We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink… ~Epicurus
My ideal Sundays are those when I wake up and bake, with my favorite Pandora tunes playing in the background. Yesterday was the perfect day for this, so I picked a recipe from my favorite, fANNEtastic food, and baked away.
This Sunday’s creation: Oatmeal Banana Coconut cookies!
I love Anne’s recipes because they’re simple, healthy and always taste great. Sunday’s featured recipe included my favorites:
- Flax, oats and whole wheat flour for fiber
- Bananas in place of butter = fewer calories and fat
- Greek yogurt for texture and protein
- Raisins and coconut for deliciousness
These cookies were made to redeem myself for my lack of cooking this weekend. My friends and I planned a potluck and I was all set to make an awesome dish but some car issues got in the way. More about that later, but first: another exciting DC weekend!
On Friday American University gave out free tickets to the Washington Wizards vs Charlotte Bobcats game! My friends and I started the night at a restaurant called RFD, known for its extensive beer selection. After a fun dinner and a sampling of good drinks we checked out the game.
The stadium was a bit empty, and the teams not as entertaining as I hoped, but we got into it and had a great time anyway!
After the game we ventured out (and saw Roomie Rachel!), and headed home fairly early. I was happy with the decision because the next morning Marisa and I ran the Turkey Trot 5k at AU! A small group of us raced around the track
I finished the race at 27:57 and was very happy with my time. I was also excited about the awesome goodies we were sent home with. Free AU bag and water bottle
Unfortunately my car had other plans and I got a flat tire before we even left Cleveland Park.
My friends were troopers while we were camped out at the station. We socialized
Although we were two hours behind in our hiking plans, we didn’t let it stop us! We ventured onward to Maryland to make the most of the beautiful Saturday.
On our way to the falls we stopped to hang out with our shadows
The trail provided picture-perfect views
After our semi-hike, the next event on our agen-da was a potluck dinner!! Brenna was nice enough to host us at her lovely home. Upon arrival the house smelled like a sweet fall day, as she was heating up some TJ’s mulling spice.
There was also delicious cinnamon cheese with apples.
After the fun-filled weekend, Sunday was a much-needed relax day. I baked my redeeming cookies, had Sunday din with my favorite couple, “watched football”, and caught a cold. 3 out of 3 of us in our office are sick, so our school name has temporarily changed from the School of Education, Teaching and Health to…
Loading up on the Vitamin C!! Stay healthy with sleep and nutritious foods! And have a wonderful week.