Monday Breakfast Date {MIMM #20}

Happy Monday, friends!

I’m obviously just meandering my way through the morning considering this post is coming to you so late. After somehow losing track of time last night, I decided it wouldn’t hurt to just wait until this morning to write up my Monday blog post. I’m actually excited for this because I kind of want to make it like one of those blogger virtual coffee dates! Except I don’t drink coffee (or tea), so this is going to be a breakfast date ๐Ÿ™‚

First offโ€” what I’m having forย breakfast:

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Hot banana oats in an almost empty cherry butter toffee peanut butter jar (unpictured cereal on the side for added crunch)


Currently eating it and almost to the treasure at the bottomโ€” the peanut butter!

If we were having breakfast this morning,ย I would tell you that using greenish bananas for oatmeal is a no-no. They don’t become those sweet, soft pillows of banana that I love! At least the peanut butter makes up for it.

If we were having breakfast this morning,ย I would tell you that I’m currently watching Tyler’s Ultimate on Food Network. Daytime Food Network is SO much better that some of the weird nighttime shows they’ve got going on nowadays. I just love the classic cooking showsโ€ฆ.like Giada and her perpetual grin.



If we were having breakfast this morning,ย I would tell you that on Friday evening, I found out that I got accepted into University of Virginia! *groovin’, groovin’*



Not only is it awesome because it’s in Charlottesville (hey, blogger-town!), but I know it’s also an awesome school. The only thing is that it’s an awkward distance from my houseโ€” too close to fly, but too far to come home for a long weekendโ€ฆ It’s an option nevertheless!

If we were having breakfast this morning,ย I would tell you that my friends and I tried a new Asian fusion restaurant on Friday night, and it was deeeelicious.

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Eel cucumber roll and Fantastic Roll (tuna, salmon, yellowtail, avocado with marbled seaweed + special dipping sauce)!

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Green tea ice cream

I came in starving and left full and happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

If we were having breakfast this morning,ย I would tell you that I have now finished my oatmeal (actually, you would probably be able to see that I’ve finished), and I’ll say too-da-loo for now. Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day to all the Americans! I hope you have a lovely day off if you indeed have a day off. My day will involve lots of midterm studying, a workout, and more blogging for tomorrow!


Linking up with Katie‘s marvelous in my monday! Because having breakfast with you all is quite marvelous ๐Ÿ™‚

So tell me:

What would you tell me if we were having breakfast?

What did you eat for breakfast?

What is your favorite Food Network show?ย 


33 thoughts on “Monday Breakfast Date {MIMM #20}

  1. Pleasure eating breakfast with you Alison ๐Ÿ˜€ ! I had baked choc/pb oatmeal(!) – addicted? Who? Me?
    I’d be nodding my head vigorously in agreement on the banana story and laughing, because I said something similar in my 5thingsFriday post! My my, well done you – Uni. Of Virginia *high five*! I kind of really like Chopped ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Pleasure having breakfast with you Alison ๐Ÿ˜€ ! I had choc/pb baked oatmeal this morning(!) Addicted? Who? Me?
    I’d be nodding vigorously in agreement to that banana rule..and laughing as I happened to have said something similar in my 5thingsFriday post! My,my well done you – Uni of Virginia *high five*! I kind of really like Chopped ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Congrats girl!!! You’re like butter on a roll๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰ lol
    Anyways!!! I wish we really could have breakfast together!
    My favorite foodnetwork shows are giada, pioneer woman, diners driv in and dives, and do you remember that show best thing I ever ate? I used to love that one!!
    Happy Monday girl! Hope it’s a great one!

  4. congrats on UVA! i know what you’re saying with the awkward distance thing – LA is a 6 hour drive but a less than an hour plane flight from my house. so i don’t really go home for weekends, but my parents have come and visited a few times a year! i thought it would be really tough in the beginning, but i’m glad that it forced me to stay on campus and get to know people better on the weekends.
    //tangent over. haha
    i know you’ll find the perfect school for you! so excited to hear about it ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks, Julianna! I know from your blog that you are super close with you family like I am, so it’s great to hear that you still adapted well despite the distance. UVA had been on the lower end of my list of possibilities because of the awkward distance, but your experiences make me feel better about it!

  5. I congratulate on receipt! I not really understand education in the USA, but I think, in any country it is necessary to work to arrive somewhere to study. And I well remember how worried last year when itself I chose university… I wish you good luck!

  6. Congrats on UVA! Seems like you have a lot of options ahead of you. Don’t worry. You’ll findthe perfect school!
    And, yea..I like my bananas when they are really ripe. I tried making these oatmeal cookies with ones that weren’t that ripe and it didn’t taste so good….

  7. Congrats on being accepted into another awesome college. You’re on a roll missy. I can only imagine how difficult the decision will be for you. Stay close to home, or go further away. Ah, which to choose. Ha Ha ๐Ÿ™‚

    For breakfast this morning I’m having a fruit bowl topped with pb, and an egg omelet w/ spinach, peppers, and onions.

  8. Congratulations Alison! I mean, I would go there for the food, but it’s an amazing school with lots of history and architecture (love that)!

  9. This was a cute idea for a post and very creative! Congrats on getting into UVA, that’s so exciting! ๐Ÿ˜€ The oats, sushi, and ice cream all look delicious. I am also a fan of the day time shows on the Food Network. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. If we were having breakfast, we’d actually have been on the road…Hi From Sydney!

    Congrats buddy on another acceptance! And you did end up getting sushi- which ALMOST looks too nice to eat. Key word- almost. Have a great start to the week buddy!

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