Friday, February 2, 2018

Valentine's Cookies of Luv
(If somebody makes these for you-including yourself-it means they want you to stick around for a long, long time. Isn't it romantic?)

(aka: Nicole's Protein Banana Cookies)

3 bananas smashed with a fork
1.5 cups Quick Oats
3 scoops vanilla protein powder*
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 handful mini chocolate chips
(Optional) some cancer-murdering walnuts chopped
(Optional) some cancer-demolishing dried cranberries

Make any amount or shapes.
Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes.

"Great for breakfast, pre- or post-workout 
or midday snack."says Nicole. 

"I better get these in the freezer before 
I eat any more of them." says Me. 

"Okay. Just one bite." Grantley.


So, my latest doctor was recognized in Chicago Magazine and I was thinking I might get some of those 3 bunches for 12 carnations from the Jewel-just for entertainment purposes, right? Cancer centers are way less fun than you might imagine and come on, the man deserves some recognition, no?

Well, P was having none of that. 

Yeahwell, I said. I might get him a card or something. Like one of the ones that plays music or something. Loud. 

No no no no no said the Demolisher of Fun. And then, ya know, I kindaaaaaa thought about it and, this was actually only my second visit with this fellow and we had really had a crappy experience with his predecessor-The Blood Lady, so, hmmmaybe it was a little too soon for jocularity.  Maybe I'd send one after. 


So, I'm over there at Loyola Thursday night in the parking lot next to the gym on my way down the stairs to get to Change Your Weigh and who do I bump into? Yeah, the doctor! I know. Crazy, right? And I immediately metamorphasize into my actual sainted Mother and I say, Hello Doctor  ____, I'm Ann. I have an appointment with you tomorrow!

And he's probably just trying to get himself out of that place at the end of a very long day but he was extremely kind and I said, Hey. Congratulations on getting into that magazine! Super cool. 

And he says: Oh. 
                     Pay. No. Mind. 
                     To. That.

But on his face-nearly from ear to ear-was the widest smile I've seen in a very long time.


Today was our second appointment. He came in and he said, he liked everyone he meets who takes the stairs. 


*EAS. The label is purple and you can find it anywhere. It is not necessary to drive to 5 different stores to find it cheaper unless you are me. The Jewel had the best price. 

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