Wednesday, August 31, 2011

More Figs

by Meghann on August 31, 2011

Sixteen miles are done. And done.

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I’m really starting to enjoy my new weekly meet-ups with Allison for our afternoon ride. The weather is getting cooler in the early evenings and a relaxing sixteen mile mid-week escape is great for a little girl time.

This afternoon I introduced Allison to a new trail and we both discussed our fondness for sweets and citrus (all hail keylimes!). The 16 miles flew by; as did my ability to take a serious photo of myself. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Backing up to earlier… I had a serving of leftover Chickpeas and Dumplings for lunch. (It was on it’s last leg, but still pretty tasty.)

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And a piece of Lemon-Fig Cake made great pre-cycling fuel. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I was inspired by Mariel on what cook for dinner.

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Goat Cheese & Fig Stuffed Chicken. Wowza.

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I was a teeny bit afraid it wouldn’t turn out, but the combination was wonderful. The fresh figs became soft and mushy and made a a great jam-like consistency with the goat cheese. The mixture would have been great on toast, but really shined in the savory chicken breast.

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Derek even enjoyed it! Apparently he doesn’t mind figs if you hide them….or just not tell him their in there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I finished the plate off with the left over quinoa blend from last night and sauteed zucchini and yellow squash.

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I pulled out the Adora Calcium Dark Chocolates (HLS swag!) for dessert.

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Confession: I’ve been having one of these every other day as a post lunch treat since we got back from Philly. They’re as good as candy. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I can’t believe in a couple of ours it will be September! Man, this summer flew by!

Who’s ready for pumpkins and fall?!?! I am! I am!

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