WIAW #39 – Crazy Quarter Concoctions

Just another week on the quarter system.  BOY WE ARE GETTING CLOSE TO GRADUATION!!! Yikes.  That’s all I have to say on that front.  My dad asked me if people are excited and I just said I didn’t want to talk about it.  Ok, I lied.  I’m very excited for the opportunities that lay beyond this small college campus, but am not sure about leaving such a life style yet.

Well, until I can formulate actual thoughts about this, I’ll move onto FOOD.  Aloha to a day in the life of Kaitlin 🙂  And mahalo to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting.  I was still recovering from my half marathon this past weekend, so running wasn’t really an option.  Boy, I don’t know what I did but my quads are still on fire. I still wanted to work out, so I settled for a little stationary bike, elliptical, and weight circuit. IMG_7811I chatted with my dad as I biked home from the gym, took a quick shower, and threw together a breakfast.  All throughout my workout I had planned what to eat.  But, when I actually made it to the kitchen, everything changed.  Oh well.

I was SO excited to finally find this Califia almond milk at Target.  Supposedly it was at Zanotto’s market as well, but I’ve been out of the grocery store circuit for a couple of weeks and haven’t made it to that side of town.  Sad, I know.

I added a dollap of almond milk to half my yogurt and threw in half a banana, flaxseed, sunflower seeds, and almonds.  Pretty decent for a Tuesday morning.

Off to the Science of Happiness class I went where we learned about stress and relationships.  Not together of course, but there are some interesting studies on the matter.  Tip, surround yourself with people that make you comfortable and happy.  🙂

After class, I headed straight to the cafeteria where we were selling baked goods for a community service project.  The project is to raise money for Shared Adventures, a non-profit organization that host outdoor events for disabled individuals.  I’m sure we all take it for granted that we can go bowling, hiking, kayaking, or surfing.  Well, this is the perfect opportunity to grant such individuals the same joy of exploring the outdoors that we have.

Lunch of carrots, iced coffee, and leftover tuna dish over a bed of lettuce.

I whipped up some snickerdoodles and epic blondie bars for the occasion.  Blondies = regular cookie batter with Dark Chocolate Milanos and Dark Chocolate/Sea Salt Ghiradelli squares.

In the afternoon, there was a senior social event called BBQ Basics.  Even though my dad taught me how to barbecue  I was hoping to learn some tutorials.  No, just another event to mingle with people we do/don’t exactly agree with (aka our cohorts) ;), have some beverages, and snack on chips/bratwurst/salsa.  Yes, in that order.
IMG_7821Because we weren’t really feeling the mass amount of grilled chicken, we headed out for our own BBQ selection at Armadillo Willy’s.  We had been here before but not since they changed management.  I have to say, the place looks much cleaner, more put together, and the menu looks even more delicious.  Not to mention the food was a whole lot better. 

IMG_7829Tuesday night was tri-tip special night and while I could definitely have gone for some brisket or BBQ ribs, I thought I’d give it a shot.  Sorry for all those who like your meat burnt, it was a bit pink, just the way I like it.

Did you know they have exactly 40 marshmallows in each bag?  I’m not sure why they didn’t just say 1 bag of marshmallows. No, I decided it would be worthwhile to count each one out to see if they were right.

Later on, additional baking for today’s continued bake sale (this time throw back to childhood classics – Cinnamon Toast Crunch Treats!), blogging homework, and another senior social event.  This time it was to hand out pilsner glasses for the first 500 people.

Happy Wednesday to all! Have a fabulous rest of your week! 🙂

What are some of your favorite childhood classics?  Any good eats lately?

10 thoughts on “WIAW #39 – Crazy Quarter Concoctions

  1. I LOVE MARSHMALLOWS! I will eat all 40 of them plain. That’s how good they are. I am super excited for you to graduate! Hopefully it means we get to hang out in real life soon 🙂

  2. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Treats?!?! I am salivating over here, and am jealous of everyone attending your bake sale. LOVE Califia almond milk, but hold up, they sell it at target too now?! There is no Target in Santa Barbara, but that is good to know!

  3. Armadillo Willy’s.sounds like incredible BBQ sauce! I never thought to add a little almond milk to my yogurt. Good idea!

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