When I was a kid, I wasn’t allowed to eat sugary cereals on school days. I could eat them all I wanted during the summer and weekends, but weekdays….not so much. This kind of bummed me out, because I loved Lucky Charms and Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Corn Pops and pretty much any other cereal that wasn’t the most nutritionally sound choice. Now before you start feeling bad for me – you should probably know that my Dad woke up early every school day to make my brother and me an insanely good homemade breakfast. We’re talking Belgian waffles, pancakes, crepes, that thing where cut a hole in toast and cook an egg in it……breakfasts totally unworthy of elementary school kids and probably the reason why I’m still so obsessed with good breakfast as an adult. So I really have no reason to complain. But man, do I love sugary cereal. Continue reading
Today is kind of a big day. Today is what I like to (jokingly) call my Dad’s “Old Man Birthday.” That’s right….today my Dad is turning 70 and Fiancé and I are in town to help him celebrate. And yes, Boyfriend is now Fiancé and since I feel so weird and even a little pretentious typing out the word fiancé all the time – he will now be referred to as “Dude” (per his request). So as I was saying, Dude and I made a special effort to make sure we were able to spend my Dad’s birthday with him. For me, it was especially important to be there. I mean this is the man who taught me how to bake and has in so many ways shaped the person I am today. While most girls like to say, “I’m turning into my Mother” – the phrase you’re more likely to hear out of my mouth is, “Holy crap, I’ve turned into my Dad.” I usually say this about once every couple of months to Dude, who whole heartedly agrees with my statement.