Monday, June 15, 2009

Things we would discuss over breakfast

Things I would bring up if I had called you up and said, "Hey, let's go get some breakfast this morning.":

1.) My rogue eyebrow hair. On my left eyebrow I have a rogue hair that grows in the opposite direction as the other hairs, thus causing it to stick straight out. Part of me doesn't want to take care of it because I admire it's plucky attitude.

2.) The jam I made over the weekend. I've only ever made freezer jam but its shelf life isn't long enough for me and I end up throwing away half the container because I can't eat it fast enough. So I decided that this year I was going hard core and making cooked jam, with the glass jars and the sterilizing and everything. Because this is exactly what 80 year old women do. So I headed down to Chino, which everyone knows has the best strawberries, and I took over my parents kitchen and I made jam. And it is delicious, my friends. It's a good thing the mouth of the jar is so small because I would be tempted to stick my whole face in it. If we had gone to breakfast this morning I would have brought you a jar of your very own.

3.) The lesson I taught yesterday in Sunday School about the Word of Wisdom convinced me that I should make a salad for lunch and how I'm really sad about it because even though I always enjoy a good salad (this one has avocado, and what's not to love about that) I never actually look forward to eating a salad. And there is nothing sadder than not being excited about your lunch.

4.) Katie and I walked out of church yesterday to sunshine. SUNSHINE!!!! I know you're all thinking, "Duh, Rachel. California!" Yeah, and that would be true, except that we have had gloomy, cloudy, drizzly, stinky weather for weeks. Weeks, I tell you! I suppose I should appreciate that fact that it isn't 100 degrees yet but when I walked outside yesterday and felt the sun and saw my shadow I felt like skipping to my car. Except that I was wearing shoes that don't facilitate skipping very well and opted for skipping in my heart.

5.) How much I love going out for breakfast and I think we should do it more often.

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Post Lunch Addendum: My salad was actually super awesome and hit the spot and I plan on making the same one for lunch tomorrow. And looking forward to it. (Spinach, tomatoes, avocado, chicken, gorgonzola, strawberries, balsamic dressing. It needs some crunch though. Maybe cashews.)

12 comments:

The Katzbox said...

Rats! Darn this living several cities apart and never having actually met!!!

Ms. Liz said...

1) I'll be over for some jam right away (Strawberry is my fav)

2) I'll pluck your eyebrows if you want me to

3) I lovelovelovewuve the Trader Joe's Omeaga 3 trek mix and I usually throw some in my salads. That and a nice bit of apple is ample crunch and an added shot of protein too.:D

ennbee said...

funny about the jam - same weekend. too weird.

even though i'm not lds and therefore, not beholden to the
Word of Wisdom, i'm gonna start eating better.

omelets and salad tonight. cholesterol's good, so i should be okay.

Chris said...

Ahh, June Gloom. The one thing I don't miss since I left California (and the traffic). We've had our own version of it here in Utah, but the weather report says it should be gone by Thursday.

Andrea said...

I'm glad to know it's not just Oregon that's gloomy. The sun is out today and I feel like throwing a party in it's honor. I only wish I had some of your strawberry jam to celebrate with.

Gina said...

I want jam.

Wendy said...

Your salad sounds good. Salads take so much prep work. Why is it that most things that are good for you are time consuming - especially exercising...

byebyepie said...

That is, like, my dream salad. Which, how sad is it that I have a dream salad?

Heath'e' said...

I love that you have so many good points to discuss at breakfast!! Kaiya's response to the sun yesterday "Look it's Sunny because it's SUNday" get it sun-day HA :).
Oh and I like to add sunflower seeds to my salads to add that crunch factor. (I get mine in the bins at Sprouts) Yum, now I need to go get some avocado and smoother strawberry jam on toast!

the freshmaker *ting said...

why did i read this; it's 11:00 pm and now i am hungry...

Stephanie said...

The salad sounds divine. Some candied walnuts would be great in it . . . yum.

I wish we could have breakfast and you could tell me all good things.

Happy happy day.

Rach said...

I love that one of your labels is "i'm 80." I miss eating cereal with you on Saturday mornings, because you always have something interesting to say, even on a Saturday morning. Your salad does sound delicious. Lately, we've been eating grilled chicken salad for dinner a lot. It's romaine, feta, craisins, shredded cheddar, garbonzo beans (I love saying that out loud), sometimes pepperoni, green onions, cucumbers if there are some that aren't bitter, sometimes marinated artichoke hearts (when I've been to Costco), and whatever other veggies I have in the fridge that I need to finish off (green peppers and celery are quite popular). It's quite refreshing. The feta adds a nice zing to the salad. You could always throw in some chow mein noodles for the extra crunch. It works for Hawaiian haystacks!