Sunday, April 19, 2009

Quarter of my Century

I love Spring, Summer and Fall-

Right now I have such SPRING fever- I just want to be outside, I never want to stop riding my bike and I drive Lyle crazy with my anxious nagging about house projects. So I came up with a perfect way to enjoy the summer and....

Celebrate my new age!

This Summer is Quarter of my Century - the big "25"... Altough I know that I am not that old, I have been is a bit of crisis.... what am I going to do now that I am grown up.... how can I be in the best shape ever... where am I going to travel before I need to have kids.... How can I be better, experience more and live more...

So I decided to do 25 races to Celebrate my year! I figure it is a great way to stay in shape and to also support the community. The reason I post this is because I would love for you all to join me on any one of the adventures. Erin Notice there are some in Colorado!!! and I know you are prego... watch this year- next year participate!

Here are a few that I am doing/did- if you want to join, please do... I would love to have you there!

Moab 1/2 Marathon
Little Red Ridding Hood (100 Mile Bike)
The Other Half
Lotoja Relay (72 Mile Bike)
Boulder Boulder (10k)
TRI Utah Womens Triathalon
Provo Triathalon
Deer Creek Triathalon
MOAB Adventure Race (I need People)
Cycle Salt Lake Century Ride
Tour De Park City
AHA 5k Fun Run
ULCER (100 mile bike)

So obviosly I need more... I will find more- but if anyone has a race that they are doing or have done and liked, let me know.

So, My summer will be full of adventure... and sanity! Hopefully I will be busy enough to not miss Mr. Lyle to much while he is off fighting fire.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tasty Tuesday's

The Side Dish

Vegetable Tian

This is a recipe that I got form a blog "For the Love of Cooking". It is so so yummy! I serve it as a side with chicken or steak!

2 tbsp olive oil (divided)
1 large sweet yellow onion cut in half and sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1-2 russet potatoes, unpeeled
1 zucchini
1 yellow squash
3 large Roma tomatoes
Sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
Dried thyme, to taste
1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a baking dish with olive oil cooking spray. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the onions and saute until translucent, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another 60 seconds. Spread the onion mixture on the bottom of the greased baking dish.

Slice the potatoes, zucchini, squash and tomatoes in 1/4 inch thick slices. Layer them alternately in the dish on top of the onions, fitting them tightly into a spiral, making only one layer. Season with sea salt, black pepper and dried thyme, to taste. Drizzle the last tablespoon of olive oil over the top.

Cover the dish with tin foil and bake for 35 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Uncover and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top and bake for another 25-30 minutes or until browned. Enjoy.