I love the opportunity for randomness…
As a peanut butter lover, it is my duty to make sure you are aware of the recent nut butter recall.
I was slightly nervous when I saw Trader Joe’s involved since I recently bought a jar but it seems that only their almond butters made the recalled list.
If I want to be honest with you, years ago when I was a Reduced Fat Skippy Crunchy Peanut Butter lover and it was recalled in a major way, I continued to eat my way through my jar supply because I would rather have risked contamination than go a day without my favorite peanut butter.
Please keep in mind that I may not be the best role model.
So sometimes I go to bed planning ahead for a rest day in the morning only to wake up, see the sun, feel refreshed, go against the plan and head outside.
Big mistake people. Big mistake.
Once I started running yesterday I just knew I should have stayed home. My legs were tired and needed a break yet I was stubborn and decided they would be fine.
It’s a cumulative effect for me because I can run and run and run….until I suddenly slow down without a pain or soreness anywhere just knowing I need a complete break.
Rest is in order for this morning.
Only I won’t rest, I will clean.
Only I can’t be trusted near any cleaner that involves bleach.
My beautiful Pottery Barn shower curtain (don’t you love the ruffles?!) is now tye-dye because I am a fool and let the bleach cleaner dribble three large splotches on the curtain.
I was then left with no choice but to splatter-paint bleach all over the entire thing.
I will admit that I like it. Of course I do, I love tye-dye anything.
I also love The Cheesecake Factory where I had lunch yesterday with two friends.
Of course we needed extra onion rings.
Those are Michelle’s nails by the way, not mine. Mine are pink, not French.
Always a tough decision.
Anyway, getting back to The Cheesecake Factory, I just need to vent for a moment once again about the Skinnylicious menu.
While I understand why they invented such a menu and I think it’s all sorts of great when restaurants try to accommodate people with healthier options, the truth is, making it separate and labeling it as “Lighter” or “Skinny” tends to put some people off.
Since kids speak their minds, speak the truth and often say what most adults think but don’t verbalize, we can listen to my son.
He wants nothing to do with this Skinnylicious menu and pushes it away from him immediately.
Why? Because, as he says without even reading it, “it is diet food and not good.”
I have tried to explain to him that it’s the same burger just with a salad option. It’s the same appetizers just served in smaller portions.
People feel that “Skinnylicious” or “Lighter side” means a sacrifice on flavor and satisfaction which isn’t always the case.
It would almost be better if restaurants started offering more vegetable options as standard parts to their entrees as well as replace the standard French fries with a salad so that the fries become the substitution on request rather than the other way around.
Click here for my last rant about Skinnylicious menus which offers some tips on how to order “skinny” from any menu.
And while we are on the random theme today, I participated in a super random spinning session with sandals on my feet in, of all places, Bloomingdales.
Totally normal, I know.
There was an AIDS fundraiser taking place yesterday afternoon while I was in the store picking up new moisturizer so I was told that if I hopped on the spin bike for three minutes, I would earn a $10 Bloomingdales Gift Card just like that.
I tried to ask for a six-minute ride in order to receive $20 but it didn’t work in my favor.
My plan is to use the gift card at their Forty Carrots restaurant next week when my son has days off between camp ending and school starting.
We love to eat at Forty Carrots and ten dollars towards a meal is always welcome.
Be sure to check out what everyone else is thinking about today!
Do you have any of the recalled nut butters in your pantry?
How often do you skip your rest-day plan?
Do you ruin household items with bleach too?