Our extended 6-day holiday ‘weekend’ is speeding by so quickly! Day 5 already! But it’s MUFFIN MORNING!! Yay! Plus I love Sundays because sometimes we sit around for the first hour looking at the paper with HGTV on in the background (if we’re not out on a run or hike). The simplest things are always the best aren’t they?
So yesterday morning I had my a.m. magic potion (coffee!) in my drama queen mug, which oddly looks like it says ‘dreme queen‘ doesn’t it?
We took the dogs on a 5.5 mile wog shortly thereafter. I had a half of one of these during the walk to tide me over till breakfast:
Normally I wouldn’t seek out this particular bar, but it was in my Camelbak so I ate it! Just out of curiosity, do any of you happen to carry your Camebak for the sole purpose of GIVING YOUR DOGS WATER? I take it on long runs for myself but when I take the dogs out for anything more than 3 miles they get super thirsty. This way I can squeeze a stream of water out and they lap it up like it’s running out of a hose!
The dogs were SO tired when we got back to the house. They haven’t seen 5.5 miles in a long time (Riley our Weim is almost 10, Rascal our min-pin is 7). But I didn’t get them out for the Friday wog so I wanted them to get a little extra.
Of course I had my OTHER magic potion for breakfast, a green smoothie!
This one turned out EXTRA green didn’t it? It had a whole mango (cut into chunks before adding to the blender), a big fistful of spinach, 2 clementines, alfalfa sprouts, and 1/2 of an English cucumber. (Joan, my gardening friend, why are these “English” cucumbers? Do you know?) I should add that most of my green smoothies start out with 8 oz of water and no ice, just in case you are making these at home.
By lunch time I was seriously craving some hummus. My friends know I refer to myself as the Hummus-Holic. If I am supposed to bring something to a party, I like to bring hummus and baked pita chips. My mission on my upcoming roadtrip is to get my mom to love hummus. She and MSP eat very similarly, and if HE will eat hummus, surely she will like it. She thinks she doesn’t. But I know better
I make my own hummus when I have a few minutes, because they charge WAY too much for hummus at the store. My version has a can of garbanzo beans, drained but reserving the liquid to use during blending, cumin, fresh garlic, a smidgeon of roasted sesame oil, olive oil and sea salt. Mmmm. So good. I ate it with some celery, cucumber, orange pepper and the wonkiest baby carrots I’ve ever seen. (They taste fine, but look at them! They look all shriveled and dry!)
And no, I did not eat the whole dish of hummus. I did restrain myself and save a little for later!
While I was on my hummus kick, I made some HB eggs to have in the fridge and also made some of these in the oven:
CHICKPEANUTS!!! I read about them in “The Flexitarian Diet” so I had to try them. They are baked chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and they come out kind of hard like a peanut! Crazy!I put them in a dish to snack on during the day. I’ll have to try making these again though and NOT put them in the dish because as the day went on they seemed to soften. So maybe I need to keep them on the flat pan longer. I did follow the recipe to a “T”. But overall this was a fun little snack to make!
After that I spent most of the afternoon writing yesterday’s novel of a post. So after all that talk about cheese, I decided that I wanted to make my own little “wine bar dinner” so I ran (OK I drove) to the liquor store for a bottle of this (recommended by their staff):
And paired it with my “cheese flight” (Manchego Sheep Cheese and Naked Goat raw goat cheese with JJ Flats 7 grain flatbread crackers and a handful of chickpeanuts):
I ate every last bite and I was full for the rest of the night. Didn’t even need a snack while we were watching a rented movie.
Do you hear that? Off in the distance? It’s a chocolate chip muffin calling my name! I better go get it! Have a fantastic Sunday! See you next time!
– Shari B. =)