HAPPY FRIDAY :D Are you as stoked as I am that it’s Friday?!
& Happy FIRST Day of July! Where has the time gone?!
Today, since it IS Friday..and it IS a long weekend, I thought I would do a really random post. None of the topics really ‘go together,’ but I thought it would be fun to be random!
Not just one, but two bottles of this deliciousness.
Remember when I was telling you yesterday about being grateful? Well, you should be grateful that you don’t have to drink this for your ‘breakfast.’ ;) haha! No food, no coffee (MAJOR Ugh!), no nothing until after the test is over. Honestly, it’s not too bad- my appointment is at 8:30am…so after that I can have coffee, and you bet your bottom dollar that I will! Maybe even coffee from my favorite place- Starbucks, of course.
(oh how I’m dreaming of that delicious coffee that I will be consuming once I leave the Doctor’s office :D )
Although it does some other things to me as well, but I won’t go there today ;)
If you are ever looking for the perfect summer meal..I have one for you. I made Jessica’s ‘A Good Fish Sandwich’ recipe the other night, & with every bite it just screamed summer! Love when food does that!
Although I didn’t make it into a sandwich, I just ate the fish by itself. We didn’t have any buns & I was REALLY craving this recipe, so I made it & enjoyed it without the buns. You really don’t need them, but I guess the buns can just make it more fun to eat. :)
With every bite you get a crunch from the salt & vinegar chips that you use for your coating. Talk about a PERFECT fish dish! I think Jess should re-name this to ‘The Best Fish Sandwich You Will EVER Eat.’ I would of never thought to use chips as a coating…that girl is brilliant I tell ya! :D
Along with the fish I made some roasted garlic risotto & green beans..basic sides, but they did the trick.
In “Holly world” news…I bought an ice cream maker. Oh yes, I did. And not just any ice cream maker, I bought the Cusinart Stainless Steel Ice Cream Maker.
I blame it ALL on this girl. Liz wrote on her Facebook wall that she was considering buying an ice cream maker. Well, as soon as I read that, I remembered that I really wanted one too. That sounds kind of funny, huh!? I remembered that I wanted one?! Like it was something I would forget. ;)
I also got a REALLY good deal on it. You see, I had a $25 gift card that I won from Jess back in December..and I was waiting for the perfect time to use it. I also had an email offering me free shipping (one weekend only..you better believed I jumped all over that- ice cream makers are HEAVY!), and with the purchase I also got a $25 Williams Sonoma gift card back! HARD to beat! I only paid $40, and essentially (well, this is what I tell Craig anyways…) I REALLY only paid $15 dollars for it!! ($40 minus the free $25 gift card!) So it was kind of like I HAD to buy it, ya know?! :D
& yes, I immediately added the bowl to the freezer so that I could use it right away!
Please, please don’t make fun of my freezer. It’s a MESS! (& yes, we LOVE Luigi’s…so if you have any extra, send ‘em this way!) But, you see that gray bowl in the bottom right corner? Well, that is the freezer bowl for the ice cream maker!
Right next to our “gi-normous” containers of protein. Perfect spot, right?! :D
Stay tuned for a post about the concoction that I come up with!!
Speaking of my blog best friend, Liz, guess what she sent me??
Oh ya!! Homemade cookies!!!!!!!! She rocks. For real. I told her that if I could ship ice cream, then she would be the first person I mail my homemade ice cream too..but I don’t think that would work too well. :D
Craig’s cousin, Steven & his wife Kristen, sent this little sign to us. Apparently they ‘borrowed’ it from the golf course at the resort that we got married at. As you all know, we got married at Disney, so this sign was perfect! I’m not sure where we are going to put it yet, but I definitely want to display it. Kristen said maybe the front or back yard..I’m thinking that’s a good idea! :D
I LOVE packages in the mail…they always brighten up my day!
I normally always bring my lunch with me, because I hate wasting money & eating out or getting take out. But if I do happen to go to Publix on my lunch break…I like to pick these up sometimes. They are just vegetables wrapped in rice paper, but they are oh so good! I think it might have to do with the chili sauce they are served with. :)
Random side note: When I was at Publix getting a few things (ice cream supplies!) it started pouring. I was on my lunch break, and I really needed to go so that I could get back to work..the only problem was that I had on white pants. UGH! I asked the cashier if they had any umbrellas, and he said he wasn’t sure…but that he could find a bag bowl to follow me out with an umbrella…or he could just carry me. Lol! Luckily right when I left it stopped…but only for like 5 minutes. Perfect timing! Publix gets major points from me.
Have a WONDERFUL Friday!! :D
I’m not sure if I will be posting this weekend, only because we will not be in town. Just a heads up!
PS: Just an update- about the girl I was telling you about yesterday…she passed away Wednesday. (thanks, Ivy for letting me know that it was on Wednesday.) So tragic. Please just remember to be grateful & thankful for everything that you have. You should go & hug someone you love & tell them how much they mean to you. <3