Toast and other things

Happy Tuesday! 

I’m taking a study break to share a few things with you- 

-Last week I told you about how I was loving smoothies for breakfast, but smoothies don’t come without challenges. Ahem, one challenge, I should say: my blender is really dang loud. And since I like to wake up at the crack of dawn, I try to be a little considerate of the other one sleeping away. 

So breakfast has been a bit of a challenge for me. Nothing has sounded “great.” Luckily, yesterday I was able to find a winner thanks to the sweetest strawberries:

Whole grain toasts – one with peanut butter and strawberries and one with cream cheese and egg. Yum!

Nutrition tip – fortified bread is a non-heme form of iron. Non-heme forms of iron come from plant or fortified foods. Non-heme is less absorbable than heme (animal source), however, you can enhance absorption by consuming it with vitamin C. Here I have strawberries, but a glass of OJ would work too. 

-Exciting news: I bought my first watermelon of the season yesterday. 

You can bet that I’ll probably have one in my cart each week until it’s no longer in season. 

-I mentioned on Friday that I was going to make a cake for my Dad’s birthday cake on Saturday. Turned out great! I made my favorite chocolate cake and layered it with chocolate ganache and chocolate buttercream. My Dad loves chocolate just as much as me. I also made some whipped cream to go with it. I was worried about the whipped cream separating on the ride over, so I used this trick of adding gelatin to it and it held it’s shape nicely.

I made the chocolate buttercream from Add a Pinch this time which ended up being very useful since I had some tears in the cake. It did a nice job patching it up. I have to say, I’ve had a piece Sunday and yesterday and I think it gets better with time. I hope you’re still enjoying, Dad!

Now, it’s back to the books!

7 thoughts on “Toast and other things

  1. Thank you so much for sharing the chocolate cake recipe. It looked so good when you shared it. Also, aren’t strawberries amazing already? They’ve been so delicious in fruit salads, on toast, and just by themselves.

  2. Hi Kate!
    I loved reading this – and am so excited about the fresh fruit of the season too! Watermelon
    all the summer long in my house too!
    Thanks so much for sharing a link to my chocolate cake! I’m so thrilled that you enjoy it and gave the buttercream frosting a try too! I hope your Dad had a wonderful birthday!
    Thanks so much!
    Robyn xo

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