i saw a picture on pinterest recently that listed off a bunch of things women aspire to :
healthy/fit body, clean house, nutritious meals, successful job, etc etc etc.
and the catch line was : “pick two”.
feel like that’s pretty accurate these days.
i’ve been keeping up with work.
and trying to cook more.
but things like cleaning the house, exercising, blogging,
well, they’ve fallen to the wayside.
and i’m ok with that.
it’s good to remember everyone is not physically capable of doing everything all at once.
and the glimpses of online life, are just that –
little bits and pieces of an imperfect whole.
here are few random things on my mind lately…
1 // my blog reader.
so the bad news is google reader is shutting down on July 1.
which is very sad,
since that’s where I collect and read all my blog feeds.
but the good news is, i heard about feedly via twitter.
and it’s much prettier.
and also very easy to transfer all your subscriptions to.
been playing around with it today.
so far so good…
2 // baked eggs.
i’ve been a little obsessed with starbucks hot breakfast sandwiches for a while now.
and the other night, i thought : why not recreate this at home?
i googled baked eggs,
and came across this simple recipe.
i’ve modified it a bit in the few times i made these since,
and came up with this :
baked scrambled eggs
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. milk
preheat oven to 350.
pour melted butter into an 8×8 baking dish.
in a bowl whisk eggs & salt. add milk.
pour into baking dish.
bake uncovered 10 minutes, stir,
then bake additional 10-15 minutes until eggs are set.
you can slice these eggs up and serve on some crusty rolls
with bacon and gouda for your very own quick/easy imitation starbucks breakfast sandwich.
3 // granola.
in other news, i have been trying to corral the crazy thing called the grocery budget recently, and realized that one of my biggest money sucks was snacks. so i’ve been cutting back and cooking more, and trying to be more healthy while i’m at it. this website has been particularly helpful in terms of ideas and recipes. i made her granola and it was a big hit – left out the pumpin seeds and added banana chips. will definitely be making again, and going to try the granola bar version too.
4 // green grocer.
along the lines of trying to eat more healthy, I’ve been trying to incorporate more fruits and vegetables in our diet, picking back up with my old friend Washington’s Green Grocer. it has served me immensely, and getting that big box of produce bounty on my doorstep is a highlight of the day. the fresh mango and cara cara oranges in this week’s box were a m a z i n g. thank you green grocer.
5 // chipotle rice.
And to finish out this food heavy post, I was super happy to discover a copycat recipe for chipotle’s cilantro lime rice. we are fans of pretty much anything chipotle around here. and it was the perfect accompaniment to this.
happy Thursday to you!