Howdy 😉 Hope y’alls Monday is going well thus far! I know mine’s been really reeeeeeally slow, but it’s still a welcome break from our busy season! I’m glad to hear y’all are liking the review of French Women Don’t Get Fat too! It’s one of my favorite books and has a way of continually teaching me to love myself and treat my body with respect 🙂
Lunch today was a weird combo, but I loved it nonetheless! I had a couple of pieces each of smoked cheddar and smoked gouda. Both cheeses were smoked in my backyard this past weekend by Nate!
SO good. I like the cheddar a little more by itself, although I can only imagine the gouda being fabulous on a grilled ham and cheese with good mustard. YUM! The other part of lunch was about 2/3 cup of the leftover shrimp pasta from last week. I was a little iffy since I’m weird about how long we keep leftovers, but it was good and just the right amount!
After lunch though I had a meltdown. A chocolate meltdown, that is! Now don’t get me wrong, I love chocolate, but there aren’t a lot of times where I have an uncontrollable craving for it. But guys, TODAY WAS THAT DAY! I broke down and got this bar out of the vending machine at work. “Just a couple of pieces,” I thought to myself:
Next thing I know I look down and the whole bar has VANISHED! If not for the chocolate smeared all over my face I would have though Bunker did it 🙂 The rest of the afternoon I drank a ton of water and took a little stroll to the grocery store. While I was there I picked up some Larabars, and decided to give this guy a try today:
The verdict? It was good! I wasn’t really sure what to think after taking the first bite, but in the end it won me out with a ton of ginger, cinnamon, and clove flavor. I would say I’d get it again, but the thing is it’s much higher in calories than my favorite Cherry Pie Larabar. Definitely makes a nice treat though!
Tonight we’re making dinner and dessert for Robbie & Stef for Stefanie’s 25th birthday! I remember back in the day (last year) when I turned 25…’twas so long ago 🙂 We’re going to have chicken mole taco bowls with brown rice, black beans, and avocado salsa. The for dessert brownies with Jessica’s (in)famous peanut butter frosting. It’s OK, you can say it: HOLY YUM!
What’s your favorite thing to do to celebrate your birthday? What’s the most INTERESTING thing you’ve done to celebrate? I’m kind of all over the board, but typically I love to spend time with close family and friends, whatever that looks like. Several years ago my parents surprised me by coming in town (when we lived in Dallas), then two years ago was great though because I’d been so busy coaching volleyball, and we just got dressed in our pajamas, ordered pizza, and watched movies. This past year Nate threw a surprise party for me and everyone brought cheese to smoke! All of them were amazing birthdays 🙂