Originally I thought this post would be about my five favorite things like my sister girlfriend (a fellow Mommy, Esq.) did on her blog. Then I thought about thanking the Academy (or in this case my cousin) for my recent award and then passing it all forward (which I will soon....).
But instead I wanted to tell you about my new thing just in case you run into me and I look a pale shade of celery. See, one of my truly favorite possessions is my Vita-mix. We went to one of those home and garden shows about 7-8 years ago where they were doing demonstrations. You know, where they show you how incredible it is that this fancy blender can pulverize a 2x4 in less than 10 seconds, just in case you're ever in the mood for a speedy wood shake. But seriously, I stood there in amazement watching them make soups, juice raw foods, freeze ice cream, and (the thing that sold me) make peanut butter from....just peanuts. It was SO cool. And even though my first semester of law school plus books cost less than this thing, somehow I managed to convince Andy to let me buy it.
I promise it was one of the best things we ever bought. And the Vita Mix people are NOT paying me to talk about this (although I wouldn't be insulted).
When our babies came along, I started making my own baby food. Anything we ate, so did they. I just pulverized it. I mean....have you ever read the ingredients in a jar of babyfood? Shouldn't bananas contain only ONE ingredient...say, BANANAS? There certainly shouldn't be ingredients in a jar of bananas that I can't even pronounce. So I just did it myself. Because I thought I did it better than they did. And my babies loved it.
But lately I've been reading a LOT about these green smoothies. You can get your entire serving of fruit and veggies in one drink. And they have all these antioxidants to go to war against all the garbage we put in our bodies. It's a good thing. So the other morning I made up a batch and took it to Andy. I wouldn't tell him what was in it until he drank it. So he did. And he said it wasn't bad. And I smiled because he usually picks around the cucumbers in his salad but he drank one that morning! And never knew it. Until now.
But I'm a little concerned because he told me the story of someone he knew once who drank so many juiced oranges and carrots that they turned orange.
Things that make you go hmmmmm.
I think a subtle shade of mint wouldn't be so bad....