Girl’s Night In

The BOY is away with his Dad on a Guy’s Weekend!  Which means…it’s Girl’s Night!!!

 

The day began with an awesome and sweaty BRICK followed by lunch at Which Wich? and some serious retail therapy with my Mom.  Let me tell you…I found Lucy carpis (that fit amazing) at TJ Maxx for $20.  I’m still in shock and if I wasn’t wearing my new PINK jamies (also on sale), then I might be parading around in my new Lucy pants right now!  I am planning to watch some cheesy mindless TV shows (thank you E! for always providing this) and maybe work my way through this season of Girls which I have saved on the DVR while enjoying my dinner before heading to bed early.

 

On the beverage front (because girl’s night definitely requires some wine), I decided to open up this Evolution Red wine.

 

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The Evolution White wine is one of my favorite wines.  It is crisp and and fresh and perfect for summer.  So I was excited to find this lighter red at Costco last week and thought it would be fitting for girl’s night.

 

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Before making my way to the kitchen to begin prepping dinner, I switched from Hollywood trash to Stage 7 of the Tour de France.  I picked up a beautiful piece of salmon at Whole Foods yesterday for tonight’s dinner.  The BOY is not a huge fan of salmon so it is usually my treat when I am on my own for dinner.

 

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This was my first time using this salmon seasoning that I picked up my last trip to the Spice House.

 

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I poured myself a glass of wine to enjoy while I worked on dinner. I thought about using my new ‘Crunk’ cup that my Aunt sent me.  Let’s be honest, this glass is awesome and it’s okay that you’re jealous!

 

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But instead, I went with my portion control glass to avoid finishing the entire bottle and being in bed by 7pm.

 

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As a side dish, I made sweet potato discs using another one of my favorite seasonings.  This one is especially good on sweet potatoes but also incredible on popcorn.

 

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Dinner

 

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Is

 

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Served!

 

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The green beans came out of steam bag, which is kind of cheating, but tasty none the less.

 

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And everything turned out sooo yummy and good!  Don’t judge me…but I ate my supper in front of the TV enjoying the stunning views of France (and fun international accents) during the tour.  I don’t know many of the players, but as I said this morning, their athleticism amazes me.  I love the team aspect of this race.  How each rider has his specific role to support the benefit of the team or team leader.  And, there is one guy from Chicago.  Impressive!!!

 

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I have been looking forward to banana soft serve for dessert all day, so I didn’t wait long after dinner to make some.

 

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Have you tried this before? You just throw a frozen banana into your food processor (and I added in a splash of vanilla and some vegan chocolate chips) and blend until smooth.

 

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Then enjoy this sweet (and somewhat healthy) frozen treat!

 

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In the mood to get creative with your dinner time dessert???  You can also add in PB, nuts, white chocolate, frozen fruit, butterscotch, and/or honey. It’s a sweet way to end your night!  The only thing missing from my evening is my old partner in crime (Emmy, we miss you every day!) and maybe Magic Mike on DVD : )

 

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Sweet Dreams!

How do you like to spend your quiet nights at home?

Who’s tried homemade softserve banana ice cream?

6 thoughts on “Girl’s Night In

    • You are welcome! It is just that good and that easy to make that you will want some every night. The key is to peel your overripe bananas and freeze them so they are always ready when you need them!

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