Hump Day of a Holiday Week. Does that make Hump Day sound any better? Nah. Not really. So what’s happening in your world? Are you wrapping presents like a banchee? Or baking up a storm? Speaking of baking, so glad you enjoyed Shannon Marie’s holiday high raw all vegan dessert recipes yesterday! Everything from Cinnamon Mocha Crinkles
Thanks again, Shannon Marie for guest posting…muah!!!!!
But let’s move onto what I’ve been up to in Aruba. We actually went out for a Sunset Drink!
Except check out this drink menu. It was soooo extensive…
But the Lover looked good
And so did the Milky Way Martini
And so did the Milky Way Blended Drink. Move over Frappucinos, there’s a new blended Oreo Sheriff in town!
Then there were the Top Shelf Options. I’m all about pimpin’ up my ride drinks Cadillac style.
In the end, the choices overwhelmed me. So I didn’t even order. I know, lame, huh??!!! You may recall me talking here about why I haven’t drank in four years. I really want to break my dry spell. But I am kinda scared to even drink! I hate that hungover feeling, that next day what-was-I-thinking-feeling, and I know that one drink will hardly send me over the edge…but then again, after being squeaky clean for four years, ya never know!
I lived vicariously through Scott’s drink. A Madras Tini.
And they don’t skimp. There was a flask brought for seconds.
And Skylar got into the the mixed nuts.
A chick on a mission for her salted nuts. Do not get in her way!
Here’s some pictures of Skylar and I at the Radisson. Damn sunset lighting. I thought sunset lighting was supposed to be flattering according to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Photographers….But it’s dark! Sorry bout that!
A little brighter
The Radisson had their open-air lobby decked out with a holiday scene. Cuteness! They must have known we were coming.
And after all that non-drinking, I came home and made appetizers. You can see I really slaved over these. Mary’s Crackers in Black Pepper flavor that I brought with me
and some pineapple salsa I found. I hate salsa’s that are loaded with sodium!!! Spicy is cool, salty is not. This one is perfect!
And you may recall that I mentioned it was Scott’s Birthday a few days ago? Well, he ordered baked ziti and some chicken parm from an Italian restaurant like I mentioned he would be. $25 bucks for that pasta & chicken parm. He said it was fine, but like a 6/10 fine. I added the salad. It totally makes $$ sense to cook rather than go out, if you can!
For my dinner and Skylar’s too, kale, brock, cauli, cukes, and sugar snap peas with Homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing.
Never. Get. Sick. Of. This. Meal.
Hope you’re not yet either.
For Dessert, I broke into this Lindt Swiss Bittersweet Dark Chocolate Bar that I found on one of my many Island Grocery Store Runs
Smooth, and the perfect barely sweet with a little bitterness. Nice.
Yoga Today is Hanumanasana (Monkey Pose, or the full splits). A wonderful hip opener and way to stretch our your hammies, quads, and hip flexors.
Tip of the Day:
What’s your favorite drink? You can say water. You can say Coca-Cola. Do I hear coffee from the peanut gallery? Or, based on the drink menu pics above, what drink would you order?
Do you drink alcohol? Why or why not? Would love to hear your take and stance on the libations! I mentioned some of my choices and rationale here, and the Cliff’s Notes version is that between being pregnant, extended nursing, taking care of a small child with a hangover not sounding fun, and knowing my body operates and runs smoother and cleaner when the strongest stuff I put in it is coffee, that’s kept me away from drinking. But a Pina Colada is sounding mighty good about now! Lots of you chimed in before, but I would love to hear what your New Year’s Eve, or Christmas Eve/Christmas, plans are regarding indulging in some bubbly, wine, or something a little stronger. Do tell!
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