I Love Your Balls!

Whew! I’ve been going, going, going since I got off work this morning at 10:30. I’m not sure where the time went or why I didn’t get much done, but today has sped by! If only I could make it speed by when I’m at work. I’ll work on that.

Directly after work, I drove to the gym to log in my last two miles before the 10K on Sunday. It’s been raining all day here, so I had to run it on the dreadmill, ew. The training plan said 1-3 miles so I did a little over two, then did some triceps and bicep work and called it done and done.

After working out I meandered on over to Kroger, then to Fresh Market. I swear, I can never get my grocery shopping done in one spot. Oh well, I don’t mind – I like gettin’ lots of yummy food! Now only if I could figure out a fun way to put it all away when I get home. I’ll work on that, too 😉

The highlight of the trip was grinding my own coffee at Fresh Market. They have this cool area set up where there’s bins upon bins, and then this huge grinder! I shoulda taken a picture. Anyway, I narrowed my choice down between pumpkin spice and Kona, and then went with Kona. Shane and I fell in LOVE with Kona coffee when we were in Hawaii last year.

 

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Kona has my heart. At least every morning now between 5:00 and 5:15. This will taste wonderfully in the ol’ French Press!

I’m also pretty excited about some road trip food we got:

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Doesn’t that look awesome? We’ll have a hard time not devouring it tonight. Yay roadtrip food!

When I got home, I got to baking! Or, un-baking, rather. My parents were nice enough to come get Niko to watch over the weekend, so I took it upon myself to make my dad (who is diabetic – but is pretty darn responsible about it) some diabetic friendly treats. Obviously I had to make Angela’s Chocolate Chip Balls!

These balls were super fun to make. I loved making the flour. I was still amazed that you could turn cashews into flour.

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After making the dough, I made the chocolate chips.

 

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I couldn’t believe how good the carob was! They have a sweet yet tangy flavor that is just awesome.

Funny side note: I tweeted to Angela that I was making them, to which she replied: “Everyone wants my balls!!” I about spit out my kombucha I was drinking while un-baking.

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–Raspeberry flavor=good, btw!

 

The balls turned out fabulously! My dad loved them. I sent him home with plenty, but of course saved some for myself 😉

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Thanks for posting that recipe, Angela – twas fantastico!

The rest of the day involved cleaning up my mess, plus some, and visiting with the parental unit. Tonight the hubby and I are going out for pizza and beer with some friends, at our fave pizza place in town, Lucca Grill. Holler! Veggie pizza and pumpkin beer here I come!!!   

Have a fun and safe Friday night, all! Peace out :)