i cannot hear the word ‘hominy’ without finishing up tori amos’s “little amsterdam” lyric in my head. too many of my formative years spent listening to boys for pele, i guess. anyway, i had never had hominy before last night and i will admit i didn’t even really know what it was aside from a weird word in a somewhat weird (and sexy) little song. anyway, the verdict on hominy: it’s good! it added a delicious grainy taste and texture to the new mexican chile verde from this month’s cooking light. my creation:
my only problem with this chili was that the hot new mexican peppers (i used the hatch variety, as whole foods was out of anaheim) burned my hands like crazy. i have learned from past chili episodes that a bleach solution works to get the capsaicin-ridden oils off of skin, but this time it was extra-tenacious and my hands are still feeling raw and abused. next time i will wear gloves — oh the hazards of these culinary adventures!
other than chili-making, all i did post call was eat, run, and sleep (in that order).
run: 7 miles total — 15 minute warmup @ 9:06/mi pace, 5 x 1K at accelerating speeds (7:41/mi, 7:35/mi, 7:30/mi, 7:25/mi, and 7:17/mi) with 0.25 miles recovery running between each, plus 10 minute cooldown.
reading: i did lots of article perusing while on-call (UTIs! cooling for birth asphyxia! food allergies and asthma!) but i didn’t read or prep teaching materials for the students last night because i am going to spend time today teaching them to write a good daily note. their attempts yesterday were humorous but just not-quite-right — and the truth is at this point it’s MY fault and not theirs because i really didn’t go over how to do it correctly yet!
online shopping updates: i ordered the exacompta planner in spring green (i’m hoping it’s a tiny bit brighter than the picture i showed on sunday’s post) from thedailyplanner.com, and my conditioner from drugstore.com (thank you cindy for the rec!). i ordered 2 bottles so i won’t be running out any time soon! i like having lots of packages en route to our mailbox — makes checking the mail even more fun than it already is.