early excitement by megan

so, it is finally cold down here. don’t laugh, but it is in the 60’s…and that is cold weather for us southerners! we have been waiting patiently for a cold day for a while now…

anyway, i’m sitting here working on my student teaching portfolio all bundled up in black leggings, one of my favorite patagonia fleeces, and ugg boots ..and listening to christmas music. i am so ready for christmas. and all of the things that come along with it in my wonderful city…

{celebration in the oaks at city park}

{more celebration in the oaks}

{fulton street snow}

{my mama’s homemade peanut butter balls}

{family photo in front of the poinsettia tree at city park}

ah, i know its a little early to get excited for christmas…especially since my favorite holiday, thanksgiving, is next week! i need to focus on that…and all the goodness that comes with it πŸ™‚ and, i am thinking of making these martha stewart place cards…

{here’s the how to}

but i may need to go with an easier one…like this other martha craft

{how to}

maybe i will make both?

happy tuesday, friends!

figs by megan

Good morning!

I’m just sitting here watching the Today show, love Hoda & Kathie Lee! It’s been such a wonderful morning!!! I woke up early and spent some time with God, had a yummy breakfast, did some Physique 57, showered, and now I am wasting time until lunch before leaving for class at 2. Long day ahead of me today.

  • Bio Lab 2:00-4:00. I am feeling a little apprehensive about it.
  • Early Childhood class from 5:00-6:50…should be home a little before 8:00 tonight. It is a long day, that’s for sure. But, at least it is a beautiful day!

So my yummy breakfast was not anything out of the ordinary- Kashi Honey Oat waffles with White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter spread on one waffle and this amazing creation spread on the other waffle…

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Organic Adriatic Fig Spread. This spread is why my breakfast was so yummy! I forgot this was in our fridge. My mom bought it and I have never used it before! This is the best fig spread I have ever had. There are lots of fig throughout and it is so sweet! I love all things sweet! Oh, I can’t wait to use it again πŸ™‚ I can’t find anywhere to order it online, but my mom found it at Whole Foods.

I hope y’all have a beautiful day!

thankful thursday by megan

Good morning! This morning has been slow, but packed with goodies! I am so thankful for mornings like these! I woke up and read some Romans, ate some waffles with Mighty Maple peanut butter and blueberries, drank my coffee, checked blogs, and watched Regis & Kelly. And, now I am here πŸ™‚ Yoga is next.

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Last night for dinner I made a Mushroom and Grueyre Quiche. It was a Whole Foods recipe I got from the Whole Foods Recipe app on my iTouch. Love that app, by the way! I’ve got another recipe from the app planned for Sunday, too!

So I started by roasting button mushrooms, portobello caps (that I diced), and half of a yellow onion seasoned with salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil. 15 minutes at 400 degrees F.

IMG_7754These smelled so good while roasting, by the way!

When these were done roasting I mixed them with 4 oz. of Gruyere that I grated before hand. I love Gruyere! I love all cheese, actually.

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I also whisked together 2 eggs, 1/2 cup of 2% milk (opted against using heavy cream like the recipe called for), and some thyme.

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And then I layered the mushroom, onion, & cheese mixture on the bottom of a pre-baked pie shell and poured the cream mixture on top.

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Popped it in the oven for around 45 to 50 minutes at 350 degrees F and voila!

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Quite pretty, eh?

IMG_7760Look at those mushrooms! This quiche was very delicious and was a huge hit with my family too. I love mushrooms and this quiche was full of them. And it was so easy to make, but it was time consuming. I started prepping at 5:00 and it was not ready until about 7:00. It was worth the wait though!

Okay, so I am off to my matthankfully. I have a Physique 57 DVD appointment with Lizzy at 4:30 and then possibly going to help a friend babysit later tonight…depending on my energy level!

Happy Thursday!!