Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ode to Frank

Hi Everyone! How are you? Did you have a nice Tuesday? Mine was pretty good :) After work, I came home to take the Frankster for a walk and then taught Body Step.

As part of my lunch, I tried this protein powder:


I mixed it into milk (I don't like milk alone, but flavored I can do!). I mixed and mixed and it was still rather clumpy/chunky (anyone else have this problem)? The flavor itself was pretty good and it was filling, but the chunkiness made me gag! Maybe this is a powder that should only be mixed into yogurt/oatmeal or used to make shakes???? Thoughts?

I also received a really fun package from Josh's mom that contained these TJ's goodies:



Ok, now onto the most important part of my post....today Franklin Beans turned three! As part of the celebration, we went for a nice walk and he got his birthday steak (a Frank tradition). Here are some pics of my favorite English Bulldog to celebrate his big day:








51 comments:

ttfn300 said...

aww, love it!! happy birthday frank :)

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Happy Birthday Frank! I never mix or shake the Jay Robb by hand - I always blend it in my Vita-Mix. That thing leaves no clumps! Glad you liked the taste...in between gags. :)

Laura said...

Happy Birthday Frank!~

I hate lumpy protein powder. I have to use a blender in order to like drinking it.

Meghann said...

Happy Birthday Frank! Is that his birthday meal? :)

VeggieGirl said...

Love Frank!! Happy birthday to him!!

greendogwine said...

Frank and Lando sittin in a tree...

:)

I had 20 unread posts in my google reader, and as soon as I saw the title of your's - your's was the very first i clicked on!

happy birthday franky bear!

Bridget said...

Happy Birthday Frank!!

The chalkiness of protein powder grosses me out a little, so I always blend it into smoothies and then it tastes great.

strongandhealthy said...

I just bought that Cashew Macadamia Delight Trek Mix. Hope it's good!

Happy Birthday Frank! That last picture of him cracks me up!

Have a fabulous night!

shelby said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANK!

He is just TOO cute!

Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANK! TOO CUTE!

lesley said...

Aww, happy birthday Frank! haha.

Yeah, it seems like every protein powder I've had clumps like that in milk and agreed, it makes me gag, too! I can't drink it just in milk.

just me said...

happy bday frank!

i tried that protein powder too and totally didn't like it. i thought it stayed chunky too!

Olga said...

oh boy, what a cute doggie! Happy bday to him =]

Mrs. LC said...

Ooh, black lentils, never tried those! Let us know if they're different!!

And Happy Birthday Frank!!

K said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANK!!

I don't think I can get over how much I love your dog!

Oh Jay Robb and his budging biceps - good to know about the protein powder because that's the kind I have but have been too chicken to try out ;)

Heather said...

happy birthday frank!! his birthday steak sounds like a great tradition :)

Alison Conklin said...

i love the pictures of frank! oh my gosh! so funny. i actually spit my water out laughing when i saw them on the slip and slide.

Laura said...

We got some snow, but I had to work all day. :(

RG said...

Erica...I agree about the taste/texture of JRobb! Use some crushed ice or one or two slices of frozen banana or fruit (if using vanilla). Once its in the blender, its great! Btw, love your blog :)

Happy Birthday Frank!

Anonymous said...

AW! Yay for puppy photos :)

Marissa said...

AW! Yay for puppy photos :)

HangryPants said...

Happy Birthday Franks!

Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) said...

Awww doggies on a slip n' slide! too cute.

I have the same problem with clumps in protein powder. It always works better if I blend the milk and powder.

Esi said...

Happy birthday to Frank! I loooove those TJs 12 grain crackers.

eatingbender said...

I've never tried Jay Robb plain before, but now I know to steer clear!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANKSTER!! You are a celebrity in the blogging world, did you know that? We love you!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

happy B-day Frank! You're awesome! :D

Sharon said...

SSSsoooo cute! Happy Birthday Frank!!!!!

MizFit said...

I like that same powder---BUT NEVER IN MILK :)

sprinkled in my oats.

Erica said...

Thank you all for your sweet Frank comments and for your thoughs/advice on the protein powder! I will have to give this brand another try once I have my blender back!

jesse said...

Your dog is absolutely adorable!!! I can't stop looking at his sad face and going AWWW! Happy birthday to you, so glad I stumbled upon this blog.

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Franklin. Lucky dog getting that steak.

B-Healthy said...

happy birthday frank!

GNC has plastic shaker cups that are supposed to mix but i prefer my bullet mixer or blender.

Maria said...

Happy Birthday to Frank!! You are so lucky...you always get the funnest packages in the mail! Good for you! SO this wasn't the best protein powder? Thanks for the heads up. Hopefully you will like the next one. I am counting on you to find me one...ha! JK!! Have a great day!

dailygoods said...

i am so incredibly in love with Frank! he is a doll face :) :)

Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point said...

happy bday frank! james just turned 3 as well :)

Krista said...

Frabk is SO cute! What a happy puppy!

Fitnessista said...

happy birthday frank! he's so precious!!!
lumpy protein powder grosses me out! jay robb's a good dude though :D
have a wonderful day!

lauren said...

frank!!! I love that he gets a steak on his birthday....SO freakin cute. Last year, I took Oscar to a doggie bakery and he got to pick out a treat for his b-day.

Rose said...

Awww! I love this Ode to Frank!!

BOBBI McCORMICK said...

your pups is addorable!!!!

Kat said...

I know I am a couple of days behind, but the new kitchen is BEAUTIFUL!

Where in MD did you used to live?

Erica said...

Hi Kat- thank you :) I use to live in Southern MD

Aggie said...

oh how cute is Frank!! Happy birthday little guy!!

Dawn said...

I love Franklin! Happy birthday buddy!
I use the Perfect Meal protein powder by Garden of Life for years and love it. Has everthing in it and no crappy stuff.

Lori said...

Happy Birthday to Frank! - a day late. :) Only 3, oh my, Macy has some years on him. She just turned 6. Not sure if that relationship would work out or not. ;)

Those black lentils look so interesting. I've not seen them before. And that Trek Mix sounds out of this world. Great goodies!

biz319 said...

Happy birthday Frank!

I love milk, it just doesn't love me!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANKLIN BEANS! You are the love of my life!
When I saw this post title I got really excited :)

Red Head, Yellow Dog said...

Happy Birthday Frank!!! love the doggy love :)

Jen (Running with Food) said...

Happy Birthday, Frankster!! Much puppy love!

I'm lovin' the TJ's care package. Way to go, MIL!! :)

Sarah (lovINmytummy) said...

I just bought that TJ's pilaf and I love the lentils!

Happy Birthday to Frank!

foodsthatfit said...

Great Trader Joe's finds! I love your dog! I can't wait to have one someday!

Abbie