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Chilebrown at home

Sunday, July 31, 2022

SUMMER D.O.G. & STONE SOUP GATHERING

 


It was time for a D.O.G. (Dutch Oven Gathering). Our small group had a great day of cooking, eating and having a good time. We had a huge communal dutch oven (African) which we made our version of 'Stone Soup". Everybody contributed an addition to this pot. I will let picture do the rest of the talking. Good times.















Sunday, July 24, 2022

The Finale


TOUR DE FRANCE
21 Days of Racing & Snacks   

The Race
Today is the finale. The race winner has been determined to be Jonas Vingegaard; barring a catastrophic event. Today is a day of ceremony and celebration. There still is a sprint race that takes place at the iconic cobblestoned Champs-Elysees. (116KM). Peter Sagan where are you?

The Snack
Ms. Goofy out did herself with a lemon curd cheesecake. The yellow topping is a great tribute and a tasty way to salute the winner and Yellow Jersey wearer Jonas Vinegaard.

The End. 
I hope you enjoyed 21 Days of Racing & Snacks as much as I. It was a great race and some great snacks.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Day 20


  TOUR DE FRANCE
21 Days of Racing & Snacks    

The Race
Today is a time trial. The racers will race against the clock. They will start in the town of Laccapelle-Marival and race on a 40.7Km course. The present race leader Jonas Vingegaard has a comfortable lead but still needs to finish with a winning time.

The Snack

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie
That's amore
When the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine
That's amore
Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you'll sing "Vita bella"
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a gay tarantella

Friday, July 22, 2022

Stage 19


  TOUR DE FRANCE
21 Days of Racing & Snacks    

The Race

We are at the final stages of the Tour De France. Day 19 brings us to the town of Castelnau-Magnoac and is a fairly flat route. There may be a sprint finish 188.5 KM later at Cahors.

The Snack

Nacho Momma's Nuts is a fun peanut snack. This is a spicy peanut snack with cheddar cheese and chipotle peppers.
 

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Day 18


  TOUR DE FRANCE

21 Days of Racing & Snacks    

The Race

Day 18 has a hilltop finish which will be a battle between Pogańćar vs the current leader Vingegaard. This may be one of the last opportunities for Pogacar to gain time at a possible victory. This 143.5KM route starts in Lourdes and ends in Hautacami.

The Snack

 I am guilty. I love peanut M&M's

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Day 17


 TOUR DE FRANCE

21 Days of Racing & Snacks

The Race

Up-Up and away the racers will fly up the mountains starting in Saint-Gaudens. 130KM of mountainous terrain racing will end at  Peyradudes France.

The Snack

Hazelnut Napolitanke will be our light wafer cracker with sweet hazelnut cream filling snack today. This is a very fun snack from Croatia.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Day 16

 

 

TOUR DE FRANCE


21 Days of Racing & Snacks


The Race

We are back to begin the week with Stage 16. The start of this hilly race starts in Carcassonne and ends 178.5 KM in Foix. This is the beginning of three days of racing in the great Pyrenees mountains The race leader is still Jonas Vingegaard.

The Snack

This is one of my favorite snacks; Fiery Habanero Corn Nutz. This snack is not for the timid. It is hot, crunchy, salty and oh so good. 


Monday, July 18, 2022

REST DAY


 

The Tour de France is on a rest day. 21 Days of Racing and Snacks will return tomorrow.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Day 15

 



                                                      TOUR DE FRANCE

                                            21 Days of Racing & Snacks

The Race
      Another chance for the sprinters on a flat course starting in Rodez. The course ends 192.5KM later in Carcassonne. We have high hopes for Ms. Goofy's aging superstar Peter Sagan to make one last gasp and possibly win today's stage. 

The Snack
   Let's have a fiesta with taco flavor Doritos. Salty, crunchy and so addicting are these snacks for our festive viewing pleasures.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Day 14

 


 TOUR DE FRANCE

21 Days of Racing & Snacks

The Race
   Day 14 is another chance for the climbers to do their dance up the hills starting in Saint Etinienns. The route will end 192.5Km later in a demanding finish at the Mende airport runway. 

The Snack
    Be prepared for this snack and have some beverages standing by. Salty Ritz crackers glued together by dry peanut butter will suck the soul out of your snack life. 

Friday, July 15, 2022

Day 13

 

 TOUR DE FRANCE


21 Days of Racing & Snacks

The Race

  Stage 13 has the sprinters licking their chops because today is a flat route starting in Bourg D'Oisans . The end of the race is 193Km later at Saint Etienne. Jonas Vingegaard remains the race leader.

The Snack

    This may be my all-time favorite snack from the doughnut shop. Maple old fashioned is my idea of a perfect doughnut. I have a technique of eating my way around the outer orbit of maple surfaced cake goodness. I then savor and relish the center of this masterpiece of the snack world.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Day 12


 TOUR DE FRANCE

21 Days of Racing & Snacks


The Race

Day 12 is another epic mountain stage. Such beautiful scenery starting at Briancon and traveling 165. Km to end at the tipy top of Alp D Huez. Yesterday, Jonas Vingegaard with a sharp attack on the final climb took the lead to wear the Yellow Jersey

The Snack

Pimento cheese pinwheels is a Ms. Goofy creation. They are yummylicious. 




Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Day 11


  TOUR DE FRANCE

21 Days of Racing & Snacks

The Race

Day 11 starts in the French town of Albertville. Three major climbs on a 152KM route will end on the hilltop of  Col Du Granon Serre Chevalier. Yesterdays stage had a crazy interruption by protestors. Despite the delay Tadej Pogacar remains in the Yellow Jersey 

The Snack

Habanero Lime flavored Krinkle Cut Kettle brand chips will provide a salty, spicy snack for all my activities on the couch.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Day 10

 

 TOUR DE FRANCE

21 Days of Racing & Snacks

The Race

Day 10 starts in the alpine town of Morzine Les Portes Du Soleil, France. We will travel up & down 148.5KM to the town of Megeve.

The Snack

  We are going to start the week off healthy with farm fresh peaches and strawberries. 

 

Monday, July 11, 2022

REST DAY

 


Today the Tour de France is having a rest day. 21 Days of Racing & Snacks will return tomorrow.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Day 9

 


 TOUR DE FRANCE


21 Days of Racing & Snacks



The Race

We are in  Aigle Switzerland to start day 9 of the Tour de France. It is a mountainous route that has its finish 193Km at Chatel Les Portes Du Soleil. Tadej Pogacar still has a small lead of 39 seconds to retain the Yellow Jersey.

The Snack

  Today is a treat of an individual black cherry topped ricotta cheesecake. It was purchased at our local Italian bakery for an International viewing day on the couch.

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Day 8


  TOUR DE FRANCE


21 Days of Racing & Snacks


The Race

Day 8 is another hilly route from Dole France to Lausanne Switzerland. The route is 186.5Km.Tadej Pogacar had another exciting win yesterday and remains the race leader.

The Snacks

  I do like pie; especially Dutch apple pie.

  

Friday, July 8, 2022

Day 7

 


 TOUR DE FRANCE

21 Days of Racing & Snacks

The Race

Day 7 brings us to Tromblaine France and travels to the hilltop of  La Super Planche des Belles Filles 176.5KM. Yesterday a new race leader emerged; Tadej Pogacar.

The Snack

A sweet sticky cinnamon roll is the fuel of choice today.



Thursday, July 7, 2022

Day 6

 


 TOUR DE FRANCE

21 Days of Racing & Snacks


The Race

 Day 6 starts in Belgium at the town of Binche. The route travels a hilly  220KM route to Longwy France. Today is the longest stage in distance. Wout Van Aert is barely holding on to the Yellow Jersey.

The Snack

 Nutella with its creamy hazelnut and chocolate spread and with its included breadsticks makes for a dipping good time for occupying the couch.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Day 5

 

 TOUR DE FRANCE

21 Days of Racing & Snacks

The Race

It will be a wild, slippery and possibly treacherous race over the cobblestones today. It is a bumpy 157Km ride from  Lille Metropole to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut . Wout Van Aert had a decisive victory yesterday and retains the Yellow Jersey.

The Snacks

International snacks from Spain are these carnalized pecans. Sweet & sticky for viewing pleasure.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

DAY 4


 TOUR DE FRANCE


21 Days of Racing & Snacks

The Race

We are back in France, starting at Dunkerque and ending at Calais. This is a hilly 171.5Km route which will favor the climbers. Wout van Aert keeps the Yellow Jersey as race leader today.

The Snacks

    Icy cold fresh watermelon keeps one hydrated while watching the action on the couch.

Monday, July 4, 2022

TRAVEL DAY


 

Today the Tour travels to from Denmark to France. Twenty one days of Racing & Snacks will return tomorrow.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Day 3


  

TOUR DE FRANCE


21 Days of Racing & Snacks


The Race

This is the last day to be in Denmark. Vejle to Sonderburg, another flat route that is 182Km. This should be another day for the sprinters and wind may play havoc. Wout Van Aert from Belgiam is the current leader and wears the Yellow Jersey.

The Snack

Cheese curls make for a salty, cheesy and guaranteed to smudge hands and face goodness snack.

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Day 2

 


 TOUR DE FRANCE

21 Days of Racing & Snacks

The Race

Day two we are still in Denmark. Today's race is a flat 202.5KM from the city of Roskilde to Nyborg. Today should be a race for the Sprinters. Yves Lampaert (Belgium) won the Yellow Jersey yesterday in a wet and slippery time trial.

The Snack

 A sweet sticky apple fritter from the local donut shop will provide fuel for this couch warrior.


Friday, July 1, 2022

DAY 1


 TOUR DE FRANCE

21 Days of Racing & Snacks


The Race

Day one is a 13.2 KM time trial held in Copenhague Denmark. It seems strange to start the race not in France. This is an individual effort by the racers to get the best time on a set course.

The Snack

 We are starting out healthy with farmers market fresh boysenberries and strawberries. It may go downhill from here in the snack department.