Yesterday was a scheduled rest day from running for me and I really had to fight temptation and not go out for a run. Today, when I look at the predicted morning temperatures for the next few days - 26/27/29 degrees - I am really trying not to regret that decision. I plan to run 6 miles after I finish my coffee this morning - 3 miles with the dogs and then 3 by myself. I could hear some foxes fighting outside of our bedroom window earlier this morning and I hope they are long gone by the time the dogs and I get out. I do not want to stumble across a fox (or any other animal for that matter) in the dark when I am with the two dogs.
Our dinner last night was Chicken Piccata (as per Cailtynne's request) and I followed this recipe, courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis and Food Network.
Another very easy and very tasty dish that everyone liked! I followed the recipe as written with the exception of greatly reducing the amounts of butter and oil as called for. I used only 1 tablespoon of butter and 2 tablespoons of oil (per batch) when frying the chicken and I did not add the last 2 tablespoons of butter to the sauce. Every little bit helps!
I did make an effort to "fancy" up the presentation of the finished dish with artfully arranged (ha!) slices of lemon, chopped fresh parsley and additional capers.
This loaf of bread came out and looked a little funky.
It tasted fine though.