Goodies and Gadgets.

Today was an exciting day in terms of food and gadgets!
I woke up and my stomach was rumbling and I knew that some serious breakfast was in need.  You’d think that because it is so chilly here in NJ I would be craving something warm but nope.  I wanted a smoothie!
In my smoothie:
•1  banana
•5 ice cubes
•cocoa powder
•a splash of milk
•1/4 cup apple sauce
I was a little nervous to use the applesauce in my smoothie but I figured I’d give it a whirl.  Couldn’t be all that bad, right?  And it wound up being delicious :) Perfect consistency and tasty.
I made my smoothie with the help of the new blender!  I accidentally broke our old one somehow so a replacement was needed.  I was pretty excited that it comes apart in so many pieces so you can clean it easily.  Do all blenders do this?  One day I’ll own a fancy blender but for now this one works perfectly :)
And thennn…
something came in the mail!
What was it?
My camera!!!
I did a happy dance and fell in love!  I’ve had so many digital point and shot cameras and it was time to finally get a “real” camera.  Or a DSLR if we are being fancy.  I did a lot of research online and I’m really happy with the camera I now have! A Nikon D3100.
I thought some cooking was needed to celebrate.
I bought these at Trader Joe’s the other week and I wanted to use them!  Beth told me she loved them so I decided to give them a try.
Seriously who would have thought?!  Little cubes of garlic and basil that you can just throw into your food while cooking!  Seriously brilliant.
I wound up making a pasta concoction.
It involved some garlic and basil obviously, ground turkey sausage, crushed tomatoes, olive oil, and fresh Parmesan cheese.
Mmm and it was a good pasta mix!  And good practice with the new camera.
My lighting was a little dark but I’m learning :)
Sandy then posed for some  pictures.
I’m hoping that everything I take pictures of is as photogenic as her!
Goodnight :)