Sugar and Skype

Skype is awesome! Nick and I talked to my little sister and her husband (who are in Spain) for almost 3 hours tonight! It’s so cool to be able to talk to someone that far away – for free.

It was fun to catch up with them. They just took a 2 week trip over Christmas break to see London, Oxford, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Dublin so we got to hear all their funny travel stories AND talk about our upcoming trip to visit them in February – I can’t wait!

Dinner was late tonight since we were talking with them, but Nick put some of the leftover strata in the oven to heat it up. I’m glad we had leftovers waiting for tonight – that made dinner super easy and let us talk with them a bit more.



The strata reheated beautifully in the oven. It kept the bread a little bit crisp, but the inside and the pieces with most of the egg/milk were still soft.


And I ended up having a donut this afternoon, right before I left work.

Nope, I didn’t need it – wasn’t even really hungry – but I took it as a sign that I should have it :) My coworker came around asking if anyone wanted the last one, and the flavor left was toasted coconut – one of my favorite donuts from Carol Lees.

So I had it. And every sugary bite was wonderful! Not the best afternoon snack, but I only have a donut every few months or so and I’m not worried about it. And considering my office has donuts every Friday and they’re from this awesome place in town, I’m surprised I don’t eat them more often.

Plus, it was fresh + local. That has to count for something, right?


Can’t wait for tomorrow morning! We have new coffee that we picked up from our local shop today and my sourdough is on the counter…just waiting to be made into pancakes ;)


  1. Skype is pretty neat!

  2. A treat like that is a once in awhile treat. And good for you for not indulging everytime they have them at work.

  3. I love skype, best invention ever!

  4. I heard skype is awesome, my friend and her boyfriend living far apart, and she’s so thankful to be able to talk to him “face to face”.

    I think that donut sounds like a nice treat. I’ve never heard of a “toasted coconut” flavor, and especially if it’s from a local place, perfect Friday treat :)

  5. Isn’t going to bed with breakfast in mind the best?
    And I need to get on the skype train

  6. skype is awesome. i don’t know what i would have done when my friends went abroad last year without it!

  7. yay for doughnuts! i am with you – every once in awhile, there is just NOTHING better :)

  8. Skype’s awesome. So cool you got to talk to the fam for a while tonight :)
    Toasted coconut donut?! Count me in!

  9. SKYPE IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!

    coconut donut sounds really yummy!


  10. A donut is always a good snack ;) I’m impressed you manage to stay clear of temptation every Friday! Can I have some of your willpower?

  11. LOVE doughnuts!!
    AND SKYPE! isnt it awesome?! its so cool!

  12. I’ve never tried skype before, and I don’t actually really know what it is. I’m so…old. Haha!

  13. I’ve never used skype! I’ll have to try it out soon. The leftover strata looks just as good as it did the first time around! The donut sounds heavenly. I’m glad you treated yourself! You deserve it!

    Have a great morning with your new coffee and pancakes!

  14. I have never used skype but it sounds so fun!

  15. I am in love with Skype! When I took some online classes that is how we communicated with our professors–such a useful tool!

  16. agreed! fresh + local means you should eat it. same with the cookies that come out of my oven!

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