Not one to readily assume the mantle of Harbinger of Trends, I do manage to find a few things here and there that I think are pretty terrific or at the very least, things that I’m WAY into. Here are a few of the recents.
I am into… Mississippi Roast. Do you know about this? Do you? Have I been living in a cave of bland chuck roasts all of my 49.11-1/4 years? Apparently it is one of the most pinned recipes on Pinterest. And sure, some of the ingredients aren’t the healthiest but I am telling you this: my family devoured this meat last week. I served it up with some roasted potatoes and every one of the Zielskes said on every bite: “OMG. This is so good.” (Okay, maybe Cole didn’t, but he’s less effusive at meal time.) The New York Times posted a healthier version of this dish, which I have yet to try. I figure this: its base is real food and a few packets of Au Jus mix and Ranch Dressing mix won’t kill me just yet. I swear if you try this, you will like it. (And I mean exactly that: if you try it, I will swear out loud. Deal? Deal.) Also great on rolls for French dip. Trés bien, y’all!
I am into… Bear Paws from The Grommet. Somehow this product showed up in my inbox. I watched the video and was all, “Click. Order. Done.” I shred meat for a lot of things. Things like the aforementioned Mississippi Roast, chicken for white chicken chili, you name it. I thought these looked great and guess what? They ARE.
I am into… Lime-flavored La Croix water. Holy sparkle! WHO KNEW? Certainly not this Sprite-lovin’ fiend. It actually started last summer on a sizzling hot day wherein Dan and I attended the wedding of a friend. My only choices were beer (so not a beer drinker!) and lime-flavored La Croix water. I felt the choices were equally dismal, so I grabbed the La Croix and a funny thing happened: I actually LIKED it. What? There’s no sugar! There’s no sodium! There’s NOTHING artificial in it AT ALL! The horror… but to my surprise, La Croix water has become a KEY part of eating healthier this year. I have ditched the soda completely and now find myself looking forward to my La Croix every day. One of my students in Fit recently posted, “I try to get into it, but it just tastes like disappointment.” Honestly? That made me laugh SO hard, because in the past, I have loathed sparkling beverages that don’t contain sugar. Not so this time. In fact, this video clip only served to elevate my La Croix fever to a higher level. So much so, it inspired me to make my own video of La Croix love:
And I wonder why I have unproductive days… moving right along.
I am into… Narcos. Holy drug wars! I had heard this was good and I’ve been watching it while doing my treadmill workouts. Love the cast. Yes, it’s violent so if you don’t like that sort of thing, it’s not for you. Great performances. Most of the dialogue is in Spanish. I’m wrapping up the first season tomorrow.
I am into… the new FitBit Alta. Okay, so it hasn’t shipped yet and I don’t know if I will actually be into it, but… I have been a fan of my Flex for years. Literally years. This new release just seems like the right upgrade for me. I don’t love big things on my wrist, and this is similar in size to my present model. It ships in early March and me and my almost 50-year-old wrist will be ready!
Anything you’re into right now? By all means, enable…