Afternoon Coffee Date

How are you today? What’s new? What was the best part of your week so far?

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you, but it’s Friday!  It’s finally here. Praise baby Jebus, the Spaghetti Monster or whom ever it is you praise when things come into place. I’ve been asking Frank every morning when I wake up if it’s Friday yet and he had to tell me no each time.

It’s been quite the week, hasn’t it?  There was Wendy Davis’s Filibuster, the Supreme Court said Love should win, DOMA is stupid and Prop 8 is out (prompting this awesome Buzz Feed list.) Okay so SCOTUS didn’t really put it that way and Prop 8 can go up for challenge again, but instead of punting this decision, they made the right one.

Also, you know how much I love a good haiku, right? How about a SCOTUS Haiku Tweeter? No joke! Here’s just a sample:

Proposition 8
Initiatives’ proponents
Do not having standing

What exciting things did you find this week?

I didn’t post a recipe earlier this week, I didn’t really have anything to post that I’ve made recently, but I have a treat for you today! You should prob pick up the ingredients on your way home so you can make it and have for the weekend. It’s really that good.

A fellow baking friend mentioned that she was taking some delicious blueberry pie bars that we both make. (We have slightly different versions, but both are really awesome.) Rather than share our secrets, she found this recipe for blueberry pie bars that was pretty close to what we do. This is specifically for a 9×13 pan, ours is for an 8×8 doubled which is a little different. I made the recipe art based on that, rather than our secrets. She reminded me to add the almond extract because it’s yummy.

rec card blue bar

I’ve made it a few times and it’s always a big hit! If I wasn’t trying to very hard to be good so I can keep on track with the eating/working out gig, I’d make a pan for this weekend myself. Sorry Frank, not this week.

Speaking of eating better and working out, this past week I was in the pool 3 days (2 days teaching 1 day swimming), had a hell of a dance party in my office, and did 20 min on the treadmill after work yesterday. It wasn’t what I used to do, but I have to start somewhere, right? I haven’t been able to run because of my footsies, but I did it. I think I’ll see about a 20 or so minute run outside this weekend and will certainly be dancing as I clean this weekend!

Do you have any fun food or workouts planned?

About Court

I spend a lot of time on the pool deck and making treats in my kitchen amongst other things.
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7 Responses to Afternoon Coffee Date

  1. Ashley M. says:

    I am making two cakes from scratch which will then be iced to look like books and stacked on top of each other, for my sister’s book themed baby shower. Damn I’m so nice! 🙂 Have a great weekend, and awesome job on the workouts!!

  2. I have an awesome low-cal meal planned for next weeks dinner.
    I’ll post about it later…

    And I was hoping to do some FitnessBlender on Youtube… and maybe a jog/walk outside.
    And house cleaning!

  3. Robbie says:

    I’m making brownies from a box 🙂 And I’m gonna start that yoga channel you showed me ! Remember to find some down time for your brain this weekend.

  4. Leticia Bartlet says:

    You can purchase vanilla bean paste at Williams-Sonoma, but you can also find it on Amazon where it’s cheaper. I use Nielsen-Massey’s vanilla bean paste . Apparently Trader Joe’s once carried it, but it has been discontinued so don’t bother looking for it there if you hear rumors!

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