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November 9, 2010

I got so much done on Sunday and I will continue to pretend it’s because daylight savings time gave us an extra hour in the day.

In all actuality, I woke up at 7:15 because my body didn’t get the time change memo but I enjoyed lying in bed for an hour before my alarm went off, telling me to get ready for breakfast with my family.

Before my parents sold their house, moved into a condo and completely renovated their new space my mom used to put on a lovely Sunday breakfast almost weekly.  Now that remodeling is basically complete Sunday breakfasts are back on!

I munched on this fruit all morning.  Thanks for feeding my strawberry addiction, Mom — since I’m too cheap to pay $6 for them!

A new food toy was purchased and I was all too happy to help my mom try it out. 

Aebelskiver (pronounced “able-skiver”) pans are quite fun.

Do you see my evil deranged twin reflected in the microwave?  And yes, I am using the tools you use to dig out crab meat to flip the aebelskiver pancakes.

Are they not adorable?

I was busy cooking the pancakes, while Beanie was in charge of egg scrambling.

And Joey was playing babysitter with my nephew.

So what were the adults doing??

I had a little of everything that wasn’t meat.

I put a tiny drop of Dark Chocolate Dreams inside the last three aebelskivers and made sure I snagged one.  It was awesome, of course.

I also had about 3x as much fruit as on this plate…

After breakfast everyone decided to head over to a nearby park but sadly I had much more exciting things to take care of like grocery shopping and homework.  Yes, you should be sensing sarcasm here.

Isn’t grocery shopping so much more fun when you get to take someone else credit card?  I think so!  Just kidding, I didn’t even go too crazy.  At breakfast my brother asked us how much we spend on groceries a week and was shocked when I said we average $80.

Do you have a grocery budget?

I came home, did some homework (maybe did a little more blog reading than school reading…) then around 2 I realized I was HUN-GRY! ” Big breakfasts” do nothing to curb my hunger, unlike Joey who eats Sunday breakfast and not again till dinner!  What a freak.

English muffin with hummus, black beans, spinach and cherry tomatoes + apple and peanut butter on the side.

Then I got busy in the kitchen, prepping dinner for Sunday and Monday. 

With Thanksgiving fast approaching I’m busy trying out new recipes and Sunday began the first test runs.

First up, vegan green bean casserole.  I used Mama Pea‘s recipe and Fat Free Vegan Kitchen‘s recipe as guides.  I’ll recount my exact process when I post the final product on Wednesday.

Dinner was Thai-Spiced Pumpkin Soup and I was stoked to get a second chance at roasting pumpkin seeds.

We used Ashley’s amazing Rosemary Garlic Pumpkin Seeds recipe (except we halfed everything since we only had 1 cup of seeds). 

I wish I had pictures of the end result but it was dark by the time they were done and let’s be honest those seeds were gone by the end of the night.  What can I say?  We like our pumpkin seeds!

Some went on top of our soup

but most met their end by being shoveled by the handful into my mouth.

By the way this soup was just okay.  A little too rich and not enough kick for me, but we all know I ate it anyways.

We’re experimenting with a homemade lighting box for nighttime blog pictures (compliments of construction-savvy Joey).  How do my soup pictures look?

P.S. I now have a recipe page!! Be sure to check it out and enjoy your Tuesday.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 9, 2010 1:25 PM

    I miss big family breakfasts! We currently have big family sunday dinners, and I love it! As for a grocery budget, unfortunately we do have one…I wish it was bigger and I’ll leave it at that :)

    Jen

  2. November 9, 2010 1:31 PM

    Soup pictures look yummy to me! That bowl of berries looks so deliciously colorful. I find it so hard to keep fresh berries in my apartment because I can’t eat them fast enough!

  3. November 9, 2010 3:31 PM

    I totally agree! Big breakfasts do nothing to curb my appetite. Nada.

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