Last night a nightmare caused me to wake up at 2:45 a.m. I was dreaming that my mom was yelling at me about some new friends I had made. “I don’t like the choices you’re making. Your new friends are trashy!” I snapped back at her, “Well, that’s what you get for moving us from Mt. Pleasant to Myrtle Beach!” HA! The nightmare must have worked up quite an appetite, because instead of shaking it off and going back to sleep, I remembered the bread I had just baked a mere 6 hours before. I dragged myself to the kitchen and starting eating a chunk of bread. I’d like to call this sleep-eating, but I was fully aware of what I was doing. Has anyone else done this? Fess up.
I was so excited about today’s lunch that I almost ate it for breakfast. I took a slice of my Brown Sugar Cinnamon Bread and sprinkled it with cinnamon.
After work, Mary picked up Amanda, Brooke, and me to hit up the last Farmer’s Market of the season. As soon as I jumped in the car, Amanda and I traded slices of bread. She made Jenna’s original recipe, while I made some changes. It was fun to try each others’ – both were great! As you can see, Amanda did not forget the walnuts like I did.
The Farmer’s Market wasn’t as busy as I expected, which was nice. Along with tons of fresh produce, there were yummy dinner options to choose from: bbq, gyros, tacos, and burritos. I picked up a lumberjack’s portioned burrito: blackened chicken, salsa, cheese, rice, and black beans.
When I got home, I felt like making my very favorite soup: Avgolemono. I started making this soup last November, and have made it at least 5 times since then. It is so good. The original Cooking Light recipe can be found here, but as usual, I recommend changing a few things. I double the orzo, increase the lemon juice to 1/2 cup, and use as much fresh dill as I feel like. I highly recommend using real lemon juice and fresh dill. The flavors of both are what make this soup amazing. It’s slightly creamy from the eggs, and you’ll notice that overnight the broth thickens.
Make this soup!! Good Night!