For breakfast, my husband and I went to a maple sugar farm that has been converted into a restaurant. The atmosphere is rustic and cozy, and the food is amazing! I realized today, however, that out of all the times I have eaten breakfast there, I have always ordered their veggie omelet. I’ve been at least 15 times and have never been able to stray away from my favorite choice. Okay, so that might sound a bit pathetic, but do not judge me as you have not tried their veggie omelet. It’s amazing and to order anything but that took all of my will-power! 🙂
But as difficult as it was, I did it. I decided to really put myself out there, take some risks, and try something different… 😉 As I couldn’t decide between the stuffed french toast, Belgian waffle, or pancakes, I pretty much closed my eyes and let my finger fall wherever it may. And so that is how I ended up trying pumpkin pancakes for the first time in my life. They were DELICIOUS, and I will most definitely try making them in the upcoming weeks! Lesson to self: don’t be afraid to try something new, because it may turn out for the best.
I’m not sure if my new-found confidence can be blamed completely on my breakfast, but — for some reason — I was all for trying new things today. So when I called my hairdresser and scheduled a hair-cut for Friday, I told her that I’m tired of long hair and that I’ve decided to cut it up to my shoulders. I am now having a mini panic attack, but will not back down. Maybe the haircut will turn out to be a pumpkin pancake — new but surprisingly perfect. If it’s not so great, well, there will be a post on knowing when to hold yourself back…
Anyway, for the remainder of the afternoon, I kept busy in the kitchen, since the weather outside was snowy. I made a minestrone soup (thanks for the recipe, Mom) for tomorrow’s lunch on the go. (I am now completely into packing some warm soup in a thermas for day trips. Can you beat that on a blustery, cold day?? Plus it’s more healthy than eating out).
And since baking is a must on snowy days, I baked some valentine cookies. (Most of them ended up in the freezer for when I don’t have time to spend in the kitchen).
Other than that, it was a lazy, wintery day… Now it’s almost time for American Idol, and I think I’ll actually take the time to watch it tonight.