Sorry that I've been an absentee blogger for a week or so -- life sometimes does get in the way of blogging, doesn't it? I haven't had time to even read my favorite blogs, must less write one.
BUT, since it is threatening to flood in Dallas today and we have only a few brave souls in the office at Community Partners of Dallas, I have a little time to write. And you know if I get to write about my Four Faves it's a good day -- yay!
If you are new to this blog, I write about my favorite things periodically. Visit the most recent one here (and so on): http://blog.paigemcdaniel.org/2015/08/four-favorite-things-i-love-right-now.html
I decided this morning that I'd do a few of my favorite morning things with one evening thing thrown in so you know I'm loads of fun at all hours of the day (and night)...
I spent a little time this summer reverting to my high school days when I ate no breakfast in the morning. I thought this might help me to lose a few, but it hasn't and my recent visit to a new doctor had her lecturing me that I was doing the exact opposite thing that I should be doing -- ugh.
NOTE: Never again will I go to a young, skinny female doctor. Give me a fat old male doctor every time. If he also smokes that's a bonus.
1. I love this Applegate Naturals Sausage that my friend Katie told me about years ago. You can heat up one or two pieces in a skillet and you're ready to go. I usually have a few grapes with it too. Red grapes are just fantastic right now.
2. My new Green Smoothie is the best! Add these things to your blender in this order:
One 1/4 C water (or you can use coconut water -- I use good old filtered tap water)
Handful of spinach (if I have it I add some kale too and sometimes a little pineapple)
Navel orange, peeled and pulled into a few sections
1/2 of a frozen banana, cut into 1/4 inch slivers
Dash of cinnamon
Squirt of honey
Blend this, then add 1/2 glass or so of ice and a tablespoon of hemp seed (for protein) and pulse/blend again. Delish!
3. This is not food, but I'm absolutely smitten with this Scarf from Hadleigh's in Highland Park Village. They are opening a new store on Madison Avenue in NYC next week, so get your scarf now while you can. It is oblong and can be a scarf or used as a shawl. Fabulous patterns! Not cheap, but SOOOO wonderful.
4. My friend Sofia told me about Yogi Tea to relax at night and I just love it. Has a slightly sweet flavor without any sweetener added.
What are your Four Faves?