It has been raining here in northern Virginia for FOUR days, and it shows no signs of stopping!
Here’s the current radar:
And check this out — total rain accumulation in the last 24 hours.
^^^ See that pink spot in the middle? That’s where I live — SIX inches of rain in the last 24 hours. Whoa!!!
Here’s a photo from one of the Metro (train) station parking lots.
And here’s our four-day forecast — rain, rain, and more RAIN.
Generally, I don’t really mind the rain. I love lightening, and I love to hear the pat-pat of rain on the windows. But after, oh, um, four days, I’m over it.
ENOUGH ABOUT THE RAIN!!!
On to something more cheerful…
Today’s post is dedicated to Katie of Healthy Diva Eats
Do you read Healthy Diva Eats? It’s one of my very favorite blogs. While she calls herself a diva, Katie is truly anything but. She’s the sweetest, most genuine woman, a wonderful mother, and a fun and inspirational blogger.
One thing that I really love about Katie’s blog is the food. She makes creative meals, mostly vegetarian, that look so delicious. And almost every day, something she eats has “protein frosting” on it, which looks so creamy and good. Finally, today, I reached my breaking point. I needed to try protein frosting.
So, at snack time… I did.
Oh… My… Word… What was I waiting for? It is so easy and so delicious!!! I want to swim in protein frosting. I want to marry protein frosting. It is soooo good.
I took a scoop of vanilla protein powder (mine is 365 brand from Whole Foods), mixed in about a tsp of peanut butter then added milk a little bit at a time and stirred with a fork until it reached a good consistency.
I poured it over some sliced apple (in case you are blind). I had leftover “frosting” so poured the rest over a small bowl of pretzels.
I ate all of it then proceeded to scoop up the rest of the frosting with my finger and lick it off. I was this close to licking my plate but resisted. Why I resisted, I’m not sure, not like anyone else was around.
Protein frosting is going to be on my regular menu for sure. I think tomorrow I will put some on toaster waffles or a pancake.
Lunch was pretty sweet today, too. I’d had a bagel and cream cheese for breakfast, so I wanted something low on the carbs and high on the protein for lunch. I scrambled two eggs (really need to start using egg whites) with a slice of swiss cheese and topped with pico salsa. So good. Eggs really hit the spot sometimes.
On the side, I had a salad — organic greens, carrot, avocado, cucumber, onion, and the last of the tomatoes from my garden. For dressing, I had my second Healthy Diva inspiration of the day. I don’t really like bottled dressing, so I love finding homemade dressing recipes that are easy. I used 1 TBSP Grey Poupon mustard, 1 TBSP balsamic vinegar, and a packet of stevia. I ended up adding a bit more balsamic until I got the taste I wanted. It was soooo delicious on my salad!
I sat at my dining room table to eat while checking email on my ipad:
and stared out the window at this…
Rain, rain, go away…