Virtual Breakfast Date

Good morning, friends!

I hope you’ve all had a joyful if not restful weekend! Happy belated Thanksgiving to my Canadian homies!

I did not get to type up a post all weekend, so I thought it would be nice to catch up with you all over breakfast. A virtual breakfast date instead of a virtual coffee date because oatmeal >>> coffee. Just because it has peanut butter.

This is what I’m eating to break the fast!

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Oatmeal + vanilla protein powder + cinnamon + banana + peanut butter (+ some roasted salted almonds!)

If we were having breakfast together this morning…

1) I would tell you that I went hiking in the rain with the Catholic Women’s group on Saturday! It was wonderful in every way except for the fact that it was raining and I did not bring a raincoat with me to college. What was I even thinking not bringing a raincoat to Boston? Brain fart at its finest. Luckily the rain was not torrential, so us sweatshirt folks escaped being dripping wet and were instead just soaking wet. 😀

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I haven’t gotten pneumonia yet, dad! 

2) I would tell you that some of the best times I had this weekend with my friends included just chilling out, talking about life, baking and eating banana bread, watching Grease, and playing the terrible yet hilarious game Cards Against Humanity.

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Baking some BOMB banana bread with Cori!

I’ve eaten the equivalent of about 1/2 of a whole loaf this weekend.

3) I would tell you that the majority of my dorm tissue consumption goes towards killing fruit flies. I blame myself for leaving so many bananas and apples on my desk, but dang it, there are two more fruit flies for every one I kill. I’ve finally come to the genius realization that I should put my fruit in the fridge and that I should not throw out any pieces of banana/peel in the trash can in my room. I go to college— I can figure out those kinds of things now. 😉

4) I would tell you that I went apple picking for the first time ever yesterday! I don’t know how I’ve lived in New York for 10 years and not gone apple picking, but the time finally came, and it was a blast!

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I failed by not wearing flannel, but my friends did a good job of reppin’ the plaid. We got a ton of apples, climbed trees (and did not fall out), and ate the heaven-sent cinnamon sugar cider donuts.


I swear I could have finished all six of those babies, but I restrained myself to two so that I could eat real food for lunch later. But man, those donuts are what dreams are made of.

5) I would tell you that apples fresh from the tree are also the epitome of fall bliss. My workout buddy Albert exemplifies that.


6) I would tell you that yesterday could have been National Apple Picking Day instead of Columbus Day because EVERYONE EVERYWHERE went apple picking! It also could have been brussels-sprouts-for-dinner day as I saw so many people posting on Instagram that they were making my favorite vegetable for dinner last night. I was jealous.

7) I would tell you that I gotta go to my psych lecture NOW!

Have a lovely day, folks!

So tell me:

Have you ever gone apple picking?

What did you do this weekend?

What’s your favorite fall produce?


24 thoughts on “Virtual Breakfast Date

  1. Fabulous having brekkie with you Ali 🙂 ! Even though I would never be able to choose between oatmeal and coffee myself…
    Ahh I want to go apple picking! More than that I want those donuts..hmmhm they sound delicious – even without involving chocolate. I just about returned from a mini vacay yesterday evening; so yes my weekend was a blast! Exhausting yet incredible. And recalling it is making my heart ache at the peeps I had to bid goodbye to ❤ .

  2. I’m sorry but I lost all my train of thought when I saw those donuts. Oh.em.gee they look freaking amazing. And I actually went apple picking for the first time a couple of weeks ago, which was a complete fail on my part since I only just discovered that I can’t eat raw apples anymore. Womp, womp. At least there’s always homemade applesauce and other baked apple treats to enjoy 🙂

  3. Although I can’t say that oatmeal > coffee, those apple cider donuts look amazing!! Never had some and now I want to go apple picking. Pretty sure my chances of that in LA are like nil though haha.

  4. If we were having breakfast together I would tell you that this post genuinley made me smile and I wish with all my might we could be friends ‘in-real life’, gah this distance thing KILLS me! This weekend I was low-key and ran a lot of “real life errands” (dentist, tires on my car, blahhh). My favorite fall produce is PUMPKIN. Then apples 🙂 ❤

  5. I loved this!! One day we will have a real breakfast date though😊👯
    Looks like a great weekend! And I went apple picking too! Haven’t been since I was like 5!! I’m not a donut fan either but fresh apple cider donuts are amazing and makes up for freezing my buns off apple picking 😉
    Havea great week Alison!!

  6. I’ve never played Cards Against Humnaity but I really want to! I’ve heard it’s a blast! Also, banana bread = my weakness! So delicious and I have been known to devour a ton of it in a small amount of time as well! 😉 And YAY for first time apple picking – isn’t it a great fall activity?!

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  8. I’ve never gone apple picking either! Well, except for in the orchard behind my grandpa’s house, haha. But those donuts? OMG. Must make. I’ve actually been planning on making a recipe for apple cider doughnuts I got in my magazine! Finally catching up on your blog today – I’m so behind on reading!!

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