You guys, I have been craving a real, soaked-with-syrup grape snocone for years and oh my, that craving surfaced with a vengeance last night when a friend (and reader!) shared her brother-in-law’s new business on Facebook. H20 Snow brings snow cones to your party – and their page mention something about waiting on a peddler’s license so I can only hope that means that they will also have a stand!
I bought five heads of romaine yesterday at Sprouts. To say that we have been craving salad is an understatement! We had the Creamy Avocado Bacon Dressing with Romaine that’s in From Garbage to Gourmet last night and you guys, I promise that salad is worth the price of the book. I might be biased but it is goooood.
Jeremy watches the kids one afternoon a week so I can run errands by myself and spend a little time relaxing and a lot of times I choose to go to Summersweet Frozen Yogurt. I went yesterday and was bummed that they don’t have their Pomegranate Raspberry yogurt right now, but they do have a pretty awesome Pralines and Cream. Am I the only one that often doesn’t put anything on their yogurt? I like to get the fruity ones, or sorbets, and those I definitely don’t top. Sometimes I’ll put stuff on chocolate types, but yesterday I went plain.
Let me think, is there anything I can tell you that will give you a better impression of my eating habits since I just talked about snow cones, bacon, and frozen yogurt?
My immersion blender died its second death this week. And just like last time, it has been resurrected! See, I’ve had this handy-dandy kitchen tool for seven years. I use it daily.
One time I thought I would try using it to make a smoothie. Let’s just say that frozen fruit + immersion blender = not really a good idea. I ended up stripping the gears on the thing, but Jeremy fixed it by permanently attaching the motor and the blade part with Liquid Nails. I can’t really explain how it all works but it worked great for several years; I just couldn’t take it apart so it was a little more difficult to clean, but that didn’t keep me from continuing to use it every day.
Then a couple of days ago, I was pureeing refried beans and the blade stopped spinning – a sure sign that the gears were stripped again. :( I was sure it was dead, but Jeremy said he’d take a look at it and last night, he got it apart and then used epoxy to (really truly) permanently put it back together. It seems to be working great and I am so thrilled because not only do I really have the money to replace it right now, they don’t make the same one anymore and I really like the one I have! Thank you for fixing it for me again, sweetheart! :)
And that’s a wrap of what’s been happening in Carrie kitchen and stomach this week.