Turnip and Beet Chips with Thyme and Truffle Oil

So I am sitting here watching Wheel of Fortune while I’m waiting for my friend to come over so we can watch the best show on television right now at 8pm ET.

Turnip and Beet Chips with Thyme and Truffle Oil Turnip and Beet Chips with Thyme and Truffle Oil
I am not even sure I can admit what I am about to watch in 15 minutes. It is something that 3 months ago I would have never thought I would be this invested let alone watch. If you haven’t guessed it yet, then I might as well tell you it is the season finale of The Bachelor.

I was that non-believer only a mere 3 months ago who made fun of my friends while they told me how hot the guys were on the The Bachelorette and how they were on Team Becca of Team Whitney or whatever. I told myself there is absolutely NO WAY I am going to watch this show or let my friends convince me to watch it. NO WAY.

Turnip and Beet Chips with Thyme and Truffle Oil Turnip and Beet Chips with Thyme and Truffle Oil
Well as you now know, that all went down the toilet bowl. Cause here I am sitting with some cheddar popcorn and store-bought gluten-free cookies all ready, anxiously waiting for my friend to get here so we can start watching this dang thing.

Cause even though I am shamefully watching this show, my inner cynic is actually still enjoying this. Cause I mean c’mon how can a man be in love with two different women at the SAME time, AND and with whom he has only known for 2 months? I can’t help but feel that underneath it all, this is still a classic case of narcissism. Am I the only one thinking this? Maybe I still need a few more years of #bachelornation to soften me up.

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Super Chewy Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

This past weekend wasn’t just Thanksgiving but it was also my birthday! Now for some people I’m sure the thought of the double festivities would mean double the fun and all special attention. But actually it has now become pretty daunting for me.

No-Bake Chewy Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars No-Bake Chewy Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars Now what I mean by this is that sometimes things happen. The fact that it is both Thanksgiving and and your birthday makes you more fragile to certain unfortunate things that may occur like in relationships, family, your job and such.

The lesson I really got from my past experiences was that on my birthday I should be completely selfish. It should be a day about me and what I want to do. And more importantly to not depend on other people to bring you happiness on that day, because you can find all the happiness in yourself.

No-Bake Chewy Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars No-Bake Chewy Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
I don’t know if what I just wrote sounds completely narcissistic (and you know what it’s okay sometimes) but this year I really made sure that on my birthday I did and ate the things that I wanted.

I had a lovely custard berry cake and ate one of my favorite meals, this spaghetti with pesto and I even included some of the leftover rosemary and thyme in the mountain of herbs I usually put in this. But when it all came down to it, I really wanted to eat these chewy almond butter chocolate chip granola bars (seriously sooooo chewy).

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