(First of all – for those of you waiting for the 20-pounds-lost photos, I’m waiting until Saturday when I weigh-in to make sure that I’ve kept the weight off. :) Plus, Nathan is crazy busy being a really good photographer.)
(Also, I’m taking a blogging class through UT’s Informal Classes, so you might see some changes around these parts. Because of the class, I officially decided to buy http://loveweights.com. Hooray! It’s like my blog had a baby! Er, something.)
Last night, I bought a blender.
My dearest Walter had to have some serious dental work done yesterday. I mean, 2 root canals, enameloplasties, and temporary crowns. **shudders** He was a mess of numbness (yet somehow still pain) when he got home, so I bought him a blender and a bunch of stuff to make smoothies!
The one pictured here: frozen blueberries/raspberries/blackberries, fat free vanilla yogurt, skim milk, and bananas. I’m not giving you measurements…because I didn’t measure anything. Who needs a recipe for a smoothie?? (Um, apparently me – I called my mom to ask her to find me one. “You don’t need a recipe! You just throw a bunch of things in a blender!” Thanks, Mom. Tuna sprout cheerio smoothie, here I come.)
Our smoothie turned out pretty well. It was a little heavy on the dairy – I would rather have way more fruit, I think. Anybody have awesome smoothie “recipes”? Let me know, because I want to use this totally badass blender!
For anyone who follows me on Instagram (@lizmlove), you might have seen the slew of food photos lately. While I was house sitting in Bastrop, I cooked 5 nights in a row. FIVE NIGHTS, I TELL YOU. This absolutely HAS to be a Liz Love record. I got this new, totally wonderful, kickass Weight Watchers magazine with about 80 recipes that I have never seen before from WW. The intrigue with this particular set of recipes is that all of them either have only 5 ingredients or take only 15 minutes. This is most definitely the best thing that’s ever happened to me, cooking-wise. Because I’m lazy and inept!
Here are a couple from this week:
Whole-Wheat Pita Pizza with Fontina and Onions, Spinach, and Mushrooms
Spaghetti with Zucchini, White Beans, and Feta Cheese
Both of these were delicious, filling, and so healthy! It has definitely made me more excited about cooking, and, as my friends and family know all too well, that is a feat of strength.