It’s Foodie Friday! (and some other stuff, too)

Hi there!

Happy Friday!

I’d love to do the Friday dance but, alas, I cannot.

I have zero energy.

Guess who woke up with a fever and a headache?

Yeah.

Of course that means I must be dying.

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I just thought I was tired because I’ve been doing the burpee challenge

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and the core challenge

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but, I guess not. :/

Looks like my 17-miler isn’t likely to happen tomorrow. *sigh*

I already missed my tempo run yesterday because of the snow.

That’s okay though. It’s still early in my training and I need to feel better. I start a new job on Monday!

!!!!!!!!!

I’m a legal assistant (except the position I got hired for isn’t specifically called that) and I’ll be working at one of the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s offices (Virginia is a Commonwealth, hence the name instead of “State Attorney’s Office” or “District Attorney’s Office”). I absolutely LOVE this line of work. So gratifying! It feels really good to be a part of the process of putting the bad guys behind bars and helping to keep the communities safer for our children. πŸ™‚

So, anyway, as much as the thought of not running pains me, I know rest is the right thing (although, I’ll still be doing the core challenge and I might work in a burpee or 100) so I’m all set and ready for Monday.

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Okay, so now on to the REALLY big news of today –

IT’S FOODIE FRIDAY!!!

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I’ve participated in the Foodie Pen Pals program once beforeΒ and LOVED it!

Then, we moved and I had to take a break from it. 😦

But, now that we’re settled, I was able to do it again!

It’s really such an awesome program! No, you don’t have to be a blogger to participate so don’t let that stop you from clicking the Foodie Pen Pals logo up there. It’ll take you to Lindsay’s page and give you all the deets. It’s a lot of fun and I really think you should try it! Hey, everybody eats, after all! πŸ™‚

Anyway, this month I was paired up with Monica at Cooking Up Veggies.

She sent me some Really. Awesome. Stuff.

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Um, yeah. Those Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups?

Ate those immediately. Didn’t share. #sorrynotsorry

And the dark chocolate with espresso beans?

I even ate that for breakfast!

Hey, it had espresso in it. Clearly, it’s a breakfast food.

The beef candy – I’ll admit, the name IS a little strange. I mean “beef” and “candy” don’t seem like they go together – was WAY better than any beef jerky I’ve ever had. So flavorful, rich and delicious! And, it didn’t take an hour just to get one bite! It was soft but still had that jerky texture without being difficult or getting stuck in my teeth. Blech. Worst part about jerky. Beef candy, FTW!

The sour cream and onion zucchini chips were a total surprise to me. I’m not usually a sour cream and onion fan – I can eat a chip or two and then I’m over it – but these were not overwhelming in the least. They were light and crispy and perfectly seasoned. I must go on a hunt to find those around here!

The mini coco-roons also surprised me. I’m not the hugest fan of coconut but these were pretty tasty. I really like that they are small. Perfect little bit sized treats!

Now, let’s talk about that jar of fabulousness.

Monica canned her own orange marmalade.

For real.

And I got a jar!

I LOVE cooking with orange marmalade!

Best. Thing. Ever. πŸ™‚

Talk to me: Do you can your own fruits/vegetables/jams/jellies? I’m totally impressed! What’s your favorite thing to can?

– jennifer

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5 thoughts on “It’s Foodie Friday! (and some other stuff, too)

  1. Hey, congratulations on the new job! So exciting!!!
    Nice box of goodies, too πŸ˜‰
    I can my own jams – not a lot though, nothing of “commercial scale”. It is much easier to do than most people think and so much fun too! And – I know exactly what goes into it vs. the store bought stuff.

    • Thanks! I’m really excited! I’m totally stoked that I got the job I wanted. πŸ™‚ I’m also happy it didn’t take me 7 months to find a job like it did when we moved to Florida. Talk about stressful!

      I should really look into canning because I’m really into knowing what is in what I’m feeding my family. I just have this vision of it taking forever. I think that’s what’s been holding me back. I’m just going to have to bite the bullet and give it a go.

  2. I’m glad you liked your goodies! Canning is something I’ve gotten in to in the last few years. I’ve made marinara sauce, pickles (zucchini and cucumbers), raspberries in light syrup, sweet pickled beets, dill pickled carrots, apple butter, and raspberry-pear jam. Next up for me is lemon curd! Let me know if you want some πŸ™‚

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