I am way behind on my scheduled posts! Between celebrating our anniversary and Independence Day, I’ve had little inclination to enter the virtual world. So, although it’s totally off the schedule, today I’m going to catch up on all the posts I missed.
Since I’ve been on summer vacation from work, I’ve gotten into a smoothie kick. I don’t really follow an actual recipe or measure anything, but here is my basic guide:
~ 5 small ice cubes
~ Two handfuls of greens (I’ve tried baby spinach and a spinach, kale, and chard mix. I prefer spinach.)
~ 1 banana
~ 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
~ 1 cup of juice or milk (If you choose milk, add more ice cubes. Otherwise, the smoothie is too thick.)
~ Two handfuls of berries (I prefer blueberries.)
~ Honey to taste
Add all ingredients to a blender. (I have a Ninja and LOVE it!)
Do you have a smoothie recipe you recommend? Leave it in the comments!
Random Rambling: Independence Day Tradition: The Twilight Zone
When Sean and I had a cable provider, I looked forward to the Syfy channel on Independence Day and New Years. The reason? The Twilight Zone marathon! Although we have “cut the cord” and only use streaming services for television, Netflix allows me to keep the tradition alive. So, between the barbecue and the fireworks, I watched consecutive episodes of this awesome classic. Here is a list of five of my favorites (by season):
Season 1: "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street": I use this one to teach mood to my seventh graders (the screenplay is in our literature books). People are so afraid of monsters or aliens, but the simple truth is that fear makes monsters of us all.
Season 2 Episode 7: "Nick of Time": When newlyweds stop in a small town for car maintenance, they must choose to either follow the guidance of a fortune-telling machine or their own common sense.
Season 2 Episode 10: "A Most Unusual Camera": An antique camera takes photos that show what will happen in the immediate future. (I have a camera similar to the one on the show. It doesn’t work.)
Season 3 Episode 19: "The Hunt": When a man dies, his dog helps him choose the right path to Heaven because dogs aren’t allowed in hell.
* Season 4 is not available on Netflix.
Season 5 Episode 17: "Number Twelve Looks Just Like You": A young lady refuses to have surgery that will make her “beautiful” like everyone else. Scott Westerfield must watch The Twilight Zone. His novel, The Uglies, reminds me of this episode.
Well, that should do it; the two posts I missed. Now, that I’m caught up on posts, I have a novel to write.
Until the next post . . . keep smiling!