I found this cute mug of mine in a box to be sold at my parent’s garage sale on Saturday! I forgot I even had it….I think I bought it at a thrift shop in college or something. Isn’t it darling though?! (I love finding things you forgot you had)
I feel like I’ve had a pretty productive day today and I even remembered my “me-time” and took a break mid-way through to make another delicious batch of Angela’s Granola Bars! I didn’t have some of the ingredients on hand though so I sort of winged it and made chocolate peanut butter bars by adding 1/2 cup honey instead of the brown rice syrup, no sesame seeds, no cane sugar and added dark chocolate chips (duh), which melted beautifully into the hot honey peanut butter mix. They came out lovely of course and let me tell you, licking the honey peanut butter spoon was seriously the highlight of my entire day. I almost died from bliss.
Of course I nibbled the entire time I was making these and then when they were done I immediately cut one to sample. I have no self control though and since I didn’t wait for them to cool it sort of fell apart on me. Still very, very very tasty though!
Gotta love those hemp seeds in there!! Because of that addition these bars pack in 6 grams of high quality protein each.
Looking for something else delicious to bake? Try Zesty’s buttermilk biscuits and cinnamon rolls—they look so yummy to me! 🙂
I also gave myself a pedicure 🙂
(french pedicures actually take a ridiculous amount of time to do, especially when you are a perfectionist!!!)
Dinner was done by mom and it was a delicious whole wheat angel hair pasta dish with kalamata olives, chicken, tomatoes and red onion with a splash of cream thrown in at the end for silky smoothness.
On the side, we had slices of the oatmeal bread I (used to) bake at Greenwise. Someone actually brought us this loaf right after the accident and I threw it immediately in the freezer. If you freeze freshly baked bread it stays like new for months and months and is very quick to defrost!
And my daddy and I went for a father daughter frozen yogurt date after dinner. 🙂 We went to Berryism, which I love, because they offer all natural frozen yogurt sweetened with fructose, not table sugar. They also offer about a million toppings like fresh fruit, berries and chocolate. I got a small original (the tart kind) yogurt with chocolate chips and coconut!
The perfect cool treat for a hot and muggy Florida evening.
I’m off to send out MORE e-cookbooks and then hit this:
I read this book years ago but am re-reading it now because THE MOVIE COMES OUT FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have I mentioned how freakin’ excited I am??!! I love, love, love Jodi Picoult and even though I’ve already read this book before, I still cannot put it down. Jodi, I love you!
Amazing Grass just informed me that sadly, they are OUT of the chocolate Amazing Meal (GASP!). They still have the 2lb bulk containers of both original and pom mango but no more chocolate. The original is still very good though, especially when made in a smoothie with frozen berries!