It was sort of a dreary weekend around the house. Mr. CPQ came back into town on Friday from a business trip and brought a nasty upper respiratory infection with him that pretty much knocked him flat on his back for the better part of three days.
Which means that for the better part of three days there’s been a lot of sighing, aimless wandering, and bemoaning the crackheads who have rendered modern decongestants ineffective.
But enough about me.
The boys had Saturday school to make up for the ice day earlier in the week so I convinced my husband that a date with me, orange juice and blueberry muffins from Mimi’s Cafe would make him feel better. He perked up enough to go with me to wander Costco and while we were there, he was lured by the siren song of the Vita-Mix demonstration lady.
He’s been wanting a mack-daddy blender for a long time and since we had to return his karaoke machine because it didn’t work right, he had some store credit to work with and all it took was a well-timed “I think you should get this for yourself” and it came home with us.
Along with $834,387,267 worth of produce to blend in the thing.
We’ve been making non-stop smoothies and milkshakes in the house and last night I made AND HEATED black bean soup in the blender jar in 4 minutes flat.
2 cans black beans, drained
1 can Rotel
2-3 cups of chicken stock
chili powder, cumin, salt, garlic powder to taste
Blend for 4 minutes.
At 240 m.p.h.
Then today for lunch, I made my first green smoothie with kale, an apple, and some frozen raspberries.
Please ignore the processed, canned soup in the background.
It was delicious and apple-y and tart and you would never know there were 8 grams of fiber and 1000% of my daily allowance of Vitamin K lurking in the glass.
Though clearly it looks like something is lurking in there.
Have a nice day.