I got a serious kick out of reading everyone’s random facts an quirks! Here’s another one for you: celery makes men more attractive to women! I just teach you something new everyday, don’t I?
Teach myself something new, too…like if I just suck it up and admit the fact that fall is upon us and burrow under blankets instead of on top of them, I’d be able to fall asleep a lot faster. I was curled in a ball under a dinky blanket last night until I decided to stop being belligerent and just use the three other blankets I was laying on top of for something a little more productive than to sleep on top of.
Know what else? Overnight oats are seriously happenin’ when you mash a banana into the base. Aw yeah.
- 1/4 c quick oats + 1/8 c. rolled oats
- 1/2 a banana, mashed with the oats
- 1/2 c. almond milk
- 1/2 t. chia seeds
I always mix in some vanilla chobani in the mornings, and did today, too – but it’d be a good sub for yogurt if you’re out if you use a whole banana 😉 Animal friendly, too! (sidenote; seriously, if you haven’t read that series Rebekah posted – read it. STAT. It’s really got my wheels turning lately!)
Know what coffee’s good for? No, no – not waking you up. Keeping you warm! I had two cups this morning rather than my usual one. I always want something hot to sip and hol on to in the colder months…go figure, after I’ve gotten myself down to 2 cups or so a day! Luckily, I’ve got some decaf coming in my next K-cup order.
- 1/4 c. cashews
- 1/4 c. sunflower seeds
- 1/4 c. chia seeds
- sesame seeds
- 1/4 c. milled flaxseed
- BBQ rub
Know how else I know fall is here? I straightened my hair. It’s a winter thing. You know – warmth.
Although – I’ll stop being a giant wimp – it really wasn’t that col today. It was sort of one of those nicer mornings that you don’t get out of bed and freeze getting dressed, and are not shocked by chill stepping outside because it’s about the same temp as the house.
Know how simple it is to make one of the best wraps of your life? Very. Simply grab a sundried tomato pesto wrap, oodles of garlic hummus, mozzarella, and fresh tomato slices. Nuke or panini until gooey and devour.
Know how many calendar’s I made for 2011 today? Enough to remind me that Christmas is right around the corner.
Know how great it feels to love your job? I do.
Know how great it feels to be comfortable in your own shoes? I’m learning.
Know how excited I was to spot a Bora Bora bar at Price Chopper this past weekend? Oh…I bet you can imagine 😉 I’d never seen these in the store before, and I’m wondering if they just got them in or if it’s just because they’re randomly displayed a couple columns down from where all the other bars are. Unfortunately, they only offer two flavors…but I’ll take what I can get, I guess.
Know how good this was? Very. The Tribal Cinnamon Oatmeal was a lovely change from my usual date-based bars. And I’m always a fan of cinnamon-raisin oatmeal! It was perfectly sweet (as in, mildly so, not overpoweringly so) and chewy, an bursting with cinnamony goodness. I love that it still had whole nuts throughout.
Look at all these crazy (good!) flavors! Maybe I’ll write a persuasive letter to goo ol’ P. Chop.
I took Veganomicon’s already super-quick cheater baked beans and made them even quicker.
I sauteed half an onion, a clove of garlic, and half a carrot in some olive oil, and when it was softened added some tomato paste, water, and dijon mustard. Followed by some cooked corn cut from the cob, black beans and a drizzle of molasses. Quick n’ dirty – doesn’t get any better than that, folks! (we won’t talk about how it doesn’t hold a candle to Nora’s, mm’kay? :P)
What did you discover today?