WiNNiNG

OK, so I’m a little late on the Charlie Sheen title…but it applied to my post so I’m running with it :) TWO of my favorite bloggers Alyssa (she has an amazing name) and Holly (she got engaged in Baltimore, where I live) awarded me with The Versatile Blogger Award. The only requirement is that I tell you 7 random things about myself…This shouldn’t be hard. I love talking about me :)

But first I wanted to fill everyone in on the lie from yesterdays post. Only a few of you got this right…My own mother and boyfriend both failed! If you guessed Number 5 “My favorite dessert is creme brulee and I wish I owned a torch to make it” – You are correct. I am a peanut butter and chocolate girl allllll the way but Ice Cream is my number one dessert pick. I have a bottomless pit when it comes to eating fro yo, soft serve or ice cream. Most of you picked Number 3. “I used to think bones could fall out of my feet and would come home daily to tell my mom another one did.” – Unfortunately, this is true. I. am. weird.

Now back to my 7 random things…

1.) When I grow up (ha), I want a husband (duh), 2 or 3 children, a Maltese named Daisy, a huge boutique like walk-in closet filled with shoes and accessories, an island in my kitchen, an Alyssa room where I can just scrapbook, blog and watch Disney movies alone, and a garage so I never have to scrape snow off my car ever again. Oh, and a really big backyard. I don’t ask for much.

2.) I’m lactose intolerant – but I cannot and will not give up dairy to save my life.


3. You know how everyone takes those really fun jumping pictures? Well this tan girl can’t jump. I’m not sure what’s wrong with me.

I'm in the yellow dress

4.) I do a little bit of this every. single. day.

5. I’m a diehard redskins fan – Even though they always disappoint me by the end of the year I still have high hopes!

6. I was sleeping in the same bed with my best friend the night her water broke. Is that TMI? Let’s just say that was a hectic night! But worth it :)

Sweet Baby Paxton

7.  Last but not least – I made one of my best friends wedding cakes (with the help of my best best friend). It was funfetti flavored. Everyone loved it. D.U.H.

So now I get to tag 7 people… Cara, Jenny, Maris, Jess, Nichole, Gina and Kate and of course anyone else who wants to participate :)

Now that I’ve told you random things about myself it’s onto two of my favorite meals this week for Favorite Friday!

I’ve been enjoying this Protein Shake after workouts and it’s SO SO amazing.

Peanut Butter Cup Shake

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp Peanut Butter
Directions
  • Blend together
I bet you can guess how long it took me to finish that? Yep, 2.6 seconds.

The next meal is a breakfast – I’ve never even had quinoa…Let alone thought of eating it for breakfast. But I’ve eaten this 3 times this week – and it is realllllly tasty.

Breakfast Quinoa

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • 1 tbs slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • drizzle of agave
Directions
  • Bring all ingredients (except agave) to a boil in a saucepan until all of the liquid has been soaked up.
  • Drizzle agave nectar on top and add more cinnamon if desired
I never thought I would eat the same breakfast 3 days in a row… But, it’s happened. I might even eat it again tomorrow. If you’ve never tried quinoa but have been thinking about it – try it this way! No joke, deliciousness.
Before I sign off for the night – Did everyone watch the Royal Wedding??
I honestly had no desire to until I woke up this morning at 5:40 with no alarm set so I turned  the TV on and watched for 2 straight hours. So much for not being interested huh? I really thought everything about it was great…The dress, the carriages, their love and how prim and proper everyone was over there. It was a true fairy tale! If you missed it I’m sure there are recaps on every single channel.
I hope everyone has an amazing weekend! I hope to make some fun recipes this weekend because I have a lot of free time on my hands.

Questions: Tell me a random fact about yourself. What is the best meal you’ve had this week? What did you think of the royal wedding? (i had to ask!)

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36 Responses to “WiNNiNG”

  1. I’m totally anti the royal wedding, but I did watch a few minutes during my elliptical riding session at the gym (seeing as it was on EVERY tv). I eat the same breakfast and lunch almost everyday! I definitely need to switch it up, and your quinoa breakfast sounds perfect!!!! Hope you have a fab weekend friend!

  2. thaaaaaats ME! ;)

    and I want that same Alyssa room. maybe we can share it. because I want all of those things. in one room.

    YEAH.

  3. I do the same damn thing with PB and choc chips. We both love PB so much, I think we were separated at birth :)

  4. mmm I love pb plus chocolate chips coconut and apples best snack ever

  5. one random fact: i still believed in the easter bunny even after i found out santa wasn’t real….. i was a slow learner!

    best meal i’ve had this week: just finished it for dinner – big ole’ salad topped w/ sashimi, ginger, & wasabi mixed w/ shoyu

    royal wedding: loved kate’s dress – especially the veil!

    ps – kicking myself for not buying the better n peanut butter when i saw it @ the store today!

  6. That cake is SO incredible!!

  7. I thought Pippa Middleton stole the show! Her dress was gorgeous.

  8. I love all of your recipes. Especially any with peanut butter- so yum!
    The best meal I had this week…? Bacon wrapped chicken. OR my bacon and tortellini stuffed artichokes! Definitely. I’ve been craving bacon lately. lol

    The royal wedding was at 3 am my time… definitely needed my sleep more than watching it. Oops!

  9. u are so awesome! ha! love u girl!

    Oh I could not do without dairy either if I was lactose like u, that would be hard! I love ice cream!!!!

    The cake you helped make for your friends wedding is amazing!!! Should of had you make mine! ha!

    Have a great night love!!!! xoxo

  10. woohoo! i definitely knew that dessert could not be your all time fav! i just tried the so delicious gluten and dairy free mini ice cream sandwiches tonight and it was DELISH! it only had .5 g sat fat so i was laughing when chris’ mini ice cream cup (and i mean mini) had 9 g sat fat!

    have the best best best time tomorrow at veg fest and take lots of pics so i feel like i am there with you!!

  11. In my defense, I have never seen you cover your head – you were afraid of the dark! Best meal this week was, of course, our Easter Meal – planned by you!

  12. not going to lie! i’ll admit i usually use peanut butter in the morning for my oats or bagel or whatever it is i am eating that day, and everytime i close the jar i just have to take an extra spoonful just to make sure it still tastes good of course!!! AND OMG that cake you made looks incredible!!!!!!

  13. Girl I can’t jump to save my soul. My hubby makes fun of me since he can jump over ME!

  14. Thanks for the ‘shout out!’ I loved the royal wedding – not because I love weddings but I liked the historical significance and it was amazing how the whole world tuned in.

    Best meal this week – I had dinner at a friend’s and she made us a creamy avocado pasta that was delish. I’m going to make it for the blog eventually!

  15. Beautiful wedding cake! I’m so impressed! I am a big quinoa fan, but never thought to make breakfast porridge with it. Great idea!

    Kristi

  16. I have some of “that” every day too :)

    I wish I had seen the wedding!!! But having no TV makes it kind of hard ;)

    Shakes, quinoa,…. when am I invited over? ;)
    <3

  17. I can’t do those fun jump pictures either, jumping doesn’t work for me!!
    I had a very similar shake for breakfast today :) Enjoy your relaxing weekend!!

  18. That’s so amazing that you made that cake with your friend!!! It’s gorgeous and so professional! I didn’t watch the wedding, but I have been watching the recaps. Kate look beautiful and so classy!

  19. HAHAHA I seriously had to read the sentence about bones falling out of your feet 3 times to get what the heck you were talking about…and that’s HISTERICAL! (what a crazy munchkin you must’ve been!) and I love that you can’t jump! lol I could also NEVER give up dairy to save my life; I love greek yog. and ice cream too dang much! oh, and I totally eat chocolate chips w/ pb Wayyyyy too often too:) aka 20 times a day

  20. Wow.. the wedding cake you made is beautiful.
    And the peanut butter shake. I will be making. :)

  21. Yea I would not be giving up ice cream either if I was lactose intolerant, hells to the no! And I’ve been meaning to make that quinoa breakfast for such a long time now, this is like my sign to finally just do it! It looks so yummy :D
    I caught glimpses of the wedding but not the ceremony, 4am is way too early for me

  22. I got the question right, woo hoo! :) That is an awesomesauce wedding cake!

    I also want a Katy room to do pretty much exactly the same things you mentioned. :)

  23. Ummm that cake is AMAZING! I am so impressed!
    And I promise if we ever meet I will make it my personal goal to teach you how to jump. :) I always did the tip off in basketball (which is largely due to the fact I’m almost 5’9) but I, as they say, definitely have “ups”.

  24. A funfetti wedding cake?!!? Awesome!

    And I love the peanut butter and chocolate chips pic…so good!

  25. very impressive wedding cake! Don’t worry about the jumping- I can’t snap. Don’t ask…

  26. My future sister in law is lactose intolerant but loves ice cream. She typically has to set aside a night with no plans when she eats it though!! (TMI; ha!).

    Also, that wedding cake is AWESOME. I am getting married in Sept and I wish I had thought of it! Although our cake is gonna be the business too!

  27. I didn’t get to watch much of the wedding, but what I saw was so beautiful! That cake turned out so well, and a funfetti wedding cake sounds so awesome.

  28. Peanut butter an chocolate is da bomb!!!

    And the royal wedding was so sweet :) I watched the recaps…so special :)

  29. I just loved your fact about the jumping picture. Basically the cutest thing ever.

    I was on a quinoa for breakfast roll two weeks ago? Unholy. I totally did the same thing eating a repeat breakfast for days on end. It’s just how you have to live sometimes :)

  30. I keep hearing about breakfast quinoa, but still haven’t tried it! I’m going to be all over your recipe this week!

    I actually had a sleepover with my aunt and 30-year old cousin. We woke up at 3 am to watch everything. I actually didn’t follow it up until then, but I still had fun watching everything! All those crazy hats! I may have passed out from 12:30 to 2:30 on Friday. :)

  31. I have never tried breakfast quinoa but it sounds and looks amazing! Thank you for posting this recipe! I will definitely have to try making it very soon :)

    The best meal I had this week was at the Spaghetti Warehouse with my family! It was the carb meal before the marathon today & the raviolis were SOO good!

    Also, that cake is beautiful!!

  32. First off, so cool that there are 3 Alyssa’s commenting/writing on this blog!!! Random fact about me…I used to be on a collegiate skydiving team and I have a professional demonstration license and 565 skydives to my name :-) Best meal of the week…probably the cajun spiced tilapia I invented on Monday :-) And the wedding…I love Kate, but I wish they could have partied like I know they wanted too!! So much pomp and circumstance and not enough partying!!

  33. I didn’t think I was interested in the Royal wedding much but I totally got sucked in and could not stop watching either!!! Total fairy tale and I like Kate Middleton — there is still a chance, Harry is still available, kinda lol.

  34. ha, do you like better ‘n pb? I like it but I just can’t think of it as being actually PB haha… def prefer the real stuff ;)

    This was super fun to read! :)
    <3
    n

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