Hi and Happy Saturday!
Friday was a great day and boy do I have an itch to shop. It’s been so long since I actually got to go shopping for fun things. Normally it’s groceries or stuff I need around the house. But today I took a half day from work and went to the shopping center. I had the urge to go to Williams & Sonoma and Sur La Table. I bought some pancake molds from Williams & Sonoma, but that was about it, I had more fun at Sur La Table. Here are some of the goodies I bought there.
Aren’t those the cutest little spoons. I have a weird thing about baby/little spoons. I love to use them for scooping peanut butter, eating desserts and using it for my yogurt. I love these little guys and I will be using them for more than just Easter dishes. I’m not sure what the little holes are for, but that’s ok, I love the little rabbits.
I also got these cute paper straws. I thought they would be fun for props and for summer drinks. I think I had a thing for pink today.
I finally bought my immersion hand blender. I don’t know if you recall but about two months ago I was using my old Black & Decker hand blender for blending tomato soup and I heard a crack and then flames shot up the sides, while I was using it. Talk about scary. I threw that one out and was in search of a new one. I didn’t realize how much I really used it until it was gone. I tried using a blender for making my soup creamy and that was a horrible mess. I used it with the same tomato soup and it splattered and exploded everywhere. Ugh! I had red globs of tomato everywhere! That was an ugly mess. So now I am excited I got this pretty hot pink one. I got the hot pink because Jenny bought me a hand mixer for Christmas and it was Cuisinart in Hot Pink, so I thought it would be nice to getting matching colors. Don’t you love the pink? Speaking of pink, I made this for my Friday night dessert.
I know a lot of you have seen this dessert, but it’s so good I had to share the recipe for you. I have been on a major smoothie, ice cream, fruit kick lately. It seems I just can’t get enough fruit! I ate a whole pineapple myself, over three days last week. I had a bazillion oranges and about 3 pints of strawberries, not to mention my smoothies I posted this past week. It’s crazy! I’m glad I’m craving fruit over sweets. I’ve been being really good at staying away from the bad sugars and I think fruit is my substitute for it. However I could be overdoing my fruit intake? I tend to get on kicks and I tend to go overboard.
This soft serve is made with a half of a frozen banana, two strawberries and a 6oz container of Chobani’s Vanilla Greek Yogurt. For the top I also added a drizzle of my chocolate almond butter and fat free whip cream. It tasted like a yummy, creamy sundae. When I processed it, it was more of a soft serve ice cream consistency but due to my hundreds of pictures I took, it started to melt.
- 1/2 Banana, frozen
- 2 Strawberries
- 6 oz Vanilla Greek Yogurt, fat free
- 1 tsp. Chocolate Peanut Butter
- 2 tbsp. whip cream, fat free
- In a blender, add the banana, strawberries and yogurt and process until smooth. Drizzle with almond butter and top with whip cream.
Calories: 209, Fat: 2, Sodium: 66, Potassium: 294, Carbs: 31, Fiber: 3, Protein: 18
I guess you can tell I was in a pink mood and I just realized I’m even wearing a pink shirt! Do you ever get on color kicks? My normal go to color is red or orange but today it was definitely pink. I think it has to do with all the spring pastel colors out now, however I went for hot pink today! I needed a little spicy color to brighten up the day.
I also went to Whole Foods today and let me tell you, do not go there on an empty stomach! I wanted to eat everything. They have the best deli and salad bars ever. I bought some roasted vegetables, which I used for my dinner and for lunch I bought a half a chicken quasadillia and a piece of margarita pizza. I totally carbed out today. I had all intentions of getting a salad, but the pizza was calling me. I bought it and ran to my car and chomped it down like a crazy person. After the guilt, I only ate a few bites of the chicken quasadillia. I was pretty full! That was good and I mean good pizza! I love Whole Foods but it’s 50 miles away from me and it’s to far to travel for grocery trip. I wish they would open one near me! However that could be pretty dangerous.
I spent my Friday night at the pool store, Lowes and Homegoods, note to woman, don’t bring your man with you when you go to Homegoods. I couldn’t shop with him around!! But I did get ideas! So with all that it’s getting pretty late and I want to clean my kitchen so it can be ready for morning baking! One of my favorite bloggers posted a bread recipe this week and I want to try it out, and if it turns out, I will share it with you! Crossing fingers!!!
Have a wonderful Saturday!!! My tip for the day, if it’s nice out, get out there and enjoy it! Go for a walk, talk to friends and enjoy your weekend!!! For me, I’ll be here online and baking up a storm because the rain is coming. Plus I’m thinking I should make some type of soup. I need an excuse to use my new hand blender!! he he Have a great day!!
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