Football and Food

Sunday Long Run: 5 miles (48:42)

This weekend was a shorter long run for week 3 of my training plan.  Next weekend it will be back up with a 9 miler.  After missing two mid-week runs and BodyPump this week because of being sick, I was just happy to have gotten my 4 mile run in on Thursday and this 5 mile run today.  I did miss two 3 mile runs, but I think it was just more important to take the break.  Hopefully this will be the only time I get sick during my training plan!

Last night, my parents took Colby and I out for dinner for an early birthday sushi meal.  My new iPhone takes great pictures and I thought the sushi was so pretty 🙂  It was SO good!


I’m not really a huge football fan. I mean, I’m watching the Super Bowl right now (reading blogs and watching commercials) but baseball is my favorite sport to watch.  I usually pay attention to the half time show more than the game.  Not that excited to see Madonna.  I never really do much for the Super Bowl, and I was kinda surprised to see online that today is the second-largest day for food consumption, just after Thanksgiving.  I just never really thought about it much, since I never go to a Super Bowl party or anything. To impress Colby… (I’m becoming soooo domestic…) I decided to make pizza and football chocolate treats.

And when I say make pizza…



I mean my first attempt at making pizza dough and everything!!  I used the Barefoot Contessa recipe my Mom uses and it turned out great!


Colby and I made separate pizzas and had tons of leftovers.  I used half real half fake mozzarella (Daiya) on mine, along with peppers, onions and mushrooms.


Crazy good and very proud of myself 🙂

After pizza, I attempted to make Peas and Thank You’s chocolate covered chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough footballs.  The chocolate that coats the footballs calls for coconut oil, and I had a free sample packet from HLS that I used.

Yes, they were cute… but way too much work.  They are almost too sweet for me because I wish I made them smaller.  I also made my own icing, but it was kinda runny and hard to use.  I was ready to lay down on the couch and was sick of working on these for what seemed like a long time, so I just went with the runny icing.  I’m not a huge baker, I’d much rather cook any day.  I usually get bored baking, and these were baked, then in and out of the fridge to set a few times.  Cute, but I probably wouldn’t make them again.

Enjoy the game… hoping to get all my runs in this week even though I will be busy!


Posted on February 5, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Aww, I think your footballs are cute! Hope you had fun watching the game.

  2. Great job on the run!

    Sushi is hands down my favorite meal to eat EVER!!! Now, I am craving some 😉 Oh and now I am craving pizza, also!

  3. Your pizza looks delicious!

  4. I’ve always wanted to try making my own pizza dough. I’ll definitely check out the Barefoot Contessa’s recipe. 🙂 Those footballs are super cute!

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