Two—slices of cinnamon toast devoured Sunday morning. I’m dealing with a severe cinnamon toast obsession right now. You know… buttered toast sprinkled with cinnamon sugar? It tastes like my childhood. Circa 1991.
p.s. I’m also newly obsessed with this bread.
Eighty—the decade that inspired these.
I’m not really sure what makes them 80’s glam, but considering I’m a product of the 80’s (1985, represent!), and I like glam things…and I ADORE colorful markers—especially Sharpies!—I kinda sorta really need them.
One—pudding recipe pinned. I’ve done the avocado pudding thing, and the black bean brownie thing. But avocado and black beans together? Hrmmm. You’ll be the first to know when (IF!) I warm up to the idea.
As a former Jello pudding cup-eating expert, I take my pudding seriously. Remember those Jello pudding cups? My mom packed one in my lunch box nearly every day, and I’d always eat it first. Gah, I loved those things. Especially the half chocolate and half vanilla. Oh man. So good.
Speaking of so good…
Four—different types of meat taste-tested at Chipotle Friday night. I couldn’t decide between chicken, steak, carnitas, and barbacoa, so I asked to sample them all. Nevermind the fact that I’ve tried the steak and chicken on bajillion times…and the fact that I was holding up a line of oh, 10 people (sorry, hungry patrons! )…
I finally decided on both steak and chicken. That epic burrito bowl was piled high with salsa, fajita vegetables, and guac.
Not quite enough quac, though.
Countless—minutes spent listening to this crooner.
Mmmm. Loooove me some Buble.
After our Chipotle fest, my mom and I swung by Target for a little Friday night fun. Translation: we needed toilet paper and Lindt chocolate. However, as all well-informed shoppers know, she who enters Target for two items, leaves with 20. One of those items was that CD. I honestly can’t remember the last time I purchased a CD. Maybe 1999? Kidding. It was 2003. Nevertheless, this album is totally worth the $13.99 price tag because I now get to stare at Michael’s gorgeous face every single day.
One—Disney sountrack downloaded on iTunes.
Remember that song, sung by the chauvinistic Gustan? Now that’s a brawny face I wouldn’t want to stare at every day. Meg and I attended the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast Saturday night, and to say we acted like giddy little girls singing along to our favorite tunes (Be our guest, be our guest!), would be an understatement. Belle is my favorite Disney princess, and Beauty and the Beast is the first movie I remember seeing in a movie theater, so it goes without saying that I had SO much fun!
Three—part meal eaten before the show.
Two—fingers used to eat that rainbow roll. Is it just me, or are chopsticks overrated?
Okay, it’s just me. Maybe if I could learn to use them correctly, I’d think otherwise, but considering I fail miserably every time I try to use them to pick up a piece of sushi, I’m going to stand by the fact that fingers are more efficient. 😉
Forty-Eight—percent of the RDA of fiber in a half cup of So Delicious Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Ice Cream.
Holy hefty Batman! That’s a LOT of fiber. You can’t beat the nutritious and delicious duo, though. And by nutritious I mean…it keeps my digestive system humming along quite nicely. TMI TMI TMI.
One—pair of sandals lusted over.
They just scream summer sunshine, don’t they? Problem: neon yellow doesn’t look so cute on my size 9.5 feet. #bigfootproblems
One hundred-eighty—pages to read before May, 10th—the day my favorite book hits the big screen!
I want to re-read The Great Gatsby before it premieres in 11 days, so I picked up a copy over the weekend. Who else is super stoked to see Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby?
One—new-to-me milk purchased. I’m a devout almond-milk buyer, but this stuff was on sale at Whole Foods, so I decided to give it a go.
Sidenote: I used to be a big milk drinker when I was young, but now I never drink it straight from a glass. It’s fantastic in overnight oats, baked goods, and even cereal, but straight up? I just can’t do it!
Two–days it took for delayed onset muscle soreness to set in after completing Friday’s workout. I’m currently exercising my biceps twice/week because they’re the most stubborn muscle group in my body.
If the soreness I woke up to Sunday morning is any indication of growth, then arms like these will be mine in no time. 😉 Needless to say, the two rest days I took over the weekend were much needed—and enjoyed.
Zero—meals planned this week. Major Meal Plan Monday fail. But I have a semi-good excuse. Instead of spending my time searching for recipes, I was spent my time planning something else…
Five–days until I fly to San Francisco! My mom had a travel voucher on Southwest, and offered to let me use it to hop down for a quick 3-day weekend.
The menu includes some pretty drool-worthy flavors: Cinnamon Snickerdoodle, Strawberry Balsamic, Roasted Banana, Salted Caramel, and Malted Vanilla with Peanut Brittle and Milk Chocolate Pieces.
Two—marvelous mantras worth remembering this week.
Be bold and brave today, and believe in your beauty. Be courageous and go after your dreams.
Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from what you can do. This moment is as good a time as any to begin doing what matters most. Start where you are right now. Do what you can with what you have NOW. Stop over-thinking and start DOING.
Happy Monday, everyone!
I want to know…
What’s the first movie you remember seeing? Who’s your favorite Disney princess?
The first movie I remember watching is The Little Mermaid, but the first I remember seeing in a theater is Beauty and the Beast. Belle holds a special place in my heart, but I also adore Jasmine. I might adore her adorable tiger, Raja, even more, though!
What was your favorite lunch box dessert when you were little?
Any other pudding cup fans out there?
What type of milk do you buy–if any?
If you lift weights, which of your muscle groups is most stubborn?