I woke up this morning at 6:30 to a cat meowing and jumping on the bed, right in my face, begging for attention.
After getting up to let her outside, I put on my glasses and stood in the kitchen, barefoot, while planning out some new recipes to try today.
I love the quiet of the morning. It’s different than being up late at night, for some reason. Being up early just makes me feel at peace. I don’t think there’s anything better, really.
I stood in the kitchen for a while in my pajamas and glasses and bed-head, with a cookbook for reference. And it was awesome.
Then I sat on the couch and read Donald Miller for a while – what a great way to start my weekend. If only every day could start this way…
And now it’s going to get busy!
Nick and I have had a lazy morning and it’s been fabulous so far.
We watched a little news once he got up, talked to both our families on the phone, and finally made breakfast.
Nick cooked up the last of our Applegate Farms chicken breakfast sausage (yum!) and scrambled some eggs.
I needed some orange zest for a recipe I tried this morning, so we sliced up the orange to have along with our meal.
Plus Trader Joe’s Kona coffee – only the best.
Still in pajamas :)
Specifically, their baking blend which is what I tried today. I also received some packets and their vanilla liquid, which I can’t wait to try in an iced coffee!
Unfortunately, I’m not giving this recipe out yet because I’m also going to enter it in the POM recipe contest!
Nick and I both had a slice this morning and it turned out great. The baking blend was perfect in this quick bread! I can’t wait to try it in other recipes, like Mama Pea’s Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls :)
I still have a lot to do today, but most of it should be fun.
- Make meatballs (also a new recipe I came up with)
- Make pumpkin dip?
- Uh…shower ;)
- Football watching with friends!
I better get going!
What are you doing today?
Most of my day will include cooking, football watching, and eating – I can’t wait!