Friday Favorites (aka my sweet tooth is showing)

Happy, happy Friday!!!

I’ve been a busy, busy bee during this short week! Between work and working out, I’ve had little time for school work so you know what my weekend is going to look like! I should probably take a day off work so I can get ahead on the school work so I’m at the front rather than the back of the week. *sigh*

Hopefully, my schedule will sort itself out once the new box opens. I need to spend less time in my car – I need that time for getting As!  I haven’t heard officially yet but I know they were planning on next week! EEEPP!

I’m also hoping to squeeze in a dinner and a movie date this weekend with my sailor. I’d really like to see “Into the Woods.”  I ❤ Anna Kendrick! Anyone seen it yet?

So, let’s chat about my favorites this week.  I apparently have a major sweet tooth.

Found this little gem at a cute little store we’ve driven past and thought about checking out but never did. Perhaps that was a good thing because I believe I am now addicted to this stuff.

My name is Jennifer (hi, Jennifer) and I’m an addict. I once ate an entire jar of chocolate peanut brittle in one sitting. And I thought long and hard about driving to get more afterwards.

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OMG, have you TRIED this cashew milk yet?!?!?!  It kinda has a sweet taste to it – it’s very different from almond milk – and I’ve been LOVING it in my protein smoothies! I also recreated the Overnight Quinoa Oatmeal using the cashew milk (instead of almond) and adding honey and almond butter (I subtracted the brown sugar). Holy. YUM.

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I don’t even remember where I found this coffee but it is so good! The caramel and sea salt flavors are so subtle that all you can taste when you drink is really. good. coffee.

I’m usually a light roast girl – medium roast can sometimes upset my poor sensitive tummy – and I don’t often care for flavored coffee (creamer? yes. coffee? not so much.) but this stuff is pretty smooth and light. I’ve heard/read somewhere that you can actually taste the difference between regular coffee beans (ie. Folgers, etc) and organic (usually more expensive and harder to find) coffee. I believe them!

Speaking of coffee, has anyone tried the Bulletproof stuff? I’m intrigued. It’s really expensive though!

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Sometimes, I enjoy having a cup of tea in the evening. I have coffee (usually only 1 cup) in the morning, I drink water all day, and then, in the evening, I’m in the mood for something different. And because drinking wine every night probably isn’t the best decision I could make, tea wins! 😉

I recently picked up these two new flavors (new to me, that is) of tea from Celestial Seasonings. I love their Sleepytime Series and their Tension Tamer (that one has catnip in it. for reals.).

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hm. I think I’m being stalked.

I wasn’t too sure how much I was going to like the mint flavor (I’m funny about mint – I like it in gum and with chocolate but I wasn’t sure about drinking it) but I’m all about the flavor of vanilla so I figured the Roibos would be an excellent choice! I had a coupon for .75 (or something like that) off 2 so that’s why I grabbed both. And, I’m happy to report that they are both excellent!

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yes, this picture is a little blurry. i cannot explain it.

I’ve recently learned chatting on Facebook (hey, have you liked my page yet?!) that I am an inexperienced tea drinker. I need to change that. STAT.  I need to try Yogi tea and something about dragon pearls. I don’t know. I’m intrigued though. Where do I find such teas?

Have a great weekend! 🙂

– jennifer

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March Foodie Pen Pals reveal!

Hello!

Happy Monday!

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I hope you had a great weekend!

We did even though the weather was disagreeable. Rain and wind and cold. It’s the never-ending winter. I think it even snowed in some places – looking at you, Maryland! Blah!

Anyway, today the sun is shining, it’s a little windy but not too bad and Lowe’s has dropped off all the materials for the fence building tomorrow.

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EEEP!

AND, it’s Foodie Pen Pal reveal day!!!

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This month, I was paired up with Michelle from Color In Your Lunch and she sent me some amazing goodies!

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If you look closely, you’ll see that the Raspberry Licorice is opened. Thing 2 saw it, grabbed it and ran. It was a battle just to get the wrapper back for the picture!

I had to hide the Cinnamon Apple Crisp Larabar so she wouldn’t steal that one too! I took it to work and had it for an afternoon snack with a clementine. YUM!

Let me tell you a little about those veggie chips. If you come across those in your store, grab them. Grab them ALL.

Then send them to me. 🙂

Okay, fine. Don’t send them to me. You can have them. You will LOVE them. So good!

We haven’t tried the Palak Paneer yet but I have big plans for it later this week. I love Indian food and we definitely love curry so I’m really excited!  I’ve never had Palak Paneer before but I just know we’re going to love it.

If you ever come across a jar of spicy citrus marmalade, you should definitely grab that too. Use it for baking – I’m thinking chicken or pork chops here – or, treat it like a chutney and spread it on some crackers and serve with some goat cheese or something like that. You’ll be all fancy pants if you do that!

I haven’t yet tried the tea but I must admit that I am intrigued.  Aloe vera with cactus.  Has anyone tried it before? I’m imagining a fresh, slightly sweet taste. What do you think?

Talk to me: Do you prefer cold or hot tea? Sweet or unsweet? If sweet, do you sweeten with honey or sugar or what? Do you add lemon? What about whiskey? 😉

– jennifer