Despite having a day absolutely full of studying and homework assignments, I still managed to sneak some of my absolute favoritest of all simple things into my Sunday. 😀
Smile #1: Apples ‘n’ Oats
- 1/4 c. each oatmeal and oatbran
- 1/2 apple
- 1 c. milk + 1/2 c. water
- cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves
- 1 T. raisins
toppings: walnuts, granola and coconut…I smiled through every bite. 😀
Smile #2: Whole Foods coffee beans, brewed at home! 😀 The beans make for a perfectly dark, roasted cup of coffee. I love sitting on the living room couch and savoring every last drop!
Smile #3: A new favorite snack: laughing cow cheese on Doctor Kracker Seeded Spelt crackers with a pat of sweet homemade blueberry jam.
4, 5, 6…six smiles! 😀
Smile #3: Eating with chopsticks! Mom made a European dish of sauteed cabbage, sweet onions, white beans and pasta (we used whole wheat egg noodles!) with side salads.
The entire cabbage was shredded and sauteed with 2 whole onions and a bit of butter for added richness and depth of flavor. The result was a caramelized bowl of yum!
Smile #4: Nicole stopped by and brought me a slice of her homemade banana fluff pie! 😀 I felt as if I were eating a giant marshmallow infused with sweet bananas. It was so light and pillowy. Thanks Nicole! And can I request this for my birthday?
Smile #5: More bananas! This is my current favorite snack (I’ve been having it as a night snack lately!) Yogurt with 2 T. flax, topped with 1/2 a sliced banana and topped with a spoonful of granola. Sooo yummy! 😀
Smile #6: Taking a walk in the woods with dad! I was so tired of sitting and studying, so it made for the perfect break! 😀
I did not smile over these snow fleas, but I was intrigued by how many there are! Has anyone seen these before? I see them every year as the snow begins to melt. Weird!
Smile #7: Melty cheese quesadillas with salsa for dipping and a warm, comforting cup of homemade minestrone soup on the side. 😀
Seven is my favorite number, so I’m smiling once again. 😀
I hope you all had a very refreshing, smile filled weekend!