As Ryan and I ate breakfast together yesterday, I said I kind of felt like bowling. Since I usually find bowling to be one of the most boring activities on the planet, Ryan was shocked and said we had to take advantage of my sudden interest and head out for a midday bowling date.
After lunch, we threw socks into my purse and drove to the local bowling alley where we donned snazzy shoes and engaged in some friendly competition.
Bowling shoes just so darn sexy.
Neither Ryan nor I are particularly good at bowling, but I am especially awful, so I was pretty pumped to simply break 100!
I had a pretty stellar start in both of the games that we played, but failed to keep the momentum going.
At least it was a good time!
We played two real games before goofing around and trying new bowling techniques through a third game.
Before heading home for the day, I requested a pit stop at Peachwave, my favorite frozen yogurt shop in Ocala.
I got a combination of eggnog and cupcake flavored frozen yogurt topped with sprinkles and whipped cream.
When Ryan and I arrived home, it was almost time for dinner. Before digging into our crockpot meal, I took 10 minutes or so to throw together some homemade toasted coconut vanilla protein bars using a recipe that Ryan found online last week that intrigued both of us.
The recipe was super simple and came together in less than 10 minutes.
I stirred together coconut shavings, Coconut Secret coconut flour and GNC vanilla cream protein powder before adding milk (I needed more milk than the recipe called for) and shaping the dough into bars.
I could already tell from taste testing the dough alone that we were going to like these bars, but after topping them with melted chocolate, the bars went from good to really good. The sweet vanilla flavor from the protein powder and the texture of the coconut flakes were a winning combination.
Though you can tell they’re protein bars (they don’t taste like coconut brownies or anything), they are sweet and filling and Ryan and I both ended up eating one as a pre-dinner snack.
Dinner itself was delicious and super easy.
Earlier in the day, I placed a beef shoulder roast in the crockpot along with some Brussels sprouts, carrots and onion and covered everything with beef broth before adding a sprinkle of garlic salt and letting it cook on low for eight hours.
It made the house smell fantastic and tasted delicious on a chilly night!
Time to change and head to church. Enjoy your Sunday!