Los Días Numeros Uno y Dos

May 14, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Posted in Breakfast, Dinner | 11 Comments
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Day 1 of Summer Vacation was definitely busy and productive!  I cleaned my entire apartment, ran errands, did laundry, sorted through all my school things, wrote a letter of recommendation for a yoga student, did a 75 minute yoga podcast (Dave Farmar – you are AWESOMENESS!), and even made time for Harry Potter #99238548934… aka The Deathly Hallows Part I

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I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this newest Harry Potter.  The last couple just haven’t done it for me, but this one was actually really good!  It was almost 2.5 hours, which I could never sit still through, so I did take a “yoga intermission” halfway through the movie.  But other than that I was completely entertained and truly enjoyed it!
 

I had some eggs that needed using up, so for my during-movie-dinner I made 2 over-easy eggs; with organic baby carrots, a sliced organic pear, and a glass of unsweetened almond milk on the side.

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I woke up at 6am this morning to get a few things done before my parents came to visit.  Breakfast was a bowl of Kashi Heart to Heart (it’s been FOREVER since I had this cereal and it used to be a staple in my diet) topped with unsweetened almond milk, and an organic banana on the side.

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Apparently my parents and I are on very different schedules and my “Would 8am be ok?” text was answered with “No. Too early. Text in morning. Love u.” from my mom last night.  They ended up getting here at 9:30am and stayed until noon.  My dad fixed my bike, pumped up the air in my car’s tires, and cleaned out my computer.  It was nice to see them and catch up again!

I gave my parents a bunch of “stuff” that I didn’t want around my apartment anymore (The books in back are for me to return, not for the ‘rents to take, and the Barbies were for a Design Studies project, I promise!)…

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… and they gave me these goodies in return.

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My shaving cream that I can’t find in Madison, an ink cartridge since I use these things up way too quickly, and some coupons for summer shopping I need to do next week.

 
I’m going to try to keep the rest of my Saturday pretty relaxing – nap, going for a walk, returning my books from the semester, and teaching a yoga class tonight.  LOVE that I don’t have any more schoolwork to think about! Smile

  

  

 

Heather

  

   

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There’s a First Time for Everything

April 7, 2011 at 11:29 am | Posted in Dinner | 12 Comments
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And last night was my first time making eggs!

I know, I know – I can already hear all the gasps, but let me explain.  Growing up my family always had eggs on hand for baking, hard boiling, etc.  I was never a huge fan of eggs, though I’d eat them when my mom made the random scrambled eggs and pancakes for dinner, or my dad made Sunday brunch with fried eggs on occasion. 

That said, when I moved into my own apartment almost a year ago, I simply never bought eggs!  They were never a staple for me and I certainly never tried making them before, so I just walked right by them in the grocery store.

After noticing the growing trend of eggs around the blogs, I started wondering what I was missing out on.  Matt’s postGreens N’ Eggs” pushed me over the edge… he has a way of making eggs look SO good. 

So the last time I shopped at Whole Foods, I picked up these:

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Honestly, this container scared me – how in the world do I make eggs?  I figured there was no better way than to learn than just going ahead a giving it a try, deciding on eggs over easy.  I also had 6 eggs, meaning room to make mistakes. 😉
 

Pan heated and eggs dropped in:

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So far so good!  My first flip didn’t go quite as planned and one side of the egg ended up a bit omelet-like, but the second one flipped perfectly.  Practice makes perfect!
 

The finished products:

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With organic carrots, organic strawberries, and a glass of unsweetened almond milk.

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The verdict?  Wow, I was definitely missing out by not having eggs!  They really do taste fantastic and are an awesome nutrition-packed food.  Will they become a staple for me?  Probably not, but I do plan on buying them more often now.  And I think you can guess what I’ll be making for dinner tonight. 😉
  

Are you a fan of eggs?

  

     

     

Heather

    

    

     

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