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!