I realized in my last post I didn’t specify when my b-day is…or more importantly when National PB&J Day is. April 2nd friends! Woo, let’s all count down. No, seriously, let’s–it’s my 21st in 2010!😀
In blog related news, the lovely Shannon from Healthy Beach Bum bestowed me with my first award!
Thanks Shannon! A gorgeous award from a gorgeous girl!
Also, MarathonVal tagged me to share with you all seven silly (or not so silly) traits about me. Without further ado, here’s a little get to know me segment.
- In order to graduate with a journalism degree, I had to fulfill a one-year language requirement. After a year of Spanish in middle school, four years of French in high school, I chose to study…Swahili. Jambo!
- This past November, I was fortunate to get tickets to Grant Park on Election Night. Five of my friends and I had a blast inside the park and celebrated with the rest of Chicago in the street afterward with a big slice of pizza pie! One of the best moments of my life for sure.
- I went to an all-girls Catholic college prep school that Sports Illustrated deemed the best high school athletic program in Missouri (including public and all-boys schools). I never played a varsity sport.
- Growing up, the only thing I ate for breakfast was a Pop-Tart. I loved all the dessert flavors the best: Oreo, Cookies & Cream, Hot Fudge Sundae, Chocolate Fudge, S’mores. It’s one of the few junk foods I still love.
- I’ve lived in the same house my whole life. While I love St. Louis, I need to live in other places. I used to want to live in NYC, but now I’m looking more toward the Carolinas. I want to be somewhere warm!
- In high school, I was voted Best Dressed. In college, my sorority sisters voted me Most Likely to Go to a Sperm Bank–because I’m independent they said, not because I won’t get married. Yeah…
- My favorite place on Earth? I’ve only been there once so it may be bold to say it’s my favorite. I don’t care. If I did live in NYC, I would go to Stōgo every day.
Enough talk about myself, let’s talk about my food. I discovered a new bar I like. I’m not sure if it’s a good or bad thing to like yet another bar. Options are always great, no?
I loved the texture–very much like a cookie. I normally gravitate toward chocolate or pb bars, but this berry flavor was delicious! I want to try the others: Mango Coconut, Raisin Almond, Apple Walnut, Peanut Chocolate Chip and Strawberry.
Another product rave? Amy’s Tamale Verde Black Bean frozen dinner. I almost didn’t buy it–too expensive and I try to avoid always resorting to frozen dinners.
This didn’t taste frozen at all! If I ever want to order Mexican, I’m going to remember to go to the nearby WF and pick this up instead.
This past weekend I worked a huge wedding at one of the city’s museums. It was beautiful, and the couple was adorable. They had an eco-friendly, Hawaiian/African inspired ceremony and reception and a sixteen-person band that played for five straight hours. Anyway, it was a lonnng (but fun) day and night. I fueled myself beforehand with my new favorite simple snack.
Wasa Whole Wheat Crispbread smothered with different kinds of nut butter. So crunchy and filling.
After ten hours of unpaid labor but wonderful amounts of experience, I did get rewarded with this lovely African violet centerpiece from one of the dinner tables.
Let’s see how long I can keep this thing alive…
Does anyone else realize how good whipped cream is? I certainly didn’t think I liked it as much as I do. It’s really fun to swirl some on top of your afternoon coffee–especially if it’s chocolate flavored.
Pashaw. Starbucks ain’t got nothing on my Mr. Coffee.
Yogurt parfaits really like whipped cream too.
Pretty food that tastes good too. Mental note: this was very filling. Vanilla yog, booberries, sberries, nanners and ‘nola. Anyone else like talking in abbrevs? I normally don’t, although my sister definitely used to say “totes” all the time instead of totally. She’s a silly one.
So, it’s been pretty warm here-80 degrees and above. Naturally, I crave chili during these times. I heated up some of Amy’s Chili with Vegetables and made myself some cheetahs on the side.
Definitely only ate one-third of that. Chili is hearty! Leftovers are perfect for next day’s lunch…
A veggie chilidog! I enjoyed the chili so much more when it was chilling on top of my dog. The best part is I still have more for future lunch repeats.
Food Fact time!
The word “salary” comes from “salt.” Our oldest preservative, salt used to be so rare that workers would get paid in tablespoons of salt instead of coins. Now, restaurants offer salt for free and we sometimes eat too much of it. Funny how things change…