1. Our office had its annual Christmas Party this afternoon. Over the years the party has dwindled from a dress up event in a rented ballroom to a catered lunch in the office to this year's "potluck dessert" party. Honestly, today's party was probably more fun than I have had in a while at one of our parties. We had a variety of coffees and assorted fancy creams, baileys and kahlua as well as entirely too many desserts. After everyone was revived from their diabetic comas, we played catch phrase for about an hour. Catch Phrase is a little like the $25,000 pyramid if you are old enough to remember such things. You basically give clues so that your team can guess the word or phrase. So. Much. Fun.
2. Tomorrow begins the final uber long run of the plan for the Goofy Challenge. I am sticking with Galloway for this one. Tomorrow AM is a 13 miles run followed by a 26 mile run on Saturday. Kind of interesting that the Galloway plan takes you to the full 26 miles. It worked well 2 weeks ago with 10 and 22 miles so we will do it again this weekend! Hard to believe the race is only 3 weeks away...
3. I popped into the pool for some laps yesterday AM. It has been way too long and it showed. I did 1600 meters in about 30 minutes which wasn't really bad in terms of time but I could tell it in my arms. I am *this close* to committing to a 70.3 next year so need to work the swim back into my routine. Well, that and get my bike fixed... right after I get my new oven ;)
Speaking of ovens, CR spent all day Monday investigating options and it was determined that my oven is so ancient there are no longer parts made for it. Of course, now that I have no oven, I am craving all sorts of things that can only be made in an oven. Chex mix for example. Yes, I can buy it but for some reason I am dying to make it. I do not know why...
My lack of an oven made the dessert potluck a little challenging but I did manage to pull off some super easy, old school treats on my stovetop.
Nut Mallow Goodies
1 c. chocolate chips
1 c. butterscotch chips
1/2 c peanut butter
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 c peanuts
Melt the 1st three ingredients over low heat until smooth. (You probably could do it in a microwave as well). Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the marshmallows and peanuts. Spread into a wax paper lined 8x8 pan. Chill until firm and cut into squares. Voila. You have a treat for your dessert potluck.