Do you love your blender? I love my blender. I would say, I’m in love with my blender, but that’s a little creepy.
Name Your Loves
And in the name of love, we name our loves, don’t we?
We name our babies, our favorite stuffed animal, our cars, our household appliances:
- Max, my vacuum cleaner.
- Evaaaaaa, my rice cooker.
- VegaVitaVitamin, (VVV) my Vitamix blender.
- Grant, my son.
- Winter, my daughter.
- Skyfall, our car.
[And no, I don’t love them in that ^^^ order. ]
Orange Oat Think Drink
Speaking of love, I have to tell you about one of my favorite morning loves. Well, actually three of them.
Many mornings I wake up to a cup of lemon ginger tea with soy milk – for the Vitamin D and a sweet reminder of Granny’s powdered sugared lemon cookies. (That’s Love #1.)
After time in my Literary Study Bible (still hard to believe this Love #2 is mine!), I toddle out to the computer.
There must be a more grown-up word for toddle, but I can’t think of one, and today I know I’ll get lost in the thesaurus, I can feel it, so toddle it is.
While I wait for the electric-box-with-another-world-in-it to warm up, I toss my Love #3 ingredients into VVV:
Orange-Oat Morning Think Drink
- a sprinkle of Quaker rolled oats
- a healthy glug of Vitamin D-fortified orange juice
- a chug of soy milk (more D).
Put lid on. Turn it on high. Watch it whirl.
Turn it off. Take lid off. Pour into glass.
Fill VVV 1/3 full of hot water. Put lid back on.
Turn it on. Whirl.
Take lid off. Pour out water. Rinse.
Ready for tomorrow!
I call it my Orange-Oat Morning Think Drink because mornings are when I write. And thinking, for some reason, is a big help with that endeavor. So is staying put in my chair.
Sipping helps both the thinking and the staying put.
REALITY CHECK: Sometimes it ends up being my Orange-Oat Lunchtime Think Drink because there are mornings I forget to make it until my tummy grumbles around lunchtime.
Did this think drink sound familiar?
It may remind you a wee bit – because it’s orange? – of my leftover cake batter drink, Carrot Cake Smoothie. I made that one again this year after making carrot cake for the hubby’s birthday.
I do love making carrot cake with VVV to do the carrot chopping!
Speaking of carrots, aren’t these carrot coasters the bunny’s meow?