Today started out to be the perfect Saturday. I slept in, went to my Weight Watchers meeting, the farmer’s market and came back to make a delicious Happy Birthday Eve Brunch breakfast for The Husband. My meeting today was fun – it was all about controlling cravings which is something I work on EVERY day.
I actually have to practice a little self control at the Farmer’s Market today since I STILL have a ton of stuff left from last week that we need to use up (veggie wise). The fruit we managed to polish off so I replenished that.
Tons and Tons of white nectarines (they are so good right now I cannot get enough), a few pluots and a couple small French prunes (like super sweet plums).
Plus two types of sweet and crunchy grapes. I LOVE how little the green ones are – too cute!
Last night The Husband requested the Double Cinnamon French Toast that we had a little while back. The only problem was I was no where near the bakery I bought that amazing Cinnamon Swirl bread at and the Farmer’s Market only had serious breads (nothing sweet or fun!) I stopped by Trader Joe’s in hopes that I could find a good bread to make the french toast with and guess what – they had Cinnamon Swirl Bread.
I had two slices using the same recipe I did before when I made the Double Cinnamon French Toast topped with about 2 tsp whipped butter and TJ’s Pure Maple Syrup. (I was a little challenged today and burned my pieces, but, they still tasted good). I actually had made bacon for The Husband too but it turned out black (GRRR!) BTW – black bacon is no bueno so I don’t recommend trying it.
The TJ’s bread is pretty tasty for a store bought bread, but, I definitely do LOVE the bakery version better. I also had a sugar spotted sweet white nectarine on the side.
I tried something new for making up coffee today and it was awesome! I added 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon to the decaf hazelnut coffee grounds and it make Cinnamon Hazelnut Coffee – YUM! I served mine over ice with a splash of low-fat milk.
Today I would LOVE to clean house (it needs it so bad) but I think we are heading out to the Tomato Festival next and then I have to make The Husband’s birthday cake and prep for his special birthday eve dinner (he requested grilled steak and my pasta salad) – I may also have to make BBQ chicken because I want to try that Gayle’s BBQ sauce LOL! Oh and I think we might go to the movies (his pick) so I guess I better get to it!
See you all later after the Tomato Festival and Cake baking with the fun cake pictures (hopefully my burning cooking issues are gone now!)
Have a fun Saturday ~ I know we will!