Good things today:
1) I found the perfume I have been wanting for $29 at TJ MAxx instead of $70! I haven't bought new perfume in about 4 years so I am psyched.
2) Fall is coming (at least in stores) and with that comes yummy pumpkin smelling Yankee candles--my fave. I have one lit up in my office right now.
3) I started making FROZEN SPINACH CUBES for Green Smoothies! I usually buy the HUGE bags of fresh spinach at Costco--but even with a green smoothie everyday there is bound to be some leaves that end up bad. I was tired of waste so I decided to blend it up and freeze the spinach in ice cube trays. Now I throw about 5-6 frozen spinach cubes in the blender with some fruit and water/almond milk and I'm set! *Bonus*-they take place of needing any ice if you like your smoothies super cold like I do.
Now, I recognize that there are probably a million people who already do this (I refuse to Google it for fear of seeing my un-orginality). I betcha it was even on Martha Stewart as some brilliant tip years ago. But if you're like me and need an "ah-ha!" moment to help make unused wilted spinach a thing of the past--here it is for you!
Fill up your blender with fresh spinach leaves and add a bit of water to blend.
Pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze
Take them out of the ice cube tray when frozen
(I then store mine in a ziploc freezer bag in the freezer)
When it's smoothie making time--pop a few frozen spinach cubes into your blender
Add some fruit and liquid