hello and happy saturday to you!
i have enjoyed hearing everyone chime in on what their pet peeves are and why you are looking forward to fall. it is also comforting to know that several of you remember (and loved!) zoobilee zoo! looking back, the show was just a tad creepy, no?
last night, marshall and i decided to try out a semi-new (and brand new to us) burger joint in our town.
i had heard great things about salt city burgers!
i started out with an iced tea:
the way it works: you pick your kind of burger~
pick your optional toppings (for an additional charge)~
or, you can opt to order one of their “specialty burgers” such as southwest, bleu cheese bacon, etc. marshall ordered the bleu cheese burger, i ordered the turkey burger with avocado & mushrooms.
the additional charge for the avocado & mushrooms was totally worth it.. they really piled it on!
we split a basket of fries: half sweet potato & half regular.
of course, i focused mainly on the sweet potato side ;)
they had a “free toppings bar” that had lettuce, pickles, onions, etc.
i piled my burger with romaine, pickles & tomatoes.. and a healthy dose of ketchup & mustard.
this thing was giant!
i managed to conquer half the burger and then ate the other half’s avocado and mushrooms with a fork.
salt city burger co. had a large selection of hand scooped ice cream shakes, but i just couldn’t do it. i was stuffed!
i went home and after a bit of digesting (and FIVE episodes of true blood…) i was finally in the mood for dessert.
after having vanilla bean ice cream & grilled peaches on monday, a chocolate creamie on tuesday, newman Os & milk on wednesday and brownies & vanilla bean ice cream on thursday.. i decided i should probably quit with the full on desserts and opted for a healthier treat.
i made myself some cookies & cream protein ice cream.
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup whole (cow’s) milk
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
- 2 TB nestle quik
- 1/4 heaping tsp xanthan gum
- 1/4 heaping tsp guar gum
- 2 cups ice
- 1 newman O cookie
i blended the first 7 ingredients in my vitamix. protein ice cream is a bit labor intensive but well worth the effort! i sprinkled the top with the newman O cookie.
hit the spot!
i then proceeded to stay up until 2 AM watching true blood. and then i had dreams about vampires and werewolves.
1. how do you like your burger? i almost always go for a turkey burger but occasionally do beef. the toppings above are what go onto my ideal burger!
2. favorite kind of ice cream? it may sound plain jane(tha), but i love vanilla bean!
xo. janetha g.