Happy, happy, happy New Year!
Thanks for the pic, Lynn!
How was your New Year’s Eve? Mine ended up being a lot more low-key than expected, but a night in was exactly what I needed after all of our adventures on the West coast.
Mal and I landed in Boston around 12:30 yesterday afternoon, so by the time we got home from the airport, picked up Murphy from the dog sitter, unpacked and got settled, it was pretty late in the day and we were exhausted.
Mal and I planned to go to our friends’ New Year’s Eve party a their house, but we ended up canceling and staying home instead, so we ordered take-out for dinner””obviously from Lime Leaf.
My appetite is all messed up from traveling, so I only ate a few bites of my Lime Leaf Noodles at first. But then, a few hours later, I ended up eating almost the entire portion. Apparently, my stomach is still on a West coast eating schedule.
After dinner, I also had a couple of Russian Tea Cakes that my grandmother made me for Christmas.
The rest of the evening involved me sitting on the couch watching Bridesmaids (so funny!!) while Mal played video games. We wanted to stay up to see the ball drop, but we ended up going to bed before 11:00. Let me tell you, it was crrrraaaazy New Year’s Eve for us!
I slept until almost 10:00 this morning, which I’m pretty sure hasn’t happened since college, and then hit the kitchen to make breakfast. On the menu: Flax Crusted French Toast with sunflower butter and maple syrup, clementines, and iced coffee with soy milk.
Flax Crusted French Toast
- 2 slices whole wheat bread
- 1/2 cup soy (or cow’s) milk
- 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed meal
- Whisk together milk, egg whites, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
- Add ground flaxseed meal to another bowl.
- Heat pan (or griddle) over medium heat; coat with non-stick cooking spray.
- Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, cover completely, and then dip into the flaxseed meal. Place in the pan/griddle.
- Cook each piece of bread for 3-4 minutes and then flip. Cook on the other side for about 1-2 minutes, until golden brown.
- Remove from pan and serve with your favorite toppings.
Off to clean the house and get ready for the Pats game. My in-laws are coming over to watch it with us!
P.S. I just spent about 15 minutes unsubscribing from random/junk emails in my inbox, and it felt awesome””just in case you want to do the same! It was a nice little way to start off the new year, and it was actually pretty easy to unsubscribe from a lot of them.