Pot Bownies?

by Elizabeth on January 9, 2013

We made it home last night around 8 pm! It’s so great to be back. Today involves reorganizing our life aka laundry, grocery shopping, catching up on blogs I’ve neglected, napping, and watching the Bachelor… you know, the essentials. Amazingly enough, I unpacked the suitcases right away last night when we got here. Normally I stare at them for at least 3 weeks before touching them again hoping they will unpack themselves.

I know most people don’t like long drives but I honestly enjoy them! Joe and I have some of our best conversations on long car rides.

They’re even better when the little one learns to kiss mommy’s hand. When it came time for dinner Joe and I were both STARVING so I made our joint decision that we would eat at Freebirds again.

They have the most amazing pulled pork I have ever had so I had it in a salad larger than my child. I also demanded the worker put 30 seconds worth of habenero sauce on it because I like when stuff is so spicy it burns your face off. That doesn’t make me weird. Oh and with a side of extra hot sauce for added heat. You may also spot a giant jalepeno in there and no, it’s not a mirage.

Joe and Noah also opted for pulled pork in a monster burrito.

Last week when we were there I bought myself the most amazing brownie at the checkout and didn’t mention it to Joe (you think I’d share? Ha. Touch it and die.) He went back through the line to get a second burrito and surprised me with another brownie! Is it bad that I easily consumed both of these without the slightest stomach ache?

Both of the guys we were with got one too and I’m embarrassed to tell you how much joy I felt when I saw one was left in Joe’s truck on our way home today. Who leaves their dessert behind? Mind blowing.

They say “pot brownies” but I’m pretty sure it’s because they’re made in a pot and they don’t actually have drugs in them. I do feel a little funny after eating them but it might be because they have 432 grams of sugar per brownie. Multiply that by two and you get high.

I originally took this picture because:

1. I can’t believe my baby is eating burritos.

2. He got really messy and it was super cute.

I almost didn’t post it because I am genuinely embarrassed he is wearing the Santa’s Helper jammies, again. Again, please don’t judge. We’re still telling him Santa needs year round helpers. Instead, please send me some spring/summer jammies I can make him wear through the fall until it is Christmas and we pull these bad boys out again and I cut holes in the bottom so his feet fit. I may or may not be the cheapest person ever. I’m glad I don’t have to tell you that he wore these all day because we woke up really early to catch a plane and it’s not worth it to wrestle with a screaming baby at 5 am. That would just be even more embarrassing.


1. Do you like long drives?

2. How spicy do you like your food?

3. What do you do when someone tries to make you share your dessert?

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1 torontorunner January 9, 2013 at 6:48 am

oooooh those brownies look amazing!

Honestly, one of THE most relaxing feelings for me is to be on a LONG drive. I love it, so, so much! I struggle with sleep a lot, and for some reason, the swaying motion of a moving car is the one place that I’m guaranteed to knock out in!
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2 Elizabeth January 9, 2013 at 7:13 am

So funny you said this about sleep… I was up from 1-4 am this morning! What the heck?! Hoping it gets better for you friend!


3 Mary January 9, 2013 at 7:11 am

Just a few random comments here – thought maybe you succumbed to pot brownies for medicinal reasons due to your fall on the black ice. As your mother, I am glad to know that’s not the case. Secondly, I appreciate your honesty about being cheap. Now a few of your readers probably know I love buying Noah’s clothes and when I see pictures of him in outfits I do not recognize, I do a double take and question where in fact those clothes came from, or did I purchase them and just not remember. Maybe one day you’ll blog about the shoes you wore all throughout high school-and it was not because we wouldn’t buy you new ones! Finally, because I need to get to work to make money to keep Noah in a new wardrobe(and yes, Gymboree has a new line coming out today) the pic of Joe and Noah is adorable.


4 Elizabeth January 9, 2013 at 7:15 am

Only you would know when gymborees new line comes out! Perfect timing though! Noah needs a haircut and some new clothes from Grandma!


5 Kerry @ Half Healthy, Half Nuts January 9, 2013 at 8:25 am

Your little one is ADORABLE! I am so ready to have a little one over here. 8 days and counting…

Love long drives. Not a spicy food fan (mild chicken wings are a tad too hot for me). And no, I hate sharing my dessert. Though, my Hubs loves chocolate and I don’t, so usually dessert is not a problem for us – he doesn’t like my stuff and I don’t like his. It works for us! :)


6 Elizabeth January 9, 2013 at 9:15 am

8 days!? How exciting!!! I’m going to be stalking you daily in case the little one makes an early appearance! Perfect dessert system! I love it.


7 Alex @ therunwithin January 9, 2013 at 12:41 pm

hhahha hilarious with those brownies. that pulled pork sounds amazing, i am such a fan
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8 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 9, 2013 at 2:32 pm

I actually don’t mind long drives in the least… unless it’s on a road that I’ve taken countless times before. But as long as I’m going somewhere new and have good company? I could probably go on forever. BUT… unpacking suitcases is definitely something I could do without… I usually stare at them for a good long while before bothering to tackle them as well.
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9 SoFitSoGreen January 9, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Haha Pot Brownies definitely caught my attention there! I just found your blog- it’s really great! I am thinking about going to a half marathon… I’m always finding ways to stay motivated in maintaining a healthy and fit life. Lots of tips on my blog and can’t wait to read more of yours :)


10 Elizabeth January 9, 2013 at 6:50 pm

I’m definitely going to check it out! Definitely keep me updated if you decide to do one, I’d love to hear how training and racing goes!


11 [email protected] January 9, 2013 at 10:23 pm

It wasn’t until I had kids and realized that there was always something messy and gooey and love-able about them (especially when they are wearing their coziest jammies EVER) so feel free to share a picture like that one always!

To be totally honest (my husband doesn’t drive – eye disease) long drives are not my favorite.

I like my food spicier than most but maybe not as spicy as you!!

When I played basketball my teammates would all share dessert with one another and then they’d have leftovers they’d offer to me (I ordered my own… not to be shared!).
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12 [email protected] January 9, 2013 at 10:24 pm

BTW… that pulled-pork sounds absolutely dreamy.
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13 Jen Floyd @ milesandblessings July 20, 2013 at 6:40 pm

I totally unpack right away. I hate feeling like I amliving out of a suitcase, so I almost always unpack right away. Sometimes I just get the stuff out of suitcases and into baskets in rooms….but at least it is out of suitcases!
I HATE car rides. I am worse than my kids. I get so antsy and I just plain hate them. We are going to a camp with some friends in a few weeks that is 9 hours away. I am so excited to go but dreading the car ride!!!!
I never share ice cream…other things I will share :)
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14 Cristina July 20, 2013 at 10:01 pm

I enjoy long car rides…. as long as I am not driving… and we are both not tired. Lack of sleep never is never a good thing. BUT I love the wonder conversations we have when its just us and the road.

Im a HUGE fan of spicy food :)

Im not sure I know what sharing means when it come to dessert… unless I am sharing someone else s :)

Hope to see you soon… Monday?


15 Alyssa @ See This Girl Run July 20, 2013 at 11:53 pm

I love drives actually. I think they’re fun and also awesome times for conversation!

I like my food a teeny bit spicy but not much. Like if I get Indian food, mild is just fine. I tried it medium once and actually ended up sending it back because it was too much. Ok, ok maybe I’m a bi of a spicy wimp.

And no. Nobody shares my dessert. Unless I also get a bite of theirs. Then we can talk about it.
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