Miscellaneous (and marvelous) things for Monday:

I’m obsessed with cherries. 

  • They were on sale for $1.49 a pound.  So I bought 8lbs, naturally.
  • And I bought a cherry pitter, after doing research on the best one to buy – it pits 4 at a time and doesn’t spit cherry juice all over your kitchen, and my husband only momentarily thought I was a wacko for buying such a gadget.  And I had a $5 coupon. 
  • It took an hour to pit one of the three bags of cherries – I froze most of them and made a batch of Mama Pea’s Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies.

On the topic of making iced coffee at home to save money, I froze some leftover (weak) coffee in ice cube trays then blended it up with stevia and almond milk.  Mmm.

A friend at work loves the Starbucks Oatmeal but never uses the nuts they give her – so she passes them along to me!  I took a bunch of the packages I hadn’t already snacked on and turned them in to a delicious mixed nut butter this weekend (almonds, walnuts, and pecans), with a bit of vanilla and salt – I could have eaten the entire batch. 

One of Adam’s family friends gifted us with some home grown squash and swiss chard yesterday when we stopped by to visit (mixed in with some random groceries from Bottom Dollar).

It was my first time experimenting with swiss chard but I used it in stuffed shells for dinner last night and it was  delicious. 

I got these workout tanks for $0.97 cents piece, then had a 30% discount, so they were about $0.70 / each.  Seriously.  Deal of the weekend.

Happy belated birthday to one of my favorite blog friends, Laura!  I made a twist on her breakfast tart (which she adapted from Tessa) and I’ll be sharing it on Breakfast Food Friday. ;)   It’s like cheesecake, for breakfast, packed with protein and fiber.  Win, win, win.

Tell me something miscellaneous or marvelous about your Monday or your weekend!

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