Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Something's Brewing

Other than my tea. :( I started feeling sniffly at work last night and woke up this morning with a hot throat and feeling very tired. Not happy about missing Zumba but I need to lay low because I have to work again tonight.

I made myself an interesting hot breakfast this morning. I baked up a small sweet potato, mashed into some cooked barley and heated it all up with some spices and a splash of apple cider to bring it all together, then I whisked in two eggs, custard style. I don't usually add any sweetener to my breakfast, but I drizzled on some raw honey for the anti-viral properties. It was delicious, the barley made for a nice change to my usual old fashioned oats.

There is just something so comforting about fall flavors. I made this beauty for Sunday dinner a couple of weeks back. Medallions of pork tenderloin, sauteed in a bit of olive oil with parsnips and grapes in a light pan sauce served with dill baby carrots. All in one pan, fast, easy and wonderful. The sweetness of the red grapes intensified in the hot pan and they contrasted so nicely with the earthy parsnips.

And finally, before I got to take a nap before work, here is my fabulous new find...

I found these mugs at TJ Maxx last week and I just couldn't resist. They were a steal, too.

1 comment:

  1. I love those mugs! 2 of my favorite things - cupcakes and coffee :D

    Hope the sniffles don't evolve into something worse.