Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Deanna's Discoveries

I love to share discoveries I've made, so what a great chance to share with everybody at once!

Daylight Saving Time: I love the when it ends. All of the sudden you feel like you have more time in the evening because it stays light so long. Imagine my excitement when I discovered it's less than two weeks away! That's right! Make a note somewhere so you don't forget it on March 8.
Coconut Flour: My friend has been baking with coconut flour like crazy lately, so I decided to try it out. The bonus is that it is low in carbs and high in fiber. I haven't gotten around to the baking, but I have added it to my protein shakes/smoothies. My friend was telling me it absorbs a lot of moisture and so I hoped it would thicken my shakes up a bit. It does and you also get a yummy hint of coconut flavor.

Parking Mystery: You may have remembered this car from a December blogpost about the massive amounts of snow we received.

Well, this morning I looked out and the car had vanished and this is all that remained:

It appears that the car has evaporated faster than the snow. Really, there are no tracks where it drove out or anything. How did it get out? A crane? Pranksters? Aliens? ...weird.

Chicken Curry Salad: I found this recipe on with great reviews. I made it for lunches this week and, I too, give it 5 stars.

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cooked and diced
1 stalk celery, diced
4 green onions, chopped
1 Golden Delicious apple - peeled, cored and diced
1/3 cup craisons
1/3 cup seedless green grapes, halved
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
3/4 cup light mayonnaise

"Manic Monday" and "I Love a Rainy Night": I've discovered that these are two songs I turn to to pick up my mood. I find this ironic since Mondays and Rain are two things that usually cause my mood to need a pick-up.


Missy said...

That car thing is so weird. No tracks? EEEEK!!!

I'm going to try that recipe some time for sure! And the cowboy caviar...I laughed when I read David's recipe. I bet they would go great together.

Dawn said...

I left a comment earlier but it seems to have been lost in cyberspace. Oh well, I'll write it again.

That car "disappearance" is crazy! How did it get out of there without tracks? Inquiring minds want to know. Doo doo doo doo... :)

Anonymous said...

Yummy recipe! Keep this blog coming. Don't stop! Love reading all of it!