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Ah!!!!

We ended up hearing from our realtor last night (sooner than Nick and I expected), and…we’re buying a house! I kept randomly screaming last night – I still can’t believe it!

Needless to say, Nick and I are so excited about it. We’ll be closing in a little over a month, so I’m sure my life will be turned completely upside down from now on.

I’m sorry in advance for any posts that are random and only about furniture or paint or anything else home-related ; )

So…after that news, breakfast seems kind of boring.

But I did try to make a fun breakfast for us today so we could keep the celebration going.

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We still had some of the maple apple bread, so I sliced it up and made it into french toast while Nick worked on the bacon.

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I’ve been loving clementines lately – this bag I bought last week are perfect. Citrus is definitely one of my favorite things about winter.

Alright, I’ve got some coffee with my name on it and I’ve got to get to work.

 

Describe your dream house! I love hearing what other people want in their dream homes.

I can’t wait to show you pictures of the house once we move in; it might be as close as we get to our dream house.

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Goodbye Weekend

Why do the weekends go by so fast?!?

Thank you all for your notes and comments on my earlier post. I know that everyone has a story to tell, and I  needed to do that post more for me than anything else. Everyone will deal with this in some respect in their lives, and it’s so hard to actually put into words how you feel and what you think and how in the world you’re supposed to keep going without certain people in our lives. But that journey is a huge part of how we  grow and learn what we’re made of. Anyways, thank you again. I really do appreciate every one of them.

So I guess I have a whole day to catch up on!

Breakfast was our normal Sunday breakfast – not anything new around here  🙂

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2 over easy eggs + grits. I haven’t had grits in a while since I got on my oatbran kick, and I think I like the oatbran under my eggs better! I kind of missed them this morning.

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Plus a white peach from the farmer’s market, blackberries, and some new bacon I bought this weekend. It’s actually called “Sunday Bacon” – fitting, I thought.  This peach was good – we have one more market peach to eat before we leave, so we’ll be spittling that one in the next day or two.

Nick also made coffee this morning, so I had a cup of that.

Our lunch plans changed after church today – we have leftover pizza and we were planning on coming back for that, but a friend at church ended up taking us out for lunch today instead. Since I planned on coming home for lunch, I didn’t have my camera with me, but I had a bean/onion/mushroom quesadilla + guacamole salad at the mexican place.It was a fun lunch, and I’m glad we got to spend some time with them. I guess that leaves the pizza for tomorrow! One less thing to do tonight when getting ready for work tomorrow.

We got home and got started on the stuff that needed to get finished today.

Nick went outside to cut the grass, and I put the last load of laundry in to wash.

I got pretty hungry this afternoon while laundering and cleaning, so I had a bowl of cereal.

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I had a serving of the Ezekiel 4:9 Original cereal with some milk, a sliced banana, cinnamon and a little drizzle of honey.

Then I got back to my commercial cleaning.

What is commercial cleaning, you ask?

Well….that’s what I call my cleaning when I get sucked into something on tv  🙂

Today, it was Hokie Nation, this documentary some people made about the football team and the fans.

So, in commercial cleaning, I sit and watch while the show is on and then I do as much as possible during each commercial break so I can sit back down for a few minutes when it comes back on. It works pretty well, actually….most of the time.

After I finished laundry and cleaning and Nick came in from mowing and weedeating, I got started on a pretty easy dinner.

I’m trying to use up the stuff in the fridge, which means it was a perfect night for a one pot dish.

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I made a Thai-sauced pasta dish tonight, and it was so good and easy.

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I cooked up about 4 servings of whole wheat pasta for the dish, and while that was cooking, I sauteed 1/2 a leftover red pepper, about 1 cup of shredded carrots, and 2 scallions.

I also diced up the leftover cilantro chicken from the other night and got out some leftover broccoli.

Once the veggies were softened up, I added a sauce to the pan:

  • 2 Tbsp or so soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • garlic
  • 1 Tbsp PB2 mixed with water
  • 1 tsp chile garlic pasta (hot!)

I poured the sauce into the veggies, then added 1 Tbsp of cornstarch dissolved in water and let the sauce thicken a bit.

Add the pasta to the veggie/sauce mixture, then stir in the chicken and broccoli to heat them up.

Right before serving, toss in a big handful of cilantro and a couple squeezes of fresh lime juice.

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I wish I would have had some peanuts to sprinkle on top, but it was still really good. I think I would actually add more PB2 to the sauce next time.

The good thing is that this made a good amount, so that takes care of dinner tomorrow.

I’ve got to go get the boy some cookies – he got stung by a bunch of yellow jackets while he was mowing and is asking for a treat. Considering he has an ice-pack out for the bites, I think he deserves something.

When do you do all your cleaning, laundry, etc?

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Food Goals for Life

Good morning!

Yes, it’s humpday but it’s also technically “Thursday” for me since we have Friday off – do you have a long weekend for the holiday? I’m excited to have a 3 day weekend – we have some fun stuff planned!

After seeing Kelsey’s breakfast yesterday, I knew it was time (again) for one of my favorites –

eggs + oatbran

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fruit + the most amazing bacon from the Amish market near Nick’s parents.

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I can honestly say this is the best bacon I have ever had – I’m glad we remembered to pick up some and bring it home! We first had it a few months ago when we were visiting and selling stuff at the huge neighborhood yard sale. We all raved about it. I don’t know what it is that’s different about this bacon, but it’s awesome. Super salty.

I’m taking some fun coffee to work that my sister got me for my birthday – how could you not want to try this?

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It smells amazing, so I’m thinking it’s going to taste pretty good, too.

So, I got this article link from Nicole at Real Simple the other day and it got me thinking. She sent me a link of 15 Recipes to Make Before You Die – fun, right?

I’ve made a few on the list, but there are still some that I have not tried yet.

I think my list of things I want to make at some point in my life would be:

  • homemade bagels
  • a pretty layer cake – I’ve made one but it was a little crooked  🙂
  • the perfect chocolate chip cookie
  • cheesecake
  • VeggieGirl’s blondies!
  • Gina’s macaroons, although I don’t have a dehydrator
  • a fabulous Thanksgiving meal. It’s my favorite holiday!

Plus many more!

So, what’s your list? What do you want to make at some point in your life?

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Bacon’n’Waffles

Good morning! We have been up since 6 am waiting to eat breakfast  🙂  It’s sad that we just can’t sleep in anymore, but at least we get a nice headstart on the day.

Nick and I have been looking forward to breakfast today ever since I found the recipe a few days ago.

And yes, you read the title right. Bacon’n’Waffles.

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I found this recipe for Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles over at Joy, The Baker’s place. First – if you have not gone to see her, do! She has fabulous recipes, amazing pictures, and I want her to be my new best baking friend  🙂

I had never had pancakes or waffles with bacon in them, but this recipe looked and sounded so good that I thought it was worth a shot.

Now, I did healthy-it-up a little, too. We only used 4 slices of bacon and 2 Tbsp of brown sugar to bake the bacon – it is just two of us, after all. Also, instead of her batter recipe, I found a multigrain waffle recipe at EatingWell.com that I used instead. I wanted the waffle part to be a little healthier since we were putting brown sugar baked bacon in them, plus I didn’t want to end up with 20 waffles and no where to put them.

It turned out perfect!

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We had ours with some strawberries and a peach to round out the meal.

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Even if I don’t make bacon waffles that often, I may keep baking the bacon with the brown sugar. It was so good, almost like candied bacon. The combination of the melted/caramelized brown sugar on the crisp bacon was amazing.

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Hello, sweet bacon.

We also had coffee to start our busy day.

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I’ve got to get changed, grab a hat and some sunscreen – we’re going on a 7 mile kayak trip this morning on the river. It should be fun and I’m sure my arms may be killing me later  🙂

Any fun plans this weekend?

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