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A Yummy Little Treat

by Courtney on December 10, 2012

Well heyyyyyyy there, friends! Happy Monday to you all. Did everyone have a great weekend? Mine was the perfect mix of busy, friends, and relaxation. I didn’t spend too much time on the blog, but here’s what you may have missed…

After such a busy day on Saturday, Jay and I were both pretty wiped out yesterday. I also, for some reason, was feeling a bit under the weather so yesterday wound up being a pretty lazy day. Lazy as in, never even changed out of my PJ’s and parked myself on the couch all day long. No joke. I really think it was needed though, and I am feeling a bit better today.

To go along with our lazy theme last night, we decided to just throw together a bunch of our leftovers from the party for dinner. Here was my plate:


Veggies + hummus, sweet and sour meatballs, a chunk of baguette, and a few pieces (only wound up eating 2 of them) of party rye toasts that actually never even got made at the party. I had already mixed up the topping before the party started, so we still have all of it left in the fridge. Whoops.

For dessert, I had a couple leftover Santa hat brownies. Yum. Smile



Today’s morning meal included a yummy little treat that I’ve been enjoying for the past couple of days.


First, I scrambled up an egg, added some chopped up spinach, and topped it with salsa.


Not just any salsa though…this mango peach salsa that I picked up over the weekend.

It. is. so. freakin’. good.


To go along with my eggs, I had half of a bran muffin topped with a little butter.


While I was out doing some last minute grocery shopping on Saturday, I ended up passing the “Oops, we made too much!” rack, and came across a 4-pack of bakery bran muffins for a dollar. I was also a little hungry while shopping, which may have influenced my purchase slightly.

I’ve been enjoying half of a bran muffin at a time, like for yesterday’s breakfast…


And for a snacky lunch both yesterday and on Saturday, paired with a yogurt…


They’re a little crumbly, as if you couldn’t tell, but they still taste great. I’ve long been a fan of Price Chopper’s bran muffins, but it’s been ages since I last had them. So good!


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I guess it’s about time to get back to the grind…have a great Monday, everyone!

Question for the Morning:

If you could choose any one item to have from a bakery, what would it be?

I love bakery muffins, but depending on what bakery, I also love a simple glazed donut.

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1 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 10, 2012 at 8:52 am

Lazy days are definitely OK from time to time and I know that I could sure use one! ;)
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2 Chelcie @ Chelcie's Food Files December 10, 2012 at 8:53 am

Mmm I love bran muffins! And I’m always a fan of breakfast foods!
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3 Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire December 10, 2012 at 8:55 am

I love bran muffins! But if I’m picking from a bakery, I’d have to go with an apple fritter. They are so good!


4 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope December 10, 2012 at 8:56 am

I would have to say blueberry muffins! Those are my favorite type of muffin :)
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5 Sara @ The Foodie Diaries December 10, 2012 at 8:59 am

A red velvet muffin – YUM! :)
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6 Lindsey December 10, 2012 at 9:00 am

Anything with peanut butter!
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7 Megan@funsizedfitness December 10, 2012 at 9:10 am

Fresh out-of-the-oven loaves of garlic bread are the best!
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8 lisa fine December 10, 2012 at 9:11 am

Yum! Love mango and peach salsas. They’re my favorites, and always a treat.

As for sweet treats, I love muffins too! Especially chocolate muffins.
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9 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction December 10, 2012 at 9:15 am

Mmm I love muffins or crossiants…anything carb-related actually, haha!
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10 alyssa - life a la wife December 10, 2012 at 9:20 am

I use the trader joes peach salsa on my eggs – its sooo good!
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11 Natalie @ Free Range Human December 10, 2012 at 9:26 am

I’d have to go with fresh made bread. You just can’t beat that straight from a bakery!
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12 Sarah @ Blonde Bostonian December 10, 2012 at 9:30 am

A big piece of warm coffee cake sounds divine!
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13 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles December 10, 2012 at 9:30 am

Lazy days are absolutely necessary once in a while…once I’m done my final papers, I might end up with a full week of them :-p

Any food from a bakery? Considering my sweet tooth, I’d have to go in that direction…either a chocolate cupcake or macaroons (I’ve recently decided that I’m obsessed with them)
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14 Amanda @ .running with spoons. December 10, 2012 at 9:32 am

Bran muffins are delicious, especially when cinnamon, raisins, and butter are involved :D I’d have to say that my favorite thing to get at a bakery is probably a cinnamon bun. Although, to be honest, I probably wouldn’t turn down any freshly baked goodies.
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15 Maria December 10, 2012 at 9:41 am

Hands down – a chocolate croissant. Warmed, of course.


16 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries December 10, 2012 at 9:41 am

We had an incredibly lazy Sunday as well… I wasn’t feeling awesome and it was snowing all day, so it made for the perfect lazy day. My favorite bakery item would probably have to be a muffin with streusal topping! That’s a tough question considering I love pretty much any baked good though. ;)
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17 Liz H December 10, 2012 at 9:53 am

Santa Barbara chocolate now Santa Brbara salsa glad our small town is “known” on the east coast ;)
Mmm I love apple bran muffins


18 Beks December 10, 2012 at 10:16 am

I’m a big fan of fresh doughnuts at bakeries. I love small, mom n’ pop bakeries, but we don’t really have any around here. I think they’re falling by the wayside.


19 Katie December 10, 2012 at 10:21 am

Yesterday was super lazy for me tooooo. My favorite thing from bakeries is probably the pastry section or straight-up bread. Both are just extra tasty.
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20 Kerry @ Totes My Oats December 10, 2012 at 10:32 am

Love brain muffins! My favorite thing from a bakery would be a raspberry crumble. They’re sometimes called German pizzas, too. They’re so darn good!
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21 michelle kim December 10, 2012 at 10:43 am

If I was at a bakery and was ready to splurge, I would go with a cream cheese croissant. So buttery and delicious.
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22 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom December 10, 2012 at 10:50 am

Oh gosh, choosing one bakery item would be hard but I am going to go with a cinnamon roll, especially at a place known for having delicious ones!!

And we all need pajama days once in a while!!
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23 Katie @ Baking and Swimming December 10, 2012 at 11:02 am

Blueberry muffins with a crumb topping!
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24 Molly @ Just Your Average Athlete December 10, 2012 at 11:03 am

Chocolate chip muffins are my favorite :)
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25 Stefanie @ Thin Vegetarian December 10, 2012 at 11:12 am

Every once in a while you need a lazy day to recover!
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26 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers December 10, 2012 at 11:18 am

Last Sunday was my lazy day! I never got out of my nightgown. My Husband asked if I was getting dressed and I said nope! If I did, then he would make go somewhere with him! lol Lazy days are the best!!
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27 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl December 10, 2012 at 11:21 am

That mango peach salsa sounds so yummy! Have you ever tried pineapple salsa?? It is really good!
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28 Ashlee December 10, 2012 at 11:24 am

I didn’t know Sabra made salsa! Their hummus is delicious, so I bet the salsa is too! Gotta remember to pick some of that up. Sweet and spicy is my favorite combo.
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29 Linz @ Itz Linz December 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I’m definitely more of a sweet bread person than donut.. banana bread, pumpkin bread, muffins… mmm!
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30 Dania December 10, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Chocolate chip cannoli.


31 Katherine December 10, 2012 at 12:37 pm

That breakfast looks amazing!
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32 Lauren December 10, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I’ve had that salsa before and you’re right, it’s quite tasty!!
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33 December 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Oh, hands down a custard tart!!
It’s been so unbelievably long since I’ve had one, and come to think of it I don’t think I’ve ever seen one in a bakery here. But in Australia they were my fave!

On the savoury side of things, I would demolish a sausage roll or meat pie.

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34 Ashley @ Sweat for Sweets December 10, 2012 at 1:10 pm

A cupcake all the way!
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35 Ashlee @ A Step in the Right Direction December 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I love Price Chopper muffins. I usually go for the banana nut when they are on sale.
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36 Khushboo December 10, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Just the scent of bakery cookies are heavenly, let alone the taste!
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37 Annette@FitnessPerks December 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I wish I had had a lazy day this weekend….hopefully that’ll happen this weekend! Plus this week is a lot less crazy for me. PHEW!
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38 Kaylie December 10, 2012 at 1:44 pm

That bread looks yummy! Glad you got a chance to be lazy and rest- we all need lazy days like that! Have a great Monday!
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39 Elizabeth@myneonrunningshoes December 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Cream filled donut, hands down!
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40 Michelle@Peachy Palate December 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Hmm…I’d go with a cinnamon roll! Or a good blueberry muffin! I could never half just half a muffin though, that’s real restraint!
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41 lindsay @ fuel my family December 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I have had bran in my cabinet for a long time, I think I am going to try and make some muffins tonight for tomorrows breakfast!


42 Angela @ Health's Angel December 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm

A carrot cake cupcake. :)
Although, I passed that option up and got a big chocolate chip cookie from Panera’s bakery this weekend and it was so, so good. I love that they keep them warm!
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43 Shannon December 10, 2012 at 4:40 pm

If I had to buy a single item from a bakery, it would either be fresh baked bread, a fudge or sugar cookie, or a brownie.


44 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake December 10, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Oooh definitely a blueberry muffin with lots of sugar on top! :-)
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45 Bek @ Crave December 11, 2012 at 5:36 am

Fresh wholemeal bread- nothing like a fresh batch. Or a fresh wholemeal roll mmm! Nothing beats leftovers ;)
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46 Trudy December 11, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Mmm… I love lazy days. Definitely needed from time to time ;)
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