After the suuuuper long Saturday I had yesterday, I definitely slept in again.
By the time I woke up, I was needing coffee and something good to eat for breakfast.
Hubby brewed this bag of Starbucks Africa Kitamu coffee he brought home from his trip to DC.
For breakfast, I decided to do French Toast with a TWIST!
I used some cage-free eggs to make my custard.
I used some Great Harvest Honey Whole Wheat bread that we've had around for a few days.
I sipped on coffee and browsed my new Crate and Barrel catalog whilst cooking up breakfast.
Got a little crazy with the cinnamon.
My secret ingredient - Trader Joe's Pumpkin Butter - this plus the cinnamon gave the French Toast a really great fall flavor.
French toast is MESSY!
Since I still only have my tiny non-stick pans (hope to remedy this once we're in the house), I could only cook 2 pieces of French Toast at a time. I kept the cooked pieces warm in the oven on 250 degrees F.
Breakfast is served! With the Pumpkin-Spiced French Toast, I also had some more Canadian bacon and some maple syrup warmed up with some real butter.
After brunch, I did some serious packing. We loaded up 1 1/2 cars worth of boxes and stuff and headed over to the house to check out our newly refinished hardwoods. We can't walk on them till Wednesday so until then...we wait.
I think they look GREAT, though!
After checking out the house, I headed over to my new favorite grocery store - Earthfare! I was hungry for a snack and lucked out by filling up on samples in the prepared food section. I really was picking out stuff to eat for the week, so I wasn't just eating their samples for nothing.
Earthfare had their organic pumpkin on sale - 3 for $5! I normally try to get rid of stuff in my pantry when I'm getting ready to move, but I couldn't pass on this deal. I got 3 cans. I'll just have to move them...it will be worth it.
We are also out of coffee. I didn't want to pick up a big bag only to turn around and have to move it, so I just filled a bag up with enough to get us through a couple days. I decided to try a fair trade coffee by Larry's Beans in Costa Little Ricky blend, which comes from Raleigh, NC. I wonder if they do tours? I'd love to check them out next time I'm visiting my MIL.
I tried a new Odwalla flavor - Pink Poetry - Earthfare had $1 off coupons in the refrigerated section. Looks like it's got some good stuff in it.
Hubby brought home some pizza from our fave local pizza place - I had some bruschetta, 1 slice of pepperoni and 1 slice of cheese with a wee bit of coke.
I picked up a couple treats for hubby and myself: 1 peanut butter chocolate chip cookie (for him) and a whole wheat chocolate chip cookie (for me). Look at that close-up!
Phew, this has been a whirlwind weekend, but a GREAT one! Guess I need to rest up for the big MOVE! G'night!