Glad you all liked my food & wine festival recap. I already am looking forward to next year!
This morning breakfast was a thick slice of banana bread + whipped cottage cheese (whatever was left in the container…probably about 1/2 cup or so?)
I just looove me some banana bread!
And then when Ryan woke up I decided to surprise him by making him a big Southern breakfast! I just LOVE cooking for other people….it makes me so happy!
I made him french toast and applewood smoked bacon and he loved it!
Now I must confess, I took a different approach to my french toast making this morning because I read somewhere that it produces the best french toast in the entire world……I fried it! I didn’t deep fry it or anything but I definitely “lightly” fried it in about 2 tbsp-ish of canola oil and then when it was done I drained it on paper towels. For the actual french toast batter, I used 1 egg with a splash of almond milk, pure maple syrup and cinnamon. Ryan said it was the best french toast he has EVER tasted! Bold statement, I know.
After breakfast we went to Church and then had lunch at Pita Pit. I had the usual whole wheat pita with hummus, babaganoush, avocado, onions, spinach, banana peppers, black olives, feta and hot sauce-—
It was wonderful, obviously. I just love me some pit.
And then…….I coerced Ryan to take me to the brand new cupcake store right next door! I was SO excited to try “Frostings” and all their cupcakes were so cute. They weren’t huge like some cupcakes, but were more the size you would bake at home. I love perfectly portioned cupcakes! 🙂
Frostings just opened last week and had red velvet, tiramisu, s’mores, margarita, strawberry, key lime pie and banana split. Ryan, being the sweet boyfriend he is, told me I could pick one to try so after studying them all for about 10 minutes I finally picked the S’mores!
The S’mores cupcake is a rich chocolate cupcake topped with marshmallow whipped frosting, graham cracker crumbs and a chocolate covered graham cracker. Holy yum! I tell you, it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done to drive home with that cupcake in my hand and not eat it until we got home and I could make more of a blog presentation out of it instead of just stuffing my face. Ryan thought it was hilarious and drove reallyyyyyy slow to spite me.
You better believe that the first thing I did upon opening the door was leap onto the couch and devour my treat:
I don’t even remember the last time I treated myself to an afternoon cupcake just because. It was totally awesome even though now I feel rather bloated and quite stuffed. It was worth it!
I’m going to go to Angels and Demons with my dad at 3:30. So excited!