The other day on yet another trip to
Mecca ShopRite, I swung by the frozen section to pick up Peanut Butter Cup Ben and Jerry's some dire essentials for the week. It was there, in the sale-freezer-island, that I found these for 50% off:
Now, I've been relatively good with keeping empty-calories off my menu, as I am in two weddings this summer and also because I would like to get back to my size 4 pants. However, 50% off anything is hard to resist; not to mention when one has a penchant for cream puffs, especially when still-slightly-frozen.* MMMmmm.
[*unrelated: Ever buy Uncrustables (PBJ)? Ever eat them still-slightly-frozen? AMAZING. Exactly.]
What ran through my head at the store? E will like them. I'll just buy them for him.
|I took a bite of this poor innocent thing while writing this blog. For pictorial purposes only.|
So last night, while watching American Idol, my dear sweet E asked if I could get some of these little babies out of the freezer. ABSOLUTELY! Paired with some strawberries and some powdered sugar, I made a little dessert for us that closely resembled a certain sea-dwelling creature.
I forgot to blog earlier this week about the filet mignon, mashed potatoes, and green beans paired with a great Cabernet that E and I polished off on Wednesday. Alas, alas, I'll have to make that for us again.. however, I will use this space to address two items that made my day today:
As I mentioned earlier, AP (she probably thinks I'm a crazystalkergroupie at this point) has a fabulous blog over-this-a-away which covers a lot of awesome stuff. It was at this site that I acquired the following recipe of which I had leftovers for lunch today. Think Chipotle, plus your slow-cooker - heaven. And So Totally Easy.
Please see her page here for a review of her fancy new crock pot; and the recipe is about halfway down. I've made it and loved it; and I passed the recipe along to two friends each of whom loved it; and so I am sharing it along with you! Don't forget to thank AP for her awesome recipe.
Finally, something non-food related: I have to write about my little lap-warmer who, more often than not, sits on my lap while I write this blog. Her name is Lumen - I've introduced her at my first page (linked) and she is my little ragdoll-sweetpea-alwayspurring angel. This is her right now, and exactly how she looks all. the. time:
|And yes, that's me, rocking my Class of 2005 college graduation t-shirt.|
And this is she, obsessing over my monitor. She loves following my mouse around (figures, right?) so I thought it would be fun to open up a webpage with random buggies "crawling around".. this is the end-result:
|Is.. is that a fly?!|
|funny, you don't *smell* like anything..|
|man, lookit all these bugs! just some random-googled website for "crawling bugs gif|
|Where.. where ARE THEY?!|
Cheers! Have a wonderful weekend! C