I am unslumped! Finally, out of my funk! It took a few days of using my funk-kicking tips from Thursday, but I made it.
Oi yoi yoi, to feel normal again. Hallelujah! Oh, I am me. Shoot, my mind was so dreary, my zest MIA.
You wanna know what sealed the deal? Having an energy drink (which I normally avoid) and lettin’ loose with some Pandora. Seriously, I cranked it up, and the kids and I went cray up all on this.
It was fire to my soul. “I’m wakin’ up. I feel it in my bones!!! Blah blah uh dah dah dah dom.” I know it’s fuzzy, but it captures the moment, and that’s the point.
Ok, onto popcorn. Whoa. Transitions are overrated.
I love popcorn. Last year I asked for a popcorn popper for my birthday, because I wanted to have 100% air-popped popcorn, as in, no extra oil from stovetop cooking, and no extra chemicals from the microwave bags.
BUT, it’s hard to flavor it. All the seasonings fall right off, unless you douse it with butter, which ain’t happenin’ after my movie theater employee days. Vats of butter are imprinted on my memory, along with the sound of it being squirted. Um yeah. Moving on.
So, I needed a butter-free version, that flavors would stick to. And, it needed to be sugar free because of my 30-day challenge, and this deliciousness was created. The flavors are subtle, but amazing. And, I think it tastes even better chilled because the coconut oil has a chance to harden and create a candy-shell like exterior.
The kids had a blast, and the smell of coconut oil is probably what heaven smells like. Aijah was very weary of the appliance for the first 2 minutes, but then it shifted to a joy explosion. PRICELESS.
- ⅓ cup popcorn kernels
- 2 tbsp. peanut butter
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- sprinkle of salt
- shredded coconut (optional)
- Pop popcorn according to directions. In a microwave save bowl, combine the peanut butter and coconut oil. Warm until softened and liquidy, but don't let it get too hot. Drizzle mixture over the popcorn, and toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt while warm so it sticks. A sprinkle of shredded coconut could be amazing too. For less messy popcorn, allow to cool in the fridge, so the peanut butter and coconut can slightly harden, to create the perfect exterior texture.
Day 4, FRIDAY: Um, I am an idiot for not doing this sooner. I love being sugar free right now. Basically, sugar has been a domino effect on my eating. Eat sugar=eat all the things! Well, take sugar away, and I’m a healthy, calm eater. Kinda crazy how black and white it is for me, but it’s truly the case so far.
I went to my parent’s last night, and I normally go all cupboard-plunder crazy, but I actually didn’t think about even opening the cupboard. WHAT?!
And, my sis and I are planning on making sugar free treats today, just for fun. Can’t wait!
A’ight folksies, get your dance on today. I am serious. You should do it. Right now would be a good time. Press play on the vid, and do the jig.
Much love, and for all those in a funk, do everything you can to get out it. Please. I support you, and you don’t deserve to feel any less than happy. Okay? Funks are temporary. and the shorter, the better. You got this. And hey, it’s the weekend. Plan something fabulous. I totes need a date night with The Chad! Jumpin’ on that one….uh….the date. ; )
Much love, Jessica Joy