Quite Nostalgic

Good morning, friends! Oh my gosh, I have such a busy and exciting weekend ahead of me – it’s Rachel’s wedding weekend! I’m so, so excited for so many reasons. One of my best friends is getting married, so I’m obviously ecstatic. You guys know that I also love a good party and can’t help but bust a move out on the dance floor.

But one of the things I’m really looking forward to the most is that Rachel’s wedding ceremony is going to be taking place at the sanctuary of the place we all first met…back at the good ‘ol College of Saint Rose.

A random college night, circa 2007 – did anyone else own about five of those cropped tie-front sweaters? Man, they were the “in” thing for a while…

I’m already an emotional wreck when it comes to weddings, but actually being back on campus, and right next to our old dorm rooms no less, is going to make me feel quite nostalgic. Ahhh, I’m so excited! I <3 weddings!

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Last Night’s Dinner

Knowing that Jay and I weren’t going to be around home too much this weekend for meals, I wanted to use up some produce and finish up some leftovers.

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Corn on the cob, the rest of the Zucchini Casserole, and an amazingly delicious sweet potato.

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This sweet potato was inspired by the yummy one I had at Outback earlier this week, and I’m happy to say that mine was even better! Since I love the taste of baked potatoes cooked in the oven, but don’t really have the patience to wait for them to cook, I do a mix of microwave + oven.

I cooked the sweet potatoes in the microwave for about 8 minutes, coated them with spray butter, salt, and pepper, then popped them into the oven at 375 degrees for about 15-20 minutes. Perfectly cooked all the way through and nice and crispy on the outside.

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I topped my sweet potato with a sprinkle of brown sugar, cinnamon, and some homemade honey butter (literally, just some softened butter + a squeeze of honey). It was incredible.

Breakfast

After a sweaty hot yoga session this morning (which, actually was only my usual 10lb. Slimdown Xtreme DVD – but we didn’t have the AC on this morning) it was time for some breakfast. I was really wishing I had made iced coffee this morning.

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I toasted up two waffles and topped one with almond butter, one with peanut butter, and both with banana slices, chia seeds, and cinnamon.

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Double the nut butter, double the fun yum.

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Now I feel like I have a 100 different things to do in order to get ready before tonight’s wedding rehearsal, with the first stop over to mom and dad’s house so I can steam my bridesmaid dress…hopefully, perhaps, I can convince mom to give me a French manicure while I’m there??? Winking smile

Happy Friday!!