Good Morning! Rise and Shine!
“Rise & Shine”…oh how that saying brings back memories. I’m not sure I have ever shared this story with you…if I have, forgive me. Growing up, my sister and I shared a bedroom. We hated it at the time…and I was sure to make it clear (as the big sister), which half the room was mine and which half was hers. I think there even came a day I told her she needed to pack up all of her dolls and toys and move them to the basement because I was in Jr High…and just too cool to have that “kid” stuff in my room. WOW. Poor Nicole. LOL. Regardless, we were stuck in that room together…like it or not. And several times a week, my dad would take his turn coming into our room to wake us up for the morning. (That alone, had to have been a chore all its own.) So…our dad’s approach was to walk in the room….snap the room-darkening shade up as fast as he could and shout at the TOP OF HIS LUNGS, “Riiisssse andddd Shiiiinnnnne!!!” He, of course, thought this was hysterical. Nicole and I had a harder time finding the humor. Unfortunately for him, we never forgot this morning ritual and every time I go home to visit, I take every opportunity to walk into his bedroom and shout, “Rise & Shine!” at the top of MY lungs. He usually rolls over and pretends he didn’t hear me….but I am pretty sure if I looked real closely…he would be grinning from ear to ear. Some memories never die…and I will make sure that one doesn’t. If only our parents knew that some of their antics would come back to haunt them. 😉
After that stroll down memory lane, I thought I would share another craving with you. While there is no doubt that this pregnancy has brought on a new love for sweets, I was blessed with just two cravings in the first trimester…fruit and yogurt. I went thru soooo many yogurts…sometimes 2-3 a day! I guess there are worse things, huh? During that time however, yogurt, fruit, and granola became a new breakfast favorite. In the event that you are looking for a new morning meal (move over Frosted Flakes)…or an afternoon snack (time to skip that monster cookie?)….give this one a try.
Yogurt of your choice (I loved the Yoplait Light Orange), a sprinkle of granola, a handful of blueberries, and a handful of raspberries. Done!
…Colorful & Crunchy….
…Bite after Bite…
Indulge. In Life. In Love. In Food.