** If you missed yesterday’s post, make sure you check it out today! I shared my thoughts on sugar and how the sweet stuff fits into my life. In some ways it’s very good, in other ways not so much… I am interested to hear your thoughts on the subject too!!
Like I mentioned Monday, Sunday was a catch-up day for me, especially on the computer for the blog and freelance writing. I enjoy sharing weekend eats with all of you, especially Sundays, because I typically have more time to take good pictures and create nice presentation. I am also not typically battling light issues since I don’t eat breakfast until after the sun is up, unlike the weekdays, and I am usually home, which makes food photography less awkward! There is nothing like trying to move your plate to get just the right shot in a nice restaurant! I try and enjoy meals out camera-free as often as possible, because I know it is less about the food and more about the company. I rarely do share these meals unless they are from vacation, are meals so good they are worth sharing, or are laid-back lunches like my Panera soup I am sharing today or my favorite pretty Piada feast; yum!
Today’s eats come from Sunday, which began with coffee and leftover fruit salad that I had taken to a family brunch Saturday morning. In the mix were green grapes, pineapple and raspberries. The raspberries were a bit sour, but the pineapple was super sweet and the grapes were huge and perfectly ripe. I love when grapes still have a bite and aren’t mushy at all, so these were perfect in my eyes!
I let the fruit settle a bit, and a little while later I poured myself a bowl of cereal, Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds. I usually stick to Kashi Go-Lean Crunch (my favorite!), but every once in awhile I try and mix-it-up. I was a little disappointed with this bowl though; where were the bunches and the almonds? The best parts of the cereal were MIA! It was more like a bowl of corn flakes with not much crunch or staying power. It tasted good, but I probably wouldn’t have it again, or I would mix it with my Go-Lean Crunch. I was out of almond milk, so I had it with a little skim milk and threw some pecans on top for extra crunch and taste! Not the best bowl of cereal ever, but it did the trick!
After breakfast, we headed to the grocery and a few other errands including Target, Home Goods and Kohls. We were shopping for accessories to go into our master bathroom, which I can’t wait to share with y’all soon! It has definitely been quite the project, but I am happy to report that all the big stuff is done and now all we are doing is working on the smaller details.
Since we ran quite a few errands and were gone longer than expected, we were starting to get hungry before the grocery so we ran into Panera Bread for lunch. I had an order of the French Onion soup, but had them leave off the cheese and croutons, with a whole wheat baguette on the side. For me, cheese and croutons I can take or leave, but a baguette is not optional! It’s all about personal priorities!
In the afternoon, I was craving something sweet so I made a Giant One Minute Breakfast Cookie topped with a drizzle of peanut butter. So good and it satisfied my sweet craving perfectly! I also had half of an unpictured apple too.
After running around all day, I really wasn’t in the mood to cook a big dinner, so we had leftovers that my mom sent home with me Saturday. I made Tim a big meatloaf sandwich and I had more soup, but this time it was homemade leftover white bean, ham and potato soup.
I have to say, I preferred my mom’s soup over Panera’s! Good job mom!
The rest of the evening was spent doing a little more laundry and housework, and then we curled up on the couch to watch the Broncos play the Colts at night.
- If you are a food blogger, do you take pictures of your meals at restaurants?
- Are you a fan of Honey Bunches of Oats? Does anyone else think there needs to be more bunches in the box? Ha!
- What is your favorite meal to order at Panera?
- Best places to shop for home decor, ready, go!