Breakfast was leftover Challah Egg Nog French Toast from my snow day holiday bakefest on Sunday.
The Strawberry Cranberry Compote definitely takes this recipe from good to great! The nutmeg, cinnamon, egg nog and cranberries combine for a little taste of Christmas for breakfast! This would be the perfect dish to make for holiday brunch or the morning after a holiday party. And guess what, you lucky readers you: I’ll be sharing the recipe this Friday!
Post-breakfast, I headed to a cafe to work on a freelance public relations project. While at the cafe, I just had to get a coffee and nibble on a Pumpkin Spice Muffin.
Some of you in the midwest may be familiar with Paradise Cafe. Whenever I used to visit Omaha, I would always end up at Paradise Cafe at least once. However, now I’m a fan of this place for two reasons: free (very fast) internet AND their infamous “chippers.” Little cookies that taste like a cross between a brownie and a cookie. Heaven. As you may notice, I enjoyed a couple of these along with my muffin.
After finishing up with my work, I headed to the gym. It was one of those days where I kind of “phoned in” the workout. My heart just wasn’t in it! It happens every now and then. That’s what I have the ol’ ipad for – constant gym entertainment.
Lunch was the usual: a gigantic salad from Hy-Vee. The only thing that makes me happier than a salad bar is a frozen yogurt bar…seriously. Olives, tomatoes, mushrooms, kale, eggs, cranberries…so many delicious things in this salad!
Snacks were enjoyed throughout the day, and here’s a snapshot of some of the good stuff.
A protein kick with turkey, with a mini ball of mozzarella cheese and leftover Cranberry Strawberry compote. This may seem like a “wacky food combo,” but I had Thanksgiving on my mind!
A sweet indulgence with Chex Mix Muddy Buddies Peppermint Bark . I’ve spoken of my love for Muddy Buddies before, and I enjoy whipping up a batch myself…but Chex does it WAY better than me.
Trail mix featuring mostly yogurt raisins…again, let’s not kid ourselves into believing this stuff is healthy.
Dinner was no fuss, and came together very quickly, as I simply heated up some leftover Mexican Sweet Potato stew from Sunday’s kitchen marathon. Stews and soups really are “the gift that keeps on giving,” in terms of meals. Simply make one batch on Sunday, and you’ve got dinner for a week! I’ll be sharing this recipe with ya’ll in the next couple weeks as well.
And finally, the weather outside may have been “frightful” and there was no fire that was “so delightful,” but I didn’t care. Frankly, it can be 20 degrees below zero, and I’ll still be happy as a clam digging into a big bowl of ice cream before I go to bed!
Edy’s lowfat Peppermint Wonderland ice cream topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and, of course, sprinkles. I don’t know about you, but when I end my day with ice cream and sprinkles, I always go to bed with a smile!
Ice cream (fro yo) vs hot chocolate during the winter – what satisfies you more?
I love hot chocolate, but a bowl of ice cream or fro yo will always make me happier, no matter what the temperature reads!