ran 9 miles-
4.5 miles on the treadmill followed by 4.5 miles with the darn heavy stroller
Why hello Monday morning.
Yeah, that’s his name.
I got through a lot of laundry yesterday, but did not get to giving Kitty a bath like I had planned. It’s a good thing he doesn’t sit on the table while we eat lunch or anything. I mean, that would just be gross.
Joaquin informed me that Kitty was his very best friend. Judah later told me I was his best friend. Brownie points for both those guys.
Judah also told me we were having pizza for our family dinner after church last night. Conveniently, I couldn’t get pizza off my mind since I wrote that pizza post yesterday morning.
Unfortunately, when we stopped at Trader Joe’s to get a few things they were out of pizza dough. Yeah, none to be found anywhere. We made due with some Artisan bread, flatbreads and Flatout wraps and made a few extra portabella mushroom pizzas. Sorry, no pictures, the phone is away for family dinner time at my new job.
Oh my gosh, I made a few discoveries yesterday before dinner though.
Why had I not thought of that before? I topped my dip with some vanilla protein frosting. Don’t mind the fancy toddler cup.
Another discovery was this fun little Silkology drink I whipped up to go with my fabulous lunch.
Silk is hosting this awesome Holiday Recipe Contest on their Facebook page. In addition to the contest, they have some fun Silkology:Winter drink recipes up too. I tried the Chocolate Monk one the other night.
It might look cute, but the modifications I made were a bit much. The original recipe uses their Silk Pure Almond Dark Chocolate almondmilk or Silk Chocolate soymilk and since I didn’t have either, I used my favorite cocoa powder to create my own dark chocolate cherry concoction. It just wasn’t the same.
So yesterday I felt like I had to redeem myself with a cold variation complete with some instant espresso in the mix. I’m pretty sure this little recipe is good for redemption.
Here’s what I came up with based on Silk’s Chocolate Monk recipe.
1 1/2 cups Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla almondmilk
1-3 teaspoons instant espresso
2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
2-3 fresh or frozen dark cherries
2 tablespoons sugar free almond or almond roca syrup (or two packets of sweetener of choice)
sprinkle of nutmeg
1 cup crushed ice
Blend all ingredients together in blender.
Here’s a picture of a few ingredients I used.
And hey, last night after our little family pizza affair I even tried it again hot. I got smart this time though and mixed 1/2 Silk Vanilla Light soymilk and 1/2 Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla almondmilk together.
I put 1/2 a cup of each of the milks, 2 frozen cherries and a stevia packet in a glass measuring cup and microwaved them. Then I added some of dark cocoa powder and frothed it all together.
Love that little handheld frother by the way. Then I poured it in a cute Christmas mug just for kicks and sprinkled some nutmeg on the top.
Mmm… hmmm…… This time it was a winner.
It also went well with my little microwave muffin experiment
that I finally got to stay in the mug after a couple mishaps the past few nights.
Check out the Silk Holiday Recipe Contest. There are 3 different categories you can enter. You can win a KitchenAide mixer and Silk for a YEAR.
That’s pretty darn fabulous.
Next post is about running. I’ve got to tell you about my coach and what he’s got me doing. I also have some new shoes to to show you AND some Mizuno shoes to GIVEAWAY!
Have a great Monday.
Do you have a favorite holiday drink?
Or a favorite holiday mug that you get super excited to drink out of?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.