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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Weekend Randomness - My love for Nutella and my Go-To Weekend Meal


I wrote this email to my friends this morning, and I thought I would share so that you can see how crazy I am about food. I'm not sure if I show you my true kookoo nature on this blog :)

so i bought nutella for a nice treat to have on raisin bread......
but oh crap i want some now on just my plain white bread :o/

I SHOULD NEVER HAVE OPENED THIS CAN OF WORMS AKA NUTELLA

NOW I AM DREAMING ABOUT NUTELLA CREPES WITH BANANAS

NUTELLA CREPES WITH GRAND MARNIER

NUTELLLA SANDWICHES

NUTELLA ICE CREAM

NUTELLA ON A SPOON AND INTO MY MOUTH

it's too early to be this crazy


As you can tell, I LOVE NUTELLA SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But I restrained myself and I had my usual brunch this morning, which I'm not sure I've ever told you about! But let me start from the beginning.

WELL, one day I came home after work and Dan had a huge bouquet of flowers propped up against this big box covered with a blanket. After coming down from my initial high over the GORGEOUS flowers, I asked him what the box was, and he said nothing - just a prop for the bouquet. After a little while, when I went to pick up the blanket - I uncovered a box FOR A BREADMAKER

OMG

I OWN A BREADMAKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This one in fact. It is amazing. It changed my life and the amount of carbs I eat everyday. I make bread ALL the time now because it's so easy and I love the taste of it!!!! Also, can I just stop and mention how awesome Dan is!!!!!! I've wanted a bread maker for so long, and my need for one was exacerbated by the snowstorm when all I wanted to do was eat fresh bread that entire week hahahahaha

So, anyway, with two slices of the very best bread in the world, I add some almond butter and jam.





I usually buy this Maranatha No Stir Almond Butter from Wegman's because I've tried the butters where you have to stir and it's usually a pain and the bottom of the jar is always too dry. This kind is great. I love crunchy butters! They're the best kind :)








I don't really have any brand loyalty for jam, but recently the Superfresh had a sale on Bonne Maman's jams, so I picked up some Raspberry Preserves and it's quite delicious! P.S. their website is very pretty, but also entirely in French. Anyone have a favorite jam I should check out?

Then, of course, to round out the meal I make myself a cup of Yorkshire Tea Gold.

It's a pretty spectacular brunch and it keeps me full for HOURS, which is why I love it on the weekends.

Anyway, back to my crazy love for Nutella - well, I made raisin bread the other day and it was just fantastic! I kept thinking that if I bought some Nutella, then it would be like eating melted raisinets (aka the best movie theater candy ever) on bread. How delicious does that sound? Very delicious.

And that, my friends, is my morning post hahahahaha



P.S. I am sure you know, but just in case you don't - I am running a contest for a $25 McCormick & Schmick's gift certificate. Comment here to enter.

8 comments:

Mel said...

I am so excited to try the raisin bread!!! <3

Simply Life said...

I love this post! I seem to find a way to dip in random things like pretzels, crackers, (anything that will pick up nutella without too much effort) as an after dinner treat quite often :) oooh and great job dan! That is so fun!!!

Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

Seriously - I think you can dip anything into Nutella and it will be delicious ahahahah :)

allthingsjuice said...

I have a nutella addiction. I can't even keep it in the house! Imagine my joy when I went to a supermarket in Germany and found the super-mega-sized jar!

Oh, and I'm envious of your breadmaker. :)

Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

allthingsjuice - I WANT A SUPER MEGA SIZED JAR OF NUTELLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

starla said...

Oh, darlin' I hate to tell you -- Costco has double pack supersize jars of nutella. also enormous jars of almond butter. I have stopped buying it because the Princess really does eat it with a spoon, and I get annoyed when I think there's some for my bread and it's gone.

you're welcome/I'm sorry.

Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

Starla - They do??? Sam's Club doesn't have all that....I don't think.....

starla said...

yeah! here's someone else who saw the and made something awesome: http://www.lafujimama.com/2010/02/pavlova-with-nutella-mousse/

costco forever! samsclubisevil

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