Chili on a chilly day.

Quite the rainy  and cool day today!  Perfect day to have a warm bowl of banana custard oats.

Topped with chocolate fluff and some homemade pecan butter.  I really relished this bowl and took my time eating it.  Yay!

There is a large art show each year sponsored by the lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (Larac). It joins with another group and they have a big festival, so we went down to check it out.

Too bad it was rainy, but didn’t really seem to stop the crowds too much.  I would have taken more pictures of art, but most artists/craftspeople don’t like pictures taken of their wares.  I came really close to buying another pottery bowl, but what I really want is a new plate.  Instead, I just got some jelly made with beer!

The gentleman selling it kept talking about putting in on meat before grilling, but I am all the while thinking it is going to end up on my oats in the morning.  Starting the day off with beer?  Could be interesting!

Went out to lunch afterward.  O’Tooles.   It’s very sports bar-like.

I am itching to watch a football game here (come on preseason!).  I do like this place, but so many tempting (read fried) stuff on the menu.  Since it is cooler out, I decided on some chili with a side salad.

Look at all that dressing.  I did the fork dipping technique with this stuff.  I also had a few of John’s sweet potato fries.  Just cannot get them this crisp at home.

I think I did pretty good food wise here, and enjoyed it quite a bit!

Then grocery shopping and home.  I also stopped at the pet store for kitty supplies and got Pixie a refill on one of her favorite toys – Da bird.  She annihilated the last one – just loves it.

Action shot – she does move around, just so you know.

Soon it was latte time!

With some Divine mint chocolate.  Good stuff.

You know that toy pictured above for Pixie?  She just broke it…  Time to get out the super glue.  Again, cannot have nice things.

John cooked up pork burgers for dinner.  I had a toasted slice of bread with laughing cow with mine.  This was sooooo good!  Lean pork, but very moist.

I didn’t feel like any veggies tonight, so I went with the flow.

With no outside biking today due to rain, we watched the Tour de Suisse on TV:

Time trial tonight and 2nd stage tomorrow.  I’ll have to sneak some watching in during work.

Going to get some good sleep for the race tomorrow.  It’s at 9 am and the forecast is about 60 and partly cloudy.  Sounds pretty perfect to me!

Question:  Any fun activities on tap today?

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19 thoughts on “Chili on a chilly day.

  1. Tish

    What a great way to spend a chilli (!) day. We were going to bike tonight, but have thunder storms passing through, so it’s a no-go. Fortunately I ran this morning in the sunshine.
    .-= Tish´s last blog ..Friday Surprise! =-.

  2. Kimberley

    Our rain has stopped so tonight we are going to see another band at our favourite new bar. Woohoo!!! Tonight I am having the sweet potato fries I resisted last night…seeing them on your blog was the clincher!

    I get my sweet potato fries crisp at home by dipping them in egg white and then breading them in gluten free cracker crumbs, but I am sure you could use other crumbs. I add chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper to the crumbs to. I then oil a cookie sheet and bake them on there. Nice and crisp!

    We used to have O’Toole’s here, but they all closed.

    Pixie is a real riot!
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..Worthy Cause Wednesday =-.

  3. Jinx!

    I would give my right arm for an artshow around here. The craft guild puts one on a couple times a year but it always seems to be the same people making the same things. And its not really an ‘art’ show if you know what i mean….? I know what i mean but darn if i can think of the right words…that ever happen to you?Ha! Lets see..I mean no ‘outside the box thinkers’, everything looks professionally made..perfect….ya know?? Anyway….

    I can’t believe you are still having such cool weather. I’m so jealous! I ran today 95 degrees 40% humidity…..uuuggh! Good luck on your race. I’ll be cheering for you!!!

  4. John

    Thinking of making chili myself this week. Always good on a cold day is right!
    Nothing exciting today but work. Tomorrow 16-17 mile run :-0

  5. Shelley B

    At least Pixie played with her toy (cute pic, btw) – mine play and then toss them under the fridge or stove…no more toys. Of course, now Paco crunches them – poor cats!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Friday Randomness =-.

  6. Destination:Athlete

    Unrelated – I love how many pictures you put in your posts!! I don’t think I’ve ever commented on that before and I just wanted to make sure you know how much I enjoy that part of your blog.

    Today is a race day for me too!! Duathlon – kicks off in about an hour, so I’m going out the door now (race start is only a few miles from my house). Good luck with your race!
    .-= Destination:Athlete´s last blog ..better late than never =-.

  7. Fran

    Said it before and going to say it again: I love it that you and John do so much fun things over the weekend. Really need to do that more and look for fun things to do in the weekend.

    Are you going to watch The Tour de France too that starts in July?

    Activity yesterday a 6K run but you already know that and today I took a walk with Bella for 45 minutes after which she slept for 2 hours 😆 as she’s still a puppy.

    1. Lori Post author

      Yes – all over the tour! In fact, we get to see biking on TV each Sunday on the Versus channel. Tour de Suisse right now.

  8. Run Sarah

    Lattes and chili are the perfect rainy day food! USVAB = unsweetened vanilla almond breeze. I find it perfect for smoothies as it has a slight vanilla taste which adds to the flavour!
    .-= Run Sarah´s last blog ..Night Owl =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      Thank you for the abbreviation meaning 😀 I would never have figure that out. I kept thinking almond butter something. 😀

  9. Susan

    Ahhh!! Chocolate fluff!! I was thisclose to buying specialty marshmallows in Banff, then I remembered I had your fluff recipe waiting for me 😉
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Lake Louise!! =-.

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