A virtual marathon of women walking to fatten their wallets and shrink their waistlines
Sharing the Simple Lifestyle
Sheila in Cali
MOANing Minutes Conversion Chart
5 minutes=0.25 miles 10 minutes=0.5 miles 15 minues=0.75 miles 20 minutes=1 mile 25 minutes=1.25 miles 30 minutes=1.5 miles 35 minutes=1.75 miles 40 minutes=2.0 miles 45 minutes=2.25 miles 50 minutes=2.5 miles 55 minutes=2.75 miles 60 minutes=3 miles
Well, ladies, it's time to pull out your Delorian, watch the clock tower and drive it to 88! MOANing has officially begun and it's time to MOAN loud, hard, and often. The first leg begins in Ottawa and will take approximately 400 miles. That's when we arrive in...Boston. Yes, Boston is our first MOANing stop and home to the Red Sox, the Bruins, New Kids on the Block, and Matt Damon. And the lovely honeylioness will be our tour guide as she calls Boston, or some small town nearby, home.
For this leg of the trail, Gldnlvly has provided us with a delicious snack, MOANing Moose Munch, or MMM. MMM will be a staple along the MOANing trail. It will arrive in different forms as we move along the trail. This version of MMM is made up of:
9 cups air popped popcorn or 3 regular bags of Natural flavored microwave popcorn 1 1/2 cups almonds 1 1/2 cups pecans 2 cups mini chocolate chips or M&Ms 2 cups dried cranberries or Craisins
Add all ingredients to a large bowl and toss. Store in an airtight container. Please do not eat the whole thing at once. While doggie poop bags are conveniently located along the way (since so many of us MOAN with our dogs), barf bags have been monopolized by the airlines and anyone forced to listen to Celine Dion.
I hope you've got your walking shoes, some water as loud MOANing has been known to cause dehydration, and your passports. Nobody's getting left behind. And just remember...where we're going, we don't need roads! Well, I guess technically, we do need roads because MOANing in space might be a tad difficult. Hmmm...MOANing in space...the new final frontier?
Each week will feature a new, exciting, and delicious from our very own GLDNLVLY, with vegetarian alternatives provided by our vegetarian guru, Sheila in Cali. This meal, a tribute to our stop in Boston, provides not only a tasty dish but can also double as a "gift in a jar":
Boston Baked Beans in a Jar 2 C. small white pea beans 1/2 t. dried thyme1 bay leaf 1/4 t. ground ginger 1/2 t. pepper 1 1/2 t. salt Mix and store in an airtight container. Attach the following instructions to jar: Boston Baked Beans 1 jar Bean Mix 2 slices bacon - diced 4 3/4 C. water 3/4 C. chopped onion 1 clove garlic - minced 3 T. dark molasses 2 T. mustard 2 T. ketchup Combine all ingredients in bean pot or crockpot. Cook on low in crockpot 10-12 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Makes 8-10 servings.