Good morning guys! Sorry for being MIA yesterday, but it was such a great day outside that it would have been silly for me to sit near my computer!
Friday night we had our friends Robbie & Stefanie over for dinner and some quality time in the hot tub!
We decided to make quesadillas and/or nachos! I went with a quesadilla with zucchini, yellow squash, and Mexican rice. The squash was easy: slice really thin and saute over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
Nate took care of the chicken for the nachos the others decided to have:
Basically dinner was the quesadilla served with some awesome guacamole:
It was really good! I think the mix was On the Border, and it was sugar free, so I didn’t feel super bad drinking it 🙂 After dinner we all went out and sat in the hot tub with a fire in the fire pit. It was so great to just relax with Robbie & Stef…they’ve been some of our best friends ever, and we always know it’s going to be a good time when we hang out!
Nate let me sleep in until 10:00 Saturday morning!!! I haven’t slept in that late in a SO long, and it was really nice to fully rest. He also was amazing and cleaned the kitchen from Friday night. He’s such a sweetheart 🙂 AND he took me on a date to IHOP! I was so excited, I think the last time I ate at IHOP was maybe 2 or 3 years ago. We started with some coffee:
You better believe I ate ALL of that food! It was so good, and I figured that we don’t eat there very often, so I just went for it. I was full, but it definitely lasted me the rest of the day! We stopped at the Habitat for Humanity store on the way home to see if they (perhaps) had any sort of cinder blocks or brick for cheap. We’re planning on building a little shelter for our smoker because come spring and summer we are going to be entertaining as much as possible! The plan is to get the backyard looking good beforehand so we can actually follow through 🙂 I also got to talk to my parents today, who I miss so much, and then we started in on the cleaning. We took a desk and the old TV over to Amy’s (she needs furniture for her basement), and then got started with the new filing system and cleaning up the office. It was hard, but once we got started we just kept plowing right along! We did stop for a few minutes to make coconut butter HEAB-style:
It totally works! I can’t wait to play with it 🙂 The thing is I guess I didn’t buy enough coconut, so I’m going to have to go get some more soon so I can fill up the jar the rest of the way! I also made some pita pizzas for dinner:
Mine has marinara that I added shredded zucchini and yellow squash to. Basically I just grated them on the cheese grater, squeezed out the water, and sauteed (no oil) for a few minutes, then added the sauce. Topped with cheese and I was mmmmmmm-ing my way through! Dessert was this over-the-top tasting bowl of awesome:
It’s Angela’s Fudgsicle Soft Serve!!! Y’all, there are no words to describe this. Nate said it tasted like a banana split in his mouth…that’s how good it is! It’s a frozen banana, a glug (as Angela says) of milk – I used nonfat cow’s milk, and 1 heaping Tbsp of cocoa powder. I processed it for about 3 minutes, then let it sit in the freezer for about 30 minutes, then processed again. AWESOME. I will likely be making this many more times!
I hope y’alls weekends have been going well so far! Mine has been truly amazing and very restful. There are times I forget that my knee is even injured! Woohoo!
What’s one of your favorite memories from college? You can answer this even if you’re still IN college! I was remembering today how my good friend and roommate, Kristin, and I used to go to IHOP. She would order pancakes with extra butter and seriously put a whole scoop of butter on each cake. Then she would drown it in syrup…literally, it looked like pancake soup! She’s probably one of my favorite people ever, and I just thought it was hilarious because she ate so well the rest of the time, but IHOP was definitely a splurge 🙂