Gooood morning RAN readers! 😀 I’m so happy the weekend is here and that next week is only a three day week! Such a good feeling. I hope all of you are having a good Saturday as well. This post will be a semi-short one, because in a few hours, we’re having an early Thanksgiving dinner at my aunt’s house. Hooray!
I’m currently blogging from my parent’s kitchen table where I’m eating fresh fruit, rye bread, and almond butter:
Can’t beat that!
Yesterday was a crazy, but super fun, day. I worked until mid morning, headed to the gym, and ran for 3.5 miles, and then did upper body:
· Biceps with the cable machine
· Triceps with cable machine
· Lat pull downs with cable machine
· Chest press w/ 15 lb dumbbells
Feeling rejuvenated, I headed over the Naturally Yours to pick up yet another Kombucha (I need to wean myself off for a while – these puppies are expensive!) and finally found some nutritional yeast!!
I plan on making Averie’s vegan peanut butter cups when I finish this post to bring to my aunt’s 😉
I also did a little baking, or un-baking, rather, for another dessert to bring to the table – Angela’s balls of course! The balls were a big hit with the fam the last time I made them, and they were actually a request from them – “Hey Paige, make those balls again, would ya!!” mahaha. I’m so immature.
While the chocolate chips and dough cooled, I made this scrumptious pesto and veggie sandwhich:
Pesto, avocado, red bell pepper, spinach, portabella mushroom. Delicious.
I had a girls’ night planned in my hometown, plus my mom wanted me to show her how to make my guacamole, so I carted the ingredients to my parents’ house, and finished making them there:
How glorious did they turn out? Unfortunately the flake form of unsweetened coconut isn’t sticky enough. Ohhh well!
Then it was guacamole time! I made the guac with my mom, and then had the parents sample it. They were in LOVE. In fact, I caught my mom licking the bowl! LOL
She tried to dive to the ground when she saw me with my camera. She failed. Muahaha.
And other goodies we are bringing over to my aunt’s house today:
Yay for fruits and veggies😀 We have a big ol’ tub of Sabra to go with the veggies from Sam’s. Delux size, baby!!
Oh, yes, and I cannot forget the most important thing we bring:
A case of champagne, baby! Yes, my family’s family events pretty much center around this sweet nectar from the gods… bahaha
After we cut up fruit, made balls, and mixed guac, the parental unit wanted to give Niko an early Christmas present. It’s getting very cold here in Illinois, so it was only appropriate. Let me present to you, little bear eskimo, Niko
HOW ADORABLE?! Except, then when we put her on the floor, she kind of turned into catatonic dog… lol I’m not sure she’s a big fan of the hood.
Sure was warm, though 😉
Then it was off to my girl, Kim’s house. First we busted open a bottle of this vino…
Cute bottle, no? It was super delicious, too! Sometimes the bottle draws me in, and then it tastes like feet. Anyway, we drank a glass, and headed out to the OG (Olive Garden.)
There was a small wait, so we headed to the bar for some wine sampling:
Cheers, friends! Right after looking at this picture, we all agreed how adult-like we look! Yikes! We’ve been BFF’s since high school.
After stuffing our faces, we came home, drank a little more wine, had a dance party 2009 in Kim’s living room, and
got attacked played with her adorable cat, Twix.
Well I’m off to tackle my big to do list before heading to Aunt Kim’s! I hope everyone has an amazing weekend!
Do you still keep in contact with your best friends from high school? I don’t think I’ll ever grow apart from these girls.