First and foremost, can I just say ya’ll are awesome? I absolutely adored reading about what YOU learned in 2010. I think that even in the bad times we can learn something, so that makes them a success, no?
Other successes of yesterday were solely confined to my kitchen. Packing is the biggest headache. I’ll pack for 15 minutes, and it seems like there is still just as much stuff in front of me. Progress is being made, it’s just hard to see through all of the bedding, books, and dishware.
So yes, success was found in the kitchen, and only the kitchen, yesterday. I’ll take it.
1. Starbucks run at 6:30 am. Actually this was kind of a fail but I’ll list it as a success so I can feel better about myself. Muahaha. I woke up to no coffee grounds. None. This is what happens when you’re coming off of a crazy holiday weekend. You forget to do important things like buy coffee. I considered calling my friend who lives across the street but that would have been cruel, so I just got dressed and went. One sip and my morning was redeemed.
2. Hummus made a comeback. As you know, I haven’t really been feeling the hummus love lately. Yesterday I actually wanted a hummus sandwich. Without an egg. Craziness.
Sandwich with red pepper hummus and apple slices.
3. I made my own coconut butter. I killed two birds with one stone here. I used up half a bag of unsweetened coconut that had been aging in the pantry, plus I dodged the steep price tag of Artisana’s tempting jar.
Sweet potato with coconut butter.
I’ll be honest here and say I probably won’t make it to midnight tonight. I’m cool with that. Part of me is just grateful that I’m no longer a waitress ringing in the New Year in the back of a kitchen covered in mayonnaise. And while I love a good “balls” joke, New Year’s Eve tends to overdo it.
Have a loverly night, whatever your plans!
Jam of the day: Ben Harper “Burn To Shine”