I am one of those people who likes to really take advantage of a three day weekend by taking an additional day off and making it a four day weekend. I seriously do this every time a holiday falls on a Monday or a Friday. I have to use my time wisely, don’t ya know? The weekend seemed long while it was going on, but looking back, it was kind of a blur and I’m not sure where the time went or what I did.
I was in Atlanta last week from Monday-Wednesday. I posted a lot of my eats, but above is an amazing latte I had that was made with soymilk. It was unsweetened and I’ve taken a liking to unsweetened coffee.
The photo is a little blurry, but on Friday, I made peanut butter cups for a friend’s birthday. I didn’t have enough chocolate chips on hand, so I used white chocolate for the bottom of the cups, and dark chocolate for the tops. PB cups seem easy, and they are, but there’s a secret to them. My filling always consists of equal parts of pb and earth balance, crushed graham crackers, and powdered sugar. This helps the pb set and be more solid. I guess if you don’t use natural pb, you could leave out the sugar part! The graham crackers are the secret ingredient that take these to the next level, trust. I also brought along a bottle of Four Roses bourbon and some Miller High Life-best boilermaker EVER!
Above is the strangest, yet most refreshing thing I’ve ever had to drink. I’m addicted to these flavored and totally unsweetened waters. I need to buy some extracts and make my own.
This was the fruit tray at my mom’s Labor Day party. Balled sugar baby watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries, raspberries (hidden), and three varieties of grapes. There was also some margarita flavored fruit dip, but it was dairy/egg white-tastic. You could easily veganize it by mixing rice mellow creme, follow your heart cream cheese, and margarita mix.
My mom made a signature cocktail that was spicy and kind of salty. It required a beer chaser. In the martini glass is a habanero-grapefruit margarita. They would have been better with more stevia to sweeten them and vanilla sugar on the rim instead of salt to balance out the saltiness/spiciness of the drink.
I’ve been addicted to the Mamma Chia drinks for a little while now, but they are over $3 each….and I just cannot justify the cost when I’m on a budget. I mixed together 2 T chia seeds with coconut water and let it set overnight. Next time I will reduce the amount of chia seeds (for budget purposes) and add a little something acidic to the mix, as well as some stevia. This combo was a winner though! I love the texture of soaked chia seeds + liquids.
I was given the above book to review. So far, I’m finding it uninspiring but I’m going to give it a go.
And last, Kitty love. Zeppelin is the best.