Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Work, Coffee, and Scones

I don't want to become one of those people who just does WIAW (although there's nothing wrong with that!), but it certainly feels that all my posts have been food-centric lately. Hey its not my fault I've been having some good eats!

But I do need to vent about something for a sec. So hold the fun for a minute while I complain about my job (well, one of my jobs). I work as a receptionist at a gym and, honestly, it is a pretty easy job. I basically just have to check people in and clean. boss is not so nice. I won't go into too much detail, but it's been really difficult lately. I feel like he's looking for an excuse to fire me, although we're so short-staffed that I think I'll be safe for now. In addition, I always end up looking stupid in front of him or making some some sort of silly mistake. I guess he just makes me nervous and I know I'm a smart girl, but it really makes me doubt my ability to function in the "real world" and it definitely doesn't help my self-confidence. How on earth am I supposed to hold down a "real" job if I can't even do this one? I really don't know what to do.

Moving on...

Aside from the whole work thing, I've been having a very nice summer so far. Basically just relaxing, reading, skating, baking, but it's nice to not have to worry about school for a while! The weather has been great and I'm really hoping I can go to the zoo or something fun and outdoorsy soon.

Enough rambling let's get to foood!!

This won't be a complete WIAW because I didn't really photograph every meal.

I had an amazing breakfast though:

Overnight oats made with coffee yogurt, leftover cold coffee, and a splash of milk, topped with a sprinkling of cocoa powder. SO good!
  See that cookbook? My mom bought it on clearance at Borders (so sad they're closing!) and it has some great sounding stuff in it. Hardly "healthy", but who cares, right? The pictures are really good too.

We made the Carrot Coconut Scones:

Trying to get fancy with the photography - um no lol.

They turned out huge and delicious, but they don't have a very pronounce carrot flavor. I really liked the texture and the coconut. We ate them with some peach sauce as part of lunch!

Dinner was stuffed eggplant:

I LOVE cilantro - I eat it like lettuce sometimes!
I always feel slightly guilty posting pictures of meat on here because I know a lot of bloggers are vegetarians. But it is what I eat and I try not to make it too "graphic" anyway.

Of course all this was supplemented by many other edibles including cucumbers, hummus, and frozen bananas smeared with pb (amazing!).

Hope you all had a good Wednesday! Muah!


  1. Don't feel guilty about pictures of meat just because a lot of people are vegetarian! There's no reason to feel guilt or shame about what you eat if you enjoy it. The stuffed eggplant looks amazing either way. The scones sound fantastic too! My mom wants me to make some for her so I need to get ahold of some cream cheese and make a certain recipe she was looking at. :P

  2. No need to be guilty! I eat meat as well, and I don't worry about offending others. My sister is a vegetarian and it's okay to eat meat in front of her as long as I provide vegetarian dish for her to enjoy as well!

    I hope that your job gets better though. I hate it when a job goes bad because of a crummy boss!

  3. That breakfast looks yummy. If anything has coffee in it I'm automatically sold :P

    And again you should never feel guilty about eating meat. It's your life, and you're free to make whatever choices you want and do what's right for YOU.

    Have a great Sunday!

  4. im a carnivore!! everyone has their own dietary choices!! you are entitled to your own!

    and your boss sounds rude! you know you are competent and bright, and you will be fine at whatever you do!!


  5. Ooh don't worry darling! LOTS of carnivores in blog land! Many of my friends are! =) Post what you love! and def remember to link this up to my blog next time silly! I'm adding it to the party for you! shoot me an email if you need any help! MWAH!!!!


  6. you should post the recipe for those scones or send them to me?!