Three Question Thursday: Round 3

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Good morning! Can you even believe it’s Thursday already?! Has your week gone by quickly, or is it draaaaaaagging on?! Mine has absolutely flown by – I think it’s because I’ve been so busy!

This morning I could not cool down after my morning mom walk…that’s me politely saying – I can’t stop sweating :( It’s officially summer in Iowa!! I, however, I am so dedicated to my breakfast that I worked through the sweat and had Maple Almond Banana Nut Oatmeal!

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In the mix:

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oate
  • 1/2 cup each milk  and water
  • almond extract
  • cinnamon
  • toasted coconut and almonds
  • sugar-free maple syrup
  • dash of cinnamon sugar (I couldn’t resist!)

So it’s not too different than my regular bowl of oatmeal, but sometimes making up fancy names for your meals can be fun :)

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Almond extract has such an incredible flavor – you seriously only need like three drops and the smell hits you as soon as you drip it into the hot oatmeal. Dare I say I like it better than vanilla extract?!

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Look at that oatmeal basking in the morning sun…wish I could bask in the sun all day!

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For lunch today I packed a vegetarian version of last nights marinated and grilled chicken salad with pineapple pico de gallo – it had everything but the chicken. Sorry chicken, you just didn’t make the cut today. Not because I didn’t love you though…

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This pico de gallo is seriously da-bomb! Would you guys like a recipe?

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Yes, that’s an old butter dish (I recycle!) and it’s filled to the top with pico – I fully intend to eat it all. :D I also poured some Drunkin’ Priest Dippin’ Sauce in there for my dressing!

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I also packed some fresh watermelon.

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Look at that pink color – isn’t it beautiful?!

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So last night I was still hungry about an hour after I ate dinner, so I whipped out a new flavor of CLIF Bar to try – White Chocolate Macadamia Nut! OMG – chalk this one right up there with the Chocolate Brownie flavor as some good eats people! The WCMN bar was perfectly sweet and chewy – and had big white chocolate chunks mixed in throughout the bar.

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It was the absolute perfect way to end my night – I will definitely be buying more of this flavor!

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Well my friends, it’s that time…three question Thursday time!! By the way, if you ever have a question that you are dying for the group to answer, email me! Today’s questions:

  1. What’s your favorite season?
  2. What was your favorite television show growing up?
  3. Where/how do you want to retire?

My answers:

  1. Yep, I’m going to go ahead and say it…Fall. I LOVE summer – but the sight of golden leaves, the smell of apple crisp and the feeling of warm sweaters really just warms my heart :)
  2. Saved by the Bell and Wonder Years…no doubt about it!
  3. I want to retire to a cruise ship and travel around the world until the end of my days. Ben’s only agreed to one year at this point :( I guess I’ve got about 40 years to work on him though!!

Let’s hear it friends – Happy Thursday!


Getting Saucy!

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Heeeey everyone! Happy Wednesday – can you believe it’s Thursday tomorrow?! This week has FLOWN by! It was hot and windy today, which made for a difficult run, especially when I am SO sore from Zumba! That class kicked my bootay – nothing like having fun while getting your butt kicked though! I…

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