Weekend in Pictures: Vaca!!!

25 Nov

>Greetings from vacation land…I have a whole week off from work which takes me out of my regularly scheduled blogging routine. I figured I would share a few images from the amazing weekend I had at home for the first time in nearly three months.
First the Thursday befriend we left we received our much anticipated pastured organic turkey from our farmer.

I’m not saying how much I paid… It’s way too embarrassing. I spent a lot of time rationalizing it and have come to the conclusion that it’s okay. People send equitable amounts on a day at the salon, or a pair of pants. It’s time to face the facts I’m a foodie and this is where my priorities lie. Al weekend shopping I’m pretty hesitant to spend $10 on a pair of leggings; but unleash me in Wegmans and ill justify any outrageous purchase. Speaking of which…. Like I need a new food obsession…..

Finally tried ghee!!! Omg…I made Civilized Caveman’s banana bread with this Saturday and it was out of this world! Considering I make that banana bread once a week (no joke) and noticed the difference, I’m attributing it to the ghee. Now, since this little container was $5.99, I am currently planning on figuring out how to make my own, ’cause that’s wack.


Making cookies while on a sugar detox is not recommended!! Omg, I made these double chocolate chip cookies for my students (because I’m awesome) Thursday night and had a hard time not tasting the batter. And Friday, confession: I ate one. They were probably the best cookies I’ve ever made. And that was probably because all the other cookies ive I ever made have always been some sort of recipe I’m tweaking to make it healthier. They were fabulous. So I didn’t officially finish the 21 days of the sugar detox however I felt great limiting sugar in my diet and plan to go on eating this way from now in, with an exception here and there if I feel like it.Hey, it’s vacation!

Something else I did Saturday… Chop off all my hair!!!


I’ve been dancing around the idea for awhile since my long hair had become dry,straggly and takes forever to blow dry and straighten. I love the new look!

More shopping is on the agenda today….. When you live in the middle of nowhere and finally find yourself near civilization you find yourself saying ‘go to allllllll the places!!!’

Can’t wait til Thanksgeiving!! What are you making??

Have you ever tried ghee??

Do you feel guilty about the money you spend on food?


5 Responses to “Weekend in Pictures: Vaca!!!”

  1. Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen November 25, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    Wow that takes a lot of strength to bake while on a sugar cleanse! Good for you for staying strong. One cookie doesn’t count anyway. πŸ˜‰

  2. Alex @ therunwithin November 25, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    I have never actually tried ghee – I hear a lot about it though

  3. di @ life of di. November 25, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    Your hair look so great! I’m really been wanting to cut mine and I think this is a great length πŸ™‚ Also, I’ve never tried ghee but I’ve heard about it. I’ll have to look for it at Whole Foods!

  4. Madison @ Eating 4 Balance November 25, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    I’m always so jealous of your food πŸ˜› We have a few big turkeys in our freezer right now. It’s my consolation prize because I won’t be able to have any turkey at our actual Thanksgiving dinner at my relative’s house πŸ™‚ No organic here though 😦 The most important thing that we looked for was that there wasn’t any hormones and NOTHING injected (that last part’s the worst! I am always surprised at how many companies inject vegetable broth into their meats).

    Ghee is very good, I agree. Well, I only tried it once to test for a reaction (another no-go) but it tasted pretty awesome πŸ™‚ We just make our own at home to save money like you said. You can make it on the stove or in the oven. We make ours in the oven by placing some butter in a glass container in our oven for one hour at 300 degrees or so. Then you just scoop off the white on top and voila. πŸ™‚

    Your new haircut looks so nice! The description of your hair before… sounds like mine. Haha.

    And the living in the middle of nowhere comment? I can relate to that too πŸ™‚ When I get somewhere that has actual clothing stores I’m like “What is this foreign place?” πŸ˜‰ Hope you have fun shopping!

    • Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes November 26, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

      Yeah, organic is just a buzz word- Im more interested in how it’s raised! And I’ve actually seen the turkeys at the farm we got it from and I know they were treated well! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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