This afternoon I officially submitted one of my newscasts from my days as news director for my campus station (aka my junior year in college) for a student Emmy award. I won’t hear back for about a month or so, but I’m hoping for the best! My roomie, K, and I worked really hard on those shows. We spent roughly 10 hours a day, 2 days a week at the studio for the show days and countless hours outside of that talking, planning and straight up breathing news – she was my executive producer. It would be so amazing to see all of the hours, stress and tears (literally) pay off in some way.
Before I sent in all the materials, I had a busy morning. I let the snooze button go too long again today, so I had to get my workout by climbing the staircases around campus. Fortunately, that’s actually a pretty good workout because there are four flights and I climb up and down them multiple times throughout the day. But ANYWAY, getting back to the morning (I seem to be in tangent mode, don’t I?), I woke up with just enough time to make myself a decent breakfast.
Caroline aka Miss Banana Cabana totally caught me and my CARPET pictures 😳 Here I was thinking I was so sneaky. It’s honestly the best lighting in my entire apartment. Maybe next time I’ll add a placemat so that it’s a little less “Ew carpet!” In the picture, we have 1 cup Fage topped with 3/4 cup Peanut Butter Puffins.
Once the first bowl was cleared out, I made myself another with 3/4 cup more of the PB Puffins and 1/4 cup of the Enjoy Life Cranapple Crunch Granola with unsweetened chocolate almond milk.
Then it was off to work. I enjoyed some Coffee Cocoa on my commute.
I spent the morning reading and editing pages for a big cookbook binder and entering in some codes into a recipe database. Not bad. When I got home, I was very ready for lunch.
I made myself the biggest turkey sandwich to date. I say that because this one included about 3 tbsp. of hummus, a ton of spinach and 2 oz. of turkey. It piled pretty high on my Arnold sandwich thin and really hit the spot.
I also indulged my sweet tooth with a sliced banana topped with 1.5 tbsp. of crunch Barney Butter. The combination was great. Mushy bananas + crunchy almonds = a winner.
Then it was time to get some serious work done on the Emmy submission. I worked on it for about 4 hours and then came home for a little break. Imagine my excitement when I found a box on my doorstep with this inside:
I am now one of the proud owners of Rose’s oatmeal book, Swallow. I knew I had to get a copy because she’s going to be famous someday Not only is the book gorgeous, but the stories inside it are amazingly creative and just fun to read. Thanks, Rose! You’re an inspiration.
I also snagged a Habanero Caramel from my Cowgirl Chocolates package.
Umm…HELLO?! This thing was so spicy! It was really funny because I’m trying to chew it and make it go down because it’s burning, but it’s caramel – not so easy to chew quickly, right? I needed some water after this one! Anyone else try this doozy?
I headed back to the studio to put the finishing touches on my submission, and then it was all over. Nothing to do now but cross my fingers! I then met up with Bobby at Cosi for dinner because I had two free entree coupons, and I’m nice like that 😉 Boys love free food!
In what I can only think is an attempt to mimic Panera, Cosi has now introduced a “Duo” line like the You Pick Two, where you can choose a 1/2 soup, salad or sandwich. I’m so glad they did this because I always am indecisive when I go there! Tonight the decision was easy. I had 1/2 of the Turkey, Basil, & Mozzarella Light:
And 1/2 of a Greek salad:
The meal also came with a choice of chips or carrots. I gotta say, I’m not a huge fan of bagged carrots. I think they taste completely fake. I opted for the cracked pepper chips. I ate a few and gave the rest to Bobby.
Once I got home, I did some rearranging and cleaning in my room, as well as some reading for my classes. It’s that time again where I actually have to think about things such as homework. Darn! But all that thinking did get me in the mood for some dessert.
Out of all the “combinations” I had today, this is hands down my favorite. I had a rice pudding cup topped with a Ghirardelli dark chocolate square topped with a smear of Barney Butter. I don’t think it can get much better than that to end the evening! Unless you want to talk about Meghann’s Strawberry Short Cake. Because to be honest, I could talk about that piece of food porn all day if you really wanted me to.
What should you do after you are done here?
What do you enjoy about photography? If you have a food blog, what does taking pictures of food do for you?
I really enjoy taking pictures of what I eat because it allows me to really stop and think about the meal and enjoy it instead of just mindlessly munching. I’ve really missed posting my daily eats and I’m glad that I had the winter break to help me realize that!