Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Meet Bubbles

by Meghann on December 28, 2010

Allow me to introduce you the newest additions to the Meals and Miles clan:

Bubbles! aka my brand new SodaStream. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Isn’t she a beaut? ๐Ÿ˜‰

What is a SodaStream? Well, it’s basically a nifty machine that allows one to make soda water from the comfort of their own home using the power of CO2. Santa (aka Mom & Dad) was kind enough to leave one under the tree for me on Christmas morning and I’ve been dying to get it out of the box ever since.

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There wasn’t much in the box – just a can of CO2, two bottles, and the machine itself. No batteries are needed and no outlet is required. The only thing set up involves is attaching the CO2 to the machines.

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From there the directions are pretty clear.

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Fill the bottle with water.

Attach the bottle to the machine.

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Press the button on top

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And let Bubbles do her thing

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Weeeee….

So easy! The only thing is, I like my soda water cold and I’m not the biggest fan of ice, so it’s in the fridge chilling at the moment. No instant satisfaction here. But, I did take a sip straight off the sodastream and was a fan of the bubbles that tickled my throat exactly as they were supposed to. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you Santa (aka Mom & Dad)! for the awesome gift. I promise this one is going to get a lot of use in the near future. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m not sure how long mango lasts in the fridge, but I had half of this mango before I left town on Thursday and found the other half still alive and well in the fridge.

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Just a little brown, no biggie. It still tasted right (that’s what counts, right?) and made a very fruity afternoon snack. ๐Ÿ™‚

Derek (who has the week off of work and is crashing at my place as a mini vacay for the week) asked what I wanted for dinner and the only thing I could come up with was roasted vegetables.

“With red sauce?”

“Yes, that sounds perfect.” He knows me well. ๐Ÿ™‚

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It has been a week full of sugar and turkey, I needed vegetables back in my life and a LOT of them. Derek and I roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes, onion, broccoli, parsnips, radishes, and mushrooms. We piled everything on some steamed kale and topped it off with red sauce and goat cheese.

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The goat cheese melted into the red sauce and made an extra creamy, delicious topping. I made sure to soak up every last drop with a nice chunk of multi-grain bread.

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For dessert I had my first few pieces of my stocking candy.

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Christmas morning I was too sick to enjoy it, good thing I’m all better now – can’t let the good stuff go to waste! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Derek and I are sitting back with some nice hot tea and the movie The Town. We’re about 20 minutes in and I’m already lost. Looks like I better start paying attention now.

Good Night!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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