eBay, Bike Rides, and Applesauce.

by Ashley on March 25, 2012

Why hello there! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.  After returning home late Friday night, a weekend of rest and relaxation is just what I needed. We spent yesterday sorting through the house, organizing and eBaying.

A few years ago Dustin went through a phase where he bought EVERYTHING too big, shirts, jeans, shorts, etc. Ask the both of us why and we have no idea? Strange I know. But we decided that since we will be moving in just a few short months (Internship matching day is just one week away!!!!! Eeeek!), it’s time to de-clutter and get rid of anything and everything that we don’t want to travel along with us. That being said, we decided to throw a few of these items up on eBay,  here and here (both mine and Dustin’s account, mostly mens clothes). Check it out if you so desire. That sucked up most of our afternoon and evening but I certainly feel a weight lifted off my chest after doing so. It was pouring down rain here too so that made me feel a little better about spending the day inside.

Today, however, the rain is gone and it is absolutely beautiful! After church this morning, Dustin and I hit the pavement for a long bike ride on a new Greenway that is in the process of being built here in Statesboro; I was really impressed. When I was training for my marathon, way back when 😉, I worked the Greenway into many of my runs, but at that time, it was only about two miles in length.  Now it’s been extended and is roughly 8 miles. We live about 5 miles from the start of it, so we totaled about 13-14 miles all together.

This ride really reminded me of our Celebration, FL/baseball days when our time centered around exercise. We were laughing on todays ride about the things we did everyday while living there: bike ride (s), dog walk (s), P90X, repeat. Pure craziness but we loved every minute of it.  For my 22nd birthday, while living in Celebration, my parents gave Dustin and me bikes. Yes, you read that right. They gave the both of us bikes for my birthday because they knew I wouldn’t want to always ride alone. And they were right. Those bikes truly are a gift that keeps on giving; it’s so freeing to just get out a ride in the fresh spring air.

This morning before church, I had an itch to get in the kitchen but had no idea what I wanted to make. And then a bag these bad boys stared me down from the fridge.

I am so angry over these apples.  Have you ever bought a bag of juicy, crisp-looking apples and you get home, bite into one and it is disgustingly mushy? Well that’s exactly what happened here. I paid just over $6 for this bag of organic apples, bit into one, and feared a second bite. It was that bad. If I threw them away that was just throwing away cash so I just left them in my fridge, hoping something magic would happen. And it did!

Homemade Applesauce: the easiest solution to mushy apples.

Ingredients:

  • 8 apples, peeled, de-coured
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • (any other add in that you like)

Place all ingredients in crockpot, cook on low for 6 hours and enjoy.

Easy enough right? I will no longer fear mushy apples (although I will never buy those again, either)!

I have to teach yoga tonight for the first time in over two weeks…I can’t believe it’s been that long (spring break and then the conference).

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday evening. Cook something healthy for dinner and tell me about it! I’d love to hear!

Good health!

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