Saturday, October 23, 2010

Breakfast

I am not a morning person. Its probably better for you not to look at me before 9am. My doctor told me it was because I didn't eat breakfast. While I love breakfast food, eating at 8am when I wake up does not sound appealing.

This morning, having nothing planned until later this afternoon (ugh, I hate midterm), I decided to roll out of bed at 10am and cook breakfast. The end results were delicious.

I started out with shredded hash browns, added pre-cooked sausage (thank you Jimmy Dean), and topped it off with cheese, tomatoes, cilantro, and black beans. All of this yumminess was wrapped in a flour tortilla.

I can say with all certainty that this is much better than my usual strawberry pop-tarts. And oh, wait...is that happiness I'm feeling? My tummy IS happy! Time to conquer the world (and by world, I mean my printmaking midterm.)
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Coffee!

I love coffee. Espresso to be more specific. I like to experiment with different ways of having espresso, but my tried and true is Cafe' Americano. Regular coffee never seemed to be strong enough for me. I would find myself pouring extra coffee into the brewing pot just to have that awesome coffee taste. Then, one magical day, I was chit-chatting with friends who worked at the coffee shop on my college campus when I asked about the ultimate coffee drink. He gave me a sneaky half smile and told me that he had just the thing. I was a little nervous, but excited. I mean, there was a real drink that I dreamed about.

After allowing it to cool for a bit, I took my first sip. HEAVEN!!!!  I was in love! After finishing it, I felt like a freight train on a bumpy track. It then occurred to me to ask what I drank. I drank a Tall Triple Espresso! I was flying for days! I loved the taste, but there was no way I could consume that much caffeine daily. After conceding that I was not looking for the ultimate drink, rather a meekly strong one, he let me in on the Americano. Much better.

Fast forward four yeas later, and I still love my Americano, but I now purchase it from Killian's Place downtown on the corner of 3rd and Cherry. (If you ever get a chance, stop by and pick up one of their brownies! OMG!!) When I am home, I still brew coffee, what's better at midnight? I am always reluctant to throw out my coffee grounds. I mean, that can't be the end of their life, right? RIGHT! Shane Genziuk over at  Sane but Different, has a great way to use your coffee grounds if you are a gardener or if you know any. I think a similar program would be great for Macon, and with the number of coffee shops available, I think there would be enough to furnish every garden in Macon! Check out the list of local coffee shops and inquire about their used coffee grounds.

Monday, October 4, 2010