I’ve adopted a basil plant! This puppy is the one my Mom picked up when we went to the Farmer’s Market way back in May, when it first opened for the season. Well it turns out she doesn’t eat as much basil as she thought (hence the massive quantities of it on this plant,) so she gave it to me. Score!
I put basil in everything – so much so, that I killed the plant that I had bought for myself at said Farmer’s Market 😦 Rats… Oh well, problem solved!
For breakfast today I had an overnight Green Monster. Yep, I put all the ingredients, minus the banana & ice, in my blender last night and stuck it in the fridge so it was all ready for me to blend up this morning.
Oh, I also came up with another time saver for my monsters. Normally I slice my bananas, put them in little plastic baggies and stick them in the freezer. In the mornings I put my frozen, bagged bananas in the blender then get a scoop of ice and put it in there too. Well last night I figured, why not put the ice cubes in the baggie with the bananas? That way I can put all the frozen ingredients in the blender at the same time! How kaizen of me. 😉
Those are some extra mango chunks from dinner last night. Remember my Mango Smoothies and how silky smooth they are? They definitely made this the smoothest, creamiest green monster yet!
Nutritious, delicious and satisfying, with just a touch of Minnesota. Fab!
So yesterday’s Italian Salad was such a hit – I made it for lunch again today.
I subbed the mixed greens for spinach, but the rest is the same. It is the perfect combo of flavors – I’m telling you, the pepperoni stole the show!
I’m also packing some blueberries. They are so incredible…I savored every last berry yesterday. I’m thinking about going back while they’re still on sale so I can freeze a bunch. Blueberry Crisp in December, anyone? 😀
So, fun fact: I love Britney Spears with all my heart and soul. Judge me if you must. Anyways, her Circus tour is coming to Des Moines and I would literally give all the toes on my left foot to go…only problem is the cheapest tickets, in the worst seats are $75. Is it worth it? Has anyone seen her Circus show? I know it’s a 360 show, but is it worth $75 if I’m going to be sitting so high up? Help a sister OUT!
Do you like going to concerts? What’s your favorite one you’ve ever been to?