Saturday, December 20, 2008

Spicy Saturday

Hello and happy Saturday! The day has sort of a strange vibe to it today, I'm not sure why... it might have to do with the fact that I just took a two and a half hour nap. Hmmm...

After the soup kitchen this morning, my mom met me for brunch at PicNic. This place has been in our neighborhood for a while, and is, I believe, the sister restaurant to my beloved Silver Moon bakery. It used to be an upscale food store, but it turned into a full-fledged restaurant a years ago.

We started off with bread. I had a slice of baguette with a little butter:

We both ordered eggs. My mom got the spinach and herb omelette (I nibbled, it was very good).

I got an egg white spinach and potato fritatta. I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but this was HUGE. I ate about 2/3, brought the rest home, and was VERY full.

It came with a great salad of bib lettuce with a tasty and delicate vinaigrette.

I was intent on reading while I snacked on this navel orange...

... but I fell asleep. When I woke up, it was time to bake!

I made a bowl of pre-work oats first: coconut chocolate banana cream pie oatmeal. YUM.

1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup skim milk
2/3 banana
2 tsp cocoa powder
chocolate chips
shredded unsweetened coconut

On to the baking! We're making this recipe. Here are the sum of its parts:

I can't wait to show you what it looks like when its done. I'm off to work now... I might have to work until 2 AM, so look for the post tomorrow morning. Have a great night!


VeggieGirl said...

Love the monkey, your kitchen, your oats... can't wait to see all that you're baking!! :-)

Anonymous said...

YOU HAVE POTS HANGING ON THE WALL JUST LIKE JULIA CHILD!!! I did that in my first apartment and got reamed with fees but it was so worth it!!
Nice nap! :)

Erica said...

Yayyyy for baking ;). You work at a soup kitchen? I use to volunteer once a week and want to get back into it! It was such a rewarding experience!

Pearl said...

you and your mommy are SO adorable!

K said...

Aw you looks cute in your baking attire!! Can't wait to see the finished product!