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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday Morning

Sunday morning rain is falling

Steal some covers, share some skin

I love waking up on Sunday mornings to see the sun is shining and the snow is melting.  We really haven’t had much of a winter this year so I certainly can’t complain about weather, but feeling warmth from the sun coming through our skylights is a great feeling.

I also love Sunday mornings because we sleep in (a perk to being childless?) and then breakfast is made for me.  I guess it’s brunch more than anything because we eat so much that we don’t eat again until dinner.

My favourite eggs are sunny side up.  Very appropriate for today’s weather.

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My chef has learned to cook them perfectly.  The yolk stays runny and I can dip my toast in them and soak it all up.  And of course, I add ketchup.

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It was enjoyed with some coffee.  Mine was french vanilla (in my mug that Tara gave me years ago! My favourite of all time!)

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His was Kahlua (his Toronto Maple Leafs mug is at the office, so I shared my Winnie the Pooh mug)

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Do you know the difference between sunny side up and over easy eggs? 

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I only learned it recently.  Sunny side up eggs aren’t flipped over and cooked on both sides.  Over easy eggs are.  We like our eggs sunny side up here.  It keeps the yolks more runny and there’s no chance of the yolk breaking when they’re flipped.  Plus, it’s exactly how my grandma used to make my eggs for me… and she was the best at them.

I did something yesterday I’ve never done in my life.  I treated myself to tulips.  For years, when I lived alone, I went to Superstore on Saturday mornings and walked past the florist.  I always wanted to treat myself to flowers but never bothered.  Yesterday a grocery store near here had 3 bunch of tulips for $10.  I was already there anyway (looking to see if they have the new Betty Crocker red velvet cake mix), so I bought some!  Bring on spring!

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We’re making our own subs for dinner tonight.  I can’t wait!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fat Tuesday

Happy Pancake Tuesday.

Did you have any?  We had some for dinner.

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I ate 2 of those.

This is what my plate looked like (because the man has to have meat with dinner… I had turkey bacon and some turkey sausage with the pancakes)

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The pancakes were really, really good.  I think I’ve finally figured out how to make them so we enjoy them.  My secret?  I just mixed bisquick with the pancake batter, added some milk and eggs… and voila.  No big deal I realize, but I was happy they were so yummy!

Just for fun… want to see lunch yesterday?

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Yep.  I still enjoy the same meals as a 3 year old sometimes.

I had a root canal today.  Woohoo for no more drinking from a straw (and deep throating said straw to avoid cold liquid making contact with my tooth.  sexy.) and no more tooth pain.  I think I have 2 more Advil for night time pills and this should be my last night needing to take them!

Happy Ash Wednesday to all!

Monday, February 20, 2012

United Colours and Popcorn

My sister (a university student) asked me to take a picture with my man.  She wanted us to do one of those heart hand pictures.  I wasn’t sure why she asked us to do something she and her boyfriend could easily do, but we did it for her.

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She told me later she was talking about us for a diversity presentation.  She has used us in a paper before and interviewed us about our cultural backgrounds and how they differ.  While I know we have slightly different cultural backgrounds, we share a religion and family values.  The only thing different about us is the food we grew up eating.  Oh, and our skin colour.  It doesn’t even occur to me that our skin is different colours.   I think interracial relationships are so common now that people don’t think as much about them.  Luckily, we’ve never had anyone give us a hard time about it.

I made the pinterest caramel popcorn that I mentioned yesterday.  It’s SO GOOD.

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Mmmm.  It’s soft and delicious.  Now to try and leave it alone today.  I really need to stop baking.  Unless it’s healthy recipes.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Loving Pinterest

By now, you’ve all heard of Pinterest.  I’m like you.  I’m addicted to it.  I’ve pinned many useful things and tried many a recipe from it.

This weekend I’ve made:

Blondies

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Butterfingers

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And this caramel popcorn (which I will post a picture of tomorrow).

I also made this cake batter fudge for Christmas this year.  It was a HUGE hit.

Yep… how’s that for a healthy life?  I should start making more of the healthy recipes I’ve pinned.

I did make these energy bites a while ago.  They were the very first thing I pinned.  They were a hit here!