I forgot to mention something in yesterday's post. There are two runners that I will christen Outstanding Young Athletes. 1) Brianna Anshus ran her first marathon on Sunday, running a 4:06. I think that's such a huge accomplishment. And an outstanding time. 2) Cory Hamernik, proud papa is Ross, took 40 minutes off his marathon time running a 3:45. His first marathon was Med-City last year. Wow. Kudos to these young people (20-somethings).
And here are some miscellaneous photos, most from my perch at 11th Ave and 9th St NE.
I think the Post-Bulletin gave excellent coverage to the event. Thank you!!
I also got an email from someone who must read my blog with more info about the little gal who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor (also covered in the P-B). LOTS of folks were wearin the I heart Shannon Ts. There is a blog for Shannon: http://ohara-family.blogspot.com/ My prayers are with her, her family, her caregivers. What a sad situation.
Someone from the BAA called me today. They declined to give Paul Melby an honorary posthumous Boston Marathon entry. I'm very sad about that. At least I tried.
I met Jean, George, Ann-Kristin and Julie at Bob's Smokestack Ribs this evening for dinner. Wow. I've never had shredded chicken that was as moist and flavorful as that was. Out. Of. This. World. Had the Jo Jo Potatoes.
The rub they use before smoking is delicious. The server wouldn't divulge what kind of wood they use to smoke. But it takes 4-6 hours for the complete process ... rub, wait, smoke, wait, slice/shred. We met after they'd gone to the newest "Pirates" movie. I passed on the movie. The reviews haven't been good and I'm not a huge Pirates (series) fan. Thursday, A-K and Jean and I are going up to the cities to visit the King Tut exhibit at the Science Museum among other things. Should be a fun day.
Last night, 25 of us "dined" together at my house so people could get a chance to visit with Ann-Kristin while she is here visiting from Norway. A fun evening. It was potluck.
I made strawberry rhubarb pie (all got eaten), chocolate chip cookies (all got eaten right off the cooling rack before I even served dessert ... including one burned panful!) and pictured above, rhubarb cheesecake. The recipe is from Chickadee Cottage in Lake City. It's really a good one. Here it is:
1 c. flour
1/2 c. butter (I use 1/4 - 1/3 c.)
1/4 c. sugar
3 c. rhubarb
1/2 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. flour
1/2 c. sugar
12 oz. cream cheese (I used light)
8 oz. sour cream (I used light)
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
For crust: Mix flour, sugar and butter. Pat into sprayed 10" pie plate or 9" springform pan.
For rhubarb layer: Combine rhubarb, sugar and flour; toss lightly and spoon into crust. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.
For cream layer: With electric mixer, beat cream cheese with sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then pour over hot rhubarb layer. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes until set. Combine topping ingredients; spread over hot cheesecake. Chill.
I'm going to call it a day. Good night bleaders ...