A New Toy & Honey Nut Butter
Yesterday in between cleaning and a nap, I busted out a new toy. It’d been kicking it in the back of my car the whole week, just waiting for a moment of free time where I could take it out and put it to use!
I’ve been in dire need of a new food processor for months. This was a long time coming, guys. My little Hamilton Beach did its job for a few months, but just couldn’t stand up to snuff when it came to processing food. You see, for the past few months, every other time I’d use this bad boy, a chunk of plastic would go flying off onto the floor or into my food.
Why I waited so long to replace it is lost on me. But that point is moot now, because it’s been replaced!
See ya lata, plastic dispenser!
Although it seems like I use my food processor at least 3 times a week, I couldn’t decide what I wanted to make with it yesterday – I just knew I wanted to try it out. One thing a food processor is a pro at making is nut butter, so I ended up going with that.
Honey almond butter and honey peanut butter.
This is my go-to flavor when making my own nut butter, and is really rather simple
Honey Nut Butter
-2 c. roasted, unsalted nuts of choice
-1 tsp. sea salt
-1 tbsp. canola oil
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-drizzle of honey – to taste
Place the nuts and salt in the food processor and pulse until it starts to “butterfy,” then add the rest of the ingredients. You’ll end up processing the mixture for a good 5 minutes before it reaches a good consistency.
I love a little bit of honey flavor in peanut & almond butter! Maple is really yummy, too.
Little tastes of almond butter eventually became my lunch, and Shane didn’t eat lunch either, so around 3:30 when he asked if I was hungry I was more than happy to play elderly and have the early bird special!
Shane cooked hot dogs on the grill while I fried up sweet potato fries. Just kidding. I fired up the oven, and put the pre-seasoned Alexia sweet potato fries inside to cook
Salads on the side.
We hadn’t had hot dogs in a really long time, and it made me feel like I was a kid on summer vacation! Applegate makes really tasty hot dogs, believe it or not.
Then we both passed out while reading on the couch. I caught Shane just barely hanging on to his tablet, haha.
And then I had dessert at 7:00, and found myself heading to bed at 8:30…I was wiped for hardly doing anything that day.
I think having such a relaxing day yesterday helped me wake up with a little extra pep in my step today. Not deciding quite what I was going to do yet, I made a double batch of mocha frappucino protein shakes for Shane and me:
…and then stuck my portion back in the fridge, because I had the urge to get in a workout.
Grey skies and showers put a damper on my desire to lace up my running shoes, so instead I’m heading upstairs for a little yoga.
Time to get my om on! Then start my day. Have a good Monday, friends
When’s the last time you had a hot dog?