Saturday was busy, busy! My sister had invited me to see a dog shows where she was showing one of her Clumber Spaniels. I had a nice PB&J oatbran breakfast using PB2 (with extra water). Banana cooked in.
And John had his first bowl of souped up oats ever!
He said it gave him lots of energy. He went out and ran 5K in a little over 27 minutes, so I guess so! He is going to rock the race next weekend 😀
Then I left for the dog show. This was an obedience rally and Colleen’s dog was going for the 3rd and final leg of novice rally obedience (hope I got that right!).
He is a big goofball and was very good today. They had to go along this course and do various sit, stay, turn, down, etc.
He did very well on the course (except for some face licking) and qualified, which meant he completed his novice rally title!
Congratulations Storm and Colleen!
Storm loves his aunt Lori, too:
That was fun. I have never been to a dog show before. We went out for coffee to celebrate at MochaBlend Espresso Cafe in Troy.
Fantastic latte! Wish this place were closer to us. It blows Starbucks out of the water.
I think I might have eaten this, too.
On the way home, I took a wrong turn and had to backtrack some. Gotta love that. Once I got home at about 4pm, we turned right around and headed out grocery shopping, as my folks were coming over for dinner!
We decided to cook a clam chowder and used Alton Brown’s recipe
This is a pretty healthy recipe, as the only fat is the bacon and whatever milk % you use. We used a good pepper bacon instead of salt pork (as that is what we had), and didn’t use fresh clams. We used 1% milk. The chowder wasn’t super thick, but it was very, very good:
You puree some with a stick blender to thicken the soup with potato rather than a roux. This one is a keeper! Served with a crusty artisan multigrain bread (which I forgot to photo) and salad.
Dessert was an apple crisp:
I had 2 of these 😀 Crisps can actually be a healthier dessert because the topping uses oats and you can control how much goes on. Plus there is no bottom crust, as it is all fruit. There are a lot of variations on the recipe out there. For me, granny smith apples are the key because their tartness balances out the sugar.
After dinner we played a little playstation and then looked through photo albums. That was fun! It’s hard to believe how people change so much. We were looking at pictures of my niece Logan when she was only a year or 2, and now she is 10! Time sure flies. I also hardly recognize myself. I need to transfer some of those to digital.
Not the best of eating days today and not a whole lot of exercise. Hope you September challengers are doing better with your respective goals this weekend than me! It was a very busy weekend and back to work on Sunday – plus watching some football 😀