 1/2 tablespoons McCormick’s Salad Supreme seasoning (the secret ingredient!)

1 packet Ranch dip seasoning

2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 package frozen, chopped spinach (cooked, cooled, and drained)

Mix all together.

I need to work on inserting printable recipes so it’s easier to save!

Enjoy the long weekend for those with the time off from work!


Any great go-to party dip recipes?





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