Thursday, June 26, 2014

Pain au chocolat are my pain

Today I set up office for a couple hours in the morning at Starbucks.  When I went to order what they call a caffè misto....equal parts brewed coffee and steamed milk...I saw it...A CHOCOLATE CROISSANT.  In France they call my drink a cafè au lait and in Spain they call it cafè con leche.  They call my drink by it's Italian name at Starbucks and the pastry is just plain old English.

 I first discovered these treats in Spain when I lived there for a year in college.  Once I fell upon their yumminess, I had one almost every day.  It might be a very BAD BAD BAD thing that I have found a local option and one that's very easily accessible. The only thing that could make me return to my once daily indulgence is my bank account and waistline. I may have googled easy recipes this evening but decided that I'd rather someone make them for me like the French do.  Or I also found where you can order 15 authentic ones from Calista, just no.  I want one right now though.  Argh I will try to save my FAVORITE pastry for special occasions.  I will.  I have to. I mean one croissant is 340 calories which would be an hour running to burn off. I will have to remind myself of that....OFTEN.  Good thing I'm not a teacher like a couple of my friends who get Starbucks gift cards in abundance as end of year gifts.  But I mean if anyone has a Starbucks gift card that they aren't going to use...😜 

Monday, June 16, 2014

I ❤ Food

I know I haven't posted in awhile but I have had some good eats. And if pictures of the food don't show the yuminess the scale sure is.

I have an obsession with McDonald's iced coffee with sugar free French vanilla flavoring. 

Sausage, cabbage, peppers, beans, tomatoes, hot sauce, butter = yum one pan meal

Roasting red potatoes are my favorite way to cook them plus lemon pepper tilapia. 

Breakfast from a hotel can be great. Ham, mushroom, tomatoes and cheese. The seasoning on the potatoes was really good. Wish I knew what it was. 

The burger is good. I love the sauce. The fries I could do with out. 

These were delicious but I wish I had ordered a torta like Natalie had. Yucatan Taco Stand

Homemade steak fingers and gravy following Pioneer Woman's recipe. The side of sautéed veggies was a healthy balance to the steak finger. I can be half good sometimes. 

Sometimes I make a nicer breakfast for myself. Egg whites, onions, jalapeños, green peppers and tomatoes. 

Zucchini chip fail 

I love a big salad. Luckily I haven't broke this bowl like I did my fav Pyrex bowl that was perfect for my big salads. 

My own version of a breakfast sandwich. I need to do this again. It was so good and only like 200 calories or so.