Archive for ‘Food’

March 20, 2011

Sunday Funday

Tompall is obsessed. Ob. Sess. Ed. He’d eat only Tapioca if he could.

Since we go through so much of it, I decided to make it instead of buying it.

I used this:

And it worked. Of course, I doubled the recipe on the back of the box because I knew we’d go through it quickly, and ended up with four little jam jars filled with Tapioca.

It’s pretty easy to make, too. You just boil the little Tapioca balls, and then mix in some coconut milk and sugar. I also threw in a bit of shredded coconut just for kicks.

I ended up with this:

That’s Emma, trying to figure out what on earth is in that jar.

Tompall hasn’t woken up yet from his Sunday mid-afternoon nap to be my official taste-tester, so I’ll have to let you know how that goes. I’ve never made Tapioca before, so this was an experiment. Maybe some things are just meant to be bought?

March 17, 2011

Breakfast

It’s always a struggle for me to eat something healthy in the morning. I think it’s because I’m a morning exerciser, so I get back from my run, or spin class, or whatever, and I’m so hungry that I just grab the easiest thing (oftentimes peanut butter and jelly spooned right out of the jars…I know, gross, right? WRONG! So good!).

But I’m trying. So today I made myself a quick yogurt parfait with nonfat vanilla yogurt, strawberries and blueberries. YUM!

Oh, and today’s run was particularly interesting because I took BOTH dogs out with me.

It was Emma’s first time running on the trail, and she was fantastic!…well, kind of…I did feel as though I was being dragged around the 4 mile loop, but I’m still giving her a grade of “fantastic” because to be honest, I’m just impressed she made it the entire way. Guess I underestimated puppy legs!

Chico, of course, was perfect, and tolerated being tied to a 5-month old puppy for 45 minutes as only the best of us could.

I’m off to visit my parents in Houston today. Very, very reluctantly, I’m leaving the dogs here in Austin with Tompall. Probably. I might cave and dog-nap them before he gets home from work.