Hi there! Happy Friday! The weekend is almost here! And apparently, I love exclamation points!
My Coffee Cocoa is also sporting the bird mug that Rose gave me when we met last February!
I loved the challenge of creating these. I used a round glass to cut a hole in the center of two pieces of bread, then toasted each slice on the stove one at a time with some olive oil. I carefully added an egg white to the center of each and waited until the bottom was completely cooked before flipping.
I couldn’t believe I could actually flip it and not have it spray everywhere, but I did it 😉
Once the other side was done, I added a slice of white cheddar cheese until it melted. This was SUCH a good breakfast for dinner! I topped the two bread circle cutouts with more almond butter + mixed berry jam. Hey, I’m just trying to be green here and use all parts of my food!
Moving on to a non-toast topic, we have…soup.
Oh wait, you thought this post had a theme to it? My bad
Recently the people at Dr. McDougall’s offered to send me their new collection of Ready-to-Serve Chunky Soups. Being a BIG fan of their split pea soup, I enthusiastically said yes! Little did I know that they were planning to send me the most creative free sample kit I’ve ever received.
How cool is that? In the package was a big white soup bowl, napkin, placemat and ring, and a whole box of soups. I was admittedly a little too giddy for a box of food…I’m sure you understand 😉
I decided to try out their Lentil variety last night and see how it measured up.
Each box is roughly 2 servings, doesn’t require a can opener and is very conveniently packaged. Plus, you can’t go wrong with a company who caters to health nuts: each soup is low in calories and fat, gluten free and filled with a very reasonable list of ingredients.
I ended up using the entire box for dinner and strained out a bit of the liquid to save a bit on sodium content and still get the chunkiness that I love in soup. All I had to do was put it in the microwave (covered so it doesn’t explode!) for 1.5-2 minutes, and it was ready!
This soup was GREAT! I would definitely compare it to Lentil soup that you could buy at a restaurant and it was so easy. We all know how I like quick recipes that allow me to be as “lazy” as possible! I’m looking forward to trying the other varieties and seeing how each one compares. Thanks again!
That’s all I have for you on this Friday morning. Can you believe it’s Friday already? I’m not complaining, but it does seem as though this week flew by! What are your weekend plans?
Bobby’s brother and sister-in-law are coming into town, so it will be fun to see them!
Around the Blogosphere
- Big congrats to Brandi, Brittany, Sabrina and Shannon on earning the title of Nature’s Pride Bread Ambassadors at the Foodbuzz Blogger Festival!
- Don’t forget to vote for all the awesome food bloggers vying for the Good Mood Gig!
Enjoy your weekend!