The great thing about vacation is relaxing, having cocktails around the pool and having some beers around a late night fire pit as a million stars shine above you.
The down fall to vacation?
Well that would be going for a five mile run through poison oak and having poison oak on your feet.
Yes today I am home from my Sierra and Las Vegas road trip and it is back to real life.
That means I need to start training for my 15 K race in a week.
That would be so much easier if my feet were not covered in poison oak.
Believe me, going for a five mile run with nine hundred feet elevation gain is a bitch any day after consuming nothing but delicious buffets at the Cosmopolitan’s Wicked Spoon Buffet
(Angry Mac N Cheese, Bone Marrow, Fig Salad with Candied Bacon, White Chocolate Gelato and countless other delicious calories) and eating fried camp foods like Chorizo Breakfast Tacos (At least I fried them in coconut oil!) Deep Fried Spicy Chicken Flautas (Coconut Oil again!) and Fried Summer Squash ( Okay I admit it, my blood might be half coconut oil at this point)
I must love running to do it with feet all red and itchy from poison oak hell.
Not only that but I couldn’t find any mittens on this forty five degree morning so I wore gardening gloves on my run this a.m.
Yes, I do look like a weirdo!
But at least I am a weirdo who is trying to train!
Here is a recipe that has nothing to do with coconut oil, but is awesome on a fall day and just has Monday night football written all over it.
Bacon Cheddar Potato Skin Casserole
6 large Yukon gold potato’s
1/8 cup garlic oil
1 tab garlic salt
1/2 tsp chili flakes
1 cup sour cream
2 tab chives, chopped
2 cups bacon cheddar cheese, shredded
Slice the potato’s and coat in the garlic oil, chili flakes and garlic salt. Bake at 400 for 25 minutes, turning the potatoes once. The potatoes should be lightly browned.
Mix the sour cream and chopped chives.
In a 12 by 12 baking dish layer the potatoes, sour cream with chives and the shredded cheese on top.
Bake at 375 for 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and slightly browned.