Birthdays, Blueberries, and Blenders

Look what I got in the mail yesterday:


A birthday present from LUNA!! I have yet to try it but chocolate dipped coconut sounds delicious. I’m sure I’m going to love it. Thanks, LUNA!

I don’t know if I’m more excited about the free LUNA bar or the Happy Birthday card. As I’ve already mentioned, I get a little excited about my birthday.

My family has always made a huge deal over birthdays. My mom calls February through April the “birthday season.” It starts with my brother, David’s, birthday in February and ends with my mom’s in April. My friends always think it’s a little strange that I start planning parties in February when my birthday isn’t until the end of March. 🙂

Do you make a big deal over your birthday?

Before work yesterday, I broke open a box of Van’s Blueberry Waffles for breakfast.

Van's Waffles

I topped two with peanut butter and bananas:

PB & Banana waffles

I usually like PB on waffles, but it just didn’t mix with the blueberry this time. Next time, I’ll stick with syrup!

What I love about Van’s Waffles is the ingredient list:

Van's Waffles

I recognize and can pronounce every single word on the list. Van’s Waffles are a little pricey—I paid $3.19 for a box of six, and I thing Eggo waffles are $2.99 for a box of 10—but, I feel better about eating them, and that’s what matters. Of course, I’d probably feel a zillion times better if I actually used the waffle iron Jeff gave me last year for my birthday.

Speaking of gifts from Jeff, I still haven’t opened the immersion blender he gave me for Christmas. I’m kind of scared of it!


I really want to make potato soup with it this week or next, and would love some some suggestions for  healthy vegetarian recipes! Feel free to suggest other immersion blender recipes, too!

I’m off to run some errands!

Have a great Thursday! <3

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  1. I love my immersion blender! I don’t have a real blender, so I use mine for everything. From awesome smoothies to delicious soups.

    One of my favorite soups I made last fall was a curry, coconut, squash soup. I don’t have the exact measurements with me now, but the gist of it is one can of light coconut milk, some curry powder, vegetable broth, and squash that has been roasted in the oven. Blended all together and enjoyed with some warm crusty bread, yum! Perfect for a rainy day like today.

  2. I got the same blender for Xmas too! Its awesome. I’ve made protein shakes, tomato soup, baby food and am making a cauliflower and red pepper chowder tonight.

  3. You sound like my husband with the birthday hoopla. His birthday is in December and I swear he spends November and December (and yes, Christmas) celebrating his birthday. It seems to go on forever. He’s dragged it out less the last two birthdays. Maybe it’s because he’s getting (gasp!) old. 🙂

    I’m less of a birthday fanatic. I usually do something awesome for myself and whatever else happens, happens.

    This year, I don’t know what I plan to do. I’ll be eight months pregnant. Last year, I ran a triathlon. Well, that ain’t happening. Any suggestions? It’s on a Sunday, so I’ve got the day off. 🙂

    Happy to hear you’re back to blogging. I hope things are looking up … It can be invigorating to break away from the blogosphere from time to time. It’s OK to want to throw in the towel and concentrate on other aspects of your life. I’d miss your posts, of course, but I’d never stop popping in to see if you were back.

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