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I am a Winner!

by Meghann on September 30, 2008

First of all, I would like to thank Erin and Andrea at Care to Eat for selecting my recipe for Applesauce Pork Burgers as a runner up in the Apple Secret Ingredient contest! I was so excited to receive the news, I’ve never won any sort of cooking/ recipe contest before so I was a happy girl last night! I can’t wait to receive my prize of Dave’s Killer Bread! I selected the Nuts n’ Grains version and will be sure to give and ample review when it arrives.

For anyone interested in participating in this week’s contest, Jenn at Eating Bender has chosen Butternut Squash as the next ingredient. To participate simply create a meal and link it back to her site or you can e-mail the recipe to her at I’ve already got an idea for what I’m going to create so you will just have to wait and see.

Now back to our regular scheduled programming…

After spending so much time last night mapping a new run for this morning, I was extremely disappointed when I discovered it was raining when I woke up this morning. I guess my new run will have to wait for another day.

Instead of running I decided to go check out my apartment’s little gym. I have walked through there a couple of times on my way to the pool, but had never actually used any of the equipment.

I went thinking I was going to do the elliptical but the first one I hopped on made a squeaking noise when I moved the pedals, so I tried the second one, which made the exact same noise. Damn. Then I thought I would try the stair master. I stepped on, but no matter which buttons I pressed nothing came on. Damn again. Next option, the bike. I hopped on and started pedaling. No noise, good sign so far. So I started pressing buttons and the thing actually came on. Another good sign. I selected the hill course and pumped it up a few levels. I hadn’t been on a stationary bike since probably sophomore year of college. I remember it being easier then, maybe it was the course I selected, but I actually had a very tough 30 minute work out on the bike. I think next time I will try to do more of an interval work out because that hill was just a non stop battle. I did feel like I got a good work out though and was plenty sweaty at the end of my ride. J

After the bike I did some free weight work with my arms. Nothing major, but it made how much I desperately miss my personal trainer I had. I remembered very little of what he taught me and was randomly doing arms moves that I could remember. I miss Justin. L

Breakfast this morning involved the most delicious strawberries ever! I bought these at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday and am thoroughly impressed with how they’ve held up. I will have to go back again this Saturday to see if the same vendor has some more wonderful strawberries!


My Cereal Mix

  • ½ cup Kashi Go Lean Crunch
  • ¾ cup 365 Brand Peanut Butter Puffs
  • 3 spoonfuls Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 4 chopped strawberries

Another yummy early morning creation. J

I’ve been tagged by Caitlin at SeeBrideRun!  I’m going to tag back Bridget at Yogurts and Berries.  Here are my answers:

4 Things I Did Today:

  • Walked Abbie
  • Used the gym in my apt complex for the 1st time
  • Wore a new shirt
  • Outlined a recipe for the secret ingredient contest  

4 Things on My To-Do-List:

  • Watch my Netflix DVD I’ve had for a week
  • Mail back Caitlin’s RSVP card
  • Go to Target
  • Find Abbie a local Vet

 4 of My Guiltiest Pleasures:

  • Ice Cream
  • My DVR – I’m in love J
  • Whole Foods
  • Clothes Shopping

4 Random Facts About Me:

  • I have a twin brother who is in Med School at University of Miami
  • I was a cheerleader in High School (Go War Eagles!)
  • I broke my leg when I was 9 and I now have a scar I can move when I flex my leg muscles
  • I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Humanities with an Emphasis in Communications


1 Allison September 30, 2008 at 9:35 am

Yay! Congrats on your recipe! 🙂

The Philly Swirl pops (fudge kind) – come in fudge/caramel, fudge/fudge, and fudge/vanilla – all just 57 calories – all DELICIOUS 🙂 They also make “fruit smoothie pops” – I think those only have 48 calories – they are stawberry/cream, rasberry/cream, orange/cream, and i can’t remember the fourth.

2 Megan September 30, 2008 at 9:46 am

Glad you had a good workout even though it started out frustrating!

Congrats on your recipe being chosen and can’t wait to hear about the bread!

3 Bobbi September 30, 2008 at 10:00 am

I hate when you plan a run and then something happens like rain! Yummy cereal chioce:)

4 caitlin (seebriderun) September 30, 2008 at 10:24 am

this is the vet i use: ask for dr. white, he’s HOT!

you have until dec 1 to mail back the RSVP card, so no worries. 🙂

and i noticed your scar the other day and was going to ask you what it was from!

5 Jordan September 30, 2008 at 10:58 am

Yay for you. I can’t wait to enter this contest. I loooveeee squash.

I’m glad your workout worked out, heh!

6 Natalie September 30, 2008 at 11:13 am

Yay for winning! I just checked out the bread company’s website, it looks pretty cool. 🙂

I’m with you on the apartment gym, I had to pay $50 to get access to mine, but all it has are some broken machienes and free weights.

I pass your brother’s med school on my way to school everyday!

Oh, and I’m so with you on the Desparate Housewives! I like the mom version of Gabby,and I do think Andrew should look older. Danielle’s marriage is random, but then again she did date her teacher in high school, and I kind of want to know whats up with her baby daddy, lol. And I so did now expect Mike to be alive!

7 Biz September 30, 2008 at 11:36 am


I’ll have to think of a butternut squash recipe to submit.

I have a twin sister!

8 VeggieGirl September 30, 2008 at 11:50 am


Blah, it’s POURING here as well – where’s the sunshine?!?!?!

Fun meme!! I too love my DVR and Whole Foods 😀

9 Christie September 30, 2008 at 11:56 am

Nice jobon the recipe…e xcitied to see what you come up with next time. I use to work out 1-2x a week in my aparemtn complex and it made my life so much easier that I could walk right there and back… great time saver.. i suggest getting some resistance bands to make the workout even better

10 Erin September 30, 2008 at 1:06 pm

You totally earned that award. We love your burger. I want to make them this weekend. Or Rob can make them and I’ll eat ’em!

11 maggie September 30, 2008 at 1:14 pm

Congrats! I love your recipe 🙂

12 Hangry Pants September 30, 2008 at 7:17 pm

Congrats on the bread! I just went to the website and found out I can buy it online, so you’ll have to know how it is!

Also, love the fun facts! I was a cheerleader, too. 🙂

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