Tag Archives: Erin Baker’s Wholesome Baked Goods

My First Blog Giveaway!

28 Jul

Welcome to my first blog giveaway! How excited are you?! Each month I plan on giving away a local product to one lucky reader. Did you read the last blog? If so, you may have guessed the product!

Erin has been making nutritious and delicious products for the last seventeen years. Her products are definitely a favorite out here, and if you mention a Baker Breakfast Cookie, everyone knows what you are talking about.

I am giving one person three of my favorite flavors.We have Peanut Butter, Double Chocolate Chunk and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk (the PB Chocolate Chunk is vegan).

All you have to do is make a comment and tell me about your favorite breakfast. I will pick a random winner on Sunday, July 31st. Please have your comment submitted by 7:30pm PST. Good luck!

 

 

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The Little Things

28 Jul

Today is much better. 🙂 Today is one of those days where the little things make me happy. Like when Edie gets done with our four mile speed work run and starts running around the yard like a maniac when we get home. It’s like she didn’t expend all her energy so she has to get it out real quick before we go inside for the day. Or when the big washer in the Laundromat next to the bank starts going and my chair starts vibrating. It makes me giggle. The first time I felt it I thought it was an earthquake. But the thing that got me smiling the most today was hearing the WTF news on the radio this morning. Apparently there is a couple in Las Vegas who have to change their personalized license plate because it’s too offensive….and it says “LMAO AT U”….The policeman said it was vulgar and derogatory because they are “laughing at you”. Really? Really? Don’t you think there are bigger problems in Las Vegas? I just thought that was hilarious.

After running this morning, I had another Banana Berry Omega with some toast and PB. I have been craving nuts and nut butters ever since yesterday. I don’t know what it is. Maybe my body is telling me I need more healthy fats. For a snack at work an employee made banana bread, because apparently she has ESP and knew I’ve been craving banana bread for a week. I had one piece which was perfect. I still might try to make some this weekend. Since my nut craving has been so strong I went to the market and bought these since I forgot my Trader Joe’s mix at home.

 

They are actually pretty good and it’s nice to have that little bit of dark chocolate in there. There are pretzels in the mix which were nice and salty but I felt if there were more nuts rather than the pretzels it would keep me fuller longer. Lunch was short, with a Turkey Stuffed Pepper, since I left early to go to our HR Manager’s retirement party.

It was warm today and I was exhausted (could’ve been the glass of wine I had at the party) so I ran to the grocery store and got some Jennie-O Italian Turkey Sausages for dinner. Then I made a BAS (Big Ass Salad).

Mmm, spinach. Topped that baby off with candied pecans, cranberries and raspberry vinaigrette.

Oh and remember that Trader Joe’s European Yogurt? Turns out European means the consistency is much thinner. I would say it’s in between kefir and yogurt. It tasted darn good but it needed something else besides blueberries. I bought some peanut butter granola made by a local company to mix in.

I love Erin Baker’s Breakfast Cookies (more about this tonight) so I knew the granola would be delish! Let’s just say it did not disappoint, and I might have the Hub hide it so I don’t eat it all.

I FINALLY got my BHG in the mail from my mum. She gave me a gift subscription for moving into our new home. I am so excited! My grandma gave one to my mom every year, and we are carrying on the tradition. Well I am off to peruse through this gem.