New eats and sweet treats

by spiceaholic on March 3, 2010

Can you believe it’s already March?  I can’t.  I know the weather isn’t helping, we had snow AGAIN yesterday.  That’s like 3 times in the past 2 months.  In Atlanta.  Where it’s not supposed to snow.   In fact, Mr. Spice’s declaration that we can’t live where it snows and that therefore in the South we shall remain is now looking pretty stupid.  You can tell him I said that, I most certainly have.  >:}

So what on earth have I been up to that I’m not posting as much?  Work. It’s tax season and I tend to post less frequently due to using up all my brain cells during the longer work day.  That and I’m usually not in a good mood when I get home.

Here’s that mid-week catch-up post I promised you guys.

You know my breakfast sandwich that you guys are sick of seeing pictures of?  Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, it has.  Look what I found at Publix last week:

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Apologies for the shaky pic. I guess I was so excited about finding the HOT & SPICY version of my favorite breakfast sausage patties. I know they have the maple-syrup kind, but I’m not a syrup on my meat and eggs kind of girl. These got me happy.

I used them to make an egg-in-a-mug concoction for Monday’s breakfast:

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You would think after my exploding yolk incident on Sunday that I would stay away from cooking eggs in microwaves. Nope. This time I beat the egg into submission, sprayed a large coffee mug with cooking spray, dumped the egg, the crumbled hot and spicy patty, and some 2% pepperjack and nuked away. A nice lazy way to make an omelet.

Since I couldn’t taste the difference in my egg-in-a-mug, I decided to try it out yesterday in my beloved breakfast sandwich.

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See the flecks of crushed red pepper? In its natural habitat, I was able to enjoy this new and improved breakfast sausage patty. There is definitely a bit of zing where it bites back. I like it and will keep buying it when I find it.

This week I’ve been trying not to eat out or grocery shop so that I can use up what we have at home. Lunch has been a challenge to plan, but I think I’ve done okay. I like to call Tuesday’s lunch my “last legs lunch” since it was a good way to use up food that needed to be used up.

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I took the last of the Italian sausage/green pepper/onion sauce we made Friday and ate it over couscous and steamed veggies that were on their way out. I was reminded of what a good work-lunch staple couscous and steamed veggies are — I can cook the couscous and veggies together at work in less than 5 minutes and pair it with leftover pasta sauce, meat, or even a veggie burger if that’s all I have.

Where were the sweet treats I promised you?

Remember when I wrote about the books I got from Amazon a couple weeks ago?  How one of the books was the 2nd in a mystery series I was reading?  Yeah, I lied.  It wasn’t the 2nd.  But I didn’t know this at the time.  Luckily I realized my mistake within the first chapter and didn’t ruin anything for myself.  You can be sure I got the correct 2nd book in the series. And now I’m on the third.  In fact, here are the first 3 books in the series:

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I like this series so far — not only for the recipes, but the stories are fun to read.  The main character owns her own cookie store, so there’s lots of great cookie and dessert recipes.   I think I need to make a trip to the used book-store to pick up some more of these books.  And trade-in some other books of course!

I seem to have mysteriously started coughing and wheezing all of a sudden, so I’m going to call it a night and get some rest.  Good night!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Christina (Dinner at Christina's) March 3, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Oh cool, I’m glad you like the books! I’m backlogged on reading right now, but when I get a chance I’m definitely going to see if my library has these! They’re right up my alley!! 🙂

spiceaholic March 4, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Let me know if you like them!

christie @ honoring health March 5, 2010 at 7:54 pm

That breakfast in a mug combo looks awesome!

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