What a girl to do when it’s too hot to be outside, she’s sick of swimming, and she can’t possibly spend one more minute on foodgawker?
Go shopping of course! Shopping is the perfect way to beat these insanely hot, humid days we’ve been having. You can get your walk on in the air conditioning, it’s the perfect opportunity to people watch, and you get to buy pretty things!
Yesterday Darren and I were bored and tired of being cooped on indoors. We went to Dollar Tree and browsed around the whole store. Then we went our separate ways to buy each other a gift costing (you guessed it) one dollar. I bought Darren freezer pops and he bought me a big clear wine glass that you will see featured in this post! Going to Dollar Tree and picking out gifts for a dollar was such a fun, inexpensive date. Also, you get a present at the end of it!
Another way to beat the heat is to start off your day with an oatmeal chocolate chip breakfast shake like I did this morning. This shake would also make a great snack. It has a lot of protein which I love in a breakfast because it gives me energy to start my day. This shake is also super delicious. It tastes like an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. Darren loved it, so I even have proof this recipe is a winner.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Shake
adapted from http://www.dashingdish.com
1/2 C. Cottage Cheese
10 ice cubes
2 Tbs. Oatmeal (instant or slow cooking, doesn’t matter)
1 Tbs. Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Milk (I used almond, but you can use whatever you prefer)
Sweetener of your choice (I recommend a couple teaspoons of sugar or a couple Spenlda/Truvia packets)
Dash of cinnamon
Put everything in blender. Blend until ice is fully crushed, and everything is blended.