Friday, October 24, 2014

Fried Bologna Sandwich

Today is National Bologna Day!!  Seriously, it is.  I couldn't believe that the deli meat from my past has its own day of recognition.  Although I no longer eat meat, I do remember the bologna.   

When I was younger, we would make fried bologna sandwiches.  We would take two slices of bologna and cut out a triangle from the end of each one.  Then we would fry them in a skillet and brown them on each side.  The cut in the bologna kept it from bubbling up when frying, allowing for even browning on each slice.  We usually accompanied ours with mustard on bread.

In honor of the bologna, I would like to share this recipe that I found on Pinterest.  Sean, over at Snack Fixation takes the sandwich to another level!  This is an example of a fine dining bologna sandwich.  I couldn't believe you could make bologna look that delicious!  So the next time you're craving a deli sandwich, try jazzing up the bologna.

Have you ever tried a fried bologna sandwich?

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bakery Lorraine: New Location, New Favorites

Yes, I've made a few more trips to Bakery Lorraine.  They have a new store location at The Pearl, here in San Antonio.  The new spot is beautiful and very welcoming.  And with the new location comes new menu items.  God, help me!

When the bakery had its grand opening, I was sure to taste quite a few of the new menu items.  I'll be happy to describe them (although sometimes words are not enough), but the pictures speak for themselves.  Everything was absolutely divine!

The Cinnamon Toast was so reminiscent of the toast I would make as a kid.  We would spread butter on bread, then sprinkle cinnamon and sugar.  It would be placed under the broiler until browned and bubbly.  But this cinnamon toast was even better because it was made with Bakery Lorraine's fresh bread.

This beauty is called a Morning Bun.  And believe me, I wouldn't mind waking up every morning to this pastry.  It has a flaky exterior and a very tender interior, with just the right amount of cinnamon and sweetness.  It pairs well with tea.

The Baked Oatmeal is delicious! It is packed with wholesome oatmeal, walnuts and seasonal fruit (mine had juicy berries).  And I was happy that it wasn't overly sweet.

The Egg and Spinach sandwich is very filling and super fresh.  I love spinach and this sandwich has plenty of it.  I usually don't eat poached eggs, but this one wasn't all that bad.  The sandwich also has Fontina cheese and a lemon aioli.  Yum!

But those hashbrowns!!!  They are not your average hashbrowns made from shredded potato.  These are layers and layers of potatoes, perfectly seasoned and golden brown.  The outer layer is crispy, while the inside is soft yet firm.  Unfortunately, I can't just order these alone.  I could eat them all day.

And my favorite new item from the bakery....Orange Blackberry Muffin!!!  I am absolutely in love!!  I could eat these muffins one after the other.  I love the texture, juicy berries, citrus flavor and the nice crumb topping.  I almost cried eating one recently, because it's just that good.  My brother says that I have a 'muffin problem'.  Maybe, I do.  Might need to get some help with that.

Well, until my next visit...

Which of these breakfast items would you love to try?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Who's Wearing What Wednesdays

Smoky Palette

You can never go wrong with neutrals.  And every woman loves to wear black.  I like the way Robyn incorporated black and grey in this chic outfit.  She starts with a white t-shirt and pairs it with a sexy pair of black leggings.  The cardigan adds texture to the look, while marrying the black and white together.  

But she takes it a step further with the accessories.  The peep toe booties are very stylish.  And I am in love with that bag.  That is the kind of purse that works for me.  You can get more details about this look and see more of Robyn's style at Cleverly, Yours.  

What are you wearing today?  Leave a picture or link to a picture in the comments section below.  Your look could be FEATURED tomorrow here on this blog!!  Find more information here.

How do you like to wear your blacks and greys?

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Feel The Music #24

I have been hearing this song on the radio for some weeks now.  Both the music and the chorus are very catchy.  It makes you want to get up and dance.  Which is scary, since I don't dance as well as I used to when I was younger.

My favorite part of the song, by Nico & Vinz, is "oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah".  I listened to their album as well, and really enjoyed most of the music.  The song for the week is "Am I Wrong".  


Monday, October 20, 2014

One Year Blogiversary Giveaway

I cannot believe it's been a year already!!  I've been blogging for a year, but it seems like much longer.  I had no idea the experience it would be to start a blog.  The long nights writing blog posts, the learning curves, the design headaches and the social media frenzy were all worth the wonderful bloggers and readers that I have connected with.  

I feel like a have a voice.  And people are actually listening!  I have enjoyed sharing my thoughts and my favorite things with my readers this year.  What I'm most proud of is that I've stayed true to myself.  I look forward to learning even more about blogging, and providing even more engaging content to my readers.  Thanks to everyone who has helped to make this year a success.  

So let's celebrate with a giveaway!!

And be sure to visit each of these wonderful bloggers who joined in to celebrate with me.  Stop by their blogs and say hi!

   Christine                           April                              Letty                                Holly

Enter below to win some of my favorite things:
  • Panera Bread Gift Card (for some pastries)
  • ShoeDazzle Gift Certificate (for some pumps)
  • Free Skype Math Tutoring Session (we can discuss pi)

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**Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Three Musketeers Popcorn Treat

When I was in elementary school, we loved movie day.  The day when they would wheel in the television cart and play a movie.  We really didn't care what movie it was as long as we didn't have to do work.

On one particular movie day, my teacher brought in a treat for all the students.  She laid out napkins on each of our desks and gave us popcorn.  Then she passed out a 3 Musketeers candy bar to each student.  She told us that the two tasted great together. 

I thought the woman was crazy!  But I figured it wouldn't hurt to try it.  She told us to place some popcorn in our mouths, and then take a bite of the candy bar.  It was amazingly delicious!  Before that day, I had never been a fan of 3 Musketeers candy bars.  Even today, I still feel that they are overly sweet.  But the saltiness of the popcorn balanced out the sweetness.

And I have been eating this little popcorn treat ever since.  As a matter of fact, it is the only way that I can eat a 3 Musketeers candy bar.  I once tried melting the bar and mixing in the popcorn, but it just wasn't the same.  So I eat it as my teacher taught us:  mouthful of popcorn, followed by a bite of the candy.

So the next time you're watching a movie, grab some popcorn.  And also grab a 3 Musketeers candy bar.  You might just like this different and simple popcorn treat.

What is your favorite food to eat with popcorn?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Math Tip of the Day: Decimals on Number Line

When identifying decimals on a number line, the most important thing to do is first determine the scale of the number line.  What is the scale?  The scale is the value for each marking between the whole numbers.  Sounds confusing?  It can be.  Here is a chart that can be used for assistance. 

Once you have determined the scale, then you can plot the coordinates of different decimal values on the number line.  If the decimal value is one of the marks (Ex. 0.4 on a number line scaled by 0.2), then plot the point on that mark.  If the decimal value is between one of the marks (Ex. 0.25 on a number line scaled by 0.1), then you will plot the decimal between two markings.  

Using a number line can be  difficult at times.  But you do not have to get frustrated.  Remember, it's all about the scale!
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