UPS giftsPosted: December 8, 2011
Two exciting packages arrived via UPS yesterday! Well, exciting might be a slight exaggeration, but both were items that I was in need of.
The first was from Byrd Mill, the makers of the peanut flour that I buy:
This is the second 5 lb. bag I have purchased, and I think that the first one lasted me about 5 months. Before that, I had purchased 2 1 lb. bags, but decided that it was definitely more cost-effective to get a larger bag! I can’t say enough good things about peanut flour. Not only are the nutritional stats awesome (per 1/4 cup: 100 cal., 3g fat, 12g protein, 3g fiber), but it is so versatile and tastes great! (It’s also only 2 WW pp for 1/3 of a cup.)
The 2 most common things that I use peanut flour for are for protein in smoothies (combined with a frozen banana, ice and almond milk- to die for…) and as “peanut flour spread,” in which I add enough almond milk to get the consistency that I want, and eat it just as I would any other nut butter. I also use it for baking sometimes – what little baking I do. I have yet to use the flour in a savory way, but think that it would be fantastic for a Thai peanut sauce (guess I’ll have to get on that one asap!).
The other package that came was from Mad Dogg Athletics, who my Spinning certification is through.
Not too much excitement here- it’s a tuning belt to hold the controller for the headset I wear when teaching group exercise classes. But, I like the little Spinning logo on it. 🙂
And this is not something that came via UPS, but rather in my email:
I get this same email in my spam folder every single day. It’s either advertisting Viagra or Penis enlargement- two things that I’m obviously interested in. I like that the sender’s name is “Christmas-is Coming.”
I’m leaving for NYC this afternoon! Greg did a lot of work on a huge project back in September, so his boss paid for us to take the train to the city and stay in a hotel near Central Park. Greg is an engineer for a huge worldwide company that is based in New York City, and their annual holiday party is tomorrow night, so we’ll be attending that as well. He will be working in the NY office tomorrow, so I have the whole day to myself to walk around- and I couldn’t be more excited! We’re coming back Saturday, so it will be a quick trip. I definitely love the perks he gets with is job- and have never gotten any kind of monetary bonus or gift from my supervisors! Good thing I can sponge off of him!
If you have any recommendations for things to see in NYC tomorrow- please let me know!
Do you use peanut flour? Any recipes to share?