Thursday, July 7, 2011

The STP, a quilt & a grill.

What has merryheathre been doing, you may be wondering... Well, I have been training for the STP, but not nearly as much as I should have. Turns out, it's very boring and it takes a very long time to ride 60 miles on your bike by yourself. The BIG EVENT is this weekend and I'm sorta ready. My philosophy is that in endurance events (and this is DEFINITELY an endurance event) it's almost more mental than physical, so I'm trying not to freak out. I keep asking people to tell me "You're going to be fine. You won't die. You'll have fun! You'll meet people to ride with."

It's sort of working.

Now last weekend, I was looking for things to do to avoid riding my bike, so I got some quilting done! And will you look at this:

It's the center of the quilt of merryheathreness, which I showed you here eons ago.

Finally, I'd like to say a little something in defense of my Le Creuset skinny grill pan. I did a google search on how to use the thing and I found numerous sites with people detailing why they don't love the pan, threatening to send it to Goodwill, ebay, etc. Well, I used mine for veggie burgers on the 4th, and it was GREAT! I got it as hot as possible without it smoking. Then, I placed the burger on for a good amount of time, turned it over, and voila! Nice little grill marks, nothing stuck!

I used olive oil spray on the pan, and on the burger (because the burgers don't have much fat in them). The sheen that's left there is from numerous burgers... :)

So, I am speaking up in support of the Le Creuset skinny grill pan! I think it's awesome! I'm going to use it again and again! Take that, you haters!

Okay. I'm going to pack for my ride to my death Portland.

1 comment:

  1. Love it. I want their crepe pan. I think I can make tortillas on it. Oh and crepes.


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