Weekend Wrap-Up; Marshmallow Madness

I am not 100% yet, but I am feeling much better. 90%?  Poor Adam, though, has gotten my cold x2, complete with an ear infection.  It’s put a real damper on how much sympathy I’m able to get!  At least we were both in the mood for a quiet, lazy weekend.

breakfast and lunch

Friday at work I had a Coconut Chocolate Chip Clif Bar with WF’s Citrus Blend Italian Sparkling Mineral Water.

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Don’t get me wrong, nothing tops Diet Coke, but I am really loving those sparkling waters.  The strawberry flavor is the best.

Then for lunch, Grape Chobani with KIND Raspberry Chia Seed Clusters, an apple, and a Vita Coco Café.

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Again, not as amazing as iced coffee, but the espresso coconut water mash-up is damn good.

And I did have iced coffee this weekend.  With skim milk and vanilla creamer.

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Plus peanut/butter toast and a mini cheese for brunch.

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That is the only weekend breakfast or lunch picture I have because mostly we snacked on random things.

fudgy triple chocolate marshmallow brownies

Also I made and ate a lot of brownies (see below…).

dinner

Friday night we turned to the freezer for dinner.

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TJ’s vegan orange chicken was alright paired with broccoli.

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But it was basically the least filling thing on the planet.  We both ended up making sandwiches too.

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Fancy pb&j for me.

Saturday night was just straight fancy.

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I made baked shrimp!  Shrimp, chopped bell pepper, evoo, fresh cilantro, salt, smoked paprika, cayenne, lime juice, and a sprinkle of chopped butter, baked at 425* for 12 minutes.  Served on top of jasmine rice cooked in chicken stock.

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This was tasty, healthy, and oh-so quick to prepare.  Triple win.

Sunday I started dinner in the car home after the world’s longest trip to Trader Joe’s.  Apparently people are freaking out about our potential blizzard.  By the by, please, please, please cross your fingers that it doesn’t blizzard!

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After my pretzel roll I made a spinach salad.

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With balsamic vinaigrette, pomegranate, goat’s milk cheddar, and sweet and salty pecans.

snacks, aka marshmallow madness

My mother-in-law sent us a cute Valentine’s card and some strawberry Peeps.

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They were yummy, but the marshmallow extravaganza was just beginning… we also had a big container of fluff!

So I made the very best brownies I’ve ever tasted.

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Triple chocolate fudge with a layer of marshmallow fluff in the middle.

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Recipe is coming tomorrow and it is absolutely fantastic, I promise.

In the meantime, I did something else with the fluff.

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Oh yes, I did.  Malted Marshmallow Coffee Creamer.  If you put skim milk, marshmallow fluff (1:2 ratio with the milk), and malted milk powder (1:4 ratio with the milk) in the blender you can put it in your coffee and pretty much die of happiness.

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We used 2 cups skim milk, 1 cup fluff, and 1/4 cup malted milk powder, but as long as you follow the ratio above you can make a smaller or larger batch, no problem.  I highly recommend it!

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