Thursday, March 10, 2011

3 Things

1.  Remember my treading experience?  You know, that super awesome, treadmill interval class at Katye's gym?  Groupon had a one month membership to that gym (seriously, its beautiful--the one I will go to is right on the water in Baltimore) for $25.  You bet your rear end I bought it.  I am looking forward to all the treading (and other classes since my gym does not offer class--for $10, you get what you pay for) I can do for the next month!!!  Thank you Groupon:)

2. I just realized I only have 9 weeks until my next half marathon.  Which means there is even less time until the Pike's Peek 10K and the Broad Street Run.  EEEKKKK!  Time to get myself in gear, which is going to be difficult with all the free time I have between studying for the CPA exam, working and trying to have a social life (speaking of having a social life--dating is a lot harder than I remember.  Any words of wisdom?)

3.  I had a couple people ask for the Cajun Seafood Pasta Recipe.  Here you go.
  • 20 large garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Roast the olive oil and garlic cloves
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter
  • 4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms (about 12 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seafood seasoning (I realy like Tony Chachere)
  • 2 pounds littleneck clams, scrubbed or 2 cans clams
  • 1 pound mussels, scrubbed, debearded – if desired
  • 1 8-ounce bottle clam juice
  • 1 3/4 cups diced seeded plum tomatoes (about 8 large)
  • 18 uncooked large shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 18 ounces halibut fillets, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound linguine
  • 1 cup chopped green onions for garnish
You could add andouille sausage if you would like and just cook with mushrooms.

Add everything, including garlic and olive oil – do not add the shrimp and fish yet

Cover and cook until clams and mussels have opened. 
Fish out all of the clams and mussels add the fish and shrimp cook until done
Put the mussels and clams back in pot. 
Season to taste
Meanwhile cook linguine
Drain and transfer to large bowl.  Pour seafood sauce over pasta. 

Happy Running everyone!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Year of Erin

Apparently, when I do something, I do it big.

I have had a lot of change in my life, as I have shared with you.  So what's one more thing?

After 6 1/2 years with the same company (where I really grew up both personally and professionally) I went to an interview because it sounded interesting.  I didn't think anything would come from it.  Within 8 days, I had an extremely generous job offer with a fantastic company with the potential for a lot of growth.  And, after a lot of thought and worry, I took it.  I had to resign from a company I love, that has been so generous and kind to me over the last 6 1/2 years.  I had to leave one of the few places in my life that was comfortable and stable.

Seriously, I can't stress to you all how afraid of change I have been up until December.  Now, I feel like I have turned my whole life upside down and could not be more excited about what the future has in store for me over the upcoming months. 

My cousin (hi Amanda!!!!) dubbed 2011 The Year Of Erin.  I am putting myself first, instead of others, worrying about what is best for me and then acting on it.  I have to say, I am really looking forward to finding out what the rest of my year has to offer.