July 28, 2014

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Yes, its such a long name for such a simple food.  After visiting the Haunted Game Cafe, and tasting the delicious Zombie Elvis (basically a peanut butter chocolate banana smoothie), I had to try to recreate it at home!  After all, I can't visit that awesome place every day (okay, I promise I don't eat these every day,). But still, I found a very similar recipe to the Zombie Elvis that is just as amazing.  And it has protein too!

1 Cup of milk (any milk will do, regular, almond milk, coconut milk, etc.)
1 Banana, more brown than yellow, for sweetness
2 Tbs peanut butter
2 Tbs chocolate syrup
2 Cups of ice cubes (about 12 cubes)

Add the milk, then banana, then peanut butter, then chocolate syrup to the blender.  Puree until smooth.  Add the ice cubes and blend until smooth.  If you want the smoothie to be sweeter, add a bit of sugar to taste.

Enjoy the smoothie!

July 27, 2014

Music of eLeMeNO-P

Alright guys, these people are hands down amazing.  Their a capella blending is terrific, and what's more, I know two of the people here!  Dan Hoeye and Jalyn Webb are some of the best teachers I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.  I really miss having Encore group with them! Anyway, those of you who don't know about eLeMeNOP or Dan, or Jalyn, please check them out.  They're fantastic.

Quote of The Day!

So I need something to get me on here every day to post.  I don't know WHY I think this will help, but I do, and maybe it will.  I'm starting a "QOTD," Quote Of The Day.  These will probably, most likely, be funny quotes I've collected over the years, or random philosophical ones I've also collected.  Because that's what this blog is: funny, and filosophical.  Double f's.  Just kidding.  I do know how its spelled ;) Anyway, I hope this new series gives some of you some inspiration, even if its weird and wacky!

QOTD:  "I think that when Pandora asks you if you're still listening, there should be an option to say no."

July 20, 2014

Keurig Vue Leaking SOLUTION!

Hey everyone, quite a while ago we got a Keurig coffee machine, and its really cool.  Although picking the cups apart to recycle them is relatively annoying (especially when you have a whole stack of them to peel apart.....) It is nice to be able to just make one cup of tea or one cup of coffee instead of a whole pot.  Now I can make recipes with, say, one cup of coffee in them and not have to waste a whole pot!  Yay! Not that I make a lot of things with coffee in them, BUT NOW I CAN!

Anyway, we decided to get the Keurig Vue, a newer model of Keurig coffee makers.  Its got some nice features including a touch screen and multiple settings, but after we started using ours, the machine would start peeing water all over the counter top.  My dad, being the engineer he is, decided it was because of me making hot chocolate and clogging the head up.  But even when I wouldn't make hot chocolate, it would leak everywhere.  We searched and searched, and we couldn't find a reason why it was leaking.  We even sent Keurig the head (which we thought was the problem) and they sent us a new machine.  The new machine did the same thing.  So finally my dad figured out the problem because of one very hard to find post on the internet.  Apparently it has a lot to do with the shape of the coffee you're putting in the machine.

Because we live at a high altitude and the coffee pack things are made a different altitude, the pressure in the lids causes a change in the shape of the lid.  The water pouring into the coffee pack things would run off the rounded foil lids and down the back of the head, resulting in a huge mess on the counter, and very little coffee in the cup.  As it turns out, if you take a paper clip and poke through the foil lid to depressurize it before putting it in the coffee maker, it changes the shape of the lid so that the water doesn't run out!  It works the right way now!  Hooray!

Horsetooth Hike!

I am happy to announce that I have crossed off number 14 on my bucket list! Yesterday, Saturday July 20th, I hiked Horsetooth Mountain with four great friends all the way to the top!  The hike was pretty steep, and today my legs are somewhat sore, but it was a beautiful hike all the way up.  The top was very worth the effort.  I hope to hike it again sometime this summer.  I've also learned that my cardio seriously needs some work.  I'm not terribly out of shape muscle wise, but apparently stamina is something I really need to work on.  Thanks to everyone for being so patient every time I needed to take a breather!  Here are some pictures of the fabulous time we had!