Hat tip to Elizabeth, who alerted me to this gawr-geous teal pants suit from Ann Taylor. The color is “ominous teal,” which seems like an odd name for a suit color, but hey.
The suit has TEN different matching pieces (including curvy / straight cuts), all priced between $98 and $198. Most pieces come in petite and regular sizes 00-18. It’s made from an “airy wool blend,” which the site describes as a breathable, premium wool blend with an “airy feel and year-round appeal.” Nice!
Psst: This viridian pants suit comes in plus sizes… Random note from yesterday’s big update to our list of the best places to shop for plus-size work clothes: MMLF seems to be discontinuing their plus-size line, although there still may be a few pieces left on the site.
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Workwear sales of note for 3.24.23:
- Ann Taylor – 40% off everything
- Athleta – 20% off shorts, swim, linen & more
- Banana Republic Factory – 40% off everything; extra 15% off purchase
- Boden – Up to 50% off
- Brooks Brothers – Clearance styles to 70% off. Some pretty serious markdowns!
- Express – 40% off dresses & tops
- J.Crew – 25% off your purchase; up to 50% off special-occasion styles
- J.Crew Factory – Up to 50% off everything; extra 15% off 3 styles; extra 20% off 4 styles; extra 50% off clearance
- Sephora – Up to 50% off select beauty
- Talbots – 25% off select styles; 25% off markdowns
I am fully obsessed with this.
Same. The Ann Taylor suiting is pretty dang good right now!
The Ann Taylor suiting is fab right now.
I am so happy retailers are making workwear again.
Same also I think the name of the color makes it even more appealing.
I actually LOL-ed at that
Can’t wait to buy this on sale.
I love this and am sad I WFH and am retiring soon so work clothes are not in the budget, as I have enough, at least for now.
Go for it
I am ordering! It is a best for me color!
Would love to hear from some similar aged or more senior members of the hive here. Recently turned 43 and just cannot get over the feeling that so many doors are closed now. I know no one can do anything about that, time marches on, but I guess I’m more asking how to cope with this feeling. Some of the door closures are of a personal nature – husband, kids, and with those ones I can still rationalize it as – I was never that interested in my own kids so I never prioritized finding a husband or settling for someone. But who knows I could meet Mr. Right in 4 years and maybe there are great step kids. Like on that front I feel like it’s – you never know.
But I feel like professionally and risk taking wise, it’s kind of over. Like many I feel like I made a mistake going into law and staying. I actually don’t hate it, but I never climbed ahead as others were able to, so now I’m in a dead end role that I’ve stayed in for money and stability. I should have switched industries at 33 when it was clear I wasn’t going to make it in law but back then I listened to my loud – stability is everything, happiness doesn’t exist – family way too much. It’s not like I can go back now and do anything in investments or finance, which is what I should have done, because no one on earth is going to hire an over 40 year old analyst. I feel like the only way to get into anything finance or business related now would be to start my own business, which again at this age with a mortgage that I have to manage on my own and no spouse to cover my health insurance or retirement, seems overwhelming enough that I can’t. Has anyone else gone through this? Is this why people go out and buy red convertibles in their 40s??
I’m a bit older than you (46) and I hear you. I think the answer is the opportunities have changed. You can still go back to law school, or run for office, or start a business, or write a book. Madeline Albright was in her 50s before she got started. But it’s also ok to enjoy the comforts of our lives, like the home you own by yourself and so forth. A thoughtful midlife crisis involves being honest with yourself about your priorities and bucket list items.
I am definitely a senior member of the hive and decades older than you. You are way, way too young to feel like you are on a march to your death, stepped to the plow. You have options, but you need to figure out what you want. In some ways, you can take fewer risks because no one else is providing a safety net, but on the other hand, no one else is depending on you, either. As you are stability oriented, you likely have saved and are in a good position to figure out how to make the next 20–30+ years of your life at least moderately satisfying. It might mean switching to a different kind of legal practice or switching to the business side for your type of law (and I know folks who have made that switch into their 60s). It might mean working for the government or a non-profit, so there is less emphasis on profit generation. It might mean starting a business as a side gig, to either add meaning or with the hope of leaving your job one day. It could mean finding interests and activities that bring you joy and give your life meaning. It’s true that the world is less wide open for you than two decades ago, but there are so many options if you can get out of your head and figure out what you truly want.
All of this. Honestly, you are barely middle-aged! When I was 43 I had just married somebody who turned out to be awful and I stayed married to him until I was 55 (0/10 do not recommend) but I left him at 55 and now at 63 am blissfully happy with Mr. Third Time’s the Charm. I had also just left my MidLaw partnership to take a huge pay cut and go to work for the government, and that led to a whole new career that has been amazing and I’m retiring next year with a pension and health insurance. Plus along the way I joined a local service club and made a whole ton of new friends and that led to a seat on a local board that recently was given $30 million by Mackenzie Scott (Bezos) and that’s been exciting. Life is (hopefully) long and there can be as many chapters as you wish to write.
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I’m 50. I changed jobs in December, 2019. I went from a small hospital where I wore about a dozen hats and no one understood what I did to a major academic medical center that believes in putting people first.
It wasn’t easy. But it has opened doors I didn’t know existed. I talked about my reproductive health advocacy on the morning post. It wouldn’t have been possible at my old job. I would’ve been to busy, and I would have made serious enemies among my coworkers. Now, I can see how I can make a difference.
I’m 25, but I had a similar experience last year with suddenly feeling I should have pursued the finance / IBanking route. I was obsessed with it and felt like it was a closed door and had all these regrets about not pursuing that path in college / post-grad. Looking back, it was crazy because I would have hated that route. I don’t want to work 80-100 hours a week or have my entire life devoted to money. And the only reason I was feeling like that was because I felt a bit purposeless and it seemed like finance is the most conventionally successful route to pursue or something objectively “right.”
I think it would be worth plumbing what you actually want. Something tells me it isn’t a career in investments or finance, since that may have been just another iteration of law (hyper-competitive, up-or-out, primarily for the money and stability over anything else.)
There are resources available online or through a therapist, but I would start with trying to get to know yourself a bit better or reacquaint with yourself. Jobs we feel meh about can make us forget who we are. Questions to ask yourself: What are your core values? When do you feel most alive? When you were younger, what brought you the most joy? If you were going to die in five years, what would you want to really invest in in your life?
It’s not too late at all for you to pursue other careers and paths, and there a lot of options available to you! There are online grad programs you can do while working, ways to pivot into a different field through networking, etc etc. I am sure there are ways to pivot legal experience into something finance-adjacent too, since I’m pretty sure folks on this board have discussed this in the past. You are, in the grand scheme of things, still pretty young and have many years ahead of you. Don’t let this stinking thinking cloud out your perspective of how big the world is and how many people pivot at all sorts of ages. And also, maybe interrogate a bit how your sense of money and stability being the end-all be-all may cloud your perspective of what avenues are available to you. You may have more freedom and more options than you think, if you let go of attachments to certain notions of prestige or money as guiding factors.
Oof. I turn 42 this week and I definitely do not feel like professional doors are closed to me. I feel way more powerful now than I did in the past. I have a nest egg I can fall back on. I know what I definitely do not want to do. If you want to change directions, you totally can do it. I don’t think there is anything that says someone isn’t going to hire a 40 year old. You may need to be more strategic about it, but if you want to make changes, the time is now.
I am 45 and this is how I feel. I feel like I am just now stepping into my power and being able to leverage my experience and my skills to get where I want to go. I have been interviewing for jobs and am pretty pleased at how excited people are about me and what I’ve done in the past. I think one great thing about being in my 40s and looking for a new job is that I know so much more now about what I do and don’t want, and know what red flags to look for. I feel so much smarter and more powerful now, vs. when I was younger and I desperately wanted people to like me and pick me for the job – never mind whether or not the job was really what I wanted to be doing. OP, this could be one of the best, most upwardly-mobile times in your life, but I would recommend getting either therapy or life coaching to help you understand why you are seeing doors as closed vs. open. We’re still relatively young. We have much to offer. Life is far from over.
I’m 44, and about to start grad school full time in a different field from my stable but mediocre job that I’m leaving. If no one is going to hire a fortysomething computer science graduate, I guess I’ll find out soon enough. I’m not worried, though. I’ve always been a bit of an odd candidate – eccentric resume, few connections, male or neutral looking name and experience, which shocks people when they see me in person for the first time, not conventionally attractive and have developed skills to deal with that and make my case on my skills.
I don’t have family money, a spouse or any other backstop, so it’s on me to make my own way. Change is scary, but if I’m going to do more meaningful work, make more money, retire sooner or anything else, it’s on me to make it happen.
Not sure how helpful this is but chiming in to say I would totally hire an over 40 analyst (not in investing banking, but healthcare finance).
Not the OP… would you post a burner email?
I don’t know if you are going to want to hear what I have to say . . .
I’m 42, single (although dating), no kinds (by choice and on purpose), and in law. While certainly I have moments where I think man, it would be nice if I had XYZ like my friends (who are mostly married and have kids where they wanted them), generally, I remember that I have an awful lot of life left and I refuse to give up now. I had a job I hated that was making me miserable – I wasn’t moving up and was fading into the background. So I left and got a job that is two steps up from my last job and which I really enjoy.
I had convinced myself I was fine being alone. Readers, I was not fine being alone. So, through therapy and just getting over myself, I identified the things that were holding me back and, after a couple of promising false starts, am dating someone who is amazing and who I can see being in my life for a long time.
All that to say, feel you feelings, they are valid, but then once you’ve done that, identify what you need to do to move out of this place in your life and then do it. Nothing is set in stone. Nothing is the end until it’s the end. Don’t give up on your life!
My son always says “Things always work out in the end. And if it hasn’t worked out, it’s not the end.”
I like that!
I think that not having kids frees you in a way that may be helpful: no college to fund, no weddings to fund, etc., etc. Like you can travel and take classes and go to networking events as you need to and you *should absolutely* do that if you are feeling stuck where you are.
FWIW, I am 50+ and since the pandemic have begun wilderness EMT training and hope to become a backcountry guide or maybe just an EMT in a small town or work at various really cool camps. I took a lot of classes through NOLS (highly recommend, but check the time commitments and whether or not you will also be camping on a hilly slope). I’m also a lawyer (keeping the day job but gearing up for a second act).
Sure, you can’t go back in time, but you can make different choices going forward!
Midlife crises are a real thing. I know several people in their 40s who have made big career or life pivots. It does require breaking out of the very risk averse mindset I’m sensing.
I’m the same age as you and single. The past few years have been rough professionally and personally for me (breakup, parents died, and lost out on a big promotion while all that was happening). I have felt stuck and have wallowed at times. Right now I’m in the plan, prepare, and enjoy phase.
Plan: networking and doing some online coursework to make a career shift.
Prepare: taking a hard look at my finances and making any necessary budgeting decisions to prepare for a likely lower salary in my new career.
Enjoy: recognizing that my life is happening now and no one is guaranteed tomorrow, trying new hobbies, planning cool trips, getting back into online dating, etc.
This is a very long winded way of saying: yes, I relate but I don’t think all your ships have sailed. It’s about determining what you want the next 5 or 10 or 20 years to look like and taking steps to get there.
It’s over when you decide it’s over. My law school class had a guy who retired from being a geology professor at 53 and decided to go to law school. His wife thought it was a great idea and was working on an MA in art history.
After a short disasterous first marriage, DH’s boss met her second husband at 46. He’s a wealthy doctor (55) with 2 grown kids who are genuinely happy that their dad met someone after he lost their mom to cancer. He recently retired and got into cooking and vacation planning. Ten years later, we still ski with them socially sometimes.
One of my high school friends just had twins on her own at 42. She’s travelled a bunch in her 30s and decided she wanted kids regardless of the right guy came along or not.
Obviously this is just ancedata but life is over when you decide it’s over.
Take the chance you want to take to move into finance or business or start a business NOW. At least start networking to see if it’s possible. Reason I say this is if you don’t do it now, then you’ll be 53 saying, wow it would’ve been more doable at 43. You’ve already stayed 10 extra years at the stable job, so you’re that much further ahead in terms of your personal finances, retirement savings etc. by doing what you were “supposed to” for an entire extra decade. So now take a chance on yourself. And don’t think of it as all or nothing. It doesn’t sound like you’re the type that just quits your job tomorrow, so it’ll be a process of networking and all so maybe you find some opportunities that have you leaving this job in another year or two – so there’s another year or two of stability and savings.
I feel a lot of this same way, in that I don’t see how to move from income partner to equity partner at my firm, and if I want to make a meaningful change to a significant in house role I need to move before it’s too late.
So, first of all, huge hugs. I am so sorry you’re feeling like this. Second – call your doctor and your EAP (if you have one) – it truly sounds like you are depressed. Talk therapy and medication aren’t instant fixes but I’d start there and then in tandem try to find a career coach who specializes in legal transitions to help you brainstorm, re-write a resume, network with peers, and revamp yourLinkedIn. I’ve made two big job moves in the last 5 years and SO many people I know in their 40s are now making big leaps and really diving into their ‘second acts’ in ways they couldn’t in their 20s/30s. Career coaches can help you see where you strengths are and how your talents are desirable in different roles/industries in ways you sometimes can’t because you’re too close.
Also – reach out to your network! I found both of my last two jobs through ‘weak ties’ – the business equivalent of friends of friends on LinkedIn. People need qualified candidates and are happy to refer you to open roles, you are helping them, NOT bothering them! Also connecting with people and interacting more on LinkedIn tweaks the algoritihim to bring your profile views up.
I feel you. I’m 48 and have invested my entire career in the same political industry and am totally dejected by today’s climate. I have a daughter, but am a divorced parent. I didn’t intend to end up this way, but I do try and remind myself that any long term career certainly has disappointments and that’s why they pay us to stay and do the hard things.
Like another poster, I feel like I have done a lot of hard work in therapy and am happy with myself. My post-pandemic friend group is significantly smaller, but I’ve reprioritized to invest my time in people that genuinely fuel me, and save my social time for things that help me grow — personally or professionally — or with people that I truly value and value me.
I met a wonderful man a couple of years ago and honestly believe that I was able to invest in a relationship because I was treating my time as valuable and not just working someone in around the edges of my existing life, and because I reset my priorities.
Also, my convertible is navy because I am a classy broad. winkwink
I hope you can find a way to focus on the positive parts of your life, feed them and let that empower you to separate from what’s holding you down.
I think you need to stop feeling sorry for yourself. There are definitely ways you can change what you’re doing and pursue something you’re more interested in. It may not look the way you imagined but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible. Your attitude is just going to close off doors and make you miserable.
My antidote for feeling like this is to cultivate friendship with other generations, especially older. I’m 46, married with two kids, spent 20+ years in healthcare, now on sabbatical while I try to figure out what I want to do with my life. I have two close friends in their 70s, a friend in her late 20s, a close couple friend in their early 30s. I take classes with retirees (SO DELIGHTFUL!!). It helps enormously with that feeling of being on the career conveyor-belt with no escape route.
I’m 46. I definitely feel like I’m stagnating career wise. Went to law school late. I’m too senior and too specialized to get hired in house now. But not good enough a lawyer to make partner or even counsel. Probably would have done better if I hadn’t had the triple whammy of been mommy tracked by my supervisors + subject to the career distraction of prioritizing my family + didn’t have the fallback of a high income spouse.
Feel like I’ll keep my job for a few more years, get laid off in the next 5 and if DH is making enough money, just accept early retirement/unemployment/SAHM-ness.
Law is brutal as a profession. But I do love the rest of my life.
If you’re willing to share your niche, people here may be able to help you develop a strategy! I know of tons of mediocre law firm lawyers who ended up inhouse. (Not saying you’re actually mediocre, just that you don’t need to be a superstar to go inhouse). You could also look at alternative legal providers like Axiom now or in the future.
In fact, often people who were mediocre at a firm are, in fact, high performers in-house because it turns out that the conditions that resulted in underperformance at a firm don’t exist at a company (speaking as someone in-house who hires a ton of people out of firms, including people that I knew their firms didn’t view as high performers). Never select out of an in-house opportunity because you feel like you’re not performing well at your firm!
If you want to plant a tree (make a change), the best time was yesterday. The second best is today. There is no need to feel like life is over! I started law school at 40. I switched jobs (from corporate to government) at 53. It may not be easy to find someone to hire a 40 year old analyst, but you only need to find one person to do it. You probably have a network of people who can get you in touch with other people for informational interviews. Being more seasoned means that you have real resources who can help you really understand if being an analyst is a good fit. Go out and plant that tree so that next year you can enjoy the shade it provides!
This is great advice. And as a 46 year old woman who switched from an accounting job to a tech job 5 years ago, I urge the OP to take the leap. As we say a lot around here, do the thing. There are plenty of career opportunities for people our age. You only limit is you.
I’m not sure but I sympathize. I’m 40 and I’m in the process of quitting my lawyer gig and starting a business. I guess I should have switched industries or never been a lawyer but I kind of look at it like I’m ok getting to the end of my life and realizing I’ve lived more than one professional life. Covid taught me that a lot of the stability I’ve tried to build is a myth; my small business-owning family members fared better financially and emotionally than I did in the acute phase specifically and over the last few years generally.
I was feeling that way and then I met a 75 year old woman who started her thriving business when she was 50.
Read the Cup of Jo post from April 29, 2021. Called “Three Women Share Their Later-in-Life Accomplishments.” They are all older than you!
Then think about what you want and go get it. You like finance? Figure out how to do that.
I’m 47 and I’m so sorry but I can’t relate to this at all. It’s never too late to change your life, as many have noted. I met my husband at 40, got a c-suite job at 45, and feel like I’m just getting started. I attribute my happiness though to attitude. If you give up and think you’re washed up, you will be. One of the best things about law is that it’s a profession that respects age and experience. Lean into that and find something you like more. Or just enjoy the stability and the money and start dating if you want a partner. It’s easy to be miserable and it’s hard to take affirmative steps to change your life, but when you do it’s so much more satisfying.
Honestly I think 43 is a great time to take a jump to the left and become an analyst. You’ve got the expertise of your previous work and education to bring, and your peak professional years ahead. And frankly I WISH financial analysts/experts were more mature – I bet you’d be an excellent financial adviser. A financial analyst/adviser who’s also a lawyer – think about it!
About life, I agree that you never know. Why not try some finance and analyst meetups? I’ve just shifted over fully into being a business analyst – one month ago – and I’m 51. I made this move through chutzpah and connections and I’ll be giving it a stronger foundation with some training. I didn’t buy a red convertible, but I mmmmay have one too many leather jackets. I’m always telling myself, this is the last one – the one I’ll wear in the GenX retirement home…
Wow, I absolutely love this color.
Any tips for being productive when you’re essentially your own boss? I work for a small company and am leading the sales and marketing team from scratch (was very poorly managed before). I can get away with literally not doing anything since there is no oversight, and the main metric for success is just expanding sales and growth. Which is also not really monitored by anyone else within the organization, and so is just again for my own personal sense of success. I am finding it hard to get motivated when there is no urgency, no deadlines, and no real awareness of what it is that I do from other folks within my org.
I do love my job and have a lot of ideas, but it’s hard to get started. Would love to hear from other folks as to how y’all create intrinsic motivation.
If there were no previous marketing plans, KPI’s, reporting, campaigns, etc – then this is what you need to busy yourself with right now. Your goal should be to lay out the foundation for a full year’s worth of marketing and sales activities with SMART goals to measure success. Having been in this position early in my career, make sure that you are fully aligned with the marketing and sales goals of the company leadership before you put any plans in action. What may seem like a lack of oversight may just be a lack of clear communication.
Where do you want to end up after this job? What’s the next step on your career ladder? Think about what you need on your resume to get there. What accomplishments would you want to be able to share with a future boss? Maybe that’s a certain percentage of sales growth over a year or quarter. Or implementing a new marketing/sales database. Identify some goals and break them up into interim steps with mini deadlines.
I have inattentive type ADHD and I really struggle with starting things with no deadlines. I’m trying to work on externalizing motivation to get things done by involving other people in those projects, so I have somebody other than myself to be accountable to.
1) Measure everything – keep a spreadsheet of any numbers you can get. Facebook CPM rates, pageviews, GA events, etc.
2) Assess what was working before – where are your highest numbers and how can you duplicate those or boost those? If certain pages are getting a lot of traffic or engagement make sure that the primary sales push is on those pages.
3) Make a list of which areas you want to improve and in what areas – make a realistic list of what success will look like in 1 month, 3 months, 6 months
4) Assess what your competitors are doing, add to lists in #3.
5) Assess what you need to complete the list in #3 – graphics? training? assistance? – and go from there.
6) Communicate with bosses about 1-5 to align understandings, expectations and goals.
I recently started doing strength training again after months of not doing anything, and I’m getting a weird twinge in one of the leg muscles on my right side. Not the glute or IT band or quad or hamstring, but somewhere just above the hamstring and below the bum, but along the outside of the leg? What should I be Googling?
Signed, OP from this morning who is currently laid up with a thrown back. Chiropractor tomorrow, hooray!
Or IT. It can present in different places, mine was way up in my hip years ago.
Glad you’re going to the chiro. Best treatment for backs IMHO.
Nothing. Give it some time, back off the weight/reps a little, and drink more water.
I get this too and deal with it through foam rolling and lots of pigeon pose. I can’t figure out what muscle it is.
That location is where my IT band twinges when I am too rough on my knee. Are you sure that’s not it? Otherwise, outside of seeing your PCP for actual advice, maybe something like hip bursitis?
Is it your tensor fascia lata? I tweaked mine going backward up the stairs. I was already seeing a PT and she told me to roll a tennis ball between my leg, hip, and butt and the wall, making sure to hit the soft muscle parts, and avoid the bony or other hard parts. I think this advice would work for any sore muscle in that general area.
Love this color. To the OP from earlier who mentioned dating with an income disparity, I wanted to second a comment that said this is really an ambition gap. I make five times more than my husband but he is a teacher. We’ve never had an issue – it’s our money and not either of our faults society doesn’t view teaching as a high paying job. But he is a great teacher – loved by students , respected by his peers and the parents. I think what you are pointing to is what’s bothering you- it’s not that he might make less, but that he is not doing anything or not doing it well. That would bother me. I don’t think I would like being married to a bad teacher , the same as I wouldn’t want to be married to a bad lawyer or doctor.
That’s very well put. I also out-earn my husband and always have, but he’s a hard worker and has always been willing to do a solid 50%+ of the school drop-offs and pick-ups, no issues covering for me when I was traveling, extra-busy, or even taking some time after work for socializing.
This is well articulated.
yes, I thought that comment was spot on as well.
+1. I’ve always made more than my husband (ranging from 2X to what is now a ridiculous multiplier) but that’s because of the industries we are in and not drive.
And perhaps the idea of being married to a person so rich they won’t have to work a day in their life is also not very inspiring, if they don’t have a purpose in life.
This exactly. I want to be with someone who cares about doing well. Income is only one measure of that.
I’m also not sure ambition gap matters past a certain point. My husband loves his career; works really hard at it, has been promoted a bunch and has a really stellar reputation. I view my job as what I do 9-5 to collect a paycheck. I don’t work any more than I have to and I don’t get promotions. So we definitely have an ambition gap but we’re very happy. But there’s a bare minimum threshold of ambition that’s necessary, and for most people the bare minimum is holding a full time paying job (or the equivalent in work for the family like being a stay at home parent).
Are you me?! My husband the teacher sounds like your husband the teacher, and we have the same income disparity. And it is great to be married to someone who enjoys and does something well.
Does anyone have any easy uses for unsweetened cocoa? I bought some at Costco thinking I could add it to oatmeal, but it was more or less tasteless. I added some Devotion to it (flavored sugar for protein shakes) and it tasted gross. Every recipe I look up seems to have 10 ingredients.
Brownies. 4 eggs, 3/4 c oil, 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa, 1 c flour, 2 c sugar. Mix and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.
Also hot cocoa like my mom used to make, before Swiss Miss.
4 c milk
1/2 c sugar
1/4 c cocoa powder
(optional, pinch of salt)
Heat on the stove while stirring. Do not boil. When hot, turn off the flame and add (optional, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract)
Chia pudding! Also hot chocolate :)
but for chia pudding wouldn’t it be really blah tasting unless you add sugar? i do overnight oats a lot but usually with powdered pb or protein powder.
Add it to oatmeal, just make sure you add something a little sweet too! I love oatmeal with toasted almonds, small chocolate chips, and fresh blueberries. Highly recommend.
Isn't all cocoa powder unsweetened?
You could make hot chocolate – heat cream or milk, add cocoa powder (whisk it with a little bit of cold water first to get lumps out) and sweetener to taste. I like a little bit of vanilla or maple syrup as my sweetener.
Chocolate panna cotta. (Basically hot chocolate set with gelatine.)
Homemade chocolate ice cream. (Basically hot chocolate set with eggs.)
Healthy snack: avocado chocolate pudding.
Banana nice cream! Blend it straight with frozen bananas and it tastes like a chocolate milkshake.
Smoothie with bananas, milk, cocoa powder, and pb. But otherwise you will need to add sweetener for it to taste good (banana is the sweetener here).
Why not just add real sugar and not fake health food sugar?
the “monkey bread sugar” sounded more appealing than straight sugar. even honey or maple syrup sounds better than straight sugar. i must be weird.
Hopefully this is a fun question- I’m heading on a trip with some acquaintances this weekend and need very easy, shareable snacks. They can be healthy or unhealthy! What would you bring?
Things I have on my mind: potato chips with French onion dip, veggies and hummus, Doritos.
I also love this teal suit. What color/print of top would you wear underneath?