September 28, 2009

A Fabulous Weekend :)

This weekend was a busy, wonderful weekend packed with excitement and activity…but before I get to that….I would like to tell you all about my new favorite thing… Shatto Milk

Shatto Milk is a small dairy farm located right outside of Kansas City. They offer milk that is free of bovine growth hormones and goes from cow to store shelves in as little as 12 hours! All milk comes in glass bottles. You pay a little extra for the bottle and are reimbursed when you return it to the store. Shatto washes and sanitizes each bottle and then reuses it for the next customer!
I took a class on sustainability this summer. The first class we were told to introduce ourselves and give a reason that we took the class. One gentleman stood up and said he was inspired to learn more about what he can do to take care of our planet when his 4 year old girl started growing breasts! She was getting too many hormones in her milk and it caused her to develop ahead of schedule They switched to Shatto and the breast buds are completely gone now! Spencer and I began drinking Shatto ourselves about a month ago. There is nothing better than a big glass with brownies or cereal, And the taste is PHENOMENAL! Skim tastes like 2% and doesn’t have that sour aftertaste that sometimes accompanies milk. Spencer even drinks it and he was never a milk fan! He likes to mix it with orange soda (which sounds disgusting to me) but he says it tastes like drinking a cream-cicle. ☺ So that is my rant for today. We here in KC are lucky to have such a wonderful company around us who deliver to all the local grocery stores. You should check it out in your own hometown and see if you have one too!
And now… here is what I did this weekend!

Saturday I woke up and played with the puppies outside while enjoying a nice bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats (and shatto milk of course). After awhile I went inside and started my day of cooking and cleaning. Spencer’s mom and dad were coming over for his moms birthday at 7:00 so I spent my day marinating steaks and cooking slow-cook green beans, cheesy potatoes, stuffed mushroom caps, prepping grilled veggies and baking a delicious mixed-berry almond gratin. (It was made with tofu to eliminate butter and had 1 tb. Sugar. I expected it wouldn’t be too flavorful but it actually might be my new favorite desert!!! I also cleaned, organized and found homes for a lot of items that have still been sitting in boxes at our house. I was a superstar and moved a HUGE solid oak dresser down to the basement BY MYSELF! I was scared I might just drop it down the stairs and was praying for my life about halfway down but I did it! (and immensely impressed Spencer). At 7:00 they showed up and we had fun chatting, watching the pups wrestle and having a few glasses of wine. They didn’t end up leaving until almost 11:00 at night! It was really wonderful and I think his mom really loved it . ☺

Sunday I did nothing. Absolutely I laid on the couch and watched movies. I finally saw Bride Was. I had heard it wasn’t too fantastic so I didn’t get my hopes up, but it was actually pretty good. Not anything to write home about, but it was very sweet and I did tear up from time to time. The puppies napped on me all day long until Spencer came home and then they were ready to go! So we packed them up in the car and headed off to the dogpark for some good quality romping time. They were exhausted by the end of the night and relaxed as we watched the premieres of The Simpsons, Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters (DVR is awesome!) All of the shows were wonderful! Except the Cleveland Show….it was awful. Not funny. Blatently racist. I’m not a fan.

I hope everyone else had a fantastic weekend as well! Did anyone do anything fun!?


bananas. said...

hmmm your sunday sounds very similar to my sunday. i just love doing absolutely nothing! :)

KLaw said...

I would kill for a day to sit on my ass and do absolutely nothing. Sounds like a fabulous weekend! And that milk? Makes me gag. But don't take it personal. I have never liked milk. Like, ever.

cristinrae said...

Shatto root beer milk = the best drink in the world

Carol said...

I love Sundays like that!