how I love you. Hazelnut that is. And to be more exact, Hazelnut Coconut Milk Creamer. Oh my! Iwas at the grocery store doing my usual weekly shopping when from a distance I noticed something I had never seen before. Coconut creamer. And then I saw the Hazelnut Coconut Milk Coffee Creamer. Hello? Where have you been all my life? It was an impulse buy, but I just had to do it. The creamer is a wonderful creation from Turtle Mountain. They are the makers of all the delicious frozen non-dairy treats you see in your freezer case. I purchased the creamer and was looking forward to a nice cup of joe today. I woke up this morning and poured some in my coffee. It smelled really nice I must say. Then for the taste. It was a little taste of heaven in my coffee. It was creamy, had a hint of coconut and a hint of hazelnut. A perfect combination. It made this morning’s coffee one of the best I have ever had. If your store carries it, you should try it. It is definitely worth purchasing. Like I said, “heaven in a cup”. Yum!
Last night for our co-op meal we were delivered a white bean and roasted garlic soup. It is a recipe from VWAV. It is one of my favorite soups. But then again, I love anything with garlic, well almost anything with garlic. It might be gross in dessert. Hee hee. It was served with bread and a salad. Which was perfect since the temperature was quickly dropping. Last night it was 19F. That is cold for us. Very cold. I keep hoping for snow. The boys loved the bread. I was happy to see that there were leftovers for today.
Soup garnished with croutons and fresh parsley.
Tonite we are going to happy hour at a local restaurant. We are going to celebrate a friend’s job promotion. As usual, if I find out we are going to a place we have never been before, I check the menu online to see if there is anything we can eat. Being a vegan as most of you know can be difficult at a place that serves bar fare. I looked at the menu. The items for us are chips and salsa, french fries, a side salad and maybe a veggie burger. Some as you know are not vegan. And the veggie burger with fries cost 9 bucks. What the hell?!?! That is pricy. I told Josh I plan to eat before going and just much on some chips and salsa. Ugh.
Okay, so I saw this on Facebook. A friend posted the link. It made me laugh. Because I thought, they have to be kidding. Nope, they are serious. Taco Bell, the fast food chain is telling people to start their New Year out by being healthy and doing the “Taco Bell diet”. No joke. Wow, that boggles my mind. Check out the article. http://abcnews.go.com/Business/taco-bells-counterintuitive-diet/story?id=9483251
So, baby bear Adam is walking even more. Last night he took about 20 steps. I think he will most likely stop crawling all together in a week or two and start running. Boy are we in trouble. He is still wobbly when he walks. It is so cute. And big brother Arthur will hold his hands and say “I’ve got you brother, don’t worry.” It is so sweet. And Adam is our climber. Arthur never was. He climbs everything and is fearless. I caught him the other day climbing the end table next to the couch. Look out! I think he will be our extreme sports kid.
Well, it is the weekend. Have any plans? I am going for a run tomorrow morning. The 1/2 marathon is at the end of the month, so I really need to get at 8 miles in tomorrow. I have been working out indoors the past few days due to the weather. Sunday we have a birthday party to attend. And as always, Arthur and I bake some type of dessert on the weekend. He told me that this weekend he wanted to make silly face cookies. That should be fun. And tomorrow is pizza night since we are going to happy hour this evening.
Hope you have a wonderful Friday.
peas and love….
Krys and the boys