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.

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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.

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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?

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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 🙂

First off— what I’m having for 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)

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Currently eating it and almost to the treasure at the bottom— the peanut butter!

If we were having breakfast this morning, 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, 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 shows….like Giada and her perpetual grin.

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

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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 house— too close to fly, but too far to come home for a long weekend… It’s an option nevertheless!

If we were having breakfast this morning, 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. 🙂

If we were having breakfast this morning, 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!

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Linking up with Katie‘s marvelous in my monday! Because having breakfast with you all is quite marvelous 🙂

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?