Thursday, March 1, 2012

Here We Go A-Rambling



(of writing or speech) Lengthy and confused or inconsequential.


Brian, Kristin, and the kids welcomed a new family member the other week, Finn. I now have a new "nephew". On Sunday we went over to their house for dinner and to meet Finn. He is the cutest puppy!


Yesterday was Leap Day. My Mommom's 21st birthday. I figured up that next Leap Year, Mommom and I will both turn 22. That is kind of cool to be able to say that I am the same age as my grandmother. We had a party for her on Saturday.


It's in the 60's here today and it's March 1st. I'm not complaining or anything because I love warm weather. It's just...different. I thought March was supposed to come in like a lion. I guess the lamb decided to take the lion's place.


Did you know it is National Peanut Butter Lovers Day? Neither did I until this afternoon. I think there must be a day for everything out there. My lands! So go eat some peanut butter and know that you are doing it in honor of this very important day (that you probably didn't even know about until you read this). I guess I did my part this morning by eating peanut butter on my mini bagel. I usually eat a mini bagel with peanut butter and nutella but since we ran out of it yesterday I had it with just peanut butter. Do you prefer crunchy or smooth or do you not eat it at all?


And now we come to the coffee drink saga. Today was a coffee kind of day. Some days are like that. We get out our recipe book with the recipe for copycat Starbucks Fraps. We mix the ingredients in the blender all the while getting more and more excited for our drinks. We put it in glasses and add whipped cream and mini chocolate chips to garnish the tantalizing Java Chip Frappuccinos. We take pictures of it and then go to dig into our lovely looking drinks. sip and we couldn't even drink the rest. It was so sour. The milk? No. We, er Bekah (the only one who is brave enough to smell milk), smells the milk and it's fine. What could it be? We think we narrowed it down to the pectin (the secret ingredient). We had to throw it all out. But what were we going to go about coffee? I decided to whip up some iced coffee but instead of what I usually do (just add ice cubes) I put the coffee (Peets, we can't waste any of our Peets! J), some cream, chocolate syrup, and the ice into the blender. We came up with some good coffee that didn't taste sour. Thank goodness!

the new and (much) improved drinks


Kristin said...

I have to buy creamy and crunchy peanut butter now because we have eaters in both camps. :-)

Cheryl said...

I actually prefer crunchy...but since I eat peanut butter about once a year (if that), and since everyone else likes smooth, there is no need to buy it!