is anyone else missing that hour of sleep from last night?
i was in the kitchen around 9pm, and realized that it was kind of like 10pm and if i wanted to get up at 6 or 7 today, i should think about going to bed within the next hour or two… that didn’t really happen thanks to some late-night macaroon making and a burnt batch of black beans. the whole apartment smelled after that, but thankfully all i smell this morning are delicious coconut macaroons!
despite my missing hour of sleep, i am pumped to have the light last longer though. yay for later evening walks with the pups!
ok, i hope you don’t judge me for this, but today’s 7 things is going to be almost all about new-to-me products that i’m loving lately.
what can i say?
i like to try new things!
1. i had no willpower when i went on my errands yesterday.
despite the fact that three of these guys already lived in my spice cabinet, i had to get the pink himalayan sea salt & the south african smoke seasoning.
i might have a slight spice grinder addiction…
i originally had a cinnamon sugar grinder in my hands too. i put that on back though.
see? i could be worse!
2. i am obsessed with these little cheeses from co-op.
they have a little basket in their dairy case where they put these very small and manageable chunks of very nice cheese. i’m not sure if it’s the leftover ends of a big chunk or if they just do it because they’re awesome, but it’s pretty great!
this way i can try those $11-20 per pound cheeses and i don’t have to commit to just one flavor.
i paid just over a dollar for each of these.
3. i’m on my own this morning.
brad is taking a nutrition course this weekend and he has class today until 1 or 2 this afternoon… he was also at this class from 8:30am-5pm yesterday.
that kinda sucks since sundays are usually our days to make a nice breakfast and hang out together since it’s the only day every week where neither of us has to work.
i’m sure i’ll find ways to occupy myself, though!
4. we all know i’m pretty much in love with chobani, right?
(see my beautiful wall of chobani in this post if you’re not convinced…)
so i’m sure you can imagine my reaction when i found out that i won a case of chobani from cassie’s raffle (to raise money for the breast cancer walk she’s participating in…).
and then you can imagine how much more excited i was to see this box on my porch after work last week…
and how i squealed with delight to open it and find this gorgeous assortment of yogurts! (yes, i think it’s gorgeous.)
(and yes, i did turn the yogurts to make sure the labels were all in the correct orientation.)
that statement doesn’t really need any explanation, but i’ll give you a tiny bit of one anyway.
and both had a packet or two of the very same vega sitting around in their pantry (in a swag bag from hls or something, ladies?!?).
and both decided that i would like it more than & use it before they did.
so i received 3 more of these guys to enjoy after my workouts!
kelly also sent me a couple of amazing grass packets.
i tried the amazing trio one from ashley, but i haven’t tried the green superfood yet. i can’t wait!
thank you so much for thinking of me, heather & kelly! i feel very spoiled.
brown rice syrup.
3 firsts for me all in one go!
the recipe for macaroons that i followed called for brown rice syrup.
at first i thought i wouldn’t be able to find it locally without paying $10 for a little container of it, so i was searching for other brown rice syrup-less recipes for macaroons. but then i found this syrup at the co-op on weekly special for less than $4!
in retrospect, i’m pretty sure i accidently added a 1/2 cup of the syrup to the macaroon batter instead of only 1/4 cup as the recipe called for. the mixture had a lot of moisture when i was scooping out the macaroons and when i checked this morning, there was a puddle of syrup on the collecting try at the bottom of the dehydrator.
the macaroons have been going at 105* for almost 10 hours now, so i think i’ll try one soon!
i hope they’re good despite the extra syrup….
i would hate for my first dehydrator attempt to be a fail.
7. my fitbit came in the mail this week!
i eventually decided to go with the fitbit, and i’ve got to say that i’m loving it so far!
i’ll definitely be back with a more formal review of it after i use it for more than 3 days, but things are looking good.
i love seeing how many steps i take, how much time i spend being sedentary/light active/very active and having my sleep efficiency tracked.
it’s very cool.
just tried a macaroon – they’re definitely not done yet. i’m thinking another couple hours should do it.
and now i’m going to crawl back into bed for another hour-ish of sleep before i tackle this day!
p.s. you still have 15 hours to enter my giveaway for some pretty delicious protein powder. (sorry if you tried to enter between midnight last night and 7am this morning. it was likely user error (aka me.). the giveaway is open until midnight tonight & i’ll announce the winner tomorrow!