Thanks for the Tangram RHNJ

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I still can’t get over how delicious my French toast breakfast was! I must make that one again!

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Check out these house warming gifts I forgot to blog earlier with the other gifts. We got a fabulous grilling magazine – I know we’ll get lots of good use out of this.

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Plus this beautiful wine stopper and fun measuring spoon set. So cute!

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And I’m really excited about these guys! It seems we rarely let our bananas get brown (which is a good thing!), but I’ve been wanting to make banana bread for the longest time! Tomorrow, it shall be done!

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I had a mini piece of pizza for lunch today.

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Along with a giant salad.

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The purple things look like red onion, but they’re actually purple bell pepper! The cherry tomatoes are from our Garden. Also on top – organic avocado, sunflower seeds and balsamic dressing. The lettuce of choice is spinach!

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Since we’re going out of town tomorrow, and half an avocado seemed like enough for my salad, I made mom’s avocado dessert with the extra half – mashed avocado with sugar and milk.

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Mate Yerba tea with honey + Barney Butter toast with chia seeds for an afternoon snack.

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Bailey looks how I feel – TIRED! I’m so ready for a vacay!

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Guess who’s totally being influenced by the Real Housewives of New Jersey. I had to download this tangram iPhone app when I saw Jacqueline using it on a recent episode. My family used to love to do these puzzles when I was younger! We had a kit that had actual plastic pieces. You’d lay a card out that had an outline of a shape and move the pieces around until you covered the shape without overlapping the pieces. Guess it’s my inner geek escaping. :lol:

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I had a wondrous hour of zumba today!

Song highlights from the night:

  • What Is It
  • Bad (Michael Jackson)
  • Fire Burning (Sean Kingston)
  • Que Te Pica

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Went out with the girls post-zumba for sushi.

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Miso soup, salad with ginger dressing, tempura zucchini…

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…California roll with masago…plus a couple bites of edamame.

So excited to leave for the lake tomorrow! I don’t quite have all eats and snacks planned out, but hubby’s mom usually does a good job of bringing tons of food, so I’m not too worried.

What are your favorite snacks to lake/beach/mountain? I’m definitely thinking wine…cheese…fruit…snack bars…

Cherry Almond French Toast

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Booyah!

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Best use of cherries to date…fo sho! :)

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I was feeling french toast today. Besides toast + almond butter, toast + egg is a great way to get whole grains (assuming you’re using a good bread) and protein.

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Bread of choice – Great Harvest honey whole wheat.

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Toppings = real maple syrup, sliced almonds and organic cherries. Nomalicious!

I really should have french toast more often!

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Remember this garden photo from several weeks ago?

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Just look at it now! It’s really getting big!

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I tried to plant beets in my front 2 boxes. Unfortunately they either died or were eaten by pests. :(

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So, last weekend I planted some more of my tri-color green beans! The seedlings are just starting to push through the ground.

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This one will see sun very soon! So neat how plants push their way through the earth.

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This sight makes me happy – yellow tomato plant flowers aka future tomatoes I can EAT! lol

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Most of the flowers around the yard are doing really well, too! Hazzah!

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I love my dahlias.

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This photo would look really good printed and framed and hanging in our house!

What are your favorite French toast toppings?

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