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You can see I have changed the look of the blog (I get bored easily) and I have also added some pages: Goals is the main page and then each area has it’s own.

So, here’s what’s up: 

I am going to run the Half-Marathon in Greenville, SC on Oct. 30th.  It will be my 2nd half and this time the husband is going to run it too.  I ran the last one in 2007 and it was tough, but a great experience.  I’ve started a little bit of training, mostly just trying to remind my body what moving feels like.  But starting tomorrow I’ll be following the training program you can see on the Running Goals page. 

Secondly, I have contacted a personal dog behaviorist/trainer and she will be coming to meet with us and work with our dog Riley on July 3rd.  I am really looking forward to it! 

Until then, you can get an idea of just how ferocious Riley is and how awesomely active I am. 😉

When I started this blog 10 days ago, my idea of “never putting off until tomorrow” included training our dog so that he would stop acting like a fool all the time.  He is a good, sweet dog who can sit and lay down, wait and stay (for the most part).  He sleeps peacefully in his dog bed every night and doesn’t destroy anything in the house while we are at work anymore.  But he does bark and growl obnoxiously at our neighbors anytime they come outside, he has bolted out the door and sprinted around the neighborhood 3 times, and most notably, he lunged at a little boy on a bike the other day and managed to rip the pocket on the boy’s shorts.  This last incident is not acceptable under any circumstances.  The situation could have gone a lot worse.  We don’t really know how to correct or control these behaviors and I really think a professional trainer providing private in-home instruction could be really beneficial.  So Goal #1 for training the dog = find a trainer for the dog.  So far I have spoken to one and need to call another back.  I will keep you posted!

In the meantime, you should make this potato dish.  It’s pretty tasty and very easy to throw together.  I made it the same night as the chicken burgers.  I added some rosemary to the potatoes and omitted an ingredient.  They came out really nicely.

Summer Potatoes

List #: 156 (You can see the full list on the About  page).

Saved Since: August 2009

Husband’s Rating: Pretty Good

My thoughts: Another yummy way to eat potatoes 🙂

Recipe Count: 4 down, 201 to go

Recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 14 oz. baby red potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine
  • 1/8 c. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp. fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • pinch of black pepper
  • salt, to taste 

Cook

  1. Leaving the skin on, cut the potatoes in half.
  2. Put a large pot with a couple inches of water on to boil.  Place a steaming basket on top and steam the potatoes until tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove potatoes to a bowl and add wine, oil, and lemon juice.
  4. Let potatoes sit for about 15 minutes, allowing the potatoes to absorb some of the liquid.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients and toss together before serving.

 Source: adapted from Good Things Catered