thunder & lightning
This weekend was another relaxing one. Saturday was spent at the Buzz Brigade training. After training I used up a gift certificate for a massage. It was amazing. Really makes me want to do it more often. By the end of the massage when she told me it was over I wasn’t sure if I had fallen asleep or if I was awake. I had gone into that la la land and it was much needed.
My sister ended up coming back home for the weekend so I headed on down to spend some time with her.
This morning my mom made us breakfast. No one makes it like mom. She made some scrambled eggs, home fries, grilled tomatoes with toast on the side.
We went shopping at BJs and I got some more veggies for my juicer. It’s crazy how quickly you go through produce but it really shows you how much you can up your intake of fresh veggies and fruit to your diet simply by juicing. When I came home I made up a carrot, celery, apple, cucumber juice. I really feel like they keep me satisfied throughout the day and give me an energy burst.
When I was snuggling on the couch I cuddled up with my cookbooks. I needed something to make for dinner and another recipe to use up some frozen bananas.
Apples for Jam by Tessa Kiros is quickly becoming my favorite. It is a beautiful cookbook full of pictures from the author’s family. It is sectioned off by color and has simple and delicious recipes. So far everything I have made has been incredible.
Tonight I went for the Penne with Shrimp and Tomato. I had to make some substitutions based on the ingredients I had on hand but it turned out perfectly. So flavorful. I wish I had penne pasta instead of regular spaghetti but you make do with what you have.
As I approached the “brown” section of the book I came across a recipe for banana bread. No crazy ingredients, no substitutions, I followed the directions exactly and the outcome was the best banana bread i’ve ever made. So moist inside yet a crunchy crust and filled with chopped toasted walnuts. This recipe will be used time and time again.
I can’t recommend the cookbook enough. I almost want to pull a Julie and Julia and go through each and every recipe in the book. It’s incredible.