Thursday, October 21, 2010

Breakfast Braid Fail, Cabot Tasting, 4 Miles

hehe Thanks you guys - I'm glad you agree that just sucking it up and being nice was the best move for me there. I'm sure it would have been fine otherwise, but i'm on this "pick your battles" mode lately and it just wasn't worth my energy. Aside from letting things go, i'm all for trying new breakfasts. ALL for it. It's a meal that I've never been a big fan of but force myself to eat because I buy into the whole breakfast-is-the-most-important-meal-of-the-day thing. I found lots of recipes for breakfast braids and even a great video for how to do it. Only, I changed the recipe SO much that it wouldn't fit into the dang braid. Shiz. I still LOVED the recipe, super tasty, but am going to mess with it before posting so you won't end up with such an ugly braid like mine!

Yummy slice of fabulousness
Not bad! Right? Looks pretty fancy!
FAIL!! Too much stuffing and not enough crescent!! That's okay - I have a total plan for how to make this right next time!!

Aside from the recipe fail, something else noteworthy went down recently... I got cheese in the mail! I love my life.

Hello Cheese! (and thanks for sending, Cabot!)
Yes, Cabot sent me two new products! It's fabulous pre-portioned mini cheese slices for serious snackers like myself. I chose 50% reduced fat sharp cheddar and 75% reduced fat habanero
Hi Habenero - my new best friend
I cut it up into pieces and put it on 5 carr's crackers. WOW - had such great flavor and a nice kick. I can't WAIT to use this cheese in my mexican-inspired recipes, and I think it would be great to spice up an egg/sausage wrap with some flare!
I'll let you know how it melts, but I've always been THRILLED at how Cabot cheese melts. I'm so happy and can't wait for these products to be offered on the regular!

Aside from recipe fails and exciting new products, yesterday was rather dull. Just work, walked 4 miles during lunch while reading Undone, more work, a trip to the library, and then straight home to get in bed and drink fluids and take medicine. LAME. I did muster up the strength to do some exercise. I did this bicep and back routine and the ab work below it!


That's about it, friends! Today i'm hoping I can keep up the walking and maybe go for a run - I dunno though - still not 100%. K - question time!

Q: Ever had a breakfast braid or braided one yourself?

Q: Any recipe fails lately?

Q: Have you ever tried Cabot cheese? Like or dislike? I'm a fan of any cheese that isn't a high in fat and that melts like "normal cheese." So I pretty much use Cabot in all of my recipes!!

16 comments:

Gabriela said...

I've had several recipe fails recently- most noticeably adding WAY too much onion to enchiladas. It's all good though- that's how you learn!!

The breakfast braid looks so pretty, even if it did fall apart a bit- seriously, I'd be so intimidated to try making that!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I don't think I've ever had a breakfast braid, and I have never made one. I think yours still looks pretty! And all that matters is what it tastes like! :)

The cheese sounds great! Cheese sounds pretty much always great to me... :)

anotherannabanana said...

We had a bread baking fail -- not enough yeast. The rise was ridiculously slow and we couldn't use it. :( The second round was better.

Tried Cabot for the first time when you recommended it for one of your recipes. It was DELISH and I found myself heading to the fridge to cut off hunks of the leftovers for snacking. Yum yum yum! Definitely want some more.

Erica said...

That breakfast looks awesome! I need to bring you to some brunch action so you can love breakfast more :) I want to try making something like that for the man. Maybe I could make a half veg half meaty version.

Q: Ever had a breakfast braid or braided one yourself? Never! I want to now though

Q: Any recipe fails lately? Not lately, but I've had plenty;) Yours is totally not a fail either- taste is what really matters :)

Q: Have you ever tried Cabot cheese? Like or dislike? I'm a fan of any cheese that isn't a high in fat and that melts like "normal cheese." So I pretty much use Cabot in all of my recipes!! I LOVE their cheeses. Deliciousness. jealous of your samples ;)

Val said...

I think your braid rocks. I also love cabot cheese.

The Blonde Duck said...

See, I love to overstuff things. So I would have been delighted.

Kacy said...

That looks good to me! I've never tried Cabot but I've not met many cheeses I didn't like ;)

Melissa said...

I've never tried cabot cheese before but would love to! I love light cheese, non fat cheese: not so much!
I've never tried a breakfast braid before. Looks delicious!

Together We Save said...

That breakfast braid looks amazing and I don't think I have ever had one!!

lee said...

I had a cornbread fail last week. Bleh.

I love Cabot cheese especially since I went to college in Vermont. It was very popular there.

Regan said...

Yay! So glad you got the cheese and enjoyed! I'm with you... great taste + meltability = a happy cheese fan at my house.

Okay... so to answer: yes, breakfast braids, I've done. But I like the sweet kind... done with a filling of fruit and cream cheese or cream cheese/cheddar mixture. The sweet savory combo rocks.

Recipe fails: Today, in fact. Tried to make some 100% whole wheat rolls = rock hard :(

Cabot = obvious how much I love it ;)

Lastly... how psyched are you for this weekend's game? WDE!!

journeytobodykarma said...

Cabot rock! Best cheese EVER.

Samma said...

I love love Vabot cheese! So yummy and doesn't taste low fat at all!

~RED~ said...

Love the braid!! I got samples of the cheese also, fabulous!!

The Cabot Farmer said...

So glad you like the cheese! So delicious and convenient. Thanks for sharing with your readers.

anotherannabanana said...

We had a bread baking fail -- not enough yeast. The rise was ridiculously slow and we couldn't use it. :( The second round was better.

Tried Cabot for the first time when you recommended it for one of your recipes. It was DELISH and I found myself heading to the fridge to cut off hunks of the leftovers for snacking. Yum yum yum! Definitely want some more.