Welcome back for another rousing edition of What I Ate Wednesday, sponsored by the always fabulous Jenn at Peas and Crayons. While I haven’t really talked about it this month, the theme is “Fall Into Good Habits,” and boy have I got some good habits for you, which is completely appropriate leading up to Turkey Day, where I plan on stuffing my face and leaving my in-laws house with a side of heartburn. Good times, good times. Or maybe I’ll show some self-control and leave euphoric and full, but not grossly overstuffed. Only time will tell.
In any event ,I’m gonna shake things up today because we could all use a good booty shaking sometimes (how booties got involved, I’ll never know). Instead of talking about food (gasp), I’m going to focus on what I drank this past week. Sounds weird I know; I’m an odd duck, but stick with me, and you’ll totally get why because at least I’m logically odd, if there is such a thing. Plus, I promise to throw in a few meals for kicks and a GIVEAWAY! My first ever….yep I’m a virgin, but I feel totally ready to do this. It won’t be awkward at all…at least not for me.
Let me paint a picture for you…with words, obviously because I suck at painting.
It was a beautiful and sunny Saturday afternoon roughly a week and a half ago, when the Hubby and I headed to the Cleveland IX Center for The Food Show. Dun, dun, dun…..which is as awesome as it sounds.
Talk about irony…the vegetarian poses with animals. By the way, I’m a red-head now. I change hair colors the way food bloggers bounce from one seasonal trend to the next (pumpkin much?!). And is it just me, or does pumpkin seem to follow me wherever I go? I mean really; I can’t escape it, even in an edible art form.
Back to the food show….I came, I ate, I conquered.
There were hundreds of different vendors handing out free samples of their food (!) plus a wine and beer tent for the “adults.” I threw my self-control out the window about five minutes after I walked inside, and proceeded to taste almost everything thrown my way: baked goods of every type and shape, cheeses, cocoas, coffees, dips, ice creams, jams, jellies, and spreads. I didn’t just try everything either. I came home with a bundle of loot too.
I could show you oodles and oodles of pictures in great detail of all the phenomenal purchases I made, but don’t worry, I won’t. At least not today, and the reason why is because the food was not the star of the Food Show. Ironic yes, but the real knockout of the day came in the form of H2O. My absolute favorite thing was a small sample of water from the Zing Anything folks. These people get two snaps, a spin, a swizzle and a gold freaking star from me.
Their water samples were so refreshing I proceed to buy not one, not two, and not even three water bottles. No, my dear friends, I went overboard and bought four, and I kind of want to go back and buy forty more because I think everyone needs to own one of these lovely creations. One at a bare minimum, anyway.
Ladies and gentlemen (are there any men in the audience?), let me introduce you to the Citrus Zinger. This bad boy juices lemons, limes, oranges, and pretty much any citrus fruit right into your actual water bottle. It’s as simple as press in fruit, twist, add water, shake it like a Polaroid picture and Infuse. If you wanna dance while you shake it and maybe even sing a little OutKast, well then we can be BFF’s. I’ve been putting these down like there’s no tomorrow. I’ve done lemon, I’ve done lime, and I even threw an orange in one day for kicks.
For the sake of an argument, let’s say citrus water isn’t your thing. First, that’s not normal, although I won’t judge because far be it from me to decide what’s normal. Second, it’s ok because you can use the Aqua Zinger instead. The what? Yep the Aqua Zinger, which allows you to add whatever fruit, spice and herb combination you want to your sweet little water bottle and viola…you have a wonderfully infused beverage.
You’ve already seen my cucumber raspberry concoction.
But I’ve also done a little strawberry lemon water because I love all things citrus and fruity.
I even tried some strawberry kiwi infused water, which was AH-MAZ-ZING (get it…Zing…oh well, they can’t all be winners).
And most recently, the blueberry pear infused water blew my mind or at least my taste buds. Can you say refreshing? You bet your sweet ass I can.
Water, which is my drink of choice 95% of the time, doesn’t get any better than this. Even if you’re just trying to hop on the water train because let’s be real, nobody’s drinking enough in the winter time, well then these little water bottles are perfect for you….which leads me to my GIVEAWAY (big, screamy, shouty caps). I know the suspense was tremendous, and I’m sorry I had to do that to you, but I wanted you to understand what’s at stake here.
So in honor of Thanksgiving being mere days away (shit, I better get cooking), I wanted to give something to you, my faithful readers. For some odd reason (and maybe not logical odd), you choose to visit me and my site day in and day out and say the kindest and sometimes funniest things. Your comments literally make my day, which is why I will be giving away one Citrus Zinger. This giveaway is open until next Monday at midnight EST, and it’s open to all locations worldwide because I’ll ship it anywhere for you, even if it costs me a ridiculous sum of money. You are worth it, and I truly appreciate your support.
Here’s how it works…at least how I’ve seen it done on other blogs…
If you want to enter this crazy good AND good for you giveaway,
- simply “Subscribe to to my blog via email” (it’s on my Home Page in the upper right hand corner of your PC or at the very bottom of the screen if your using an iPad) and then leave me a comment letting me know you did so. Special bonus points if you make me laugh.
- If you’re already following me (thanks, you’re pretty sweet yourself), just leave me a comment letting me know. Again bonus points for laughter.
- If you want to follow me on Pinterest that’s cool, but there’s no commitment necessary, and since I’m not on Twitter or Instragram, you’re off the hook. Although if you wanna tweet about me, who am I to argue, especially since I’ll never know.
Just to be totally above-board, this isn’t coming from the folks at Zing Anything, although I do adore their product (duh), and I did mention I would write about them one day. They’re local to the area, and you know I have a soft spot in my heart for all things local, and of course, all of you, which is what this is about today. This is me saying thanks to you. You rock.
Now, if you wanted to buy your own dozen water bottles (and why stop there because these would make perfect holiday gifts), you can do so at www.zinganything.com. Also, if you enter ZINGER10 when you’re checking out, you should be able to get 10% off your order, if it’s being shipped stateside. The Zing Anything folks did give me a bunch of coupon cards at the Food Show and told me to share them with my friends and family. I’m not sure this is what they had in mind, but I say Go. For. It.
Before I bid you adieu, I did mention there would be food, so here’s a quick peak at a recent days eats.
I had a veggie stuffed tortilla for brunch alongside some roasted red skin and sweet potatoes with a glass of beet juice. Since I ate a late and filling brunch, I skipped lunch altogether, but snacked on some kiwis and a bowl of homemade granola with a scoop of Greek yogurt, topped with fresh raspberries and blueberries (another plus of having an Aqua Zinger is the amount of fresh fruit you have handy). Dinner was Butternut Squash soup, a veggie patty and a pear, and I’m pretty sure you already know what I had to drink.
So who wants a Zinger?
Are you a big water drinker? What’s you favorite flavor combo for infused water? Have you ever done a giveaway before, and are you ready for Thanksgiving?