Kool And The Gang

Q: Do you know what these two things have in common?



A: I used the Kool Aid to (re)dye my hair!

I never captured it in a photo, but over the last week or so I lost 90% of my purple and was left with a lot of white/grey streaks.  Since I don’t have an appointment to go back to brown for another two weeks, this wasn’t exactly a good thing.  So last night the husband helped me sit with my head in a bowl of concentrated Kool Aid.


It was windy today!


I’ve still got some white but overall it looks much better.  We’ll have to see how long the color lasts.  I used to dye my highlights with Kool Aid in high school and I remember getting at least a couple of weeks out of it.

The hair photos were taken on my way to work.  I woke up this morning feeling a bit under the weather; I had a fever and I was super achy all over.  Adam fed me an aspirin and I stayed in bed until the last possible second.  I’m feeling much better now {knock on wood}.  And thankfully I was only working a partial shift.

I skipped breakfast for bed and was very excited about food when I got home this afternoon.


1/3 cup of Nature’s Path Coconut Chia Granola with Naked Vanilla Oat Milk and tons of chopped dapple plum and nectarine.


Plus lots of tea.  A cup of Revolution Tea Lavender Earl Grey,



and a cup of chai with 1 tsp honey an hour or so later.


I carried the lavender theme over to my snack as well.


My mom got these floral candies from a student whose parents are from Japan.


My dad says they all taste like peach, but I swear the ones I tried had subtle differences.

We spent a long-ish time on errands this evening and I got a small plate of hot bar to keep from getting too cranky.


Maple cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes plus sautéed veggies and 3 pieces of General Tso tofu.  It’s been ages since we’ve roasted sweet potato fries and we definitely need to make them again soon.

Dinner didn’t take very long to prepare once we got home, but it sure was good.


I had 1.5 servings of Wegman’s Don’t Be a Chicken Meatless Nuggets dipped in honey.




They were great, far more enjoyable than I ever find chicken nuggets to be.

I made use a hot spinach salad for our veggie component.


(recipe to follow) We loved it.  The spinach was super creamy and there was such a good mix of textures.

Dinner didn’t really fill me up though, and I ate some Smart Fries while I wrote this post.


Much better.


Hot Spinach Salad, serves 2

  • 1 Tbsp Earth Balance vegan butter
  • 1 pint white mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 3 heaping cups raw baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup smoked almonds
  • 1 Tbsp evoo
  • 2 heaping Tbsp vegan sour cream
  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown mushrooms with butter and salt.
  2. Add spinach to mushrooms, tossing until greens are completely wilted.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to pan and cook 1 more minute, stirring regularly.


I hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Have you ever dyed your hair with Kool Aid?

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