My Sunday morning started off with some muffins.
It was either muffins or pancakes.
But Vegan Gluten Free Pancakes would have been just dandy, too.
My days also started off with Microwave Banana Oat Cakes
And then I moved on to coffee. I love coffee.
Let me count the ways.
One sentence mini-reviews of each…
Save money and make them at home. Even if you don’t have an espresso maker, brew some strong coffee, buy a cheapie milk frother, add your caramel sauce and you’re done.
Some other coffees I like. And clearly I support TJ’s with my coffee habit.
Fair Trade Organic Ethiopian: Good, worth the price for fair trade/organic, medium, mellow.
Fair Trade Organic French Roast: Good, bold, dark, not as bitter as their non-organic French Roast. I prefer the organic to the non-organic French Roast. Normally not a French Roast fan but this one is good.
TJ’s Joe’s Dark. I am normally partial to Dark Sumatra for my everyday coffee but the Joe’s Dark is a nice change of pace.
The Joe’s is bold and dark, but also sweeter than the Dark Sumatra. Some people would call this “less acidic”. For me, it just means I use less stevia.
Dessert-like, wonderful, sweet undertones. Not something I’d drink everyday but if you like pumpkin or caramel, then these are for you. Great seasonal coffees.
and Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte (vegan, gluten free, and a money saver)
Pumpkin-flavored coffee makes this even better but not necessary
Medium bodied, crisp, but full of flavor with hints of sweetness. Perfect everyday coffees.
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Coffees
A local San Diego roaster with amazing coffee as I mentioned here.
Cafe Bustelo is a full-bodied supermarket gem of a find. At less than $4 dollars for a 10-ounce can, this coffee will put hair on your chest and a spring in your step.
It’s not light or “breakfast blend-ey”. This coffee is bold, rich, and intense.
It has become a daily go-to favorite of mine, alternated with Trader Joe’s Dark Sumatra.
From my last post about watching the football games on Sunday. Many of you said that you are not a football fan and would do most anything other than watching a game. But glad you enjoyed my link back to my post with Game Day Recipes. The Superbowl is coming up so maybe you can get a few ideas.
Dessert: Special K Bars
Thanks to everyone who’s written me telling me you’ve made this recipe. Since it comes from my Grandma, I know she would be absolutely thrilled to know you’ve tried these. So thanks for telling me.
1. Best thing you’ve ate or done so far this weekend?
Spending time with my family and enjoying the 75-78F degree weather we’ve had in San Diego!
2. How do you usually start off your day?
Checking emails, blogs, and making sure there are no fires burning in my inbox
Getting breakfast ready for everyone
After that, it’s anybody’s guess how the day will shape up.
How does your day usually start?
3. Are your days the same, different, similar, or there is no pattern?
For me, there is somewhat of a pattern, but they do vary widely. More so now than ever before.
I used to think when I was in college I was busy and couldn’t imagine how I’d add more into my life.
Then I got married.
And I continued to work full time and take care of our house.
Then I had a baby.
And now I am married, with a house to take care of, I work full time, and have a child.
That’s why my days…well, there’s no telling how things will go! Busy is an understatement.
But they do start, sort of the same each day. Sort of.
4. Favorite coffee or any recommendations?
I’m all ears!
Have a great week everyone!
P.S. If you are just catching up on Weekend Posts since I know many of you unplug over the weekend, here are the last few:
3 Hours of Free Time
Morning Workout Tips
Making Weekend Plans, Lens Review
Are You a Girlie Girl, Weekend Snacks
P.P.S. Big Changes are in Store. See #3