Well, the presents have been opened, that parties have been had and the dust has settled…the holidays are officially over! They certainly went QUICK this year, did they not? I swear it was Halloween just last week!
It’s about this time every year that I start planning a Spring vacation. I know, I know, I just got done with two months of “vacation” between time off for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. But there’s not a whoooole lot going on in the next 3-4 months, so it’s nice to have something to look forward to!
In other news, last night in between America’s Funniest & Desperate, I got sucked into watching a doomsday/2012 show on the History Channel and officially scared myself silly. Apparently, several civilizations independently predicted that a major earth shift or change would occur on earth on December 12, 2012. Of course, I’ve heard all the hoopla before, but not in as much detail as this show was going into. As I was telling Ben about it, all he said was: Y2K. Made me feel a little bit better, but mark my words, I will be close to home in December 2012! Do you believe in end of the world/doomsday kind of stuff? I’m usually a huge skeptic, but this show was…freaky.
Well, how do you like that sort of talk for a Monday morning?! Ah! Let’s move on to bigger and better things, shall we? Sunshine, rainbows and my delish breakfast of an Oatmeal Yogurt Parfait!
- 1 raspberry vanilla AE yogurt
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 sliced banana
- sprinkle of almonds
Allow to meld in the fridge overnight and devour in the a.m. So creamy and yummy! Have you tried overnight oatmeal yet?!
Of course I saved my yogurt cup to wash and reuse for other things. Holding salad dressing, organizing widgets, etc. I could think a million uses!
I feel like I’ve fallen off the salad bandwagon in the past couple of weeks, so I’m hopping back on board today with a Fruit & Nut Salad for lunch.
In the mix:
- Mixed greens
- Dried peaches
My dressing is this Kraft Extra Virgin Olive Oil Italian Vinaigrette (don’t you hate how vinaigrette is spelled?) I bought it because it has relatively few ingredients, but it’s just o-k. It would be good as a marinade for chicken, or on a pasta salad, but it’s a little too “bottled” tasting for a salad, in my opinion. As a remedy, I mixed it with some balsamic vinegar for my salad.
I also packed a Pink Lady apple. Honeycrisps are back up to $2.99/lb for the time being, and the stock of my other fave apple – Braeburn – looked not so hot at the grocery store yesterday!
Alrighty friends – time to face the day and new work week. Hope all is well in your world and once again, happy New Year!
What are you looking forward to in the next couple of months?