Workout: 25 minutes full-body weights workout
I wish I had a friend who worked at Olive Garden so I could get a box of those chocolate mints every time I go. I love me some chocolate mints!
I was instantly intrigued when I caught sight of this little box as I was grocery shopping one day. I was hooked as soon as I got my first taste.
Sadly, there were a couple of weeks where I couldn’t find these anywhere. Until, I found the value pack at Sam’s. Woo-hoo!!!
If you haven’t tried these and you like chocolate mint, you must! Whoever invented the choco+mint combo was a GENIUS in my book!
For dinner tonight I made rotini tossed with butternut squash, bacon, purple onions and sage with some chicken stock to blend all the flavors together.
I got the idea from one of the blogs I follow, but I honestly can’t remember which one and am too tired to search for it – sorry! It’s probably better that I don’t mention it anyways, cause I didn’t really like it.
In all fairness, though, I didn’t follow the blog’s recipe. I have a spinach + bacon + chicken stock recipe that I used and I just substituted the squash. Plus, I added too much sage which overpowered everything. I’m not used to cooking with fresh herbs, I guess. I have no clue what goes with what. Oh well, better luck next time.
In keeping with the mint spirit, I decided to try a little oatmeal experiment for my late-night snack!
I know the pictures are bad, I’ve been messing with the camera and something’s off. I need to go read the manual!
Anywhoo, I scored some dark-chocolate cocoa and some mint extract and decided to try it out on some oatmeal.
Mint-choco goodness minus all the guilt!
Aren’t my fuzzy pictures great?
I thought the Silk milk was going to be sweet enough, but I probably should have added a little bit of sugar to make it even taste more decadent!
Also, I think it tastes better chilled so I’ll have to plan ahead next time I make it.
Off to sleepy-land cause I have a hot date with my treadmill in the AM!