Bests & Winner

I had a day to beat all on Friday.  From the moment I woke up, to the moment I plan to go to sleep (about 22 hours after I woke up), it’s been manic.

There were a few bests…

The best thing I looked at was the blue sky and sunshine. 75F and sunny in San Diego.

And the pink hibiscus was another best.

The best thing I did was go for a run.  I ran fast, I sweated, I loved it.

Then I came in and did yoga at homeNot from a dvd though. My day was stressful, fast-paced, and busy and I needed to slow things down and yoga definitely helped.

The best part of Leanne’s day is likely that she’s the winner of my Coconut Oil Give Away.  

Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit April 27, 2011 at 6:21 pm: I tweeted + I follow you + TropTraditions

Leanne, email me your shipping address.  I can’t wait to see what you make with your coconut oil!

From my last post, I’m glad you enjoyed all that lovely food that I’ve seen from around the ‘sphere this past week.

Thanks for filling me in on what you’re going to make nextSo many choices, not enough football teams to feed.

The best thing I made was this.

Any guesses what it is?

It was beater-lickin’ good, that’s for sure.


1. How was your day?  Any bests to report?

2. Did you grow up patiently waiting until your mom was done making whatever she was making so you could lick the beaters?

I did!

3. Finish this sentence:

The last time I licked beaters was ____ and they contained ____.

(me = today and cream cheese frosting made with a cup of butter, a cup of cream cheese and almost 4 cups of powdered sugar.  Omg.)

Enjoy your Saturday and I’ll be back later on!



33 Responses to “Bests & Winner”

  1. Anne — April 30, 2011 at 12:11 am (#

    Don’t rememberif I ever licked beaters? I think my dad always snatched them but all we ever beat was cream, so not that exiting – and he’s a huge cream ear, so he was welcome to them :-). I know I ought to try some cookies dough but I’m one of those boooring people who prefers cookie dough after the cookie-fication. Made cookies last night, best ever, yay!

  2. cathy — April 30, 2011 at 3:13 am (#

    oh, happy memory flashback! thanks!
    i DID get to lick the beaters when i was little…one for me, one for my brother. cake frosting was the BEST! we’d ask my mom to NOT scrape too much off the beaters before we got them! fun times! :)
    ok, honest, i am actually more taken with your red speckled mixing bowl than the icing!…a target find, i bet (sigh!).
    hope today is a little less crazy! glad you got a run + yoga, though – very centring!

  3. Holly @ The Runny Egg — April 30, 2011 at 4:14 am (#

    I can’t remember the last time I used beaters! I lost one of mine (how? I have no idea) so now I mix things by hand. But, when I was younger I used to lick the beaters all the time — pancake mix, cake mix, anything. Honestly I think my favorite was the pancake mix (you know the Jiffy packs that are 58 cents? Those were the best)

    I’m not sure what that is, some kind of frosting for cake balls?

    • Averie (Love Veggies and Yoga) — April 30, 2011 at 1:09 pm (#

      I answered it at the bottom of the post :)

      jiffy mix was afterschool snacks in the 80s. Memories!!

    • Holly @ The Runny Egg — May 1, 2011 at 10:03 am (#

      Just checked my email to see your response.

      “cream cheese frosting made with a cup of butter, a cup of cream cheese and almost 4 cups of powdered sugar”

      That sounds amazing!!! Sugar coma for sure.

  4. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey — April 30, 2011 at 4:30 am (#

    The last time I licked a beater was when I was making granola – well, it wasn’t a beater. It was a spatula. And it was good.

  5. Steph! — April 30, 2011 at 5:04 am (#

    Best part of the day was coming home from work and knowing it was the weekend!

    My mom always let me lick the beaters when I was a kid, but I was pretty impatient. Now that I’m older and vegan I can just eat dough without fear of getting sick :) Haven’t baked in a long time though, so I can’t remember the last time I licked a beater

  6. dragonmamma/naomi — April 30, 2011 at 5:45 am (#

    I licked a whisk yesterday, does that count? (A chocolate/coconut oil glaze for coconut fat bombs.)

  7. melissa @ the delicate place — April 30, 2011 at 6:44 am (#

    wow i hope you get some rest! are you integrating dairy back into your diet or just kinda living in the moment? prob cookie dough as a kid, i don’t use beaters in anything i make anymore because i’m kinda lazy and the vita-mix does it for me ;)

    • Averie (Love Veggies and Yoga) — April 30, 2011 at 1:08 pm (#

      winging it. whatever happens, happens. Not overthinking it or going out and buying cartons of milk and chugging it but cream cheese and butter in frosting, I am not saying no :)

  8. Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit — April 30, 2011 at 6:55 am (#

    I’m with dragonmamma – does it count if I licked a whisk? I do that A LOT at our house. I was making raspberry jam!

  9. Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food — April 30, 2011 at 7:05 am (#

    haha yes beaters are the best! I don’t bake much because I’m the only one around to lick everything! :P

    Can’t wait to see what you made :)

  10. McKella — April 30, 2011 at 7:55 am (#

    Personal best yesterday was scrapbooking with my aunts and cousins! Personal worst this morning=4 inches of snow. I think I should move to San Diego.
    I loved waiting for the beaters when I was little! I still do. The last time I licked beaters was last week, and it had chocolate chip cookie dough, probably my favorite food in the worlds. Mmm..

  11. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn — April 30, 2011 at 8:12 am (#

    Coconut frosting?! Whatever it is it looks deLICIOUS:)

  12. Amber K — April 30, 2011 at 8:25 am (#

    I loved licking the beaters as a child! Every time my mom made cookie dough. It’s been so long I can’t even remember what the last thing was that I made and licked the beaters.

  13. Katie — April 30, 2011 at 9:12 am (#

    I licked the beaters, the bowl, the spoon, everything. Still do. The last time I licked beaters was last weekend when i made sugar cookies. And I’ll lick them again whenever I bake next. I don’t like to waste, you know. :)

    Your Friday and my Friday – total opposites. But I’d trade you in a heartbeat.

  14. mi-an — April 30, 2011 at 9:14 am (#

    Last time I licked the beaters was 2 days ago..i was making coffee mocha bundt cake! ahhhmazing.
    p.s. it’s gorgeous up here in the bay too!!! loooving it. can’t wait to go for a run later. not sure what you’re making but it sure does look tasty!!! white cake batter? frosting?? cheesecake?

  15. Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh — April 30, 2011 at 9:32 am (#

    please tell me that is frosting!! :)
    I like the beaters every time I use..beaters haha!
    I love crazy days/hate them..The day seems to go by fast, but then I never get anything done!

  16. Emily J — April 30, 2011 at 9:50 am (#

    The last time I licked beaters was Thursday, and they contained chocolate pudding for my husband!

  17. Ela — April 30, 2011 at 10:39 am (#

    Sounds like you had a huge day. Cream cheese frosting–on carrot cake?
    My mom would let us lick the beaters, but only after she’d scraped almost every last bit off of them. And I’m like her–I clean everything off and don’t leave much for licking…

    Hope you got good sleep and have a great w/e–love that hibiscus!

  18. rebecca lustig — April 30, 2011 at 11:07 am (#

    ahh the last time i licked beaters was a few months ago when I made black bottom cupcakes. Ohhhh yeahhh. Loved every milisecond of that one

  19. Erica D @ Gratitouille — April 30, 2011 at 11:27 am (#

    I had to wake up early to get my car fixed, but while I was waiting for it I got all my class reading done and had a nice chat with my mom! In a little while I’ll get out for a hike in the (finally) warm Colorado sunshine.

  20. Leslie — April 30, 2011 at 11:41 am (#

    Congrats to Leanne! The last time I licked beaters (actually it was a fork) was two days ago and it was brownie batter. Mmmm…..

    Best thing I did so far this weekend was go to my hot yoga class. After not doing much yoga for a week due to my wisdom teeth coming out, I felt pretty out of shape and it was tough, but grand all at the same time!

    Hope you have a great weekend, Averie!

  21. Jolene ( — April 30, 2011 at 2:09 pm (#

    I always got to lick the beaters (and bowl) as a kid, and I still do it all the time :-) I prefer the batter to the baked good almost all the time.

  22. Christine (The Raw Project) — May 1, 2011 at 9:12 am (#

    Woohoo, congrats to the winner! Wow on your day, sounds crazy! What ever you made already looks good. :-)

    1. Friday was long with work, but fun going out with friends.
    2. Yes, occasionally.
    3. I can’t remember on beaters, but does the Vita-Mic container or food processor count? Then it was yesterday from raw chocolate cake icing.

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