Thursday, May 12, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me! (1 day late)

Good Morning Everyone!

Yesterday was my birthday! I'm officially no longer a teenager-20! I can hardly believe it! This year has been a whirlwind to say the least.  A lot of things in my life have changed, but a lot have stayed the same.  I can say one thing for sure, growing up is a lot harder than they say it is.  I didn't realize how much I still had left to learn and how much I still have left to learn.  But I'm very excited for what the future holds and to see how this next year pans out for me! 

Of course, I must update you all with my recent eats...please bare with me, it's breakfast again. But I do have a little treat to share from my birthday!

First is first though, breakfast!
TJ's English muffin with sunflower seed butter and a delicious golden apple!

Ezekiel cinnamon raisin break with sunflower seed butter on one half and almond on the other, topped with a banana!

Close up! I got hungry and had to snag a bite before taking the picture....woops :)

Last of my Van's waffles with Fage Greek yogurt, a banana, cinnamon, and sunflower seed butter.

This above picture needs some explanation.  First, I haven't had a savory breakfast like this in a while, it was much needed and so delicious.  I toasted a TJ's cinnamon raisin English muffin and topped it with a Garlic and Herb Laughing Cow cheese, 1 scrambled Egg, and 1 Tbs Kingsbury sauce.  "What is Kingsbury sauce" you ask? Only the BEST steak sauce ever! My Dad makes it! (His name is Kingsbury--King for short, so that's what we named it). I use this sauce on everything! From breakfast eggs, steak, chicken, as a marinade, with chips, as a veggie dip, straight from the bottle <---Maybe :) I share this with everyone, and so far, everyone has loved it! I'm really hoping that my Dad decides to sell it one day because it is too delicious not to share with the world!

Close up of this deliciousness!
Also, I just have to say that I have the best parents, ever, hands down. Sorry, but it's true. Remember when I posted that awesome care package they sent me for Easter? Well they did it again for my birthday! Can you say Edible Arrangements?

This arrangement was packed with strawberries, pineapple, grapes, and chocolate dipped peanut butter covered bananas. Do my parents love me or do my parents LOVE me?! I mean really, chocolate dipped peanut butter covered bananas, how did I not think of this before? These are mouthwatering. It's amazing I haven't devoured them all yet.

Inside my fridge! We've got lots of treats in there from my birthday picnic :)
Of course I had to use some of that fruit in my breakfast this morning! I enjoyed my last TJ's English muffin topped with both sunflower seed butter and peanut butter (the peanut butter is back in action--I finally got a new jar!) and fresh strawberries and pineapple on the side.  Isn't it so cute that they're cut into stars? It definitely helped me start the day off on a good note!

This was one of the best birthdays I've had in a while.  Although I couldn't spend it with my family, my friends made me feel incredibly special and appreciated.  I'm so thankful for each and everyone of them.

Have a great May 12! The sun is shining and it's time for lunch!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Baby!

It's officially May 1st!

I can't believe how quickly 2011 is going by! It seems like I just got back from Winter break. Apart from May being a beautiful month in terms of blue skies, blooming flowers, and warm weather, May is my favorite month because it's my birthday month! I'm a May baby :) Some of my other favorite things about May: being able to wear sandals, dresses, shorts; walking outside without an umbrella (sorry April); barbequing outside; my Mother's amazing salsa; and it almost being summer break= no school!

April has been great, but I looking forward to less rain and more sunshine. Of course, April has had some pretty fabulous eats--and of course I'm talking about my infamous breakfast posts! I'm still working on posting more often, in fact, that's one of my May goals! When finals are over and the summer is here, I'm going to be devoting considerably more time to my blog, really developing it and getting it out there to all of you!

But until then, let me share some more great breakfasts :)
Trader Joe's english muffin (so good!), sunflower butter, and a banana!

Close up of the deliciousness!

Ezekiel bread, how I've missed you! Cinnamon raisin is the best!

Of course the left over banana is held together by some more almond butter :)
Also, I recently discovered, thanks to Julie, banana soft serve. I actually made banana-mango soft serve because I was trying to use up my food in the freezer. OMG. This is the best thing ever.

Look at how nice and yellow that is! Let me tell you, it was delicious! I've made this three times in the past two weeks--obviously not enough ;)

And for your my enjoyment, some more breakfast pictures, because I like to take pictures of my fabulous breakfasts.
Sorry for the dull lighting--it was dark in the kitchen.
 On Saturday, I woke up wanting something a little bit savory--so I thought, why not give another one of Julie's amazing breakfasts a try! I toasted up some cinnamon raisin bread and coated one slice with a Laughing Cow Garlic & Herb wedge and the other half with some thinly sliced apples. This was definitely a winning combination! Although next time, I'll probably heat up the apples a bit more so they're softer when I bite into the sandwich.
 I had some left over apples from the sandwich (it was a big apple from the farmer's market!) so of course I paired those with some almond butter.
Looks like I covered the cheese half with my apples!
I would definitely have to say that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day--what better way is there to start your day than with a super yummy breakfast? I know, some of you are laughing at how ridiculously obsessed I am with breakfast... you should see me around nut butters.

Well I'm off to finish up some paper editing; it's that time of the papers and final tests!

Have a great Monday!