Thursday, November 11, 2010

Afternoon Putting

by Meghann on November 11, 2010

Know how to sneak in a mini work out in the middle of the afternoon?

Play office mini golf! What a rush!

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A couple of years ago my office started a Quarterly Mini Golf Tournament that has evolved into a competitive, team bonding, bi-weekly tradition of golf, good sports, and good time.

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Each quarter the game changes slightly and this quarter’s game was a crazy race against the clock. My teammate and I took turns making our way to two separate ‘holes’ around the building. Our goal was to beat our opponent in both time and swings.

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We were successful in the time department (hence the rush), but not so lucky in the swing department. We lost by TEN! Booo!!!

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Luckily, our other team members had won the week before and since this was considered the ‘semi-finals’ we still walked away with a nice prize.

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$25 AmEX GIft Card and $10 cash for participating. Sweet! If we had won this round we would have been guaranteed a prize of at least $50 each and the possibility of $100! Isn’t office mini golf fun? ;)

I drown my golfing sorrows (though secretly celebrating that I still got a prize) with a Frog Hollow Pear. (I told you I came home with a bag full! ;) )

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Dinner tonight featured another Foodbuzz Festival goodie.

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This Brown Sugar Pork Rub came straight from the swag bag.

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Pork? Baked tofu? Same thing, right?

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I used the rub on some tofu and baked it at 420 for 20 minutes, flipped it, and baked for 20 before. I topped finished it with a little BBQ sauce.

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The rub was not as sweet or strong as I was expecting. Next time I would make a paste of it with some water and let the tofu soak in that instead of going with a tofu rub. Besides that it was great.

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The rub was also used to season my mashed sweet potatoes.

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However, I didn’t add enough to taste it. Again, I was assuming it was going to be stronger than it actually was. :)

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I steamed a handful of green beans on the side.

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And reheated a Jalapeno Corn Muffin.

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My final Foodbuzz Swag Bag item of the night: Ghiradelli Chocolate Squares and Dark Chocolate Edamame (not actually from the swag bag).

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Chocolate makes the world go round. :)

Have you seen my video yet? Check it out. Have a laugh. Leave a comment. No pressure. ;)

Whose ready for Friday?! ME! ME! ME!

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