Freezer Burn

Good morning and happy weekend! How’s everyone doing this morning?

Jay and I spent our evening last night hanging out with my parents, enjoying a couple beverages and just having a good time. We were also preparing lists and making sure we have everything we need for our big trip tomorrow. (Does anyone remember where we’re headed? I only mentioned it verrrrry briefly about a week ago. Hehehe.)


I woke up super hungry this morning, so rather than dilly dally around, I got right to work on getting breakfast ready.


I toasted up two Van’s Lite waffles and topped them with some PB2, banana slices, cinnamon, a drizzle of light syrup, and a few crumbles of Banana Raisin Pumpkin bread. Looks pretty awesome, right?


Unfortunately, they looked a little better than they tasted. Well, one of them at least. I’ve had the same box of waffles in my freezer for a while now. Case in point: the last time I blogged about them was on June 2nd; and the box was open well before that. So let’s just say that one of my waffles ended up being so badly freezer burned that I probably could have used it as a hockey puck. Total bummer.


But hey, it wasn’t’ a total loss…I still had some great coffee and ONE good waffle to enjoy while sitting and watching some TV this morning. Smile




Later today, me and Jay are meeting up with our friends Sarah & Jeff and Brian & Mal for a fun afternoon out at Oktobeerfest!


The event is said to be full of a bunch of different breweries, along with live music, food, contests, and games. (You can check out the website here.) I’m sure it’ll be a fun time, especially with the group I’ll be with! Smile

If any locals are heading up that way today, feel free to come and say hi!

Now hopefully before it’s time for us to leave, I’ll be able to bake the batch of cookies I need to bake, squeeze in a quick workout, shower, and get ready to go. Any bets on if I get it all accomplished? Winking smile

Questions for the Morning:

Have you ever been to a festival like Oktobeerfest?

Would you rather attend a beer tasting or a wine tasting?


  1. says

    I love Van’s waffles! They are delicious. I’m sorry they were freezer burned. At least they looked pretty! :)

    I love going to Beer and Wine Tastings equally. Although I don’t think I’ve been to a beer tasting yet! I should get on that. Have fun!
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  2. says

    I wish I liked beer for the sole purpose of going to beer festivals!!! I will drink one once in a blue moon. And I am not a big wine person either so that throws out the whole wine tasting possibility! It’s awful but all I drink is hard alcohol hahaha!!
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  3. Kathryn says

    A few years ago I went to the Polish festival they hold in Tempe annually. It was pretty neat, though I’d love to go to Oktoberfest. I’d much rather go to a wine tasting. I haven’t been able to find a beer I enjoy, yet, and so a beer tasting would involve me trying to keep everything down (for some reason, beer and my stomach are NOT friends). I’d love to go to a wine tasting, though, that seems like it would be pretty awesome!

  4. says

    I went to a beer and pizza tasting last month and it was really fun, but typically I prefer wine tastings. We live in a big wine region, so wine tastings and winemaker’s dinners are quite common.

    This morning we did a wine tasting trail run! Unlikely combo, but really fun!
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  5. says

    Looks like fun! I wouldn’t mind going to as beer tasting as my husband loves different and new beers. but I do not drink beer…yet 😉
    I only recently started drinking more wine but think a wine tasting would be fun too!
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  6. says

    That stinks that your waffle wasn’t good, but you are right it did look fantastic! Time to buy more!

    I think one of the main differences besides alcoholic beverage choice, between a beer fest or wine tasting is the kind of atmosphere you are looking for! They are both fun in their own ways! Have a great time…. I might still pick wine though!
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  7. says

    Haha I have totally done the exact same thing with the waffles. One was so bad that when I tried to stab it with my fork not only did I have to make several attempts at it…but when i finally got through it broke the waffle instead of stabbed it.

    Your day sounds wonderful and all…but I have to know…did you choose a winner for the tank top/sports bra giveaway on your Facebook page?? …I just want that sports bra so bad!! (I checked Facebook but there was no apparent update on this situation? I hope I’m not missing something….yep just double checked, I think I’m still seeing correctly)

    Must be all the beer at Oktobeerfest, making you forget things 😉 I’ll forgive you this time
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  8. Sabine says

    Hi Courtney,
    I’ve been to the original Oktoberfest in Munich once, when we went there to visit a friend of mine.
    It is a really big event with lots of tents (where they sell beer :) ) and things to ride (like roller coasters … I don’t know all the words in english). For me, it was interesting and impressing, but too big. Too many people, too much going on.
    Your Oktobeerfest ( I already read your next post) looks very charming, though :).

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