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Marathon long run + Dinner Party?  I’m there!


We headed over to the neighbors’ house (Jim and Cornelia) for a fun, Italian-inspired dinner party. 


I heart carbohydrates!


Started with some vino (I had about three glasses, truth be told).

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And sample some amazing homemade hummus, which was made with chickpeas, tahini, mayo, lemon, and garlic.


The women cooked, the men talked football.



My spread included Alfredo pasta, vegetable pasta, garlic bread, and roasted green beans, which were so good – I couldn’t figure out why they tasted so special!


And a spinach salad:


We brought over the dessert.  I couldn’t choose between strawberry cheesecake and Key Lime Pie, so I got both! 🙂 Although, I couldn’t finish the entire plate… Sad.


And one the way out, I found this little friend sleeping on the glass front door.  Only in Florida do you see such exotic little gems in everyday life!


I feel like that frog… Absolutely knackered.


Good night!



  • Rachel @ Fit Fun and Fabulous September 25, 2010, 10:48 pm

    Looks deeelicious! That pic of the hubby is so super cute.

  • Erin September 25, 2010, 10:50 pm

    That little frog is so cute =D

    The food looks delicious, makes me want to host a dinner party!


  • hippierunner September 25, 2010, 10:52 pm

    That frog is adorable! The best thing about long runs is deserving to absolutely feast afterwards! 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) September 25, 2010, 10:53 pm

    Awww the cutie pie frog. And I love that you used the word knackered. One of my favorite words ever…that and babushka. 🙂

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 25, 2010, 10:57 pm

    That sounds incredible!!! Wine… cheesecake.. can you really beat that?!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 25, 2010, 11:08 pm

    What a fun party! I am feeling your exhaustion.. I am almost falling asleep at the computer! 🙂

  • ida September 25, 2010, 11:09 pm

    Long runs make everything taste better!

  • Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman September 25, 2010, 11:09 pm

    First of all, what a Beautiful house your neighbor has!! And the food looked delicious! And I just love that little, itty, bitty frog! So cute:) Great capture.

  • Wei-Wei September 25, 2010, 11:10 pm

    That frog cracked me up 😀

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks September 25, 2010, 11:12 pm

    That frog is so cute. The only living thing I ever found attached to my front door was a snail.

    It was not cute at all.

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef September 25, 2010, 11:15 pm

    all that food looks so good1! maybe cuz it’s 11 and i didn’t really eat dinner…

  • Miranda @ MirandasJeans September 25, 2010, 11:15 pm

    OMG I love that little froggie guy. He’s so cute. So peaceful looking. I hope he’s happy. Thanks for sharing him with us. 😀

  • holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 25, 2010, 11:33 pm

    That frog is so adorable! 🙂 A few weeks ago Jason and I took a walk near our house and there were tons of teeny tiny little toads hopping around. They must have come up from the pond nearby. They were the cutest things ever 🙂

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday September 25, 2010, 11:44 pm

    Ah that froggie is SO cute!

  • Babycakes September 25, 2010, 11:48 pm

    The huz and the frog look cute! In different ways of course 🙂

  • Shannon @ Freshman Yr of Life September 25, 2010, 11:58 pm

    That dessert plate looks awesome!

  • Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat September 26, 2010, 12:02 am

    Cute picture of the frog! Sounds like you had a full day–get some sleep!

  • Amber K September 26, 2010, 12:11 am

    I had never heard knackered before! I had to look it up. What a cute little froggy.

    • Caitlin September 26, 2010, 10:32 am

      I think it’s British slang!

  • Mary (A Merry Life) September 26, 2010, 12:12 am

    Looks like a fun time!

    I love that frog photo. So cuuuuuute.

  • Jess @ LifeBeginsat21 September 26, 2010, 12:19 am

    Is it unhealthy of me to say my favourite picture in this post is of dessert? Um, yum!!!

  • Camille September 26, 2010, 1:18 am

    That dessert looks incredible!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now September 26, 2010, 2:05 am

    We’ve had a few little frogs hanging around our door lately. They are so cute! And amusing!

  • Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) September 26, 2010, 3:24 am

    Looks like a fun night. I love carbohydrates too – I think they’re my favourite food group!

  • Jenny @ The Healthy Teenager, green tea and yoga, not alcohol and parties September 26, 2010, 4:38 am

    Sounds like a fantastic night! You deserve it 🙂 Congratulations on making it through your run this morning, that takes serious mental strength. I love that there was a little frog! That’s so cute, here in New Zealand we don’t get creatures like that around 🙁

  • Little Bookworm September 26, 2010, 4:49 am

    Looks like a lovely evening – the food looks amazing, and that frog looks so cute! 🙂

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) September 26, 2010, 7:35 am

    The frog is adorable…haha. 😀

    What a fun night! The homemade hummus with bread looks so delish. It’s one of my favorite appetizers. 😀

  • Marina September 26, 2010, 7:53 am

    Cute frog :))
    Dinner looks awesome, I love all the multiple choices 🙂

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) September 26, 2010, 8:21 am

    Dinner looks delicious. Glad you had a nice evening last night. I hope today treats you well!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 26, 2010, 8:41 am

    I think those 3 glasses of wine were well deserved after such an exhausting day. 😉

  • Bee Goes Bananas September 26, 2010, 8:58 am

    That is the cutest little frog I’ve ever seen!!

  • Gail @ Shrinking Sisters September 26, 2010, 9:16 am

    Hooray for carbs and critters!

    I live in FL, too, and have had a lizard living on my ceiling for the past week. He hangs out over me in the living room, watching me blog.

    • Caitlin September 26, 2010, 10:33 am

      ew! i hate lizards.

      • Gail @ Shrinking Sisters September 26, 2010, 3:17 pm

        He’s just a cute baby lizard, probably 2 inches long. Makes the dog really angry.

  • jassy September 26, 2010, 9:38 am

    the pasta looks yummy…that frog really looks tired and cute but i’m sure i wouldn’t want that to hop around 🙂

  • Joanne September 26, 2010, 11:05 am

    I have such a phobia against frogs it’s rediculous. I’ve had horrible dreams about them and if I see them, all I can do is picture them all leaping towards me to attack. It’s just too weird. BUT…I do like that picture. As long as it stays a picture. 😉
    As for the “knackered”…LOL, your husband’s heritage is coming out in your writing. Too cute.
    Did you get the email about the raffle/giveaway for dog lovers? I would sure appreciate your help. If you can give it a “ping”, please let me know and I’ll send the link. Thanks. (feel funny about asking but I sure do love those guys at Mandkinddog)

  • Kristina @ spabettie September 26, 2010, 12:14 pm

    knackered… ! 😉 I’ve seen you say knackered a couple times recently (and figured you got it from your husband!!) I love that word, and it reminds me of my best friend who has an awesome accent and uses all those fun british terms. 😀

    …yet another fun thing I get from your blog – more warm fuzzies!

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous September 26, 2010, 1:20 pm

    Wow, everything looks SO good. Especially the hummus for some reason…I’ve been obsessed with it recently! I need to make my own.

  • Sana September 26, 2010, 1:34 pm

    Mummm I could go for some pie right now 🙂

  • Leanne @ Radiant, Balanced & Fit September 26, 2010, 4:03 pm

    That dining room table looks so inviting!

  • Lisa September 27, 2010, 1:56 pm

    I love dinner parties. I wish we could hurry up and finish our kitchen remodel so we can actually invite people over!!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) September 28, 2010, 12:20 am

    I love carbs too – that pasta looks fantastic!!!!

  • Cassie September 30, 2010, 3:43 pm

    That frog is cute, even though I sort of hate frogs. Anyway, I would love some of that alfredo pasta and dessert-yum!

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