Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Escaping the Mundane

Happy Tuesday folks! 

I wish I could tell you I had unbelievable excitement to share about today, but really, it was pretty mundane. 

Breakfast is never mundane in my world though. 

1/2 Diced Green Apple, 1/3 Cup Kashi Go Lean Crunch, Blackberries, Applesauce, Vanilla Chobani, Granola, Cinnamon PB

Grapefruit is so good now.  I already love grapefruit, but these days, I really love grapefruit. 

At work, I realized that it was going to be a full office day when some things my in schedule got rearranged.  Things in the office were just a little tense with deadlines and such, and by 11am, I was feeling the need to get out.  Even though I did bring a salad today, I just really wanted to get out again.  I know, that's 2 days in a row, but I promised myself I would pack for the next few days.

I asked my good friend and co-worker, Audi, if she wanted to join me.  She was on the same page so we hightailed out for a much enjoyed lunch and girl gab.

We went to my favorite, Cafe Magnolia.  (In case you were wondering, Cafe Magnolia is right beside our office so its quite a popular choice for lunch in our company).

The waitress revealed that the soup today was Lentil and I immediately became curious.  She took notice to that and asked if I'd like to try a sample.

Turns out the soup sample worked because I ended up ordering a bowl.

As well as the Almond Breaded Goat Cheese Salad.  I've had this one before and it's a glorious thing.

 Almond Breaded Goat Cheese on a bed of blanched asparagus, strawberries, roasted red peppers, spinach and a maple balsamic reduction

It was so nice to catch up with Audi.  We worked beside each other every day but don't really get a chance to really chat in the office.  It was lovely to have some down time in the middle of our hectic afternoons. 

Tonight's dinner featured the eggs I neglected last night.  I've been craving good eggs for awhile now, as well as the combination of cream cheese and jam.  Maybe it was Janetha who planted this little idea in my head, but I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since.

Yum!  Dinner was egg-cell-ent! (Haha, excuse my lameness) 

Snow tomorrow!  Greeaaaattttt!!! (excuse my sarcasm) 




  1. I agree- grapefruit is so awesome right now, I cannot get enough. And the lunch break sounds WELL deserved. Mmm lentil soup! And I have been thinking about a bagel with cream cheese and jelly lately too- Janetha has is stuck in all of our heads :)

  2. That salad looks positively delicious. I love fruit in my salads! Hope tomorrow is a little less tense for you :)

  3. You and me both on the grapefruit - I have one for dessert every night! My peels are sitting next to me right now :)

  4. I totally know the feeling of just "having to get out!" Looks like you made a good decision!

  5. I'm not looking forward to the snow tomorrow either! Bring on Spring!!

  6. Almond breaded goat cheese? Yum! Sounds like a great lunch getaway! I love having breakfast for dinner...well, actually I could have it for every meal of the day! ;)

  7. I've been loving grapefruit too! They are amazing during these cold months, and they pack so much vitamin C! Your goat cheese salad looks so tasty! I wish I could pop in for lunch with you! Thank you for sharing, sweet friend. May the middle of your week be full of joy and laughter.

  8. These look excellent Lauren, nothing pairs well with eggs than bacon, right?

  9. breaded goat cheese? yes please!

  10. LOVE the looks of that almond crusted goat cheese salad. Gosh I love goat cheese - SO much! Glad you got to escape even just for a little bit from the office. Helps to make the days go just that much faster!

  11. Your soup and salad sound and look delicious, but I really zeroed in on the eggs you had for dinner. I'm a big fan of eggs in all their guises. I hope things at work calm down a bit for you. I'm new to your blog and have really enjoyed my visit here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  12. janetha @ meals and movesJanuary 26, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    oh my gosh, grapefruit is SOOOO good right now! i had one this morning! and yay for cc+jam :) love you love you love you

  13. Found your blog and I gotta say your meals looks delicious! It's nice to "meet you" :D

  14. I LOVE any kind of "crusted" goat cheese, so your Tuesday couldn't have been too boring :-)

    Janetha's got me craving cream cheese + jam, too!

  15. the combination of cream cheese and jam = sounds like my childhood. and dang, it was always tasty!