happy hump day! this is the post that i wanted to do yesterday, but didn’t have the photos for, so i’ll catch you up TODAY on what i’ve been up to! 🙂
monday, i ended up leaving st. louis a little early in an attempt to beat the worst of the incoming winter weather in wisconsin + illinois. i was very sad to leave.
it was a gloomy drive.
and i did not miss the bad weather. 😦 thank goodness that it only started about 2.5 hours from home, not the whole way. i drove about 50 mph max for most of the second half of the drive and i saw plenty of cars (trucks too!) that spun off the road into the ditches. i just took it easy and stayed in the slow lane. i’ve driven in plenty of wisconsin winters, but i still try to be careful. i’ve had two accidents in the snow and that’s two too many!
no rewind back to sunday. i HAD to share our breakfast + dinner with you because they were pretty great! brad got a magic bullet from my aunt + uncle for christmas, and we finally broke it out to make smoothies for breakfast!
we just mixed up what we had: spinach, black berries, strawberries, a banana, ground flaxseed, vanilla protein powder, and the last of my chocolate almond milk (which i WILL be buying again!).
the magic bullet is SO easy to use. just put everything in the cup, screw on the blade, pop it on the magic bullet, and press down. yay!
it’s super convenient. i will say this, though. it can be used to make dips, cut up veggies, a lot of things that a food processor can do, BUT you can’t leave it running for more than a minute at a time because that can ruin the motor. so no making the banana soft serve or nut butters that i’m DYING to make until i get a real food processor.
i dropped some spinach, which capone ate immediately, so he sat like this the rest of the time i was making them.
now to sunday dinner. remember those cheese explosion turkey burgers we made friday night? we had two burgers left, so we warmed them up, and made a “burger salad!”
in the bowl:
- a little extra cheese
- cut up burgers
i topped mine with ketchup + mustard, which brad thought was so weird. but after he started eating his salad he conceded that it would have been a good combo. what can i say? i’m always right! 😉 this was a PERFECT way to eat those left over burgers!
dessert on sunday was fro-yo!
i love places like this were you build your own combination! brad went for chocolate flavors.
and i made a fruity bowl!
it was very refreshing! i loved the tartness of the yogurt. mmm.
fast forward to the gross drive on monday. i finally arrived back in madison at 4:30 pm and i went straight to my friend’s house. she and her husband went on a quick 3-day skiiing trip to northern wisconsin, so i was house-sitting for them until today! they have the cutest dogs:
eddie is the pit bull and rudy is the bulldog. they’re so sweet! they also have two cats, but only one of them came out to say hi.
that’s big kitty. she slept with me both nights! 🙂
and finally….i just had to show you my new notebook! i just got it from target and i LOVE it! i’ve already filled up a lot of pages. 🙂
ok, sorry for the disjointed post – i feel like that’s how my life has been the last week! tonight i’m FINALLY going back to my own apartment and then tonight is a little early birthday dinner with my girls. 🙂 i can’t wait!