Sunday, Sunday….

Well, here we are, it’s Sunday, and I didn’t do anything productive yesterday, so I am working most of today. Which is totally fine, and I am not complaining, because, I had a really great Saturday.

First: I got to sleep in, woot! woot!,

Second: My husband went grocery shopping for me, double woot! woot!,

Third: I had lunch with two of my oldest, dearest friends. We picked up Panera and ate it at my house. Then, we sat at my dining room table for 3 *quick* hours and chatted and laughed. I say *quick* hours, because the time flew by. It was 1 then it was almost 4 in a snap.

Fourth: I went on a date with my husband. We went to Columbus, the city we used to live in, that is about 45 minutes away from our house. It has much better restaurant choices than the small town we live in. We went to a place called the “Jury Room.” Dinner was AMAZING. I ordered a brisket and macaroni and cheese sandwich with spicy ketchup. The side dish was truffle fries with aioli. We were SOOO full by the time dinner was over, but it was all SOOOO good. Here is a picture of the sandwich…it was so dark in there, and it is a terrible picture, but I am still posting it.


We had a really nice time, and after dinner we went over to a new brewery. It was so new, they didn’t have their own beer yet, but served only Ohio beers on tap in the mean time. It was an old gas station, so the front is a garage door that is all windows that I imagine they will open in the summer. There was a food truck outside as well. It was really dark inside, and filled with hipsters.

This morning I have been working on the class I am taking at University of Dayton, online. I was having a rough time, but after emailing with the professor, I got it worked out. Phew.

And now I am about to grade for a million hours.

Oh, one more thing. I have been reading about this French Toast Scramble over at Carrots N Cake for a long time now. When I first read about it, I almost gagged. And every time she would make it I would think, “Eww, gross.” But, then, she kept eating it and RAVING about it, and I was slowly becoming convinced. So, today, I tried it.
And it was DELICIOUS. High in protein, sweet, and FILLING. Three of my top characteristics in a breakfast.
Here is a picture. It isn’t that pretty, but it is good. I swear.
Although, I could see the texture sometimes being something I couldn’t eat (like hummus, oatmeal, and yogurt.)


What are your favorite breakfasts that are filling and easy to make??

P.S. My brother just sent me this picture of my niece (she dressed herself today), and I could die from the cuteness.


Well, have a good Sunday everybody!!
Beth WA

Healthy Tipping Point

Healthy Tipping Point.

So, I had to write a quick blog entry about Healthy Tipping Point, one of my favorite blogs.  If you read my blog entry the other day, you are probably thinking to yourself, “Beth WA, you are lying.  You listed your top three favs, and HTP wasn’t listed.”  Well, it was a mistake.  I accidentally put on one there, when I meant to put this one.   Shoot.  So, let’s call this one of my top four favorite blogs to read.  Caitlin, the author, is one of “my friends,” in my google reader.  She is hilarious, and makes yummy food.  She is part of this, and I think it’s wonderful.

You know I am truly Catholic (and a little insane) because I have been feeling guilty about this mix up, and wrote a note on my hand to remind myself to clarify.

What blogs do you like to read?  Why do you choose those blogs?  I read so many, for so many different reasons.  I have to figure out how to do a “blogroll.”

But, until then, here are some of my favorites:

And of course, the ones I references in this blog entry:

Time to do some grading.

-Beth WA




Kath + Oprah + Pumpkin, now that’s what I am talking about!

My Oprah Face — Kath Eats Real Food.

Beth WA here on this foggy Saturday morning in Ohio!! I was so happy to sleep in until 8:30. This week was a rough one, and I needed it.  As I was laying in bed reading blogs with my google reader on my ipad trying to unwind from a particularly tense meeting I had on Friday, I said out loud when I got to this one, “No way!! Two of my favorites!!”

Let me backpedal a bit.  You should all know that Beth FS and I love Oprah.  Like love, love, love Oprah.  Our husbands like to make fun of us for it, but she is often quoted in conversations, was DVR’d daily, and most episodes resulted in many texts back and forth between us about the content.  That’s the first bit of background information you need to know to understand my excitement level at the blog entry I’ve linked.

Second, when I read blogs on my google reader, I save my favorites for last.  I have them in a category called “My Friends,” when I truly only know three of them (out of 15).  So, I was reading my “friends'” blogs, and I always save three for very last,,, and lastly,  I got to Kath Eats and there was a post called “My Oprah Face,” and thought, “She likes Oprah, too??”  (Insert my thinking: Kath likes oatmeal.  I like oatmeal.  Kath likes pumpkin.  I like pumpkin.  Kath likes Oprah, too???  We are definitely friends, and she doesn’t even know it.)  But I was WAY more excited when I realized she wrote recipes in O magazine that have to do with none other than, pumpkin.  I can’t wait to read my issue and try some of those recipes.

Well, hopefully I try them.  Another thing about me is that I cut out, book mark, and print out recipes kind of incessantly, but hardly ever actually try them.  Seriously, I have binders of them. (And a whole folder in google reader.)

Any suggestions on how to start trying recipes that I haven’t tried before?  Maybe I can do one a week and blog about it?  Hmmm.

How do you insert new recipes into your repertoire?