Tales From the Back of the Pack

Tales From the Back of the Pack

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

One week melts into the next

Some times it feels like one week just melts into the next and before you know it, it's Tuesday again....piano lessons. 
During the Puff's lessons (she actually practiced this week.:) I whipped up a batch of Kristina's zucchini chips. They were super fast to prepare, especially with a mandoline. After slicing up 3 medium zucchinis and laying them on the cookie sheet, I spritzed them with olive oil and sprinkled half of them with season salt and the other half with garlic salt.
 I popped the cookie sheet into a 225F oven and then got ready for my run. After her lessons the Puff decided that she wanted to tag along with me on her scooter. Seemed like a great idea at the time....

Once we were about 1/2 mile out, she started complaining about being tired, her leg hurting, her clothes bothering her....ugggh. And at every.single.crosswalk she had to get off her scooter and walk safely across the street to the other side (like there's anything I can say about that). Double uggggh.
We were on one of my usual routes across the tracks toward the pedestrian bridge. While we were on the tracks the bells sounded off and the lights began to flash. Oops. My poor kiddo jumped about a mile in the air, like she thought the train would appear out of thin air and smash right into us.
I bet she'll be asking for more details the next time she decides she wants to go on a run with me (how far, where to, etc. lol)

After the train track incident I decided to cut the run short and only got 2 miles in by the time we got home. I'm ok with that, because I got out to run and spend time with the Puff. I'll count it as a double-win.
We ate dinner after the run. The zucchini chips had been in the oven the entire time while we were out. My verdict on the zucchini chips? I wasn't super excited about them. I over-salted them with seasoning and I'd turned the oven temp down before we left the house thinking we would be gone longer than we actually were, So they were just kinda mushy. Salty mushy zucchini discs.

I'm always looking out for new ways to eat veggies so I'm going to try again. Next time I'll use less salt and keep the oven temp where it should be.  

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