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Running for Bacon: Training Day 10

I’m playing a bit of catch up here.  I caught up with my running, and now am going to catch up with my running posts!

This last week I was back in the swing of the Couch 2 5K training.  I think I am now half-way through this “getting back to running” training.  After that, I will get on with a 10K program so I can run a race at the end of April, and then it’s on to marathon training.

But, for this last week I started on Monday.  Bear in mind, I was back to work on Monday, so I ran after work, in the dark.  Luckily, while it was chilly and a bit damp, it was NOT raining.   The intervals for session 10 were:  run 3 walk 2, run 4 walk 3, run 4 walk 3, run 3 walk 2.  Getting closer and closer to running with no walking breaks.  I should note that this run felt great!  In fact, all my runs this week felt great.  Maybe running later in the day, dark or not, is a good thing!

And, without further ado, this is what I saw along the way!

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Cooking with Bacon: Week 1

And now for my new challenge:  working my way through Bacon Recipes in 2016!

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Guess it’s not exactly Julia Child, but it could be fun.  You may hear (read) some swearing along the way.  Some of these recipes will push me into directions I don’t normally stray when I cook (although I am looking forward to wrapping many different things in bacon), and many of them will need to be adapted for a gluten-avoiding person such as myself.  But, it sounded like a fun idea when Kirsten and Maynard gave me this little cookbook all about my signature ingredient, so…Challenge Accepted!

And for the first recipe, we have

Twice Baked Potatoes!

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I argued with this recipe for a minute.  It only has bacon as “optional”, but this is a Bacon Recipes book.  What’s this waffling all about?  But then I settled down and got to cooking.

Baked potatoes, evaporated milk (I used cream), cheese and butter, along with the chives and bacon.

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Scoop out the potatoes and mash everything together – then refill the potatoes

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Bake

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Garnish

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Eat…yummy!

Now, to figure out what I will make this week!