Let's talk about sweet potatoes!!!! As runners, sweet potatoes are a regular part of our diets!!!! Am I wrong?!?! Not uncommon for me to be carrying on in my purse!!!! Anyway, we all know, baking a sweet potato takes FOREVER!!! No time for that!!! So, I have been experimenting, and I found the perfect way to microwave a sweet potato!!!!! And, better yet, it is soooooooo easy!!!! And, comes out perfect every time!!!!!!!!! Ok, I CANNOT take full credit..... I found a youtube video that showed how to cook a sweet potato in the microwave....... it is the only video that shows how to perfectly make a sweet potato!!!! I just can't describe in words how FABULOUS cooking a sweet potato this way is......
the video can be found here:
Microwave-Baked Sweet Potato Recipe: Delightful Sweet Potato Recipes by cookingguide.
NOW LET'S TALK GIFTS!!!!
So, my friend/co-worker, Brandy custom made me a basket for Christmas!!! Awesome gift!!!! She knows me all too well..... I like stuff I can use!!!! I do not like things that don't have purpose!
This basket contained some of my most FAVORITE things!!!!
1- Jif Peanut putter!!!! Can not live without peanut butter or Almond butter!!!!!!! (thank goodness I am not allergic!!! That would be HORRIFIC)
2- Pretzels- Oh, to dip a pretzel in peanut butter..... yum!!!!
3- Hershey fun size Chocolates-Oh, take #1+#2 above and place a broken off bar of the Hershey chocolate and you have one amazing snack!!! And all can be kept in your desk drawer for quick assess!!!!! (Not that I have first hand experience or anything)
4- Tissues- I was so complaining about not have a handy easy to carry pack of tissues on my long run Sunday.... cold air and my nose turns into a faucet!!! (If only I could master the Snot Rocket)
5- GU energy Gels--Salted Caramel!!! MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!!!! I honestly don't use any other flavor
6- A HUGE tub of VASELINE!!!! Oh yes!!! This is the life saver in so many ways!!! I seriously could not keep running without it!!!! From protecting my feet from blisters, to those areas that chaffed (OUCH).... I practically cover my entire body in this stuff!! NOT KIDDING!!!!
7- Pepper Spray- Brandy has heard me non-stop talk about how I so need to carry pepper spray!! I have only been chase by a dog once, but it was a bit scary........ and, as many times as I have been in and out of Academy Sport's, I am so distracted by everything else in that store that the thought of buying pepper spray leaves my brain...... order on-line you say, nope! Again, I get distracted looking at other stuff!!!! I just pray that I never have to use this pepper spray!
So, yes, this is the best gift ever on so many levels!!!!! :D
Well, gotta run....... UNTIL later.............
So, do you like gifts you can use? or do you like the just pretty things to look at? (and mind you, collect dust!)
Favorite items that are must haves for you?
Favorite "snack" good or bad....... Do tell!!!