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Gift Cards make my day!

 

There’s something special and fun about using a gift card rather than your own money (even if it was from Leif, ie “our” money).

Leif and I both celebrated our birthdays a few weeks ago. Funny thing is that after we met we realized our birthdays were 4 days apart.

Note – I am the older one 🙂 

One of my gifts was from Frankie…

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Awww.. Thanks Frankie!

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I am definitely not a Starbucks “regular” but I do love it as a treat once in a while. Today was one of those days I wanted to treat myself to something sweet. Skinny Vanilla Latte – Yes please!

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It was a cold and dreary day so it warmed me up perfectly – just what I needed. To me it’s a special treat because I don’t pick one up every day.

In the past year or so I’ve fallen in love with chick peas. I have always loved hummus, but now I am making my own (thanks to all the great blogger recipes) and also trying to use them in other meals and recipes. I often bake them in the oven and they are delicious. I just drain a can of chick peas, add in any spices I grab (usually paprika, cumin, pepper) and drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Then spread the little chick-0’s on a cookie sheet and bake them at 375 until they look slightly browned, but not overdone (I am bad with exact recipes, it’s usually more turning the dial to whatever temperature it gets turned to and adding in whatever I grab).

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They are seriously so tasty and good! I also chopped up some potatoes and mixed them with a bit of olive oil, cumin and pepper.

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I never thought chick peas could taste SO good!

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About Truly Simple

Runner, Wife, Teacher, Lover of Photography, The Outdoors,

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