HALLOWEEN SUGAR HIGH
Wonder how long it will take to run off that Reese's peanut butter pumpkin?
The answer: More than 40 minutes, according to data compiled by the American Institute for Cancer Research, which has a list of the calorie content (and minutes of exercise needed to burn) some of the most popular "fun sized" Halloween candy.
TIPS FOR RUNNING IN HEELS
If your Halloween costume involves a pair of stilettos, and you get chased by zombies, DC runner Inertia - winner of the 17th Street High Heel Race - has you covered with tips for running in heels.
Want a good scare?
Read the ingredients in a Chicken McNugget... Researchers, published in the American Journal of Medicine, dissected a couple of nuggets and found that
"The first nugget was about half muscle, with the rest a mix of fat, blood vessels and nerves. Close inspection revealed cells that line the skin and internal organs of the bird... The second nugget was only 40 percent muscle, and the remainder was fat, cartilage and pieces of bone."And if that's not scary enough for you, try giving your loved one a skull flower.
IN MY KITCHEN...
I'm not even going to pretend this week's culinary adventure was healthy or wholesome. In fact, for it's diabetes-inducing level of sugar and refined carbs, it's downright... frightening.
But it was a birthday week in our household, and birthday boy wanted bread pudding.
First... Who am I to say no to a birthday request?
Second... Damn, it was good!
|Good, old-fashioned, refined carb goodness -- bread pudding|
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore--While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As if some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. "'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door--Only this and nothing more."
Edgar Allan Poe
HAPPY HALLOWEEN, FRIENDS!