Sunday, June 7, 2009

Guest Post Link and Last Call for Full Bar Contest

They called for rain today but so far so good! I slept in a wee bit this morning which is such a nice weekend treat. I wasn't too hungry when I did get out of bed so I decided to make another batch of Banana Rhubarb Muffins so I could bring some out to the farm. After all, my MIL is the one who supplied me with the bananas and rhubarb so I thought it only fitting to bring some of it back in a different form! :) The muffins were featured this morning over at Oh She Glows, so please click on the link above for the recipe.

I finally got hungry about 9 and got started on my oats.
-1 cup water
-1/3 cup Quaker oats
-cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt
-dried goji berries
-hulled hemp seeds
A smart, tasty way to get my fruits into me first thing! We loaded up and went out to the farm for a visit. I snacked on a cookie and a few chocolates while out there. My FIL really enjoyed the muffins and they both got a hoot out of the "returned" food!

We arrived home by "lunch time" but I wasn't at all hungry so I got to work in the front gardens again thinking to beat the rain. My back complained less than I thought it would, but it still wasn't too happy with me! By 1:30 I figured I'd better get something into me or I'd end up nibbling all afternoon and ruining my dinner. I make a yogurt parfait with the rest of my strained yogurt, pineapple jam, blueberries and raspberries.
DD wanted to hit up the store where she got a bunch of gift cert's for her b-day for a couple of sun dresses. I grabbed a Glenny's brownie for the rad as my lunch dessert;
Not necessary but scrumptious none the less!

I finally got a chance to catch up on my blog reading around 3. It was some much needed down time! DD tried on her 2 dance recital outfits so we were sure they fit right as her dress rehearsal is tomorrow. I was relieved that neither needed any tweaking. Here is her jazz outfit;
And the hip hop one;
We both prefer the jazz costume. Her hair will be slicked up into a bun and her face done up for tomorrow. Rehearsal is at 5 so we'll have to hurry and get her gussied in an hour's time. The joy of rushing!

We had BBQ'd steaks for dinner tonight. If you've been reading the blog for a while you'll know that I'm not a huge meat eater, never have been, and I like red meat even less. I actually HATED steak until I got preggers with DS. Once I started craving that, I knew something was up! That being said, nowadays I do enjoy a piece of steak every now and again. I paired it up with some fresh peach bruschetta and a great big helping of salad;
Here's a shot of the bruschetta that I bought;
I had another heap of salad for seconds. It was a store bought one that was $4.00 off so I picked it up for a quick side. It had cheddar, bacon, carrots, onions, cukes and tomatoes in it. I tried my best to leave the toppings for the fam. No sweet end as I'm stuffed! We're off to Mom and Dad's for a bit. If you haven't entered the FULL BAR contest, there's still some time....until midnight EST, to be exact! What are you waiting for?

It's likely that I will be posting a bit later than normal tomorrow because I'm not sure when I'll be home from dance rehearsal. Ahhh...recital time is crazy time, but I will have photos of DD all dolled up so the post will be worth the wait! And don't forget that I will be announcing the winner of the contest in tomorrow's post as well. Have a great night!

Bye for now!


  1. Aw DD is TOO CUTE!!! Dance costumes are always a bit wacky, huh?
    LOVED the post on OSG :)

  2. Omgosh those muffins sound great! Perfect for an over-abundance of rhubard + tons of bananas on the verge of rotting! Btw, I love the jazz outfit the best--my little cousin dances too and I am so jealous of the fun outfits, although you wouldn't ever catch me in one! Lol

  3. Thanks for the congrats on my run and adding me to your blog list!

    So glad I came by today to see the banana rhubarb recipe! I HAVE to try that as I adore rhubarb!

  4. Glad the muffins were a hit!! The jazz outfit is my favorite too - wish her good luck for me! She'll be a star :)

  5. Your daughter is beautiful, and I love her outfit! It's so strange about your craving for steak, I've never heard that before! I always assumed I would crave ice cream/pickles, etc. Steak is usually something you crave if your low in iron though, so maybe that had something to do with it! In that case, you were doing your body some good :) The steak looks great by the way!

  6. Those costumes are too cute!

  7. The costumes are adorable!! Hope everything goes well!

  8. Delicious muffins!
    I love that parfait, mmmm. Cute dish, too :D

    DD is adorable! Gotta love dance costumes. I like the jazz one the best, too! I hope rehearsal went well.

    Have a great night!

  9. Haha, those dance outfits are eerily similar to ones that I wore when I was about 11. Your girls look supah cute!

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  11. Yeah, the jazz costume is definitely better than the hip hop one. All that glitz reminds me of skating costumes, especially when you add the slicked back hair ;)

    Ain't nothing wrong with a nice grilled steak. Mmmmm, steak. The peach bruschetta looks interesting - I bet it would be good on some toasty bread with some goat cheese or something. Or with grilled fish or chicken.

  12. great guest post Krista!
    DD looks so pretty in those dresses! :) good luck on today's rehearsal!

  13. I love dance recitals and I love DDs costumes!!!

  14. hi there!! ooo I see you are from ontario!! if you dont mind..where does your daughter dance? i used to be hardcore into dance lol..I danced with lets dance limited in Kitchener and meyerhofer in Cambridge ..if u know where that is..and was also on the canadian tap team! It brings back great memories to see the little ones dancin!! :):)

  15. that jazz costume is SO cool! it makes me wish i had done dance. i was always so jealous of my friends' costumes. every time you mention those banana rhubarb muffins, my jaw starts aching! i am in desperate need of a rhubarb fix!

  16. Haha I love those costumes! They remind me of when I used to be in dance recitals too :)

  17. Cool jazz outfits.

    Loving your breakfast.

  18. I used to be in dance! So fun!

    That Peach Relish looks delicious!

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