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Two Ingredient Ice Cream

I found this recipe on Recipe By Photo on Pinterest and tried it out last night with Tim.  Delicious.  A bit time consuming and messy, but worth the end result.

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They didn’t really give amounts, which of course I don’t do either.  I just got a bunch of bananas (7ish), let them get brown, cut them up and froze them.  Then I put about half in my mini food processor (it says you can use a powerful blender, but my blender is a piece.  Good thing I opted for the food processor) and turned it on.  And wiped the bananas down the side to the blade.  And turned it on.  And wiped the bananas down the side to the blade.  Over and over and over again.  At first, it had the consistency of like Dippin Dots.  I added the peanut butter before the bananas were fully chopped (you were supposed to wait) so that it would get creamy faster.  Totally worked!  😀  Blend blend blend, ready.  Topped with dark chocolate chips, and serve.  Delicious!

Go easy on the peanut butter.  I thought it had an overwhelming peanut butter flavor (I used two tablespoons-ish.)  Tim thought it was fine.  I think next time I might do Banana-coconut… ???  What can I put in there that’s like peanut butter but not…  we’ll see.

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Everybody’s Workin’

Food: 3301/1756 (apparently toasted coconut is bad for you…)

  • Honey Nut Cheerios, 1% milk, banana, coffee, sugar free hazelnut
  • apple, greek yogurt w/ fruit and granola
  • ham and provolone on whate w/ mustard, VitaRain Zero…  banana. Energy bite.
  • TACO THURSDAY.  Three corn tacos w/ beef, refried beens, cheese, olives, salsa, sour cream (full fat), and tomatoes.  With a glass of 1% milk.
  • Beer.
  • Wine.
  • Pineapple w/ toasted coconut.

Exercise:

  • Short Reilly walk
  • 50 toe pushups (at work. heehee.)
  • 25 full touch sit-ups, 25 V-up reverse crunches (at work. heehee.)
  • Spin Class

After late nights Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (plus a Tylenol PM…) I had a hard time getting out of bed and skipped my morning crunches/push-ups.  😦  It is Spirit Week at school and was “Young/Old” day.  The girls were supposed to dress “young” so I wore leggings and a long sleeved tee shirt with high heeled ankle boots.  Apparently this seemed “dressed up” because I had many comments.  (Plus in leggings and heels my legs looked stellar.  😀 )  I was sorta just going for “what can I do pushups in at work?” But hey.  Whatevs.  So.  3:00pm rolled around, and of course I stay til 4:00pm (*cough*3:45*cough*), so I went in the back and did me some pushups and situps.  Naturally now that I’ve said I can do 25 continuous pushups…I no longer can.  😦  Lame.

Tim had wanted to do dinner together last night, but I had spin at 6 and he had a mand date at 6:30, so we ate early (4:45.)  Tacos!  Tim made them.  I really can’t let him cook.  Regular sour cream.  Yikes.  They were delicious, though.  But.  I wish I’d opted for a Taco Salad.  Anyway, after our excellent dinner, as I was headed out the door, Tim invited me on his man-date.  Which was sweet.  So I gave him $20 and promised to meet him.  (Positive reinforcement works with puppies, right?  Why not men?)

Spin Class.  Have I ever mentioned how much I fucking love Leslie?  I had forgotten my water bottle and had to borrow one from the lost-n-found (icky.  If I come down w/ some weird virus, we’ll know why though.)  Anyway, we started with 20 mins sprinting.  I loved it. 😀  Happy Mean@$$.  And when Leslie does 20ish mins sprinting, it’s a pyramid of 3x 30 seconds on, 20 seconds off.  Then 3 x 45 seconds on, 20 seconds off.  Then 3 x 60 seconds on, 20 seconds off, etc.  No BS 5min “sprints” ala Bill, the maroon.  Then our “hills” were at really high RPMs (80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 110) so I really liked that.  Anyway, the whole class was physically and mentally challenging, but didn’t have too much resistance, so I really liked it.  Plus it went by really fast.  Oh–and Leslie is finally unpacked after moving and has some new playlists.  Phew.  She’s always got one or two super awesome ’80s songs in there, which makes me giggle.

Then I met Tim and Marc for a beer.  That was weird b/c it didn’t go down very easily.  And after we went home I poured some of the toasted coconut I made for those energy bites on top of some fresh pineapple and it was delicious.  Would have been great with like vanilla (ICE CREAM) yogurt or something…  Drank a glass of wine, went to bed around 9:00pm and…

I slept like a fucking champion.  Bout time.  Shit.  Reilly cuddled me all night long, too.  😀

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Donuts, Doughnuts? EVERYWHERE! And not a bite for Mean@$$ :D

Today is a teacher work day, because my school is a Polling Place.  Our administration provided a Coffee and Donuts breakfast in the library for everyone.  As a result, there are donuts EVERYWHERE! It’s like they’re following me saying “eat me!  eat me!”  Here, see for yourself:

Donuts in the mailboxes:

Donuts on one of the library’s AV carts:

Donuts on my desk!!!

Donuts at my meeting!!!

 

I have faithfully resisted them.  Even though I love how they melt in my mouth…  starting out all puffy and smushing down to a bite of doughy deliciousness…  Sugared are good…  the ones on my desk with the caramel topping are my favorite, though that strawberry looks pretty good…  And coconut.  OMG.  I love coconut donuts.  And chocolate.  Sometimes the chocolate is better than the caramel.

I digress.  Not today.  No donuts.  Just Say No!

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