Breakfast of Champions + Crumbs


Man, have I eaten well in 2010. I have so much good food to share with you guys. I’ll start with yesterday’s dinner because I didn’t get to it last night. In the spirit of using up every morsel in our house before heading to NC, I decided to get rid of these chip crumbs in Sunday’s dinner.


I crunched the tortillas a bit with my hands and then combined them with paprika, salt, and pepper and dipped egg-white covered tilapia filets into the mix. They cooked for about 4 minutes on each side before I declared them done.

The texture was nice and crispy and the corn flavor went well with a dollop of bbq sauce.

In keeping with the southern theme of this dinner, I made Kath’s collard greens with ham (minus the beans). Loved these greens with maple syrup! The meal made for a nice sunday suppa.

This AM one of my supervisors graciously hosted a holiday breakfast for all of the interns at her amazing home. There was an outstanding spread of foods, all homemade by the supervisors and other staff.

Starting with an feta + olive quiche.

Baked french toast…wait for it…

with a raspberry grand marnier syrup!!!!!!!

A lovely chocolate bread (from a local bakery?)…

apple + blueberry crisp…

and oreo chocolate balls!!

I had a taste of almost everything on round one and went back for crisp plus more french toast.

Every single thing taste absolutely incredible, but I think the french toast and oreo ball were my favorites.

This ball was SOO intense! Like a jumbo triple chocolate truffle. I may have snagged a few for my freezer…

Everything went down nicely with spiced apple cider too.

Someone was jealous of all the fun eats.


T’was a glorious morning of ‘work.’ Unfortunately, my 3-day headache worsened after I finished eating. I ended up taking some migraine meds, so I wasn’t able to concentrate very well for the rest of the day because of the bright lights and the jitters. Given my headache, this afternoon’s snow, and a doctor’s apt., I opted to skip the gym and just relax. Aside from the headache, I’ve actually been feeling pretty good lately. I haven’t mentioned my stomach issues on the blog in a while, which is a good sign! Since cutting out coffee 🙁 and starting a medication for reflux disease, I seem to be doin’ alright (knock on wood).

That’s about all my news, how are you guys?

PS: tomorrow is essentially Friday!!!!!

  • Lindsey Morningstar
    December 20, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    That is a great idea with the chips! I would have never thought of that before. And that french toast, oh that is sinful…..

  • Dee
    December 20, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Oh wow! That is quite a spread! I hope your headache goes away soon!

  • Lauren
    December 21, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Wow, that french toast looks insane. I’ve been looking for a good baked french toast recipe for Christmas breakfast.

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    December 21, 2010 at 8:25 am

    That raspberry syrup looks divine!

    Glad to hear your stomach issues have tamed a bit. Sad that coffee might be the cause though!

  • Laurel
    December 23, 2010 at 3:00 am

    Everything looks so delicious! I’ve been having stomach issues/ reflux as well, and have been starting to feel better. Unfortunately, I have had to cut coffee out as well. Glad you’re feeling better too!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life
    December 28, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Hey there! I’m a new reader and just wanted to let you know that I really love the concept of your blog! I’m 29 but still don’t feel like a complete adult yet, lol.