I think the past week can be summed up in 2 words: cooking & mulching! I had several get-togethers & dinners to make food for and Todd & I spent most of last weekend working in our yard.
I attempted to make Monster Cookie Bars (from Pinterest, of course!) for book club last week...
and they looked great, but even though I greased the wax paper, they got stuck to it & I had to throw them away
But, luckily, I had also made this Peanut Butter ball which was a huge hit
We cooked out last Friday with some of my current & former co-workers and I brought BBQ Baked Beans and Brown Sugar Blondies
Todd & I bought 17 bags of mulch and after spending a couple hours pulling weeds, we mulched our front and side yards....this weekend we'll attack the backyard
Before we mulched (it was pretty much just dirt & rocks)
And after we mulched (much better!)
We planted some petunias
and a few more in front of the bushes
We made dinner for my parents on Monday night...Todd made his "famous" chicken parmesan and I made dessert....
Chocolate Cherry Chunk Brownies (recipe coming tomorrow)
I also ordered some awesome new shorts from J. Crew Factory online. They would cost $45 at J. Crew but I got them for $22.50 at their online factory store. I got 2 pairs:
And I've managed to squeeze in some great runs too....been hitting a lot of miles at 7:30-7:50 pace and feeling really strong.
11 miles in 8:03 pace from my run last Sunday with the last few miles all under 7:45 pace