Friday, March 11, 2011

Best Things About Being Home

1. Living a 5 min walk away from the ocean

2. Being in a *city*

3. Talking to my Mom without the inevitable 2 sec lag on our phones

4. Playing the piano

5. Playing with my bird! She’s a peach-faced lovebird Smile

6. Having a pantry full of fun and exciting tea that’s not in my pantry! If you didn’t already know, my Mom and I have an addiction to buying tea. Smile

7. Seeing friends and teachers…which leads to lots of trips to Starbucks!

8. Eating lots and lots of girl scout cookies. My Mom bought tagalongs and I think I’ve almost eaten the entire box by myself…

9. Going to Mary’s

10. Getting out of my breakfast and lunch rut!

Breakfast: Yeah, yeah…this is oatmeal but it’s different! Remember when I tried overnight oats and I wasn’t the biggest fan? Well I love them now! Here’s the key: greek yogurt. I mixed about 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 T chia seeds, 1 container blueberry greek yogurt (the smaller size that comes in a 4-6 pack), and poured unsweetened vanilla almond milk until I could stir the mixture. After I let this sit in the fridge for 30 min, I
topped it with almonds! DELISH!


Lunch: I created my version of the “you pick two.” Whole wheat wrap with half of a mashed avocado, S&P, chili powder, pepper jack cheese, and lots of romaine lettuce! As for the soup, it is a pureed mexican tortilla soup!



What are your favorite things about being home?


  1. I have to say the best part about being home is the food.

    I see that you are also a donut fan and that you entered to win the donut pan on Iowa Girl Eats. I am giving away a copy of Lara Ferroni’s Doughnut Book, a donut pan, and an extra wide pastry bag for making French crullers on my blog. Stop by and enter to win. Winner will be announced on March 15.

  2. Thanks for stopping by! I really like your blog...I entered the giveaway :)