Last night was the monthly UMTR meeting. At 5:54, I told Larry that, as much as I'd like to run the Zumbro 100, there's no way I could be in shape in time (and then run Trail Mix the next week, Chippewa the following...). At 6:51 I said, "Great. Now I have to run the 100." I did have a good idea for a motto for the race, though: Zumbro Bottoms 100 - The Last Word in Ultras.
So, now I'm thinking of doing it, using the Fab 5 races just as training runs and doing Kettle Moraine instead of FANS.
Georgie, where's my $20?
Looking through other people's blogs, I found a graduate student who offered $20 for the best recipe using flaxseed. It's actually a million dollar idea, if you can do it, as flax seed doesn't store, can't be digested whole and can't be heated without turning fishy (some say heating destroys the omega-3 fatty acids, which I think unlikely, but it does change the flavor profile negatively, IMHO).
Curried chicken salad
Cube 1 pound cooked skinless chicken breast (leftovers work great) and add 2 tablespoons mayonaise, 1/2 cup peeled diced apple and 1 tablespoon curry powder, mix and serve immediately or store refrigerated and serve cold.
Curry powder (There's a nearly infinite number of variations one can do here)
Mix and toast together:
1/2-1 tsp black peppercorns
2 tsp. - 3 Tbsp. cumin
3-4 Tbsp. coriander
0-1/4 tsp. nutmeg
0-1 cinnamon stick (2-3 inch)
0-2 tsp. cardamom
0-1 tsp fennel seed
0-1 tsp fenugreek
Add 1 tablespoon ginger, 2 tablespoons turmeric, 0-1 tsp. cayenne and 1 tablespoon flax seed.
Grind in a coffee grinder (don't reuse grinder for coffee). Store, tightly sealed, in freezer.
What's harder, making money in real estate or taking $20 from a grad student?
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