AND… what special package arrived for me ON Christmas Eve???? I got a mysterious package… I had ordered a little toy for the Beebits for Christmas but the box seemed the wrong size? Guess what I found inside??
I was totally unexpecting this one too! I emailed Premier Organics about perhaps getting samples or coupons – since I’d LOVE to try their organic nut butters, but they’re sooo expensive! – (I told them how I always hear about their yummy products on CCK too *giggle*). I heard back from them that sure they’ll be happy to send something… well… I responded with my address but then I didn’t ever hear back again… so I was totally shocked to get the package! There weren’t any coupons, but there’s a sample of EVERY Artisana variety they sell! Agggghhhh! OMG I’m so excited. I am saving them til I know EXACTLY what I want! I’ve been out of coconut butter for a long time, like months! I’ll let you know what I do with them!!
In more food news… this morning I had a RIDICULOUS craving for tofu. I mean, like crazy craving. SO, I scrambled a WHOLE block of (pressed) firm tofu… I scrambled it with some of my seasoning and a little tamari today.
P.s. – while I’m breaking apart my tofu into the pan, the Beebits come over and says “I need tofu, Mommy”… so I just break off a hunk and hand it to him and he munches happily on plain firm tofu. I have tried it. I can’t do it. LOL. But he loves the stuff! I don’t even have to marinade for him!
Then I sauteed some mushrooms and yellow bells w/ just some herbs and salt and then piled them all together on my plate for a yummy scramble breakfast! (Note: I did keep out half the scramble and half the veggies to eat later today! LOL)
To top if off, I have a soy latte, my new FAV recipe (yes, even though the cup is a coffee shop cup, it’s just cause I reuse it lol, the latte is homemade!:)) And I almost never drink it hot. Even when it’s cold outside.. I don’t know why, I just don’t prefer hot drinks… not hot tea either, it’s always iced!
Iced Vanilla Soy Latte
- 10 oz organic vanilla soymilk (or other non-dairy milk)
- 6-8 oz espresso strength ‘coffee’ (I use an Aeropress, but I just make really strong coffee with it, not truly espresso so my coffee beans go farther lol)
- 30 drops liquid stevia ( currently using Kal brand because I got some for Christmas, thanks mom!)
- 1/2 – 1 tsp vanilla extract (I like it really vanilla-y!)
- (Optional) dash cinnamon and/or nutmeg for a spiced latte!
Mix all ingredients in a cup with 4-5 ice cubes – you’ll need more ice cubes if your coffee is fresh and hot! Enjoy! YUMMERS!
AND FINALLY, for some pre- and post-Christmas cuteness…
And then we made oatmeal raisin cookies for Santa… and the Beebits helped (of course)!
And most of the ‘opening’ happened at Meema and Beebpa’s house but I don’t have those pics yet, so, for the lil bit that happened at home…
Now on towards New Years! Ack! I can’t believe it’s oging to be 2011 already. *whew*!! I sure hope 2011 turns out better for the Beebits and I than 2010 has turned out to be. I already have some resolutions too – I’ll post about that soon promise!
Do YOU have any resolutions?