Amazing Grass Winner & Weekly Menu Plan April 26, 2010

This has been a busy week! Yesterday I hit a PDR (personal distance record) with my running. I ran 20 miles! This was the hardest week of my marathon training. Now I am in the tapering stage. I was able to do the 20 miles in 3 hours 14 minutes & 57 seconds. I wasn’t pushing it, I was just running. I ran the first 10 miles with a friend, so that helped pass the time. I feel ready for my race on May 16th. To celebrate & refuel, I headed out to dinner last night with the kids and my in-laws. We went to a restaurant that just rolled out a new gluten-free menu, so I had high hopes. Unfortunately, the kitchen staff over-salted the pasta water & the dishes were not edible. They apologized & gave us a $50 gift card to come give them another try. I went with the intention of writing a review on this restaurant, which I am now waiting to write. I don’t feel it is fair to not give them a chance to fix the problem. They were busy and this was only the first or second week of the gluten-free menu. I will complete my review and share all of my thoughts once we go back again, hopefully later this week. So, what is a girl to do when she has only had a salad, roasted carrots & a glass of red wine for dinner? Cold Stone Creamery! I enjoyed a coffee ice cream with Heath bar mixed in and then came home for more wine.

In case you missed it, I also wrote True Blogger Confessions last night after a couple glasses of wine and apparently the post was a hit. 😉 If you missed it, please check it out and share your secrets. 🙂 Andrea wrote me the funniest comment:

Dear Kim, Please drunk-blog more often because the results are awesome. Hugs and kisses, A

I got a good giggle out of that.


Now, the Amazing Grass Winner. Thank you to all who entered the giveaway. The winner is:

April 21st, 2010 at 10:24 pm
well any thing chocolate or peanut butter sounds yummy to me!

Congrats Kelly!! Check your email


Now for the menu plan.

Sunday – Rotisserie chicken, baked sweet potato, roasted okra & tomatoes & salad

Monday – Filet mignon, leftover baked sweet potato (they were huge!), asparagus & salad

Tuesday – Taco night – ground turkey tacos, refried beans & corn off the cob (Jon has braces & Hannah is missing 3 front teeth), salad

Wednesday – Perhaps a revisit to the restaurant with the $50 gift card

Thursday -Grilled BBQ chicken, yucca fries, steamed broccoli & salad

Friday -Spaghetti with roasted veggies & marinutta and salad

Saturday-Leftovers or breakfast for dinner

Baked Goods



Pumpkin Bread


Weekly Recap:

Jules Gluten Free Flour Cookies e-book FREE

Holiday Baking Company adds new menu items.

Whole Foods Dublin now offering Udi’s Gluten-free goods.

Teenagers following the gluten-free diet

Rusty Bucket locations now offering a gluten-free menu

Gluten-free Peanut Butter Chip Brownies

Review: Food for Life English Muffins

Review: Coconut Aminos & Coconut Vinegar

Nutritional Yeast Success


Did you guys see the finale of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution? Jamie announced on Twitter today that they reached 500,000 signatures on the petition! WOOHOO!!

“Done it 500.000signatures+ I cant tell u how incredible that is 271.000 started real change inUK there is hope we can do it thank u all jox”

Do you think that Huntington will stick with the changes? What did you think about the schools bringing the processed crap food back on Fridays? Can you believe they had an order placed through 2011? Hopefully Jamie got there in time to help rectify that. I love the transformation that Alice has made. I was so skeptical of her in the beginning; I am really glad that she is one of Jamie’s allies now. Here is a link with lots of recipes & how-to videos from Jamie’s site. I am sad that the show is over now.

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