The Law of Diminishing Returns

hummusRemember Econ 101? The law of diminishing returns states that in all productive processes, adding more of one factor of production, while holding all others constant, will at some point yield lower per-unit returns.
In the world of sugar, flour and chocolate, the more cookies(production) you eat, your satisfaction(return) of the cookies will at some point decrease (I know, how can that be? believe it or not, economists have proven it!)

Saturday morning I dropped my dad off at the airport. When I say morning, I mean before the roosters even crow.  On the way home I took a pitstop at the Y where I did a cycle class, a Pilates class and ran 4 miles along the beautiful St. John’s River. When I say beautiful, I mean it. Seriously, it was such a great run I had to stop and take a picture of my view for you…


When I got home I had a mid-morning snack of raw carrots, broccoli and hummus. I seriously don’t didn’t like raw carrots and hated raw broccoli. Since pairing with classic hummus, I’ve found a new healthy fav snack! Thinking I could finish the entire thing of hummus, I kept eating. Here’s where the law of diminishing returns come in to play!!  As I was getting down towards the bottom of the hummus I thought, these were amazing now they are just good, these were good, now I just don’t want them to go to waste.  ECONOMICS in action!


Anyway, a day later I must say hummus + carrots + broccoli = delicious!

hummus4This week I have the awesome opportunity to doggie sit a friend’s dog! Even though Penny (a cute little Bichon Frise) is excited to get endless back scratches and belly or paw rubs, I’m excited to have a little kitchen helper to test out some new recipes and oven mitts (yes – OMGOSH these are purple cupcakes!!!!) 

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