Eat Run Lose

I eat, therefore I run.

so this is christmas… December 24, 2010

Filed under: foooooood,overdone — eatrunlose @ 5:11 pm

and what have i done?

not exercised, it can tell you that much. the past two days i have woken up with a screaming migraine. i am on vacation right now, how the hell am i getting a migraine? usually work creates them. i have had nothing but crud these past two days, coupled with stress of the dinner we hosted last nite, and voila…migraine.

but all in all the dinner went well.


it all started with my trusty stand mixer, making pumpkin whoopie pies. i have a small home based cake business, so my family always expects some sort of baked good. i don’t really mind, because i love baking!




the day progressed with other such foodstuffs. ham, green beans, potatoes.  the usual christmas fare.








then, it was over.







after the dishes were done i ran upstairs, got into bed, and curled up with two of the most laziest dogs ever known to man.

i can always excercise tomorrow.



with my head ringing, my heart singing, all is merry and bright.

hang your stockings and say your prayers, ’cause santa claus comes tonite










the triad December 21, 2010

Filed under: foooooood,overdone — eatrunlose @ 12:39 am

you see this? this is dinner on thursday.

my family has many food traditions. the most massive of them being around the holidays. while some people just have christmas day dinner, my family has to out do everyone. it all starts when my uncle flys in from san francisco. that night my mom makes a huge dinner for him (this year, lamb from trader joes). this alone, has left overs for days (and several sammies for my dad and uncle). then we move on to the big guns. the triad. christmas eve eve (yes, it’s a holiday day in my household), christmas eve and christmas day. usually all three are over at my parents house.

this year, we split it up. christmas eve eve is now mine (insert evil laugh here).

at first, i tried to convince husband to chuck it all and to order city bbq (local bbq place here in columbus which he loves). then we started going thru cook books (or cooking apps on the beloved iphone) and we wanted to have a meal to out do all other meals (well, to be more exact, my sisters dinner, which is the next night). So I give you (drumroll please) christmas eve eve dinner at the eat run lose house:

Maple Orange Glazed Ham (for the meat eaters)/Leek and Bean Cassoulet (for my sister and i)

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Haritcot Vert with Garlic and Crispy Shallots

Green Salad

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling



my sister is so screwed.