Donuts and disappointment …

Last night I had a wonderful dream. We went to go get donuts. They are my absolute favorite treat! In my dream I ordered my donut and I was happily waiting for the cashier to hand it to me. And just as they did … Libby woke me up. UGH.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you aren’t disappointed!!!

Spitting …

In the morning I like my coffee super hot. In the afternoon I like my iced coffee incredibly cold. If at any point my morning coffee gets cold or if my afternoon iced coffee gets warm I am TOTALLY GROSSED OUT. This is another thing about myself that I simply cannot understand. Isn’t one, just turning into the other? Not in my brain! It’s all just becomes WRONG.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t want to spit!!!

Food and Fun …

Today we headed to the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival. It was was EVERYTHING I had hoped it would be. Yummy and not crowded. HA!

Well, hope you all have a day that is filled with fun and food!!!

Feeling Lucky …

Today was a great day. I always get into the kitchen on St. Patrick’s Day, experimenting with new recipes. It is one of my absolute favorite things to do! But on top of that, my son George came home today for Spring Break. I was so excited to see him after two months, I could BURST! It was one of those days where I caught myself smiling a few times, knowing that life is good and that I’m pretty darn happy. This day and all it included left me feeling exactly how you should feel on St. Patrick’s Day.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you feel LUCKY!!!

Pep(permint) in your step …

I recently read about the benefits of putting peppermint oil into your water before a run. Well, I have also recently immersed myself and my family (and anyone else who will listen, HA!) into essential oil world. I’m absolutely loving it and feel the need to tell EVERYONE about it. So being that I am now an “oily” person and I am also a runner, I just had to try peppermint in my water. The only problem I had was that I don’t normally drink a lot of water before I run, so I decided that I would try it after my run today. But I accidentally put three drops of peppermint oil into my water instead of just the half to one drop that was recommended. I figured I could handle it. Oh, my. OH. MY. It definitely woke my senses! Next time I’ll be sure to use the recommended amount.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you have some PEP in your step!!!

Summer fun …

My foodie kids and I are are going to a watermelon festival today. I don’t even like watermelon but this just SCREAMS our names, especially this time of year. So we just have to go!

Well, I hope you all have a day filled with summer fun!!!

Food and festivities …

Yesterday my oldest daughter, Sidney, came home for a few days. Sidney is a foodie just like me so when she is here on a quick trip it’s like a whirlwind of fun and eating!

Well, I hope you all have a day that is full of food and festivities!!!

Donuts …

I had ANOTHER dream about food. And this one WASN’T about green smoothies. YAY! I spent years unable to recall any of my dreams and now I can recall them EVERY night! It’s really an neat experience for me. And yes … I am aware that I probably dream about food more than any other person on earth. HA!

Well, I hope you all wake up with DONUTS on your mind!!!

Blazing buns …

I love kaiser rolls. They remind me of a winter break I spent in New York many moons ago. The foodie in me just loves food memories. They bring such detail to life events. A taste. A smell. It all brings you back to the very moment you experienced long ago. For me there is nothing quite like a warm kaiser roll with butter and egg to warm your soul on a snowy day. We obviously don’t get snowy days in Southern California but with the impending rain I went to the market yesterday to make sure we had my favorite rolls in the house.

Everyone is on a different schedule here this morning. So breakfast was a buffet of easy foods. I made bacon and sausage the other day and eggs were cooked as needed. I also put out bagels and, of course, kaiser rolls. Libs had a challenge match this morning and I planned on eating after I got back from dropping her off. Her opponent was running late so Libs told me I had plenty of time to eat beforehand. I was pretty hungry so I put a kaiser roll in the oven to warm it and cooked an egg. I guess I was feeling a little rushed because when I reached into the oven to retrieve my warm kaiser roll I pulled it out (so fast?!?!) that it flipped off the baking sheet and on to the bottom of the oven … and caught on FIRE! In my decades of warming kaiser rolls this has NEVER happened before. So I quickly turned off the oven, grabbed some tongs and threw my flaming kaiser roll into the sink. Disaster averted. If you were wondering, I went back to my original plan of eating after I got back home. Which went without incident, smoke or flames. Yay.

Well, I hope you all have a day where your buns aren’t blazing!!!