what up wednesdays

just a few things I’ve been up to lately….

1. I haven’t watched This is Us yet. I still have last weeks episode too. I’ve been catching up on Masters of Sex on Showtime. I still have yet to watch the 3rd season of The Affair. I want it all to binge watch. Seems like the only way I can watch tv anymore.
2. I’m reading the book Commonwealth¬†by Ann Patchett. It took me a minute to get into but I think it’s just because I started it around xmas and there was just too much going on. I picked it back up over the weekend and I want to just keep reading it. It’s just a fictional story but I find it and the characters interesting.
3. Because I’m boring, I’m going to talk about the weather again. It was rainy and gray and in the low 40’s for like 3 days then today it was partly sunny and 52. By Friday it’s going to be a wind chill of 15. I have some serious seasonal affective disorder going on and this shit is just crazy. I’m just so glad it’s been a mild winter though unlike a few years ago when it was snowing in October and non stop all winter with freezing temperatures and we didn’t see the grass until april. That was the year I had had enough and booked our trip to Mexico in March. We got express passports and everything because I wanted the hell out of this miserable place.
4. I forgot to buy valentine’s decorations in December or maybe I should have in¬†November? Because today I went looking for some and they’re practically out. I need to get my easter decorations now apparently because they might be gone soon too. Why is everything on fast forward?
5. How are your new years resolutions? I suck right now and just want to crawl under the covers and hide. Plus I never actually made any resolutions. I kind of did in my head but never committed it to paper because I have some very serious commitment and procrastination issues.

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pineapple melon protein smoothie

Fresh fruit in the winter is never a bad thing….

I originally was going to call this a fruit cup protein smoothie. It actually reminded me of a fruit salad but I thought fruit salad protein smoothie sounded really gross. But I didn’t think fruit cup protein smoothie sounded much better either. It’s like the fruit that’s left over from one of those big watermelons you carve out and throw a bunch of fruit into for summer picnics. Then there’s always someone that eats all of the good stuff out of it and your left with a few pieces of honeydew melon and cantaloupe. And maybe a few pieces of pineapple and a stray wrinkled grape or 2. Well it’s not summer here and I wanted some fresh fruit so my choices of the pre-cut variety at my local grocery store was this variety of fruit. Honeydew melon, cantaloupe, pineapple, and grapes. Well someone ate all the grapes….

So after spending $500 on precut fruit I don’t much care for, I forgot about it in my fridge. Why I bought it in the first place, I’m not even sure. But I didn’t want it to go to waste, so I threw it in a blender and made a smoothie. Good idea because it tastes great! Especially after I threw some granola on top and ate it with a spoon.

Pineapple melon protein smoothie
1/2 cup cantaloupe chunks
1/2 cup honeydew melon chunks
1/2 cup pineapple chunks
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder(or use 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt)
3/4 cup ice
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy. Granola on top optional but highly recommended.

When in doubt, just throw it in a blender and make a smoothie.

what up wednesday

Just a few things I’ve been up to lately….

1. Anyone watch The Young Pope on HBO? Mikey saw a part of it and wants us to watch it. I saw last weeks This is Us and while I’m so glad Toby is alive, it wasn’t the tear jerker I thought it was going to be so I’m happy for that.
2. I’m reading Amy Schumer’s book The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo. It’s really funny and I just started it. Elaine who turned 40+1 let me borrow the book after she was done reading it. And it’s funny because in one of the first chapters Amy talks about looking like beetlejuice when she wakes up in the morning, and beetlejuice is one of the names we call Elaine. I also learned what an Irish goodbye is. It’s when you leave without saying goodbye to anyone. That is soooo me it’s ridiculous. I love to just sneak out of a party or work or wherever and not say goodbye to anyone at all. I’m just totally weird like that.
3. I’m feeling a bit of a mental block this week.
4. Over the weekend my niece turned 14 so we went to her bday party. On Sunday, we watched football. We’re so exciting I think I just fell asleep typing this post. Hope I have more to share with you next week….

 

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mudslide coffee

Just a little something to warm you up on a cold winter’s day…

We were reminiscing about our trip to mexico we took almost 3 years ago. Just about every single day we had a few mudslides while sunning on the beach and by the pool. This was after a very large, absolutely delicious breakfast. But usually before lunch which was a giant juicy cheeseburger and some chips with guac and pico de gallo. After our approximately 3 mile walk on the beach. So yes throw in a few mudslides in the afternoon and we probably gained about 5 pounds each. That’s what vacations are for right?

Since we are not going anywhere warm this winter, I figure I would turn a frozen mudslide drink into a hot one. It’s quite tasty and the coffee flavor gives it a little twist. If you don’t want the whipped cream, I recommend dipping the rim of your coffee cup in chocolate syrup. That little bit of chocolate elevates the taste of the mudslide just like the frozen kind.

Not to be boring and talk about the weather, but we have been having some crazy January weather around my neck of the woods. One day it’s 2 degrees and 5 days later it’s 55 degrees. Everyone I know is sick or was sick. I’ve only been fighting a runny nose thank god. Today it’s about 40 degrees so it’s still cold enough to warm up with this coffee…

Mudslide coffee
3/4 cup of hot coffee
1/2 oz vodka
1 oz irish cream liquer
1 oz coffee liquer
1 oz milk, optional (I didn’t use it but you can if you like your coffee creamier)
whipped cream and chocolate syrup, optional
Place all 3 shots in your coffee and stir. Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup or dip the rim of your coffee cup in chocolate syrup.

I still wish I was sitting on the beach sipping a frozen mudslide but this coffee one will have to do for now.

what up wednesdays

just a few things I’ve been up to lately…..

1. I still have my xmas tree up. I put all of the decorations away, but my tree is still up because Elvira kittypants loves to lay/sit/sleep under it. She’s so spoiled. Plus we still need a piece of furniture for that corner of the livingroom so it’s going to look really empty when I finally put the tree away.
2. I watched sports all day sunday(football and hockey) so in the evening I decided to watch the Golden Globes. Big mistake. I heard the Globes were supposed to be more fun and relaxed than the Academy Awards so I thought I’d check it out. Plus the fashion of course. Even though I’d rather watch Fashion Police the next day to get the real scoop on fashion. Also, there wasn’t any particular movie I was rooting for either. I do like how they have TV shows along with movies though. Long story short, it was so stupid. Just to hear all of the political WAH WAH WAH made me want to puke. It’s one thing when comedians make jokes about politics and their views, it’s another thing when your accepting a lifetime achievement award and all you can talk about is the election that is OVER! Sorry your candidate didn’t win. And sorry I just had to vent that out.
3. I didn’t watch last night’s episode of This is Us yet. Don’t tell me what happened! All I know is that I heard I will need a box of tissues. Eeep!
4. OMG how jealous am I of Lisa Bonet?? You have got to read this and make sure to watch the video. I have always loved me some Khal Drogo(and he might be coming back) and now this in real life just makes me melt.
5. Oh and in other good news- I can watch General Hospital at the gym again while doing cardio! It’s the little thing people. Whatever helps get the workouts in.