1. Once again, where is LAUREN? When did she get fired? What did she do? I have nothing against Fitz’s new secretary Charlotte, but I miss Lauren. Did Shonda think that I wasn’t paying attention when she did the switcheroo?
2. The HUCK we know and love is BACK! Ellen’s boo didn’t know what hit her. Was he in the bed with her daughter though? Wow! There are no limits on this show, huh?
3. Liv finally got her bird bath after sweatin’ out her blow-out, sweatin’ out her press-es. Honestly, if I was being held against my will, the last thing on my mind would be a shower, but that’s just me. I know folks were pissed last week about her lack of cleanliness . . . in a dusty cell! Happy now?
4. “Red” is killin’ em out here in that dress. Go Abby!
5. Hey Florence!!!!
6. The wife saves the mistress? Where they do that at?
7. The kidnappers said that it may take 3 years for them to kill her. Honestly, Liv can’t stay away for 3 years because the show can’t take it and neither can I.
8. This eppy was a bit boring for me but I’m glad ol boy decided to be a baaaawse or a ”boss instead of a babysitter” because now we can get on with it! It’s time for them to go get their “Olivia Doll.”
9. Soooo, is Daddy Pope behind all of this? He’s been absent and knowing what I know, he didn’t just disappear into thin (mint) air!
Speaking of Thin Mints, did you know that my favorite Girl Scout cookies contain no animal by-products this year? I picked up a box (only one…I’m trying to get my life together) from a lovely young girl scout and her Mom yesterday on Market Street. They had on t-shirts that read “Girls Can Do Anything.” Trueness!
Support your local troupe and pick up a box of Thin Mints today. Put your box in the freezer or the refrigerator and enjoy them cold for a sweet treat. Additionally, you can enjoy the cookies with ice cream. Yep, ice cream or as the vegan community calls it, “nice cream.” There are so many recipes on how to make your own vegan ice cream. Of course you can buy it from the store, but when I want to make a cleaner version at home, I do this:
1. Allow 4 to 5 bananas to become overly ripe. Peel them and cut them in half. Throw them in the freezer overnight.
2. The next day, put the bananas in a high powered blender with about a ½ cup of almond milk and a ¼ cup of water.
3. Toss in a table spoon of vanilla extract or a sprig of fresh vanilla
4. Turn your high powered blender on and get it going. The bananas may get stuck at the bottom, so you’ll have to stop and ensure that it is blending properly by scraping the sides of the blender. Once everything is blended, throw the pitcher in the freezer and bring out the thin mint cookies.
5. Crush the thin mint cookies on wax paper with your hands or toss them in a food processor if you would like a finer consistency.
6. Grab a bowl, take the pitcher out of the freezer, spoon out the “nice cream” and throw the cookie crumbles on top. You can store the rest in a freezer-safe container. Clean out your pitcher and BOOM! Eat up.
Preparing the food that I enjoy is not an exact science so I’ll never say you can’t make alterations to the measurements. I like to feel it out and that’s what makes cooking fun for me. Allow the process of integrating more fruit and vegetables into your life to work for you. Remain flexible and get rid of the rigidity. This is NOT a diet! Stay inspired.
*I felt like the girl scout on the box when I found out about this epic announcement in cookiedom! :-)