Machete and a Milkshake

At Home Excitement

I came home from work today to find Ryan sorting through his gear for an upcoming hike on the Appalachian Trail with two of his friends next week. He stopped off at an outdoor store on the way home from work and came home with lots of wilderness-y goodies… among them, a machete. Yes, a machete.

Apparently this machete was “cheaper than a knife,” (because that makes it a good substitute for a simple pocket knife, of course) and “really cool.”

As I was walking in the door Ryan was trying to be super suave and hook the machete on his belt loop. Well, in his Indiana Jones-like move, he dropped the machete (still it its “protective case”) and it landed on his big toe. Blood was everywhere! Fortunately after going through several paper towels, an ultra-masculine rainbow band-aid was able to stop the bleeding.

After all that excitement, it was time to show Sadie a good time. Off to the dog park we went for some trail hiking with the puppers.

"She's a Real Wild One, Wild One"

"She's a Real Wild One, Wild One"

The weather was perfect and Sadie ran around like a mad dog. It was a good trip to the park!


Dinner tonight was very tasty, but very boring… leftovers! I fixed myself a big bowl of leftover spaghetti squash, MorningStar Farms soy crumbles, sliced zucchini and marinara sauce and topped it all with Parmesan cheese.



Dinner was prepared in one of Ryan’s childhood bowls. We love these bowls because they are the perfect size for everything from yogurt to oatmeal to soup to pasta. Plus, it’s fun to eat out of nostalgic bowls!

Dessert was a million times more exciting: a homemade pumpkin milkshake!

The Goods for the Shakes

The Goods for the Shakes

I combined the creamy vanilla ice cream, milk, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice in a bowl and blended it with my imersion blender until it was thick and liquified. (I did this because our real blender is packed so far back behind all of my Tupperware and would’ve been a pain to get out. Laziness at its best!)



Blended Shake

Blended Shake

I poured the shake into a big cup and topped it off with a brightly colored straw.

Sippin' on a Shake

Sippin' on a Shake

I totally should have used two straws to be romantic… “One milkshake, two straws please!” This shake was far from romantic as I was the only one who used the straw. Ryan prefers to gulp his shakes. 😉
I love a good dessert. There’s nothing better!
Question: What’s your favorite kind of milkshake?

8 Responses

  1. Sadie is beautiful!
    I love a black and white shake 🙂

  2. YUM! That is an awesome milkshake!

  3. Yeah, I’m thinkin everyone in the blog world had simple dinners tonight. lol. That shake looks amazing! LOVE Sadie!

  4. omg. that machete story had me scared….glad ryan is okay! my bf gets hello kitty bandaids for his booboos 🙂

  5. Im not huge on milkshakes but blizzards are a different story. And surprisingly butterfinger is my fave – milkshake or blizzard. I know! NOT pumpkin? How can that BE!?

  6. WOW, glad Ryan is okay.. thats scary!

    I like any sort of fruit shake (with soy or almond milk). Banana/Almond Butter is yum too (with a sprinkling of carob chips!)

  7. You should never leave home without a good machete. When you are using one, you have to think about every swing, and carrry a first aid kit just in case of an accident.

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