Perhaps you’ve heard of the trendy Vitamix machine, a high-performance blender costing around $600?
This is not a Vitamix:
However, our trusty Oester blender does an alright job making green smoothies. Green smoothies are kind of a trendy thing right now, too, right along with the Vitamix — but much more affordable. Our regular blender does not make as smooth of a smoothie as a Vitamix would, but it is certainly satisfactory.
A green smoothie is basically a fruit smoothie that also has some kind of greens added, such as spinach or kale. Does it sound disgusting? Well, it’s not! Paul has been experimenting with various recipes online and we have been enjoying green smoothies for lunch alongside a sandwich. It’s yummy, and it is also an easy way to get a greater variety of fruits and veggies in your diet.
Paul made sushi for dinner last week. These rolls contain cucumber, avocado, cream cheese, and tofu. Yum!
To celebrate Paul’s freedom from schoolwork and grading, we took a little adventure into Toledo earlier this week. We first visiting a used bookstore that I had heard good things about:
It was HUGE inside, and there were lots of great books to browse. We took a little stack of books home with us.
Then, we went for lunch at a Korean restaurant. The food was DELICIOUS.
It was fun to get out-of-town and do something fun and different!
Take a peek at what I was busy doing this weekend:
Here’s a photo from a date night with my hubby over the weekend. We went to The China, where they have the best Chinese food and they play classical music on the background. Here is a photo of me mastering the art of chopsticks.
I love ikea. Not only do they have lots of cool house stuff, but they have these amazing little cookies. 🙂
At Aldi, I found tubes of pretzel dough recently, and thought it would be a fun treat. It took me a few tries to get the pretzel tying right, but once I got it, it was easy! Yum.
I went to a Korean restaurant with a couple of piano teachers. I never had Korean food before, but let me tell you — it was delicious!
It’s the perfect weather for hot cider. Ahhhh.
Our voluminous tomato plants are finally producing tomatoes! Paul quartered some romas yesterday and put them in the dehydrator to make some sun dried tomatoes. Yum!