My Favorite Meal of the Day!

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IMG_4768BREAKFAST 🙂

  1. Heat up your waffle iron and spray with non-stick cooking spray (I like to use olive oil or avocado oil spray- I recently found this item at Walmart!).
  2. Arrange Potato Puffs on waffle iron, press down and let them cook until crispy (continue applying pressure to flatten)
  3. In the meantime, fry an egg over medium.
  4. Transfer potato waffle hashbrowns to plate, sprinkle with cheese and top with egg.
  5. Serve with freshly squeezed orange juice.

Enjoy!

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Cotton Anniversary

We celebrated our anniversary with a weekend away in Santa Monica and a day at Disneyland. For those of you looking for wedding anniversary gift ideas, the traditional 2 year gift is cotton (see my spin adapted from a couple Pinterest ideas I stole). *Warning: Sappy Romance Post*
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Aaron’s gift:IMG_4810 IMG_4811 IMG_4812 IMG_4813 IMG_4814

Up bright and early and on our way to Disneyland!
Up bright and early and on our way to Disneyland!

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Hilarious wall art at Tender Greens Santa Monica
Hilarious wall art at Tender Greens Santa Monica

2 Years, 2 Stars

Also in October, Aaron and I celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary. So, Aaron goes, “Well, I was thinking, since it’s our 2 year anniversary, I think we should go to a 2 star restaurant…” I was like “Okay… {inquisitive/confused/intrigued look on my face}” Aaron: “2 Michelin Stars!!” Me: Jaw dropped, Speechless, Excited! Documented below is a little peak into our weekend away which started at Providence.

Uni egg scrambled egg, sea urchin, nori mini crutons in shell
Uni egg scrambled egg, sea urchin, nori mini crutons in shell
Scallop, curried cauliflower, butter foam...
Scallop, curried cauliflower, butter foam…
Striped bass, mussel, Japanese turnip, pickled radish, hazelnut cream...
Striped bass, mussel, Japanese turnip, pickled radish, hazelnut cream…
Mint granita, strawberry syrup with fresh strawberries, aloe vera cubes...
Mint granita, strawberry syrup with fresh strawberries, aloe vera cubes…
Two handmade dark chocolate peanut butter cups, pear apple and plum candied jellies, two banana french macaroons with chocolate ganache (tasted like a banana split)...
Two handmade dark chocolate peanut butter cups, pear apple and plum candied jellies, two banana french macaroons with chocolate ganache (tasted like a banana split)…
We were so incredibly full and then they bring out "Breakfast cakes!!" in a beautiful bag for the morning!
We were so incredibly full and then they bring out “Breakfast cakes!!” in a beautiful bag for the morning!
The view from our hotel- Loew's Santa Monica
The view from our hotel- Loew’s Santa Monica

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One of the thirteen courses they offered to pack for us - a very European breakfast on the beach :)
One of the thirteen courses they offered to pack for us – a very European breakfast on the beach 🙂

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Burke Williams Santa Monica
Burke Williams Santa Monica

It was an amazing, relaxing weekend!

Happy November!

Well, after a brief hiatus, we’re back up and running. With my “extra hour” of daylight savings I decided I would catch you all up on the month of October and continue the blog this month. It’s been a whirlwind! Let’s start with FNCE! Nashville, TN October 2-6th… BGSU Pen Pal Friends, freshly roasted coffee, amazing BBQ, and so much free stuff from the EXPO I had to buy an extra bag to bring it all back and my snack drawer at work is still stocked 🙂 There was tons of awesome live music as well.

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More FNCE favorites:

DATE GOODNESS!

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Fall Salad Recipe

5 ingredient Fall Salad Recipe:

  • Spinach
  • Goat Cheese (crumbled)
  • Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds*
  • Olive Oil
  • Good quality Balsamic Vinegar

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*If you have a Trader Joe’s near you, you MUST try these. They are so delicious and I kid you not, I went to TJs after work, bought one bag to try it out, opened it and tasted some as a little snack when I got back to my car, and they were SO good, I WENT BACK IN THE STORE AND BOUGHT 2 MORE BAGS!! I have never done that before. These are delish! Happy Fall everyone. #PumpkinSpiceEverything

IRON

Well, life is getting busy and the blog is suffering but I have a special treat for you all tonight! A little glimpse into date night.

First of all, after learning the adverse effects of iron deficiency we decided you can never be too careful…

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Stay tuned for the BEST Fall Salad recipe EVER!! Only 5 ingredients! Check back tomorrow!

Dysphagia

Texture Modification/Sensory Evaluation of Food Assignment…

Ingredients and supplies ready to go + the Vitamix:

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Let the taste test and evaluation begin!

IMG_4520Readings Completed:

  • The National Dysphagia Diet PowerPoint
  • Dysphagia Practice Essentials
  • Pediatric Dysphagia Workshop PowerPoint
  • Managing Dysphagia in Residents with Dementia
  • Elderly Long Term Care Article
  • Video: Feeding Assistance
  • Sensory Evaluation of Food Assignment