Friday, March 4, 2011


Welcome Friday!  I love Fridays!     Welcoming Friday means that I've successfully made it through another week, and can prepare for the weekend.   Friday also means lunch date with my husband.  This is a tradition that we started about 9 years ago - when I had to work every Friday night.  I had a 1 hour dinner break, so he would come home from work, take a quick shower, and then come pick me up for dinner.   That was our Friday night date.   Then, I started my own business, and was free for lunch on Fridays, so we began meeting for lunch.   Then, along came the Little Guy - and my Friday lunch date became "Lunch with Daddy Day".   For five years, the three of us had a lunch date.  Now, the Little Guy is a First Grader, and has his lunch at school, so I have my lunch date back again!    Our favorite place to meet for lunch?   Bangkok Taste!  Our favorite Thai restaurant, where almost always, one of us gets Pad Thai, and the other gets Thai Peanut Curry noodles, and then we share.   And we talk for 45 minutes uninterrupted by a 6 year old.  Pure Bliss.

I've decided that on Fridays, I'm going to share some other Food Bliss with you, and tell you about some of my favorite food finds.   These may be things that I just currently love, or they may be things that I cannot go without in my daily kitchen.   

First on my list, because I ran out last week, and then Oh JOY!  Found that it was on sale at my local Health Food Store this week, is Naturally Nutty Vanilla Peanut Butter,  and Butter Toffee Peanut Butter.   Oh.My.Word.   This is the most incredible peanut butter EVER!   The butter toffee does have a tiny bit of added sugar, but the Vanilla has none....which is unbelievable.  Every time I stick my spoon into the jar, I read the ingredients list again, because I cannot believe that there isn't any sugar in this. It tastes like dessert!    Seriously, if you love peanut butter, you have to get some of this!      If you live local - it's on sale at Harvest Health.   If not, you can get it through Amazon, or through their website.   It's made fairly locally too, since it's made in Traverse City, MI.

Those who know me know that I am a Coffee Loving Gal.   I LOVE a good cup (pot) of coffee.  But,  in the evening, I also love a soothing, relaxing cup of tea.   I most usually choose a green tea, but lately, I've been completely nutso over this new herbal tea I've discovered.  I am so happy when I find things that have no added sugar, and yet satisfy my sweet tooth (like vanilla peanut butter!)  Yogi Egyptian Licorice Mint Tea is like candy in a cup.    I don't need to add any sweetener to it, and it's so smooth and sweet tasting.  This stuff is amazing!   I can also get this locally at my Health Food Store, but if you can't find it locally to you - it's at Amazon!

So how about you?  Do you have a favorite food find?   Let me know yours, because I love trying new foods!

1 comment:

  1. Since I can't have dairy products, I've been trying to figure out a way to make my coffee taste good w/o dairy. We ran out of coconut milk, so I opened a can of coconut milk to use in my husband's smoothy. I thought I'd try it in my coffee. It was sooooo good! I am so happy to have found something that is rich and creamy and non dairy for my coffee. I did finally by coconut milk coffee creamer, but I haven't tried it yet.