Oh, hiii 🙂
How we doin’ this Monday? Hopefully your day was a little less painful than mine was.
Don’t get me wrong, it started out fabulously…
With a bowl of one of my new favorite granolas from Fresh Market (cherry vanilla) and some Warm Cinnamon Kashi Heart to Heart in a bowl of SO coconut milk!
The oats in the background were a bit jealous of its toasted counterparts.
Big ol’ bowl!
I usually only eat cereal and milk in the summer, but I had a huge hankering for it today. This actually kept me full for just about the whole morning! Good deal, because I had a busy one ahead of me. It’s pretty much the start of “busy(er?) season” for me at work. The meetings are starting to pile up and prep work is getting more intense. Gotta have that good fuel to power me through the day! 🙂
Since I had to leave work at 2:00, I decided to eat lunch at my desk and get some work done.
Can’t go wrong with Amy’s soups!
Plus the rest of a cottage cheese container with a handful of dried cherries. But it wasn’t pretty. And I inhaled it.
Around 2:00 I had to leave work to get a temporary crown put on. Hooray!! Wait, no, it sucked. Pretty big time. After I was good and numbed up, Dr. Weber began to drill on me. And drill. She mentioned several times that she was drilling into my gum line and I’d probably be in pain later tonight (she was on the money with that one, btw!) But that wasn’t even the part that sucked.
After she was done drilling, the assistant took the molding for the crown. But it messed up so she had to do it again. Then the mold broke again and she had to take it another time. In an effort to not sound like a broken record, she took the damn molding of my mouth a total of six times!! SIX! Gaaaag. I know there are way worse things happening right now, but I was not happy to be in that chair. At least both the dentist and the assistant were super nice and friendly though 😀
Finally they got a good temp crown, and I was on my way out after discussing a minor glitch they had in the office with my insurance.
Came home, and since it was the warmest it’s been in a couple of months (30º and sunny baby!!) I took Niko on a nice long walk. We both needed it since neither the hubski nor I were able to come visit her during lunch. Poor thing.
After catching up with the Days of Our Lives folks and doing some laundry, it was time for some dinner.
Roasted red pepper and zucchini Ezekiel pizza. Yep. I’m obsessed.
Carb me up, Johnny!
Tomorrow is a “food day” as my office so likes to call it. Basically everyone who wants to participate brings in a dish to work. It’s usually for birthdays and holidays.
Trying to work with what I had in the cupboard, I nixed a few recipes that called for coconut (I ran out this weekend…the horror!) I was happy to see I had all the ingredients for the Fitnessista’s Vegan Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies 😀
And since I was using the Fitnessista’s recipe, I had to get in an obligatory stand mixer shot:
I really really wanted to cut them out in the shape of hearts for Valentine’s Day, but they were a wee bit too sticky 😦 Don’t worry, that’s not all you’ll see of that cliché cookie cutter!
They turned out wonderfully!
Can you say yumtopia?!
Then I totally pulled a Paige, and just got so excited to get them on the cooling rack that I thought of the great idea of just taking the parchment paper and moving them over as one entire entity…
Cooling rack FAIL.
Yes, I grabbed my camera before I cleaned up the mess. So what.
I salvaged the ones that were still in tact, and donated the rest to
my belly the guy in the basement:
And since I already had the baking materials out for yet another fabulous blogger’s recipe, I decided to make some No Bake High Fiber Breakfast Bars!
The best part? I could use the exact same dishes that I used for the cookies. They both have the nut butter + maple syrup flavor to them, so why not?
Killed two bowls with one spoon!
This bad boy is kickin’ it in the fridge right now. I’ll let you know how it fares tomorrow after I try it 😀 I did make some adjustments though – I didn’t have hemp seeds, so I used hemp powder, and instead of dried apple (which I’m sure taste phenom) I used dried pineapple and dried cherries.
Time for a little Bedside Bachelor and reading for this lil; lady!
What was the last baking/cooking fail you’ve made? Aside from dropping things all the time, I’d say this is the most humorous baking blunder I’ve made it a while!
Have a great Tuesday, everyone!!