Well, the first week of school has finally ended. This year is sure to be an adventure. Between the new teachers, new school, new bus system and new schedule, things are definitely going to be interesting.
Here’s the last quick and easy breakfast for this week. What breakfast segment would be complete without waffles? Waffles are probably my favorite breakfast food. Even before bacon, which goes to show how much I truly love waffles. I took my favorite standard waffle recipe, baked some up and then miniatured them. And by miniatured, I mean cut then into fours and made them bite-sized. Great for grabbing and heading off to the bus.
Hope your first week of school goes as well as ours did!
The first day of school is never truly uneventful, right? There is always something exciting or crazy that happens. At least in my experience. Be it a new teacher who is a bit on the interesting side or a traffic jam trying to get in and out of the parking lot. Or, I don’t know, maybe your child gets on the wrong bus and is transported half way across town while you try and chase down said bus to avoid near catastrophe?
That may have happened yesterday. And by may have happened, I mean it did. I cried in the school parking lot. In front of everyone. Including teachers and principals and librarians I’d never met. B was, as per usual, a cool cucumber. We hopped in the car and sped frantically drove at a legal pace over to where the other bus stop was located. Luckily, the kid has a bright purple cast so she is easy to remember. The bus driver knew exactly who I was talking about and led her safely off the bus and into our car.
It was an adventure, to say the least. And once the panic died down, we laughed about it. But secretly debated on the idea of buying Abby a cell phone for emergency use. That topic is still up in the air.
Day two breakfast will consist of mini lemon blueberry muffins. I can toss quite a few of these little suckers in a sandwich bag for the morning or even for lunch. They pack quite a lot of flavor in such a small bite. Poppers. Flavorful poppers. Perfect for school mornings that may (or may not) go as smoothly as planned.
My mom has always been a huge fan of the Barefoot Contessa. And while she’s always been ok in my book, I don’t think I really started to love her until a few years ago. Now, I DVR every episode of her show. I watch them late at night when B is sleeping and I am wide-awake. She really makes the best stuff. Continue reading →
I think fall is the perfect time for big, hearty sandwiches. The weather starts to turn chilly and you need foods that warm your bones. I realize that it isn’t fall yet and maybe we aren’t ready for hearty sandwiches. But this sandwich… People, this sandwich.
It needs to be shared. And eaten. It’s like eating a bowl of french onion soup in an easy, portable sandwich. The onions are beefy and salty and tangy. It pairs perfectly with the gooey cheese and the hearty, thick bread. When the weather starts to turn, you have to make this sandwich. You probably don’t have to wait until the fall. In fact, make it tomorrow.
I read an article on CNN that said this is the hottest July we’ve had in a long time. I’m not 100% sure I agree, although I’m sure statistics stand on the side of CNN. But I remember it being hotter last year. Sweltering, almost. This year, it’s just sticky. And gross and humid. All of those people who say there is no humidity? I don’t understand what that means. Neither does my wavy hair.
Either way, it’s certainly been scorching. A perfect time for icy drinks. I’ve become an addict and my drug of choice is iced coffee. My mom made some for me a few weeks back and I haven’t been able to stop. It’s too tasty.
Of course, you can jazz it up any way you want. Vanilla syrup or caramel sauce or chocolate or coconut or cinnamon or black. It’s your coffee. Go crazy!