Bonjour! Hola! Hello!
I’d like to start with a confession.
I saw Twilight AGAIN. And it was just as good, if not better, the second time around because there weren’t swarms of screaming girls. Not that I minded that the first time because I was squealing, too! But this time, we went to a matinee show and the theater was relatively empty.
Phew, glad I could get that off my chest 😉 You really must read these books!
Moving on, I was happy to see that so many of you enjoyed the re-posting of my ‘Pump’ It Up Muffins! They definitely are great for the kiddies They taste particularly good with nut butter or jam. Or both!
Breakfast this morning was my tribute to the lovely Gina, aka The Fitnessista or, my personal favorite, G$ 😉 So just what did I make that was inspired by her awesome blog?
Why, a BREAKFAST COOKIE, of course! I followed G$’s recipe to a T – my nut butter of choice was Dark Chocolate Dreams and I used chocolate almond milk to give it an extra cocoa kick. My mix-ins were 1/2 a banana and 1 tbsp. flax. Set it and forget it!
And what did I think of this breakfast creation? Well, for once, I’m going to take my fingers off of the keyboard and let the picture do the talking!
Alright, I’m back As you can see, I LOVED it! G$ is obviously short for G-E-N-I-U-S! I can’t wait to mix up the recipe and perhaps try it with a cool topping like Greek yogurt. Thank you, Fitnessista! If you haven’t checked out Gina’s blog, head on over (after you finish reading this post, haha) because you’re in for a treat. She is full of spunk and will completely motivate you to get your butt moving!
Of course, I enjoyed her cookie with a mug of Coffee Cocoa on the side. I was beyond thrilled to see that Miss Gliding Calm tried out my recipe both here and here. She’s my first tester as far as I know – has anyone else ever tried it? Let me know if you have!
Today I also received an email from Rena, the lovely sender of those fabulous Arnold Bread samples. She has some information about an exciting new contest that I want to share with you:
I wanted to let you know about a very exciting online contest hosted by Boboli that I thought you and your readers would be interested in!
Every city has a flavor of its own– and Boboli is looking for pizza recipe submissions that reflect your favorite football city. To give you an idea, last year we had submissions like New England “Clam Bake” pizza, Miami “Halftime in Havana” pizza and Tennessee “Coin Toss” fried chicken pizza.
At the conclusion of the entry period, judges will determine up to 4 Semi-Finalist entries which will be posted online for visitors to vote and determine the winners. Online voters will also be entered into a random draw sweepstakes for the chance to win prizes. Some entries, which are not necessarily Semi-Finalists, may be featured on www.boboli.com/football from time to time during the promotion period.
Here are some additional guidelines:
- The recipe must be original
- Entry must include the name of your pizza recipe,
- Entry must include the ingredients, exact U.S. measurements and preparation instructions
The grand prize winner will receive a TV-Room Makeover worth $5,000 and three runner ups will receive a prize package worth $500.
Check it out, if you’re interested! If you do submit something, please let me know. It would be very cool to read about the various submissions from football cities that readers are living in!
I’ve got one other “nugget” of information for you. Pardon my pun…
The “Nuggets” from Udi’s Granola is outstanding! It is literally granola CHUNKS made with honey, oats, and various nuts that you can pick out and eat, which makes packing them in a bag for a snack that much easier. As Udi puts it, this is “granola you can holda” I like that!
So, to recap:
- Go see Twilight.
- Go make and eat a breakfast cookie.
- Go see Twilight – again.
And enjoy your week! T-minus 2 days, 3 hours and 11 minutes until T-day! Yes, I do have a countdown of my Google homepage