Good Morning Friends!
Happy Monday…? I guess that’s ok to say, right?! Hopefully you are off to a great start, that always helps make Monday a bit better. 🙂
This weekend I went a bit ‘pea-crazy!’ As you know, I recently got Mama Pea’s new cookbook, and since receiving it I have NOT been able to put it down. I am determined to make every single reci’pea’ in there. Her cookbook has been a lifesaver since going pescartarian a few weeks ago. She doesn’t have any seafood recipes in there (since she & her family are vegan) but she does have a bunch of other recipes that are SO good. Most of them mimick dishes with meat in them- like lettuce wraps, meatballs & lasagna.
There was one recipe that kept coming across my mind, homestyle chocolate chip cookies with sea salt. The whole idea of putting sea salt on cookies was intriguing. I know sea salt & chocolate is good- it’s that salty/ sweet combination, but I was unsure how it would taste on cookies. Normally I do not make desserts for Craig & I, if we have a sweet tooth after dinner we will typically have a Luigi’s Italian Ice.
(obviously we are pretty stocked up on them 😉 )
We don’t like to keep many sweets in the house because we will keep eating them. But when I saw the recipe for the sea salt chocolate chip cookies, I made an exception…and boy am I glad that I did!
Oops..how did that one get in there?! Someone by the name of the cookie monster was around them REALLY quick.
I know one of Craig’s favorite ice cream flavors is cookies n’ cream, so I KNEW this would be a hit with him. 🙂 I decided to combine both the sea salt cookies & this cream…and then top it off with warm chocolate sauce.
As soon as I brought it over to Craig his eyes lit up. He was one happy camper! I think I won about 1000 wife points this weekend. 😉
This movie was SO good! When we first started watching it I was kind of like ‘eh,’ but I figured I would give it a try. I love Julianne Moore- I think she is a fabulous actress. & Mark Ruffalo isn’t too bad on the eyes either 😉
Well as the movie went on, I got more & more hooked. It was AWESOME! I highly recommend it. It has a few twists & turns that you wouldn’t expect!
DIS-GUS-TING. These stupid bugs keep getting inside our house & on our porch. I think it’s from all of the rain that we have been having. But needless to say it’s GROSS. Craig & I walk around with Raid in our hands non-stop. Hopefully these creatures will find a new home soon..because I am NOT a fan.
The rest of the weekend was spent laying out by the pool, cooking new recipes, working out (I did 6 miles with NO bathroom break!!!!!!!!! WOOHOO! That is a HUGE step 😀 & the best part was that I felt like I could keep on running- I wasn’t hurting- I felt strong..but I didn’t want to over do it.), and of course watching SHARK WEEK!!!
We don’t typically watch Discovery Channel, but when it’s shark week it’s fun to watch. Those creatures are fanscinating!! Did you know that if a shark were on land that it’s own body weight would crush itself because they do not have a rib cage? Crazy, huh?! They are ALL muscle!! The only thing about watching the show is that it kind of makes me even more fearful of going into the ocean because of all of the attacks that happen in knee high water. Eek!
He said that if he even saw one in the ocean that he would just give up..since he figured he would be dead in about 2 seconds. (I was like ‘babeeeee whatt!?! Don’t say that!!’ ) He said that Shark week just goes to show that Jaws (the movie) was no joke. I totally agree!
That got me thinking….I don’t know why, but I had to ask Craig that if he were to come back in another life as an animal, what would he want to be? I assumed because of all of the comments about the Great White shark that he was going to say that…but nope, he caught me off guard. You know what he said…
A German Shepherd. I have NO idea where he pulled that one from…? He’s not even a big dog person. (only because he is HIGHLY allergic) So your guess is as good as mine 😉 I’m thinking maybe it’s because German shepherd are pretty bad a** dogs! 😀
Just because they are always super happy, fun dogs to be around. I love their personalities and how much they just adore their owners. 🙂 (I used to have a golden retriver & she looked JUST like the one on the right. Her name was Pancake & she was the BEST golden in the entire WORLD!)
So now my question is to you…if you were ever able to come back in another life what animal would you want to be??
Well I’m off to get ready for work! Have a great day & I’ll catch up with ya later 😀
PS: If you are looking for an awesome read on weight training, check out this post! I could not agree MORE! & Meg rocks 😀