Wednesday, December 15, 2010

It’s the Charlie Browniest

Two coffees today and not a picture of either of them. I suppose by now you are all quite aware of my morning coffees. :)

I did do something different for breakfast though! An old boyfriend introduced me to this but I couldn’t tell you the last time I made it. We are talking years though. It’s simply a soft boiled egg and toast…but his addition of seasoning salt to the egg and the ingenious idea of cutting the toast into strips is what makes the meal.

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You can tell I didn’t plan my meals in advance today because breakfast and lunch are both carby. Not the end of the world but I usually try not to double up. Lunch needed to be quick and easy…and what’s easier than opening a box and boiling water?

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I give the TJs Organic Shells & White Cheddar two thumbs up. It cooks up just like KD but tastes better and won’t kill me quite as quickly. I added broccoli just because I like the bright green in my white meal. :)

This afternoon I met my friend Ryan for a browse around Chapters so we sat for a coffee and a chat while we were there. Reduced fat egg nog latte…yes please!

When I got home I snacked on a couple of dates with the intention of finishing work for the day and heading to the gym.  Alas I got super duper side tracked and didn’t make it out the door.

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I was side tracked opening a way fun Christmas package all the way from Boston. My friend John sent me fun Christmas loot and included some more Trader Joe’s treats for me to try. I ate a huge handful of these while we chatted on Skype.

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With all of the Trader Joe’s stuff in my cupboard right now you would never know we don’t have them in Canada!

When we finished chatting I tackled dinner.  A redo of the Mexi Salad from the other night.  This time I remembered the avocado.

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Check this out! My very own Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree! I whined at John at some point about not having a Christmas tree this year (I need to get a new one and decided that it can wait until next year) so he provided me with this!

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Linus Van Pelt: “I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It's not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.”

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9 comments:

Lady J said...

Ohmygod, I love your Charlie Brown Tree... what a great gift for you this year!! You do know how spoiled you are right?? *wink*

Lova ya sweetheart xox

Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie said...

That is a cute tree!

I was wondering if Starbucks makes a low-fat version of their egg-nog latte - now I have my answer. I tried their Caramel Brulee latte the other day. I think I still like the regular macchiato better.

You really do love Trader Joes!

Born to Run said...

Me thinks Mr. John has a crush on you. (Who wouldn't, right?)

:-)

onegiantstep said...

We soft boil the eggs to dip the toast in...my mom called it 'boiled egg and soldiers' b/c the toast is like straight little soldiers. Thanks for the memory! Cheers!

Tamara said...

Oh my. I have to say, I am not a fan of the period after every word sentences but that is
THE. CUTEST. TREE. EVER.

Cat said...

I have that tree! I got it from co-workers. So cute.

Also, we used to have toast like that all the time when I was little. My mom called the toast 'soldiers'. Then my brother and sister had the soft boiled eggs too (I never liked eggs) Anyway, I think it's a British thing??

Dates make me think of giant beetles every time I see them...

vanessatwopointoh said...

Cutest tree ever!

Campinggirl said...

Love the tree! When I was a kid we would always choose the saddest tree in the lot because we thought noone else would love it.
Soft boiled eggs are my fav but I have never cut the toast like that... what a good idea!

Lainey said...

OMG, the tree is so cute!