Blame it on the Snow

Hiya, friends!  Did you watch the election coverage last night?

I did until my bowl of frozen grapes was gone.  OK, this will be the end of politics here until 2016, but I thought it was neat watching Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie do their thing on MSNBC because both spoke at my alma mater back in the day.  Todd talked as part of our President’s Forum, and as the Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper, I even got to interview him!


He was surprisingly funny and down-to-earth.  And at graduation, Guthrie delivered our commencement address.


She did a great job!

Workout – Running

Well, winter has arrived in New York City.  This morning’s chilly temperature (35 degrees Fahrenheit) called for Under Armour and fleece gloves. (Oh, and we’re also expecting a nor’easter, and some areas are being evacuated.  Sigh.) Anyway, on my way out of the building, I met a fellow triathlete!  He was wearing an Ironman shirt, so I had to ask him about it.  We chatted for a few minutes before heading separate ways for our runs.  Or rather, he crossed the street and sprinted ahead of me.  Yep, he’s an Ironman all right.  After a 45-minute run with some fartleks, I also did some upper-body strength training.


Somehow, I’ve been hoarding almost-empty almond butter jars, so it’s going to be an overnight-oats-in-a-jar couple of days.  Not that it’s a bad thing, of course.

Today’s mix included frozen strawberries and blueberries, plain Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats, cinnamon, almond milk, and chia seeds.  Oh, and Seneca7 registration, aka the best race ever, opens today if you’re interested.


Blame it on the snow—I was craving a warm midday meal, and I knew a salad wasn’t going to cut it, so I toasted a turkey and cheese sandwich.

I popped it in the oven to for a few minutes and microwaved some leftover roasted veggies.  Mmmm!

Again, blame it on the snow—dinner’s cooking already.

Gotta love the crock pot!

Do your eating habits change with the seasons?  What are some of your favorite crock pot recipes?  Please linkup and share!

17 responses to “Blame it on the Snow

  1. I hope you guys don’t get snow, so lame! I am just not ready for this winter. my run was cold too, so cold!

  2. The roasted veggies are the best ! I’m getting addicted to that way of cooking. This morning I threw a couple large chicken breasts in my crock pot with a good amount of water, set it to low. When I get home, I will roast some onions and broccoli and take the broth from the chicken…bring it to a boil with some minced garlic and course pepper… shred the chicken into the broth and add the veggies. YUM! My new favorite dish. I miss soup SO badly, but my body simply can’t handle much salt anymore. This way to get broth doesn’t bother me. 🙂

  3. Wow! That is cold! My favorite thing to cook in the slow-cooker is beans-no recipe required! Cooking Light sent me an email today with 106 slow cooker recipes. Here ya go 🙂

  4. I definitely like things warmer when it’s cold outside! I tend to crave pumpkin soy chai lattes more too! 😉 and we don’t have the threat of a bathing suit lurking around in the colder seasons – but that leads me to more running!

  5. Ohhh yeah my eating changes with the seasons. I’m so much more into heavy dishes like pasta and casseroles and carbs when it’s colder out, and I eat a lot more. Gotta hibernate. I eat like a bird during the summer, and it’s usually fruits and vegetables with fewer carbs.

  6. Hope the snow stays at bay at least for a few weeks longer!! I’ve been taking a bit of a running rest because of my knee, so tomorrow will be my first chilly run. Not exactly looking forward to it, but I think that once I’m pop my cold weather cherry I’ll be fine. 😉
    I don’t really change my eats with the seasons, mostly the same dishes, but I’m more into seasonal fruits and veggies at a given time of the year — more melon, peaches and mango in the summer, squash and apples in the fall and winter, spinach, beets, and sweet potato all year round. It’s more the method of cooking/eating them that will change most for me.

  7. UGH yes for the cold. Those grapes look really good. I change my eats with the season because I’m all about smoothies in the summer and then when it’s -456789 degrees in upstate god knows I don’t want that…So I just make more pancakes and drink more coffee 😉

  8. It really is freezing out!! But, luckily it will be warmer this weekend!!! I still haven’t tried almond butter, I love almonds and have been wanting to get some- but can’t ever seem to find any when I’m actually looking!!

    • Almond butter can be tricky to track down. It’s in the “normal” PB section at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, but in some grocery stores, it’s located in the “natural foods”/”health foods” section.

  9. omg, obsessed with my crockpot! I especially love our (heavily adapted) Indian eggplant curry recipe:

  10. Mmm a nice toasty turkey sandwich? Perfect for a day like this! We got snow up in the Providence area too (although I think it’s melted by now). I bought some tomato soup at the market a little bit ago, I’m also craving the comforting warm food now!

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