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Mile High Peanut Butter Pie

Happy weekend!

Last night  Brandon and I decided to finally use a Groupon we’ve been holding onto for a while and try Savor. I was looking forward to finally experiencing Savor after reading good reviews and constantly hearing the Twitter-verse talking about how good their food is.

I knew it was going to be good as soon as we walked in the door to a cozy atmosphere and rocking special board.

I immediately zeroed in on the Mile High Peanut Butter Pie. (Yes, it is perfectly acceptable to plan your dessert before ordering your meal. ;) )

They had a nice menu with a mix of salads, sandwiches and entrees. I decided to go with the Sweet Chili-Glazed Salmon.

It was served on top of a root vegetable hash with a side of Asian satuteed veggies. I loved this salmon and we definitely want to try to recreate it. Even my salmon-hating husband kept sneaking bites! Our server was so nice and tried to explain the preparation method to me but he did admit that he’s never been able to perfectly replicate it at home.

After I became a member of the clean plate club (did anyone else’s parents/grandparents say that growing up?) it was time to order dessert. And then this amazing slice of pie appeared at our table.

Another “must replicate at home as soon as humanly possible.” There are no words for the deliciousness of this pie. All of Savor’s desserts are homemade and looked amazing. We will definitely be visiting Savor again!

Before we went to Savor I splurged and got a manicure and pedicure. I will spare you from a before shot of my feet but let’s just say the situation down there was no good after the marathon!

It was a great way to unwind from a very busy week at work. I went with the darks and grays which Brandon hates but I love.

I woke up naturally at 7 a.m. this morning. I seem to be losing my ability to sleep in but I guess when you get up most days of the week at 5 that 7 is sleeping in?

Since I was up so early I decided to finally try the steel cut oats that have been sitting in my pantry for a while. They take a lot longer to cook than regular oats.

They were different…much thicker and chewier than normal oats. Here’s how I cooked them.

1/2 cup steel cut oats
1 cup water
1 cup milk or almond milk
1/2 apple, diced
Cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
Drizzle of maple syrup

Combine oats, water, milk , apples, cinnamon and salt  in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 30-40 minutes, stirring every now and then. Mix in pumpkin and a drizzle of maple syrup at the end. Two servings.

I topped mine with Crofter’s, Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter and almond butter.

I was on the fence about running today. I want to get 8-10 miles in this weekend but I have my ashtanga workshop this afternoon. I decided just to take Sullie out for an easy 5K and wait on the long run until tomorrow. It was so beautiful out this morning and we both enjoyed the easy run…although Sullie is feeling a little tired now!

I spent most of the morning working on my Thanksgiving Recipe Round Up on Bakin’ and Eggs – check it out!

{ 15 comments… add one }

  • Cat November 20, 2010, 12:07 pm

    Oh I love that colour on your fingers!! Do you know what it is?

    • Jen November 20, 2010, 6:01 pm

      Hi Cat – it’s OPI’s “You Don’t Know Jacque.” It’s a really popular color this season!

      • Cat November 23, 2010, 4:30 pm

        I’ve heard that name around! Thanks :)

  • Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) November 20, 2010, 12:52 pm

    I think I died and went to heaven when I saw that pie. Looks SO good! :)
    Man I really need a pedicure too! I have horrible feet! :S Your nails look awesome, and I agree with Cat that it’s a lovely colour!

  • Lelia November 20, 2010, 12:55 pm

    Sullie is so cute. You are on a roll with the updates, and I love it. Hope to see you guys soon!

  • Mary Beth November 20, 2010, 1:28 pm

    Here is a great recipe for overnight steel cut oats. I make this on school mornings and even my three kids like it!
    http://www.food52.com/recipes/3062_overnight_steelcut_oats_with_almond_butter_honey

    After reading your fabulous blog for a few months now and seeing the delicious and healthy food you enjoy, I’m pretty sure you’ll love this!

    • Jen November 20, 2010, 6:00 pm

      Thank you so much Mary Beth. It was so thoughtful of you to share this recipe. I will check it out!

  • Alaina November 20, 2010, 4:35 pm

    I’ve made steel cut oats in my crockpot! This is the recipe that I like:

    http://blissfulrunning.blogspot.com/2010/07/crock-pot-steel-cut-oats.html

    :-)

    • Jen November 20, 2010, 6:00 pm

      Thank you! I will definitely check it out!

  • Bess @ Bess Be Fit November 20, 2010, 4:36 pm

    My parents and grandparents always used to say I had to clean my plate to be in the clean plate club! I started reading your blog a couple of weeks ago and just love it!

    • Jen November 21, 2010, 9:52 pm

      Thank you Bess! So glad you found my blog! :D

  • Josie November 20, 2010, 7:10 pm

    I love your nail color! I’ve been wanting to try gray but have been to chicken – maybe I’ll bite the bullet (ha!) this week.

    Also, I made a sweet-chili glazed salmon this spring. The recipe is from Bon Appetit, and is in my blog. Loved your Thanksgiving round-up on B&E!!

    • Jen November 21, 2010, 9:52 pm

      Josie – I am definitely bookmarking your salmon recipe to try. Thank you so much for sharing!

      Try the gray – I also love Essie’s Chinchilly. It’s a lighter shade.

  • erin November 20, 2010, 10:16 pm

    That picture of Sullie is too cute! I have a Golden too, and that’s pretty much what he looked like after our run today. They’re such great company on a run.

  • Rebecca November 20, 2010, 11:49 pm

    I love your nail polish colours. I had a pedicure on Friday too, its nice to look down and see pretty toes, I have a watermelon colour with flowers on my big toe.

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