HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! <3
In honor of Valentine’s Day I decided to share a little vlog with you guys. It’s nothing fancy or groundbreaking…just a little venting I suppose about my feeling on Love Day. I hope you guys will take the time to watch it, though I really hope you don’t judge me for my babbling. I really had no idea I was such a complete dork…
Yeah…so that’s me. What a weirdo…
I kind of like these things though, so maybe more in the future? Although I really have no idea what I would talk about in them, it just seems like a fun way to spice things up.
Anyway, I hope that all of you “Valentine’s Day haters” got the point of what I was saying here. This holiday doesn’t have to be only about couples. Make it about the love you have for anyone. I’m sure your best friend who is also single would love a box of chocolate from you. Unless they are my best friend…she would probably laugh in my face if I gave her a box of chocolates. Ok, so maybe just a Starbucks latte would do….
Thoughts on Valentine’s Day?
Should I do more vlogs in the future?
Happy day before Love Day!
Anyone got any plans for tomorrow night? Ninja and I are just going to our young married’s group at church, so no big plans for us. Going out on Valentine’s Day is pretty much suicide out here in LA, even more so when it falls on a Friday!
1. The Olympics have been far less exciting than I’d hoped. Fortunately, the one sport I cared about started today (HOCKEY!) and my men crushed it 7-1. Not a bad way to get things going! I honestly wouldn’t care if the US won another gold medal, as long as the US men’s hockey win gold. Anyone seen the movie Miracle? Literally one of my favorite movies. Sport’s movies are just so dang inspirational!
“A bruise on the leg is a hell of a long way from the heart.”
THIS is the reason why I never sat out of soccer games growing up. If I could still walk then I was going to play. Bruises, pains, soreness…none of it matters when you are playing for your teammates!
2. I got a squat rack for my birthday along with a bench with a hamstring curl and leg extension attachment. Ninja asked me what I wanted for my birthday and while a new wardrobe did peek my attention, all I really wanted was to be able to do squats in my garage. We found this gem on Craigslist for $165 and I am beyond excited about it! I hit my legs yesterday and they are deliciously sore today. Note the crutches in the background? I used to carry those in the trunk of my car. Just in case a soccer game didn’t go quite as planned…
Because I’ve never actually used a squat rack before I’m starting off light at 95lbs and working my way up. I just want to make sure I’m familiar enough with the rack and have proper form. I’m hoping to move up to 115lb next week!
3. One of my favorite baseball players, Derek Jeter, announced he was retiring last night after this season. Now, I’m not a Yankees fan, in fact I’m actually an Angels fan, but Jeter was actually the 1st baseball player that I fell in love with. He’s just a classy guy and an awesome player. Needless to say, while his announcement isn’t shocking (he’s almost 40 now) it is a reminder of getting older and things fading away. It’s like when Mia Hamm retired or David Beckham retired. I grew up with these figures on my TV and on my bedroom wall, so knowing that I will no longer be blessed to watch them play is slightly depressing. Sorry…bit of a sports rant there…
4. I’m going out to Texas in March to visit my Sissy and her babies and my mom informed me that we aren’t checking bags and only carrying on. Do you have any idea how flipped out I am about this? How the heck am I going to fit all my food AND my clothes AND workout stuff?!
I can’t wait to see my little nugget again!
My mom said she was going to be sending out a box of extra stuff like shoes, so I guess I will just be loading that thing with stuff! I may or may not still be slightly panicking though…
5. Because my birthday is on Love Day I feel it’s almost my duty to wear either red or pink on that day. Anyone else feel the need to wear red or pink on Valentine’s Day? I mean, it’s pretty much the only time I ever wear those colors anyway…so I might as well do it…
Pink for the toes & red for the fingers!
FACT: my toes and nails never match. NEVER EVER.
Give me something random!
Favorite sport’s movie?
It’s just a bunny!
That bunny’s got big fangs!
Have I ever told you guys that I have a very addictive and obsessive personality? I’m sure I have…or if I haven’t, I’m sure you’ve figured it out. Once I get hooked on to something I tend to stay hooked for quite some time. You’ll understand this whole battle in just a sec….
There’s still waffleling going on over here. Yes, I just created the world waffeling. I kind of think it has a nice ring to it…
chocolate peppermint waffle topped with peanut flour sauce & half a naner
My taste buds sure are bipolar. I’ve been craving chocolate (ok, when am I NOT craving chocolate) but I’ve also really had a hankering for mint lately. Hence the birth of this little waffle post workout. I made it for the first time last week and it’s been my go to waffle since. And yes, the peanut flour sauce mixed with the mint and chocolate may be a tad bit…odd, but it works.
Enter in my newest obsession. Quite frankly, I blame Amanda for this one. Just putting it out there…
bunny grahams, apple & dark chocolate dreams pb
These dang bunnies guys…I swear. I don’t even mean to eat them. It’s almost like they hop right out of the cupboard and onto my plate. Or straight into my mouth. I’ve literally got no control around these darn things!
Leftovers to the rescue once again! I swear I would probably end up eating oatmeal or a pb&j sandwich everyday if I didn’t have leftover in the fridge.
random veggies,chicken, soba noodles and stir fry sauce
Stir fry’s are where it’s at when you need some veggies! Which is probably why they are one of my favorite kind of meals. There really is no thought process to them. You just dump stuff in the pan and get to cooking!
Snack #2 aka Post Workout
And the bunnies strike again… plain greek yogurt, stevia, bloobs & bunny grahams
There wasn’t even a point to having them in this snack other than because I wanted them in there. Saying I’m addicted is pretty much an understatement at this point. On the other hand, I wasn’t really feeling this brand of yogurt I picked up. I’m thinking I’d better get back to my plain Fage or Chobani.
I got a little bit creative when dinner rolled around.
ground turkey lettuce cups
These little babies hit.the.spot. They were exactly what I was craving (and hopefully what Ninja wanted too) and were super easy to boot. I served some seasoned brown rice on the side with Ninja’s meal to give it a bit of a boost, but 4 lettuce cups were more than enough for my hungry belly.
Can’t go to bed without some chocolate in me! Chocolate Chip Coconut Bites
Soooo batch #1 is basically gone already *hangs head in shame* I really got to work on this whole willpower thing. Maybe next batch I’ll do better…
Ever tried any Annie’s products? I’m realizing I adore all of them!
What’s one food that you eat everyday and never get sick of?
So I’ve got this thing for coconut. And chocolate.
Let’s not even try to hide my obsession with that stuff. It really is quite the addiction. I don’t think I’d ever survive one of those sugar free cleanses. Nope…I need my chocolate to stay sane. But let’s get back to the coconut.
So I was tinkering in my kitchen, wanting to make something that Bestie would appreciate. Do you ever do that? Whip something up in hopes that one of your friends or maybe a parent would appreciate the recipe? Well anyway, I started making these little bites with Bestie in mind. Her and I are on the same boat when it comes to coconut. It’s called the Yes-Please! boat You guys are more than welcome aboard, but only if you are a die hard coconut fan. No fence riders on this boat!
There I go getting sidetracked again. Point is, I made these 100% Bestie proof…until my bag of chocolate chips caught my line of sight. Sorry Bestie, I really did try to keep them chocolate free, but you can always leave them out!
Chocolate Chip Coconut Bites
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup plain almond butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- unsweetened shredded coconut (for rolling)
Place your almond butter and honey in a bowl and microwave for 20 seconds to get it nice and melty. Dump in your remaining ingredients and stir well. Roll into 18 balls (or make them larger and have less) and roll in coconut or cocoa powder if you want! Store in the fridge.
I love making little bites like these. I mean, talk about the perfect little grab and go snack. Usually I would prefer them to have more protein in them, but I actually love using these little babies as a crumble on top of some greek yogurt.
Aren’t they just the cutest?!
Now that I’ve fulfilled my best friend duties of the week [well, sort of] it’s on to Love Day goodies. I’m wanting to bring something on Tuesday to my youth group kids, but I want it to be different from the usual cakes and cupcakes. I’m actually thinking of a cookie cake. I had plans of actually making myself the cookie cake (for my birthday) but everyone and their mother (no, really… I’ve got moms at church making me cakes) are giving me some type of goodie this weekend, so I’m trying to keep myself away from the sweets until the ultimate showdown this weekend. As you can tell from this recipe however, I have issues staying away from chocolate.
This is going to be a long week….
Do you ever get in the kitchen to cook or bake something with someone else in mind? (not FOR them necessarily, but just something you know they’d like)
Should I make a cookie cake for my high school kids or something else?
I’ve got a confession to make.
I’ve almost completely forgotten about my goal for this year. Do you guys even remember it? Let me refresh your memory…
“This year, I am going to learn to love me, ALL of me. I am going to love myself in my entirety, and that is something that honestly scares the crap out of me. Loving myself fully, not just on this day or at that one time, but everyday regardless of what happens or doesn’t happen, what I do or not do, or what I achieve or fail at.”
Now to the WHY of me forgetting this huge goal.
I just literally haven’t had any issues with it. And by no issues with it, I mean that I haven’t even given my insecurities and imperfections a second thought this month.
Yes, there were days that I was a bit nervous about the food I was eating.
Yes, there were a few nights I had one too many handfuls of dark chocolate chips.
Yes, there was a day that I was really upset with my workout.
Yes, there was a night (or two) that I went to bed feeling bloated and uncomfortable.
But no, not once did I ever look at myself in any sort of negative light. I never once thought degrading thoughts. I never once wished I had another woman’s body. I never once called myself names or overanalyzed all of my flaws.
Pretty crazy, right?
I know it won’t be like this month after month. I realize that there are going to be trying times and that some days I’m going to be curled up in a ball just doing my best to shield myself from the demons that are pounding on my heart’s doorstep. But I don’t want this task to be easy, nor do I expect it to be. I want to come away beaten and battered. I want to come away scarred. Because so often it is those that rise from the ashes that have the most beautiful stories. It’s those who carry their scars with them daily, with no one the wiser, that have the most impact on this world. And in the end, those are the things that I want.
I don’t just want to win. I want to beat the sh*t out of this thing. And I’m going to do it…just watch me.
Worst Moment: Winter Camp was a tough spot for me. The food really did a number on me and I was stressing over it immensely before we even arrived.
Best Moment: While winter camp may have done a number on my tummy, I was really proud of myself for one big thing: The fact that I was looking at the food for the nutrients and not for the calories. I actually hadn’t even realized I had done that until I was writing up this post. I mean, how stinkin’ awesome is it that I literally went an entire weekend of unfamiliar and slightly unhealthy food, without once thinking about calorie count? Each and every meal I only considered how to get the best nutrients out of my food…I never once stopped myself from eating something because the calories might be too high.
All in all, I’d say this month was just the way I needed to start. I’ve got the momentum now, and even though I can see this month getting a bit tough, I’m ready to face it.
Have you been keeping track of your goals or new years resolutions?
What’s one way you have surprised yourself recently?
Happy Random Thursday!
I’ve got zero brain power today, so this post is probably going to be all over the place. Forgive me for the spelling and grammar errors, I just really don’t care enough to fix them. Anywho, let’s get random!
1. My running buddy, Reese, has been less than stellar as of late. I think she has a bum leg or something. I mean she doesn’t limp, so it isn’t blatantly obvious, but she’s usually so stoked about our runs. Lately she has really been lagging, and I literally have to drag her the entire time. This pup is named Reese Lightning for a reason. She runs, and she runs fast. The fact that I have to pull her along with me breaks my heart a bit, so we’ve actually only walked this week. It looks like I may be back to running by my lonesome again. 2. Speaking of pups, I apparently adopted the biggest pansy of a German Sheppard in the world. I swear she has zero idea that she’s 50 pounds. This is what I walked in on the kitchen this morning… That would be Jax, hiding under a chair from Opie, aka The Great White Hunter (she literally is the best stalker out there). I mean really Jax? Get out there and take that little 10lb Maltipoo on!
What a pansy…
3. My birthday is next week, and I literally have not thought 2 seconds about it other than when Ninja has asked about what I want to do. The answer? Go to our young married class at church. I’m not big at celebrating my birthday, and while I would love to celebrate Valentine’s Day, it landing on a Friday night just means an insane amount of people and time waiting for our meals. NO THANKS. So instead, we are forgoing it all together. I’m ok with that, as long as I get lots of chocolate or a huge slice of freakin’ cake.
4. Anyone else stoked for the Olympics? I can’t wait to watch some hockey and ice skating! Although I pretty much close my eyes through most of the ice skating, because I’m terrified of those little girls crashing to the ice. It looks painful. And of course I’m excited for the snowboarding. I’m not into the racing so much as the tricks, but man those guys get so freaking high in the air!
I’ve got my leggings and headband all ready for tomorrow’s Opening Day. I’m debating whether or not to wear this little get-up to work. I’ve got a feeling my boss might disapprove just a tiny bit though…
5. My baby sister turns 10 years old tomorrow. Man…I’m so not ok with that. I wish I could be there with her, but of course that won’t be happening, so I’ll just call her up when she gets off school. These kids have got to stop growing though…it’s seriously giving me a panic attack every time I think about it…
I mean seriously. What is there not to love here?!
Whose excited for the Olympics?
What’s your favorite event?
Well, its officially been over a day since I’ve been home from winter camp, and I think I am finally starting to recover. I was battling non-stop stomach cramps yesterday though, so that was less than stellar. You’ll understand why in just a bit.
This was Ninja and I’s first year going to Winter Camp as high school leaders. We have been jr high leaders for a while now, but when a group of kids that we were really close to moved up into high school, we asked if we could follow them so that we could continue to build our relationships with them. It’s been a very rewarding decision for the both of us.
That being said, this Winter Camp had me nervous, but overall, I left feeling like it was a success for the kids. Of course, I also left feeling like my body was going into shock from all the horrible food…
Pros & Cons of Winter Camp
The weather. It was ridiculously cold. I know what you’re thinking, “But Kat, don’t you always complain how LA is never cold?” Why yes, yes I do. But when you have 4 hours of free time with the kids that involves playing games outside in 30 degree weather, you tend to change your mind about cold weather. I’m all about cold weather, when I only have to spend a few minutes in it. I like winter weather atmosphere you know? I don’t however, like walking to Chapel at 8:30 at night in 28 degrees.
Mittens & Mint Tea – my winter camp essentials
This Bigelow tea is the bomb.com by the way. It’s a mix of spearmint & peppermint. I may or may not have robbed the supply before we left Sunday morning…
Breakfast options involved the following:
Saturday was French toast with whip cream or powered sugar with scrambled eggs. They also had dry cereals such as Fruit Loops, Cheerios, and Cocoa Puffs with whole milk. As you can see, I stuck to the yogurt bar, which has some kind of sugar filled fruity yogurt, granola and cantaloupe. I opted for cottage cheese, homemade granola (that I brought) and cantaloupe on Saturday.
Sunday was cinnamon rolls, sausage and scrambled eggs again. The yogurt bar was available again, however there was no cottage cheese on Sunday. I opted for a wheat bagel with cream cheese and cantaloupe.
Lunch options involved the following:
Saturday was an assortment of pasta (white) with pesto or marinara sauce and meatballs. There were also greens beans and a salad bar. I got the pesto pasta, 2 meatballs (which were SO gross) and green beans. I was stoked about the salad bar, where I loaded my mixed greens with olives, tomatoes, feta and hardboiled eggs. Then I got to the dressings. All they had was ranch, thousand island and some kind of raspberry dressing. NO vinaigrettes. ALL cream based.
Sunday was white rolls (no other options) with either turkey or ham lunchmeat, cheese, lettuce, chips and cookies. I didn’t eat any of that and instead stuck to the salad bar where I had the same salad as above, with the same nasty dressing.
Dinner options involved the following:
Friday night was pizza (veggie or pepperoni), parmesan chicken & bruschetta. I obviously opted for all of the above. This was by far the best meal.
Saturday night was mexican night. There was pinto beans, ground beef, chicken, tortillas, white rice and guacamole with churros for dessert. I opted for the pinto beans and chicken with a heap of guacamole. I was so sick by Saturday night that I literally had no desire to eat, but Ninja made me anyway.
Now I know all of this might not seem so bad, but I just had issues with all the white, refined products. I mean, how do you not have some wheat pasta now a days? This is 2014! And how is it possible that the only bread available for sandwiches was white rolls? And WHY oh WHY was there only cream based salad dressings?!
I wasn’t expecting my typically food there. I understand that this was a church camp, but the price was $180 PER PERSON. With a filled to the brim camp, I’m pretty sure they could have had some other options….
The Speaker. This guy was actually the speaker at the last jr high camp I went to, and I adore the way he teaches. He is very exciting and all of his stories and points are relevant for the kids. He doesn’t try to get them to teach some higher understanding. He keeps it at their level, helping them to realize that this is something they can do NOW, as a high school student.
The overall message that he taught was awesome. It was based off the Ephesians 2:10 verse…
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Basically, it was all about how we live in a world that is constantly trying to get us to do something or be something we weren’t created for. That God defines us, not the world, and we need to live for His purpose, not for the purpose that the world is constantly pushing on us. The money, the fame, the popularity, the success, the notoriety are all things that the world focuses on, and its all stuff that distracts us from the purpose God has set for us.
The biggest thing I took away from the teaching was that as Christians, we may be willing to die for Christ, but when it comes to sacrificing our daily lives for him, that’s when we struggle. I mean, how stinkin’ true is that? I stand here and pledge myself to Christ, knowing I would gladly take a bullet or whatever for my faith, but on a day to day basis I struggle with letting go of the worldly things.
Serving with Ninja. As a married couple, and even when we were dating, serving together in the church is something we love to do. Whether it be an all church event or something with the kids, we always jump at the chance to be involved in some way. Ninja is way better at it than I am, which is why I know God brought him to me. I’d still be in my shell at the church if it weren’t for him constantly pushing me and pulling me out of it.
The Kids. The #1 and most important Pro to me was how the kids reacted to the message and how they grew this weekend. I wanted them to come together and grow in their relationships with one another, but the weekend would have been a waste is that is all that happened up on that mountain. I was 17 years old and in that very same Chapel when I committed my life to Christ. While all of our kids were already saved by Christ before camp, I just wanted them to be reignited and want to burn for Christ. So many times we let the world dull our light. We let our struggles and our burdens snuff out our fire. That is exactly what camps are for. To help re-light that flame or pull the shade off the light.
Allison and Haley
Avie and Katie
I didn’t spend a whole lot of time with the girls other than at meals and cabin time at night, but the moments we did have together were pretty special. Heck, I even got Avie to come over Sunday to watch the Super Bowl with me (and she doesn’t know a thing about football!) The girls and I are also planning on seeing Frozen Saturday morning I think, which was their idea, so that’s pretty cool that they wanted me to tag along.
Overall, this camp was a huge success. Yes, the food left me wrecked with stomach cramps for days, but I would gladly suffer through crappy food if it meant kids reconnecting with Christ. Because to me, that’s what it’s all about. My time in the youth group means nothing if I can’t get these girls (and boys) to trust in Christ.
Ever been to any kind of camp? How was the food?
Have you ever been a mentor to anyone?
I’ve never been more excited to get back to work in my life.
Weird, I know, but this weekend’s winter camp put me through the ringer. I’ll have a recap up this week, but since this is my first post for February, I figured I would share with you guys all the things I was obsessing over in January. And there was a lot, so be prepared. But seriously, when did we get to February? I feel like Little Bro was just here celebrating New Years with me! I think God has this year on fast forward or something…
Song I’ve Been Obsessing Over…Don’t tell me this song doesn’t make you want to move. It just makes me so…dare I say, happy? Not to mention it’s from one of my favorite kid movies (Despicable Me 2). When I bought it, Ninja and I put it on repeat, blared it from my Ipod speakers and jumped around the house like idiots.
Book I’ve Been Obsessing Over…This one is actually a series, but oh my goodness guys you have GOT to check these books out. It has one of the most unique storylines I’ve ever read and that says a lot considering I’ve read quite a lot of books in my life. The way she writes literally brings her fantasy world to life. The 3rd and final book of the series was just delivered to me over the weekend, so you can bet I am hunkering down tonight and tomorrow to swallow this book up.
P.S. It ends much better than the Divergent series…just in case you were wondering
Meal I’ve Been Obsessing Over… Yogurt messes. January was big on yogurt messes for me. Whether it was as a meal or a snack, yogurt was always part of my day. And if you couldn’t tell, it was almost always topped with some granola. I’ve got a thing about yogurt and crunch. They just go together to me. No crunch in yogurt is just kind of boring to me I guess.
Workout I’ve Been Obsessing Over…Now that soccer is back in season, I’ve transitioned from the heavy lifting to more of a circuit style of training. Still lifting heavy of course, but little to no rest between sets with cardio intervals instead. I add in burpee variations, mountain climbers, plyo moves, ect. to keep my heart rate high. I don’t need to build muscle now that I’m in season, so instead I’m just focusing on keeping everything strong and constantly improving my cardio. That being said, this new pyramid style of kettlebell workout I made up has been one of my favorites in January.
Product I’ve Been Obsessing Over…This winter hasn’t been much of a winter, but the constant changes from 80 degrees one day to 50 degrees two days later sure has been messing my skin up. I’ve got some serious sensitive skin when it comes to weather, so I was stoked when I received this gentle cleanser sample from Sephora. I used it once and fell in love, so I quickly purchased a full bottle.
What were you obsessed with in January?
Today is my Friday! Nothing better than finishing up the work week a little earlier than usual. Although it’s only because I’m leaving tomorrow to spend 2 days in the mountains with a bunch of high schoolers. Not sure that doesn’t count as work…I’m pretty sure it does. No complaints here as long as I’m back in time for the Super Bowl!
Side note, I got to meet up with my favorite Canadian (aka Amanda) on Monday for the 2nd time, and once again, we did not take a picture. What the heck Amanda?! Apparently if there is no food involved I completely forget to take pictures. One day girl…one day!
1. My 1st game of the season was last Sunday, and my knee still hurts from it. I may or may not have slide tackled one too many times during the game, so it’s my own fault that I’m in pain, but still. It’s not my fault however, that my team had me playing defense and marking the largest girl on the pitch. I mean seriously, why do I always have to mark Sasquatch? I stuck to that girl like glue though. I was pretty proud of myself for the way I played, especially considering I’m not a defender!
Fun fact…I won a juggling competition at a soccer camp I attended when I was 14…
2. I can’t remember if I’ve shared this video with you guys before or not but either way, you have to watch it. Some of it may make no sense to you, but seriously this is my life right here. This describes my high school playing career perfectly….
“So tight in the thighs so loose in the waist!”
”I should’ve played tennis!”
And then the crawling up the stairs in the end…oh my gosh…it happened after every tournament people. I was almost late to every class on Mondays following soccer tournaments.
3. Do yourself a favor and don’t ever buy Biscoff Spread. My freaking Lord is that stuff good. And addicting. I’ve almost finished an entire jar already and I bought the stuff on Sunday…Oops.
4. What is it with thumb holes? When I went to my mom’s on Tuesday to run her dog I noticed she was wearing a new sweatshirt. It was nice and cozy looking, but it wasn’t until I noticed the thumbholes that I really became enamored with it. I liked it so much that my mom actually gave it to me! (she has another one in a different color) I now have three jackets with thumbholes and I’d be lying to you if they weren’t among my favorites….
5. I know it’s a bit early, but please for the love of cuteness watch this video. This is the new Super Bowl ad by Budweiser…
I literally have no idea what this video has to do with beer, but if I ever decide to pick up drinking, I’m buying this beer just for the cute freaking commercials. I mean puppies and ponies? Talk about hitting me in the soft spot!
Wow, I sure did hit you guys with a lot of videos today didn’t I? Sorry about that…ok, just kidding. I’m not sorry one bit
Can you relate to any of the soccer girl sayings?
Favorite commercial of all time?
Thank goodness we are halfway through the week. I had a bit of a frustrating day yesterday, where literally anything and everything that could possibly go wrong…did. By the time night fell, I was beyond exhausted, frustrated and annoyed, and crawled into bed at 9pm just so that Tuesday could be over faster. I hate days like those. But today is a new day, and it’s filled with all new opportunities, so I’m leaving yesterday behind and looking forward to today
Frustrated VS Content
A frustrated ginger is a crazy ginger, and trust me when I say no one wants to be around that!
Just cant get enough of…Waffles. I’m sure you aren’t surprised with this one. I’ve been making all sorts of versions lately, whether it be my Coconut Flour Protein Waffle for breakfast or my 4 Ingredient Waffle for a post workout snack.
I’ve also been trying out some peanut flour versions, but good Lord does that stuff stick to the griddle! That was one of my annoying adventures yesterday that I was alluding to above. I literally couldn’t even get my waffle iron open it was so stuck! Not one of my finer moments in the kitchen…
Just can’t get enough of…Hummus. I’m pretty finicky about my hummus, but once I find one that I like, I pretty much latch on to that stuff like my life depends on it. I also eat it every chance I can get, whether it be on toast, atop a salad or as a pool for my baby carrots.
Lately, it’s been Mary’s crackers. I picked both of these up at Costco (hence the size of the tub) and OMG I can’t decide if it was the best decision or worst decision of my week. I literally can’t stop eating this stuff.
Just can’t get enough of…Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies. Would you believe I had never tried these little cuties before? Well, I guess now I can see why. I’m the crazy cheese lady (my nickname was Rat growing up for a reason) and it seems that I don’t know how to stop at one serving with these things.
Annie wasn’t kidding about how fast these suckers go. There should be some kind of warning label for rats like me…
Just can’t get enough of…Mexican Sweet Taters. Obviously I’m not talking about sweet potatoes from Mexico, but rather the flavors.
sweet tater, corn, black beans, chili powder, cheese & guac
I literally have some form of these meal every week. Sometimes there’s peas, sometimes I use feta, sometimes I don’t have guac, but the Mexican flavors remain. I’ve even gotten a little bit crazy and added some hummus instead of guacamole.
Just can’t get enough of…Chocolate Covered Strawberries. I’m not sure if it’s my inner Valentine coming out a tad bit early or the fact that these strawberries are just too big & juicy not to dunk in chocolate, but I’ve been making a set of these almost nightly.
I just melt up some dark chocolate chips, dunk in a few berries, set them in the fridge to harden, and lick the remaining chocolate out of the bowl I used to melt the chips. I don’t mess around when it comes to chocolate people. Got to make sure none of it goes to waste!
Have you ever had one of those days where every little thing goes wrong?
What can’t you get enough of right now?