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August 25, 2010

Some of the weird things I did over the past 24 hours:

Ate chocolate potato pudding from the waning Naturally Nutty Chocolate Butter Toffee PB jar.

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Potato pudding: 1 baked white potato blended with Jay Robb’s chocolate rice protein powder and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. It was…different. I didn’t hate it, although I have to admit the best part was the peanut butter at the bottom of the jar! I think I’ll stick to my favorite pureed squash recipe in the future or use a baked sweet potato instead.

Dinner was CD’s Almond Butter Chili (his best batch yet!). Again, all we have here are at the cottage are plastic bowls, and I do not like putting hot food in plastic. So, I ate my 2nd meal of the day from a nut butter jar. The Naturally Nutty 16 ounce jars make great bowls!

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Post-chili, I was still hungry…totally playing the pregnancy card on this next one…definitely not a typical HEAB evening snack but quite delicious!

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Popcorn drizzled with Coconut Vanilla Bliss and topped with Strawberry Whoppers, aka, Vajayjay candy.

Woke up at 2 AM hungry again and proceeded to snack on Puffins in the bathroom so as not to wake Chris.

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I β™₯ Puffins.

Speaking of weird, check out our neighbor’s mailbox…

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Disturbing, no?

Fess up: Weirdest thing you did yesterday?


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  1. August 25, 2010 6:15 am

    I love the jars though! I guess it is the country side of me that loves to eat and drink from a jar! I came up with a cauliflower chickpea salad that I ended up loving even though as I typed up the recipe, it still seemed weird. That mailbox is freaky!!! Ya gotta love the quirkiness of small towns! Have a great day Heather!

  2. August 25, 2010 6:17 am

    Sarena, At home, I always drink from mason jars – I am Southern after all! πŸ™‚

  3. August 25, 2010 6:20 am

    Oh man that mailbox is priceless.

    Puffins ARE crack. I don’t care what anyone says. Crunchy pillows of heavenly crack. I really like just the plain ones too – and eating out of the box is troublesome…

    I like your “bowls” πŸ™‚

    Weirdest thing I did yesterday? Can’t say…too weird πŸ˜‰

  4. Scott in Ohio permalink
    August 25, 2010 6:21 am

    That mailbox is out.standing. πŸ˜€

    I’m going to have to try that sweet potato pudding. I’m thinking some honey, cinnamon, and coconut butter?

    Weirdest thing I did yesterday was use avocado soup as a dressing for my Hugh Jass lunch salad.

  5. August 25, 2010 6:23 am

    Ha! That mailbox is CRAZY. And I don’t think eating Puffins in the middle of the night is weird… does that make me weird? πŸ™‚

  6. August 25, 2010 6:30 am

    I don’t know how you came up with the idea for chocolate potato pudding but I love it πŸ˜€ *Almost* as much as I love the vajayjay popcorn….

    The weirdest thing I did yesterday was probably when I was stretching on the floor (a.k.a rolling on the floor) which I don’t think is weird, but other people do haha

  7. thedailyoatmeal permalink
    August 25, 2010 6:38 am

    I totally played the “single live alone” card and didn’t shower for about 2 hours after I came home from the gym! I was being lazy and just wanted to sit on the floor and listen to music (and oh yeah, eat!).

  8. August 25, 2010 6:40 am

    Jessica, Nah, only if you eat them while sitting on the side of the tub and then manage to take a photo of yourself doing so. πŸ˜‰

  9. August 25, 2010 6:41 am

    Hmmm… Is it sad that I can’t think of anything?? Maybe I just can’t do wierd on the spot! lol…

  10. August 25, 2010 6:43 am

    Carrie, Think about it and get back to me. Surely you did something unusual. πŸ™‚

  11. August 25, 2010 6:44 am

    Whoa, that mailbox is f***in’ creepy!

    Also: eating the bathroom? very weird.

  12. August 25, 2010 6:45 am

    That mailbox is hilarious, and I love that you admit to eating cereal in the bathroom in the middle of the night!

  13. August 25, 2010 6:49 am

    Hmm, I don’t think I did anything too weird yesterday, but I did have an awesome brunch involving a brown rice tortilla! I’ll try to email it to you–it was yummo!

    I have been DYING for some chocolate pudding!! Not sure I could go for potato pudding though πŸ˜‰

  14. August 25, 2010 6:51 am

    Scott, avocado soup as salad dressing is completely normal in my book, and your version of sweet potato pudding sounds divine!

  15. August 25, 2010 6:51 am

    hahah that mailbox totally cracked me up. ridiculous!

    loveee the pb puffins. they rock

  16. August 25, 2010 6:52 am

    ❀ pb puffins thanks to bloggers like you πŸ™‚ mmmmm soooooo good. Love the meals in jar– miaj, yeah?! πŸ™‚

  17. August 25, 2010 6:53 am

    Danielle, Chocolate potato pudding was CD’s idea. Can’t take credit for that one, and personally, I love a good roll on the floor! πŸ™‚

  18. thedelicateplace permalink
    August 25, 2010 6:53 am

    omg super creepy mailbox. horrifying?! wtf haha. i love that you use the waning jars as bowls. i have a few ‘fave bowls’ of my own. ice cream tastes the best in a small bowl that i can pile it high and sprinkle with toppings, salads-i use a mixing bowl, oh i have plenty of food quirks πŸ™‚

  19. August 25, 2010 6:55 am

    Liza, Yes, MIAJ! πŸ™‚

  20. August 25, 2010 6:55 am

    Heather, you are so cute. I have enjoyed following your adventures in Michigan. When I need a virtual vacation, I check HEAB.

  21. August 25, 2010 6:57 am

    That mailbox is really creepy! Haha. I love all the eating out of nut butter jars and late night snacking in the bathroom, you are hilarious πŸ˜‰

  22. August 25, 2010 6:58 am

    Thanks for joining me in MI Emily! πŸ™‚

  23. August 25, 2010 6:58 am

    Hmmm…I eat like you but I’m not pregnant. That mailbox would freak me out at night…it’s bad enough in the day!

  24. Rose permalink
    August 25, 2010 7:01 am

    Oh, don’t give up on the chocolate potato pudding idea — you just need to work in some coconut! Have you heard of Needhams? They’re a New England thing, I think: http://www.food.com/recipe/needham-bars-or-potato-candy-23197

  25. August 25, 2010 7:04 am

    Love that you ate puffins in the bathroom πŸ™‚ And yes, that mail box may frighten small children.

    The weirdest thing I did, hmm… well it wasn’t yesterday. It was a few days ago when I was together with my childhood friends trolling the mall where we grew up. There, we did a horrible, shameful thing. We ate burger king! Haven’t done that in many years. Can’t say I felt awesome as I went to bed that night!

    laura

  26. kyla permalink
    August 25, 2010 7:05 am

    Ate shaved parmesan cheese right out of the box. It was fresh parm and all….

  27. August 25, 2010 7:07 am

    Laura, Yeah, fast food outings are pretty usual for me too these days…however, spending time with childhood friends and reminiscing is the best…fast food included! πŸ™‚

  28. August 25, 2010 7:10 am

    Rose, Sorry, but I think I just sent you a blank email! No, I’ve never heard of Needhams, but I just checked out the link. I could totally HEABify those – they sound delicious! Thanks for the tip. πŸ™‚

  29. August 25, 2010 7:20 am

    I’m not sure I could do the potato pudding either. I think somehow the texture would be off and I’m such a big texture eater.

    Is that REALLY your neighbor’s mailbox? That’s just creepy!

  30. Kathi permalink
    August 25, 2010 7:21 am

    Weird is thing I did…. I made a recipe using homemade seitan that I made. I have to admit I was terrified to try it. But it turned out wonderful and i loved it! I look forward to cooking with it again.

  31. August 25, 2010 7:23 am

    I never comment enough on your blog, but this post made me LOL first thing this morning so I had to stop by to say hello and thank you for such fun post πŸ™‚ And the mailbox is super creepy.

  32. August 25, 2010 7:25 am

    Tina, Yes, totally creepy, huh!

    As far at the potato pudding goes, it wasn’t so much the texture as it was the taste. The baked potato came through a bit stronger than expected. Definitely going to play around with it a bit.

  33. August 25, 2010 7:26 am

    Valerie, You’re welcome. Happy to hear I brought some laughter to your morning. πŸ™‚

  34. August 25, 2010 7:26 am

    Kathi, Sometimes, “weird” experiments turn out to be the best ones!

  35. August 25, 2010 7:34 am

    Ok first of all, Puffins rock. And I definitely ate my breakfast today (cooked Buckwheat, another HEAB reccomendation) in a waning PB jar. Got some weird looks at work but whatever. And yeah that mailbox is really creepy….
    I actually made raw zucchini hummus yesterday for the first time, only bc we’re taking a trip home (leaving today) for a wedding and I didn’t want them to go to waste. Dennis thought it was pretty weird (well, I did too) I have no idea what to eat it with though. I figured it could make good travel fuel, but the only thing I can think to eat with it are mini carrots. (it’s a little runnier than I’d hoped so I can’t use it as a spread in a wrap or anything like that) Would it be weird to mix it with yogurt?
    Have a great day!

  36. August 25, 2010 7:35 am

    That mailbox is awesome!!!

    If I show my husband that pic he will totally want to make one!

  37. August 25, 2010 7:36 am

    Nothing is too abnormal in the blogworld πŸ˜‰ So I wouldn’t feel TOO quirky, just unique πŸ˜€ Oh, and I can relate in a non-pregnant way to craving Puffins at 2am…Puffins ANYTIME are so, so good. Hope they hit the spot!

    Enjoy your day, Heather!

  38. August 25, 2010 7:37 am

    Haha, that mailbox!! Weird, indeed.

    I ate pickles standing at the open fridge at 5am yesterday. And I don’t even have a pregnancy card to pull…it just sounded good when I woke up! πŸ™‚

  39. August 25, 2010 7:38 am

    Scary looking mailbox :))
    Mhm, I’ve been craving popcorn for so long, but I have no where to make it :/ I’ll just buy at the cinema, without watching a movie :))

  40. August 25, 2010 7:39 am

    Nicole, Not in my opinion. Mix with yogurt and drizzle on steamed or roasted veggies or as a dip with corn tortillas or eat with scrambled eggs and cheese. Yum!

  41. August 25, 2010 7:40 am

    Meg, Puffins always hit the spot! πŸ™‚

  42. brianne permalink
    August 25, 2010 7:42 am

    hey heather! i’ve been making the vanilla bliss using some jay robb whey protein powder (vanilla) and coconut oil and love it…but question…is there a better way to make the protein powder not quite so gritty? am i making it wrong?

  43. August 25, 2010 7:45 am

    Brianne, Not sure. I used Jay’s rice and just stir it together with the melted coconut oil. Never noticed any grit…at all. Maybe it’s just the whey. Make sure your coconut oil isn’t too hot as whey tends to clump when heated.

  44. August 25, 2010 8:13 am

    i had strawberry whoppers for the first time when i was at fro yo and topped off my green coconut fro yo with them! they’re good.

    i love how you call them the vajayjay candy. now i won’t be able to look at them without thinking that either.

    and that is a totally weird mailbox. i wonder where they got the idea for it!

  45. August 25, 2010 8:13 am

    oh wow, yea theres something REALLY creepy about pants and a mailbox. i can see a scarecrow, but just the bottom half of a person ie. pants, just seems a bit odd. haha i love odd neighbors, they make for good laughs lol.

    hmm chocolate potato pudding… im trying to think about how that would taste, not sure about it. i’ll trust u on this one tho because ur cominations in the past have tasted really yummy πŸ˜›

    weirdest thing i saw lately is the tourists in town! u can spot them with their horribly ugly long canvas/cargo shorts, golf tees, fanny packs, and the epic socks with sandles πŸ™‚

    xoxo ❀

  46. August 25, 2010 8:16 am

    Pearl Lee, Strawberry Whopers on green coconut fro-yo…now you’re talking! πŸ™‚

  47. August 25, 2010 8:17 am

    Kelsey, The potato pudding needs some work. I’m going to experiment more with it – I’ll keep ya posted!

  48. August 25, 2010 8:19 am

    Omigod, that mailbox picture was just too awesome – wish I had one like that, scare our daily mailman hehe!;) I just tried your oats in a waning almond butter jar this morning… can I just say SCRUMPTIOUS? And the weirdest thing I did yesterday… Well, I wouldn’t classify it as weird, just totally nuts… I searched in my fridge high and low for my waning almond butter jar and then when I couldn’t find it, my dad suggested that I look in my brother’s room… Lo and behold, I found it in his room, all warm and that last scoop of butter gone, scraped out with a knife! I then stuck the jar back into the fridge behind a ton of veggies and text my brother, “Stay away from my almond butter!” Usually no one wants to eat my butter, but I guess this time it’s just not one of those “Sharing is caring” moments with my brother, lol* LOVE the fact that you hide in the bathroom eating Puffins so not to wake up your hubby! I do that too with my boyfriend… I hide in the bathroom snacking on ice cream while he wonders where that pint of ice cream he bought the day before disappeared off to, haha:)<3

  49. August 25, 2010 8:19 am

    Oh sorry, I didn’t know wordpress had me automatically logged in. This is Sylvia, btw! =)

  50. August 25, 2010 8:21 am

    Ay, that really is a disturbing mailbox.

  51. Christina permalink
    August 25, 2010 8:22 am

    Mix peanut butter puffins with chocolate hazelnut butter. Oh yeah. Now we’re talkin’ yummy.

    I’d like to meet your neighbors!

  52. August 25, 2010 8:23 am

    OMG…I love you kissing the Puffin box. Too funny. How funny that you were eating them in the bathroom. May as well make those frequent nightly trips to the loo worth it! I wish I had thought of that when I was pregnant with my boys. Haha!

  53. August 25, 2010 8:23 am

    chocolate potato pudding?! interesting! i’m not opposed to trying ANYTHING after giving in to some of your concoctions πŸ™‚ creeper mailbox! where do you even BUY something like that? haha. i hope they didn’t actually pay for it…maybe it was FOUND somewhere? even creepier…haha.

  54. amy long permalink
    August 25, 2010 8:24 am

    When I was preggo I ate in the bathroom regularly! Best place to kill 2 birds w/ one stone cause you always have to have those potty breaks! I actually used to keep a jar of peanuts on the counter. For me it wasn’t always about hunger – the middle of the night nights REALLY helped when heartburn struck!

    Although – I do have to admit that I’ve never taken a picture of myself eating in the bathroom. You’ve totally got me there!

    Weirdest thing I did yesterday…hmmm…well I’m alone in Puerto Rico, travelling for work. Veggies are almost non-existent here and I have yet to find a grocery store. It’s easier to find McDonalds or Burger King more than anything else here. 2 things, in desperation I ate part of a vegan pumkin spice cookie for breakfast (after having had pumpkin soup the night before for dinner) and then I went to a Borders store after work and thought the books would be in English. DUH! Spanish is the language mostly spoken here. I did manage to find some, but most of the nutrition books were in spanish.

    Thanks again for sharing all your adventures!

  55. August 25, 2010 8:24 am

    Haha!! This is hands down the funniest post I have read this week from ANY blog. Between potato pudding & eating cereal in the bathroom & mailboxes on fake legs….!! Words cant describe πŸ™‚

    I will have to share some of the uber strange mailbox stands out in my neck of the woods. Must be a northern michigan thing?!?! I don’t get it…!

  56. amy long permalink
    August 25, 2010 8:25 am

    I meant ‘middle of the night nuts’! I’m useless without spell check!!

  57. BBx2 - Mandy & jR permalink
    August 25, 2010 8:25 am

    uh…. not sure what to say about that mailbox? LOL

    How cute are you at 2 am?

    I think I now need to buy a new box of Puffins πŸ™‚

  58. nikkionlunch permalink
    August 25, 2010 8:26 am

    Haha! Fantastic snacking in the bathroom! That made me chuckle. That mailbox is definitely interesting. How are the neighbors that own it?

    Hmm weirdest thing – that would probably be just sitting barefoot at my desk all the time at the office. Luckily my desk as a back, so no one walking past or into my office will no.

  59. August 25, 2010 8:27 am

    Sylvia, Oh my gosh, I am totally cracking up at your comment as CD always eats straight from the nut butter jars with a knife! However, he has finally learned to save that last bite for my oats in a jar…only took about a year of training! πŸ˜‰

  60. August 25, 2010 8:28 am

    Sarah, So happy to hear I brought some joy to your week, even if it took scarfing down 1/4 a box of Puffins in the bathroom, and yes, would love to see more local mailboxes! πŸ™‚

  61. August 25, 2010 8:30 am

    Amy, Haha – loved that you kept a jar of nuts in the bathroom. Hilarious! Enjoy your travels…hope you find some veggies soon!

  62. August 25, 2010 8:32 am

    Freckled Foodie, Potato recipe needs work…don’t try it quite yet. πŸ™‚

    Mailbox – who knows? I’m thinking they made it themselves. Weird, huh?

  63. August 25, 2010 8:33 am

    Sylvia, I know. Did you start a blog?!?

  64. August 25, 2010 8:33 am

    Well, I don’t think I did anything notably weird yesterday (just normal weirdness)… but this morning for breakfast I had leftover cold Trader Joe’s chicken (one of the frozen ones with really yummy sauce) while standing up in the kitchen drinking delicious coconut coffee. That was kind of weird, even for me.

  65. August 25, 2010 8:34 am

    Ok, that mailbox seriously disturbs me. like…seriously.

    In other news, your hair looks luscious! want me some puffins… =)

  66. August 25, 2010 8:42 am

    Nikki, Shoes are overrated. Not sure. Haven’t ever met those neighbors…kind of scared to actually. πŸ˜‰

  67. August 25, 2010 8:43 am

    Maggie, Really? Doesn’t sound too weird to me. πŸ˜‰

  68. August 25, 2010 8:44 am

    LOL @ eating Puffins in the bathroom!! You are too funny.

    Your neighbor, however, is not. Disturbing…very disturbing… πŸ˜‰

  69. August 25, 2010 8:45 am

    I need to find some Naturally Nutty – I may just have to order it online and I NEVER order anything online. Those flavors are just too tempting… πŸ™‚
    About your neighbors mailbox: that’s really strange! (And I thought my neighbors are weird…?!)

  70. August 25, 2010 8:50 am

    I LOVE PB PUFFINS! Sometimes Billy has to hide them from me. My way favorite way to eat them is crushed on top of banana soft-serve.

  71. August 25, 2010 8:50 am

    Erika, Order some…I don’t think you’ll have any regrets! πŸ™‚

  72. August 25, 2010 8:50 am

    Dorry, Ha, sometimes I have to hide them from CD! πŸ™‚

  73. August 25, 2010 9:18 am

    MMMMM….Puffins!!!!!

    I’m afraid the weirdest thing I did all day yesterday was sob because I can’t lift as heavy as I like. Weird for a girl…maybe? I dunno. I did eat lacto-fermented cucumbers with my lunch. That is a little different.

  74. Jamie permalink
    August 25, 2010 9:21 am

    Obviously I don’t have enough “weird” in my life… You’ve inspired me to do something weird everyday, this could get interesting.

    That mailbox is just disturbing, makes me wonder what kind of weird resides at that house.

    On another note, you ever try MaraNatha Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Spread??? Oh yum by the spoonful!

  75. August 25, 2010 9:42 am

    That mailbox makes me giggle! I hope that was the owner’s intent! I love the photo of you and the Puffins. πŸ™‚

    Well, as far as my family is concerned, the weirdest thing I did yesterday was eat oatmeal with chia seeds (weird, according to them)!

    PS. Heather, you might be interested in a dress giveaway I’m conducting on my site (for after pregnancy, though the sponsors also sell beautiful maternity clothes, too)! πŸ™‚

  76. August 25, 2010 9:46 am

    hmmm…the weirdest thing I did yesterday…I peed behind a bush in the park right before my run and a bunch of boy scouts rode by on bikes, so I might have mooned about 10 little boys…full recap on my blog! : D lol

  77. August 25, 2010 9:49 am

    ok that mailbox…..WTF? thats more than disturbing! I feel bad for the mail man. You seriously gotta try potatoes in ice cream. It took me a few tried but I think I got a good combo down. I’ll post it tomorrow! I do weird things all the time, I sat in my parked car for 20 min cause I was listening to very interesting story on NPR. Thats like weird and dorky. And maybe this is gross, but I check out my pores when I’m bored.

  78. August 25, 2010 9:52 am

    I made chocolate mint sauce at 6:30 am. Not too weird for me, but for most, yes.

  79. Michelle permalink
    August 25, 2010 10:07 am

    Weirdest thing I did yesterday? I made dessert, breakfast and lunch all in one swoop last night. It only took me about 20 minutes or so!

  80. August 25, 2010 10:33 am

    Jenn, Nah, not too weird. You’ll get there, and as far as the cucumbers go, definitely NOT weird in my opinion! πŸ™‚

  81. August 25, 2010 10:33 am

    Katie, Haha – I love it!

  82. August 25, 2010 10:34 am

    Eden, I’ve been known to sit out in my car plucking my eyebrows…best lighting out there! Potatoes in ice-cream, huh? I’d try it. πŸ™‚

  83. August 25, 2010 10:34 am

    hahahhahaha that mail box is FREAKY! Jars make great bowls and cups. Love them. The popcorn/whopper snack looks like a great treat. Weirdest thing I today- Nair-ed my arms…I hate arm hair haha

  84. August 25, 2010 10:35 am

    I hope I get there by my test Friday!!!! πŸ˜€

  85. August 25, 2010 10:36 am

    I can’t even handle that mailbox, so wrong!

  86. August 25, 2010 10:36 am

    Jamie, Believe it or not, I have NOT tried the Maranatha Dark Almond Spread although someone told me it tasted straight up like chocolate ganache. Will definitely be buying some someday soon. Have tried their dark chocolate peanut spread and thoroughly enjoyed it!

  87. August 25, 2010 10:38 am

    Erica, I hate my arm hair too…might have look into some Nair. It’s not too bad in the summer b/c the hair all gets light, but I hate winter dark arm hair!

  88. August 25, 2010 10:53 am

    I love to snack on Puffins too! Yum!
    Hey, I was wondering, where is the cabin you are staying at again? I’ve wanted to go to that area for some time with the huz, and where you are looks so beautiful, with some much fun stuff around it. πŸ™‚

  89. August 25, 2010 10:56 am

    “Woke up at 2 AM hungry again and proceeded to snack on Puffins in the bathroom so as not to wake Chris.”—Aren’t you sweet! Because in 12 weeks, neither one of you is going to be getting much sleep and honestly, you havent felt bone-deep hunger til you start nursing a baby. It’s hunger that is deep and vast. Not to get too graphic here but sometimes as Skylar would nurse, I could literally feel the nutrients in my own body get sucked out and into her. And the minute she was done and I could set her down for 5 minutes, I would RAID the kitchen. Anything I could find at 3:37am to quiet the hunger beast! Now maybe it’s b/c I didnt have much excess weight from pregnancy b/c I was so sick I never gained much and lost it all on the table, but I hear it from every woman. Nursing hunger is deep. You must honor the beast and you won’t give a damn if you wake your spouse up. Just not the sleeping baby! LOL

    πŸ™‚

  90. August 25, 2010 10:57 am

    I got so busy working from home that i didn’t shower/change til 5pm…

  91. August 25, 2010 11:09 am

    Weirdest thing or grossest? How about both??

    I made beets for dinner and then Hubby had to go to the restroom afterwards. He called me in to inspect his business…yup, we ate beets!

    It was actually pretty funny πŸ™‚

    ~Alyssa

  92. August 25, 2010 11:09 am

    that mailbox is creepy. i wouldn’t want to see it daily! puffins in the bathroom, you are my kind of woman.

    ❀

  93. August 25, 2010 11:26 am

    Totally weird mailbox, it is horrible, ughh!
    I never had puffins, is that weird? Everyone in the blogsphere seems to love it. Can’t think of something weird from yesterday…
    I love to eat food from glass jars though!!
    Ana

  94. August 25, 2010 11:28 am

    hahahahaha i LOVE your bathroom & puffin combo! the other day i woke up with a fruit leather wrapper next to my bed. i must have been starving in the middle of the night and not have realized i ate it! atleast you were conscious haha

  95. August 25, 2010 12:17 pm

    hahahahahha…that is an awesome mailbox! disturbing yes but funny!

    the weirdest thing i’ve seen lately…probably something similar. i live in the sticks so we have some “odd” people out here…

  96. August 25, 2010 12:36 pm

    I love eating/drinking form jars! That being said, I don’t think that I would have been clever enough to use one when that was my only option. Is that weird? I am kind of a goober some times. πŸ™‚

    Be honest now, Heather. You only did want to wake CD with your Puffin eating so that you wouldn’t have to share them…… πŸ™‚

    Happy Thursday!

  97. August 25, 2010 12:42 pm

    Potato pudding does sound just a tad strange, I’d definitely go for a sweet potato on that one! The almond butter chili sounds absolutely wonderful, though! I’ll definitely have to give that recipe a try. Your neighbor’s mailbox is certainly the strangest I’ve ever seen!

  98. August 25, 2010 1:30 pm

    I did my roommate’s laundry. It had been sitting in the washing machine all day and it was bothering me (plus I needed to put my own in) so I just did it for her while she was at work. Weird, right?? A normal person would have just taken it out and put it back when they were done, huh?

  99. August 25, 2010 2:19 pm

    That mailbox reminds me of a Halloween prop…
    I don’t know if it qualifies as weird (at least not to me, anymore) but earlier this afternoon we visited a Trader Joe’s dumpster, and I scored a case of almond butter (one jar was broken, so all had to be thrown out) and three loaves of bread…TJ’s AB has been the holy grail of dumpstering for which I quest, so I’m pretty happy right now.
    I don’t think I’ll ever look at strawberry whoppers the same way again πŸ™‚

  100. August 25, 2010 2:21 pm

    Ha ha! That mailbox just made me laugh out loud. (at work!) πŸ˜‰

    Weirdest thing I did today– brought my Vita-Mix to work, and made my co-workers green smoothies!! They think I’m crazy for drinking them every day, so I wanted to prove that they taste good! But I looked really ridiculous with my HUGE Trader Joe’s bag lugging that machine around…

  101. August 25, 2010 2:35 pm

    hahahaha that mailbox makes me laugh. Except I don’t think I’d want to see it everyday. It’d be funny if they could change the pants or something. Like make them Santa pants in the winter.

  102. August 25, 2010 2:42 pm

    HEAB,

    That popcorn looks suspiciously yellow. My guess is microwave. Next time, try popping it on the stove…it’s soooo easy and takes no time at all. Put a little evoo (enough to evenly coat teh bottom) in a smallish nonstick pot. Evenly coat bottom with white corn kernels (which I recommend over yellow corn). Put the lid on tight, crank up the heat and listen to those babies jump! When the popping sound slows, take it off the heat and pour into a bowl. I top mine with salt, pepper and a sprinkle of grated parmesean cheese. You could also top with minced garlic, chilies, nutritional yeast, cinnamon/sugar, or whatever you like!
    I promise you’ll never go back to the microwave stuff. xoxo

  103. August 25, 2010 3:44 pm

    Peanut butter puffins are THE BEST! And I love your va-jay-jay candy popcorn. (And… there’s a sentence I never thought I’d write. In fact, that might be the weirdest thing I’ve done today:))

  104. August 25, 2010 3:50 pm

    LOVE that you snacked in the bathroom…haha that is hilarious!

  105. August 25, 2010 4:26 pm

    Chocolate potato pudding? I was hoping it would be great cuz it sounded intriguing, but I think I’ll pass. Your snack looks great though… I love the sweet and salty.

    Weirdest thing today: I got some awesome thigh high boots on sale this weekend and wore them today even though it’s freaking HOT. Seasons be darned! πŸ™‚

  106. August 25, 2010 4:41 pm

    Hypki, We’re staying in Fife Lake, but my favorite areas thus far have been Leland, Sutton’s Bay and Northport. Glen Arbor and Empire were really pretty as well. Empire is a tee-tiny town, but they have a great beach…as well as really good ice-cream. πŸ˜‰

  107. August 25, 2010 4:41 pm

    Jennifer, You are correct – I nuked it. However, I promise to try popping my own when we get back home to Nashville. Thanks for the directions! πŸ™‚

  108. August 25, 2010 4:42 pm

    Mary, Yes, Santa pants would be great…I wonder if they dress “him” up for Halloween as well?

  109. August 25, 2010 4:43 pm

    Megan, I lugged my Vita-Mix to work one day in a TJ’s bag as well. So funny! I made my coworkers coconut avocado ice-cream, and they loved it! Hope your coworkers enjoyed their green smoothies. πŸ™‚

  110. August 25, 2010 4:44 pm

    Racheal, Yes, I think some people would find that weird…I’m kind of jealous myself. πŸ˜‰

  111. August 25, 2010 4:45 pm

    Megan, that’s not weird…just very considerate. Wish I’d had more roommates like you back in the day!

  112. August 25, 2010 4:46 pm

    Justine, Ha – so true. He’d already eaten more than half the box, and I wanted the rest all to myself!

  113. Jenika permalink
    August 25, 2010 4:47 pm

    LOL at Scott’s puntastic comment. Good one!

    Alright, weirdest thing I did yesterday was drape my yoga pants around my neck like a scarf at work. It was freezing! I had nothing else and the pants, may I add, worked perfectly.

    (For all your visual thinkers out there, the answer is yes I was wearing pants. The extras were from my gym bag, which I tote to work).

  114. August 25, 2010 4:47 pm

    Julie, Thank goodness…the damage I could do to a box of Puffins if I were sleepwalking. I don’t even want to think about it!

  115. August 25, 2010 4:57 pm

    Ana, Yes, now that is weird! Hehe, you and Matheus must try some Puffins and very soon! I’ve only ever had cinnamon and PB. Love them both, but really want to try the original and rice flavors.

  116. August 25, 2010 4:58 pm

    Glutenfreemuse, Yep, beets will do that to you. πŸ˜‰

  117. August 25, 2010 4:58 pm

    KeepItSweet, Oh gosh…if that’s weird, then I am a total weirdo most days. πŸ˜‰

  118. August 25, 2010 5:00 pm

    Averie, Yes, I hear a nursing mother’s appetite is out of control…I’m kind of scared but excited about it at the same time. Hehe, I love raiding my kitchen at odd hours.

  119. August 25, 2010 5:01 pm

    Jenika, Very resourceful of you…I’m laughing just thinking about it. So something I would do as I hate being cold!

  120. August 25, 2010 5:02 pm

    Quix, Loved that you wore the boots…fall is just around the corner anyway!

    Yeah, the potato pudding recipe needs work. Hopefully, I’ll post a good recipe for it soon. πŸ™‚

  121. August 25, 2010 6:39 pm

    The mailbox is a little odd!

    I think we’re going to make CDs almond butter chili tonight for supper. I made up a batch of almond/pecan butter the other day and think it’d be great.

  122. August 25, 2010 7:34 pm

    I’m a huge fan of popcorn with candy treats mixed in. My fave: hot popcorn with Raisinets.

  123. August 25, 2010 7:45 pm

    Yeah, those mailboxes with legs are pretty creepy. There’s one near my house with a skirt and high heels.

    I’m all about trying the weird food combinations in the blogworld. I may have to make that pudding with a sweet potato.

    PB Puffins are an anytime time food, for sure.

  124. August 25, 2010 8:39 pm

    Umm not a bad weird at al but before my 75 minute flow class I whispered to myself, “I love you, just do your best today.”

    Weird, yes? But I think it helped me keep any negative thoughts away.

  125. August 25, 2010 10:26 pm

    My aunt has the same thing in her kitchen except he is wearing cowboy boots and the mailbox is a creeping ivy. Very cute

  126. August 25, 2010 10:37 pm

    I hate that, too!! putting hot food in plastic. That’s why I sometimes don’t like take out food….. weird??? : /
    I haven’t done weird things recently but today I baked pretzelish breadsh crackerish something. I don’t know what that was… : p
    Are you gonna have another hungry night tonight??!! Hope not! Sleep goooooooood!!

  127. August 25, 2010 11:18 pm

    HAhahaaa…I LOVE that you ate puffins in the bathroom…the crunch is definitely loud!

  128. August 25, 2010 11:39 pm

    Hi Heather! Love your blog :).

    Yesterday I wore one of those light sweaters that are open in the front and hang all the way down to the low quad/knee area. A couple times during the work day, I may or may not have started running around the office in zig zags while holding the sweater away from my body like a super hero cape. I couldn’t help myself (but it did make for some good daydream material).

  129. August 26, 2010 6:33 am

    Sam, Hope you enjoyed the chili. We are loving it lately!!

  130. August 26, 2010 6:35 am

    Paula, Thanks so much for reading my blog, and I’m cracking up at your super hero adventures around the office. I used to own a sweater like that, and I remember every time I wore it to work, I would get it caught under the wheels of my desk chair…definitely did NOT make me feel like Superman. πŸ˜‰

  131. August 26, 2010 6:36 am

    Cooking In The Pocket, I’m the same way about take-out and anything hot in plastic. So, we’re both weird, and no, no hunger pains last night. I went to bed full ‘o sweet potato. My belly was quite happy. πŸ™‚

  132. August 26, 2010 6:37 am

    Leanne, Doesn’t sound weird to me…we could all use a little more self loving!

  133. August 26, 2010 6:38 am

    Rachel, That combo is great with sweet potato…pumpkin or winter squash as well.

  134. August 26, 2010 6:39 am

    BroccoliHut, Yum, I know…popcorn + candy is the best sweet/savory combo ever, and I know I would love it with Raisinets. Never tried that combo…yet!

  135. August 26, 2010 1:09 pm

    OMGosh!! That post box is actually amazing! I had to look at it for about 5 hours (slight exaggeration perhaps..) to figure out what it actually was and if it was REAL legs? I don’t know how it would be possible for it to actually BE real legs..but WOW! HAHA! I’m so amused!!! I want one now!!!!

    The weirdest thing I did yesterday..hmmmm! I told my teacher I liked her top (and then went online to try and find it so I could buy it too! My teacher is 45ish. I am 17. Go figure) xx

  136. August 26, 2010 7:23 pm

    Laura, Not too sure about the mailbox as the closest I’ve ever gotten to it was to take that photo. It frightens me. Hope you found the top online!

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