Livin’ On Bread Alone

October 12, 2008

A panoramic of our backyard! Pretty cool technology. It’s not exactly accurate (this was actually taken from the middle of the two posts) but it’s sill pretty cool.

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We got up leisurely this morning and headed out for an easy run. I wanted to get our run out of the way so we could thoroughly enjoy our fun breakfast we had planned.

My stomach was growling though, so I had a snack before we left. I wanted a banana, but I decided to use something up in the pantry and settled on this mini Luna bar. You know, I like the way Luna bars taste OK, but I hate eating them. I was left totally unsatisfied. I think it’s the whole “real food” complex.

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Once home and showered, we set out to make French toast :) The star ingredient was Great Harvest’s Cinnamon Chip Whole Wheat Bread.

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We dipped 5 slices of bread (~2 oz each slice) in a batter made with 2 eggs, 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk, pinch salt, cinnamon and vanilla. I think this was the best French toast we have ever made at home.

For a topping, we simmered a large pear in 2-3 tbsp water and 1 tbsp maple syrup until it was tender.

I had 2 slices cut into triangles with a sprinkle of powdered sugar :)

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And coffee

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Romance <3

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I’m headed back out to the patio to study Organic all day long in preparation for our huge test tomorrow. I have a study session tonight from 4-6 and will be biking there and then biking up to EarthFare to have dinner with the husband after work.

In usual Sunday fashion, I’m combining lunch and dinner into one post (it’s my weekly break from an afternoon post), so I’ll see you tonight :D

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1 shawna October 12, 2008 at 9:57 am

OH MY! That looks DELICIOUS! I love the idea of using pears as the topping. Wish I could get some of that bread.

Good luck with your studying!

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2 Meghann October 12, 2008 at 10:06 am

Looks like an AMAZING breakfast! I haven’t had french toast in such a long time.. I love anything with cinnamon and that bread sounds so good.

Kath, I’ve been admiring your colorful mosaic patio table all summer.. is there a certain place you got it?? I would love to know, thanks!!

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3 madison (follow my weigh) October 12, 2008 at 10:06 am

whoa. thats looks amaaaazing!

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4 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) October 12, 2008 at 10:40 am

Mmmm, scrumptious!

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5 Betsy in Pittsburgh October 12, 2008 at 10:53 am

Love the backyard pic, it makes me so jealous that I only have a little balcony!

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6 Shelby October 12, 2008 at 11:01 am

I love how you set up your breakfast so beautifully!

That french toast looks amazing as well =)

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7 magpie October 12, 2008 at 11:02 am

French toast is my perfect Sunday breakfast – my dad used to make it every other Sunday (the other Sundays were waffles) when I lived at home. Well, he still does it; I’m just not there to enjoy it.

Good luck with the studying and have a great day!

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8 Biz319 October 12, 2008 at 11:03 am

I want that french toast! Great way to start out the day.

happy studying!

Is Matt ready for a day off yet??!!

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9 Amy October 12, 2008 at 11:06 am

How romantic & picturesque! What a perfect morning for you and your husband. Have a gorgeous Sunday :D

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10 Nicole October 12, 2008 at 11:15 am

I feel the same way about bars and such, I love the way they taste but it just doesn’t seem like real food!

Your breakfast sounds fantastic. It’s pretty and I bet tasted fabulous.

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11 Jen October 12, 2008 at 11:19 am

Beautiful presentation! Looks delicious!

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12 Katelyn October 12, 2008 at 11:21 am

Your breakfast and back yard look wonderful! I’m a bit jealous, of both! It looks like a lovely place to study, too.

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13 Erin October 12, 2008 at 11:23 am

What a beautiful yard. I love all the trees. Beautiful breakfast presentation!

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14 Jordan October 12, 2008 at 11:39 am

Weird. That’s almost exactly what I just posted for my breakfast on my blog… only I used apple instead of pear. We had the same breakfast today =]

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15 VeggieGirl October 12, 2008 at 11:51 am

Picturesque yard!! Delectable French toast breakfast!!

Good luck studying!!

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16 Sara October 12, 2008 at 11:52 am

Yum! That french toast looks amazing!

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17 Ruby Red Vegan October 12, 2008 at 12:35 pm

The cinnamon chip bread sounds incredible!!! I love the pear-maple topping you devised, too. Yummy nummy!

And that panoramic pic is neat-o. I kinda feel the same about Luna Bars — I like the idea of them…but they aren’t that satisfying. That, and they don’t taste good if you’re only a little bit hungry. You have to be really really hungry! But then I usually end up eating it too fast…so with Luna Bars, it seems like you never win!

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18 bobbi October 12, 2008 at 12:45 pm

love Sunday morning bfast time, and yours looks fabuliouse as always. Your backyard is so green and luciouse!

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19 runjess October 12, 2008 at 5:35 pm

I agree with you on the bars vs. real food. Bars do keep me full, but real food is more fun to it and I feel more “satisfied.”

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20 Caroline October 12, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Thats funny because this morning we had Great Harvest Pumpkin Swirl french toast with raspberry compote! Aren’t Great Harvest breads delicious?

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21 Megan October 12, 2008 at 6:41 pm

Love the backyard pic! Looks romantic and relaxing!

I love making French Toast with the cinnamon chip bread!

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22 coco October 12, 2008 at 7:07 pm

great idea for my tomorrow’s breakfast!

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23 Kath October 12, 2008 at 7:12 pm

Meghann ,
The table was actually a gift to my mom from a friend of hers, so I have no idea where it came from. Sorry!

Biz319 ,
He’s holding up! The good thing is he doesn’t work horribly long hours, just frequently. But this week starts his 4:30am bakery shifts, so we shall see.

Kath

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24 zestycook October 12, 2008 at 8:31 pm

WOW great pics Kath and I just finished cleaning my laptop because I was pretty licking my screen. Great work! And i had that bar before. I love it!

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