Sunday, July 11, 2010

Focaccia

Thank you all for the lovely comments on our Body Pump launch. If you haven’t tried Body Pump yet, I highly recommend giving it a go.  You can find a class here

Today was a beautiful day in Charleston. I like to start my Sunday with a good breakfast and a few cups of coffee :). I also like to treat Josh to breakfast in bed. This Sunday’s breakfast was a homemade parfait that contained vanilla yogurt, bananas, and Kashi Honey Toasted Oat Heart to Heart Cereal (I’m getting pretty good at blind photography, minus the trash can in the background):

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I also made up a batch of focaccia bread for a fun blogger event I am hosting tomorrow! I used this recipe. The outcome:

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Lindsay and I met up and walked the Cooper River Bridge. I just love that girl to pieces! We had fun chatting away the whole five mile walk! She brought me an amazing treat too…one of my FAVORITE nut butters- Justin’s Maple Almond Butter:

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So so good. If you have not tried this nut butter- you must run out and get some.

The rest of my day has been spent doing housework, reading in the sun and learning more choreography. I’ve also been relaxing with this guy:

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What was the best part of your weekend??

55 comments:

Campinggirl said...

I love Frank's face!!
The fav part of my weekend was reading on the porch this morning.

homecookedem said...

WOW! I'm so impressed with your focaccia baking skills!! You are so talented!!

Best part of my weekend: Bringing a homemade lunch to my husband while he directed his first disc golf tournament yesterday. And he even won 3rd place in his own tournament and split $140 with his partner!! Can you tell I'm so proud of him?! :)

BroccoliHut said...

Yummy parfait! You're making me crave Kashi H2H.
I, too, am super impressed with your focaccia--master baker up in here!

We Are Not Martha said...

Maple almond butter sounds awesome!! And your focaccia looks so beautiful :)

My weekend was so relaxing, productive, and awesome... I wish it didn't have to end!!

Sues

Jessica said...

Holy woah - that focaccia looks so good! Very impressed.

I can't wait to find some Justin's here.

The best part of my weekend was some laziness with my little guy : )

Lauren said...

AWw you are so sweet to make breakfast in bed for josh!! Gosh girl, you are the best wife ever! :)

The best part of my weekend was meeting our new niece!

Glad you are having a wonderful Sunday.

Monique@She's Going The Distance said...

Wow that focaccia looks delish!!! Was it pretty easy to make?!? :)

Love the puppy :)

Haleigh said...

I was never a fan of strength training until I started going to body pump mostly because I didn't know what I was doing. Body pump is so much fun :) I am completely addicted now.

Justin's Almond Butter is pretty much amazing.

Aggie said...

your day sounds so nice! you are so sweet to treat your hubby with breakfast in bread :) am loving that parfait!!

How do I get my hands on that AB?? do they sell it at Whole Foods?

We had a nice weekend...I would say my favorite part was definitely seeing my little guy play in his basketball game yesterday, he just LOVES it! :)

Julie said...

WOW you are seriously good at blind picture taking girl :) have you decided on a new camera yet?

i'm excited to hear about this bloggie event that you're having this week! so housewife of you to host and event.

even more housewife and own show worthy is breakfast in bed!!!! love it :)

TiffersRunsTX said...

That parfait looks delicious, doll! I absolutely ADORE the bag your MIL got you! Adorable!

Angharad said...

Wow, that sounds like a lovely weekend and what a lovely lady you are making breakfast in bed! My weekend was FULL of foodie fun as it was Dan's birthday. Two big fancy meals out plus a big fun party made it pretty much awesome :)

the actor's diet said...

justin's is the absolute best!!!! everyone in my family has hailed it "crack."

impressive foccacia!

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

Frank is so cute. lol Love the new layout, haven't been out of reader in awhile.

greekyogurt said...

Focaccia is my favourite bread for sandwiches!
And your parfait yummy!!

Kelsey said...

im going to be getting some justins hazelnut chocoalte butter in the mail in a week or two- so i will finally be able to test it out and realize why everyone loves it so much! mmm the maple one sounds really good too!!

xoxo <3

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

cooper river bridges?!!! OMG BLAST FROM THE PAST! I ran the Cooper River bridges races back in the day when we lived in NC and SC! What awful beasts they are :) but loved the races and the turnout!

So happy you & lindsay had a nice meetup :)

have a stellar week girl..and i am hating my garmin. The strap is wayyy too big. All the bells and whistles like shutting off gps dont matter if it doesnt fit!

Boring McGee said...

I LOOOOVE FRANKS MUG~

hmmm, best part? hanging with the man and the child and just doing nothing but BEING.

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Awwww. I love you too! I can't wait to try that focaccia tonight. Woot Woot! Wait until you see my crazy tan lines from our walk. See you this evening girlie!

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stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

sounds like my kinda weekend! we had a relaxing & fun one here too... does it have to be monday againnnnnn?!?!?

Heatha said...

Frank is so handsome!
Maple almond butter sounds so great! Is it really sweet?
The best part of my weekend was spending some one on one time with my son last night - I LOVE time like that!

Jessica said...

The focaccia looks really good! I'm so not a baker! haha!

Don't you love the kashi heart to heart cereal? I think it's so tasty!

Krista said...

That bread looks great! It will be a hit for sure.

I had a blast with my niece & nephew Saturday. That was the best part of the weekend for me!

Have a great day...:)

Jessica said...

I've heard a lot about Justin's lately., it always sounds good by people's reviews.
Best part of my weekend was teh farmers market. :)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Our baker makes the best foccacia bread at work---it always smells AMAZING! Your's looks great too! Have a great week!

atastelife said...

I want to try Justin's nut butter so bad!!!
And that focaccia looks so delicious!

Anne Marie said...

The bread looks divine! The best part of the weekend was getting some stuff for the baby. It's so exciting!

Pam said...

Love focaccia bread with olive oil and black pepper...mmmm! Frank is ADORABLE! Enjoy!

P.S. Saturday went for a 12 mile bike ride, farmer's market, and swimming!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

Our Body Pump launch is tomorrow morning and I'm really excited! I love switching up the routine :). Glad to hear you enjoy the new release!

whataboutsummer said...

I think I looked like your dog most of this weekend being a bum haha is that terrible? your focaccia looks great with the patterns on it! I thought it was store-bought when I first looked!
Katherine

Kris | iheartwellness.com said...

Frank is so cute!! I love the good breakfast idea!!

xxoo

Katie said...

YUM I've never made my own focaccia! I do love it though.

The best part of my weekend was coming home and seeing Ari!

Holly said...

Oh my goodness, you are the sweetest wife to treat Josh to breakfast in bed! :-) Yes, your blind photography even surpasses my "seeing" photography. I need lessons, I swear!

Mmmm - LOVE Justin's Nut Butter. I just tried the Whole Foods brand of AB last week - LOVE it, too! Of course this begs the question is there an AB I do NOT like? And the answer would be no, clearly. :-)

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

You are so sweet to make breakfast in bed! I should do that sometime i'm usually awake for a while before Jacob on Saturdays. Your bread turned out great :)

Alisa said...

Oh so adorable! I've never tried Justin's, but do like whipping up maple almond butter at home - a natural combo!

That foccacia looks stunning btw.

Favorites - turning some deeply sunken chocolate chocolate chip zucchini muffins into a brownie "ice cream" sundae; long walks and mellow bike ride with my husband.

amanda said...

delicious looking parfait!

breakfast in bed is the best.

as are bloggy meet-ups. sounds just splendid!

*Naomi* said...

you are the blogger meet up queen!!! thats so exciting and the foccacia looks so professional!! i am super impressed, but then again you make the most deliciou sbreads, always!! that parfait looks better than the one you get at the charlton cafe! hahaha (I hope i got that name right!)

Have so much fun at your meet up and wish I could take body pump class with you!
xoxo

tam said...

I wish i could get my hands on that nut butter! x x

Stacey said...

Love Justin's pb. The bread looks amazing just like a professional baker.

ericaunmasked.blogspot.com said...

YOur bread does look good! I love the parts where I am with our family. I make a point to have big Sunday dinners at our house. I love it:)

Megan D said...

The focaccia looks great! I am always intimated to make my own bread. And Justin's maple almond = THE BEST!

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

What a cute pup!! Way to go with the focaccia making! That's impressive!!

Bridget said...

Frank :) The bread looks beautiful!! I probably wont be doing any baking until it cools down around here, the little window AC isn't doing much. I wish I was going to your blogger event!!

Diana @ frontyardfoodie said...

Aww! So sweet to do breakfast in bed:) Your yard looks positively lush!

Hello Veggie said...

The Focaccia looks perfect. And the pooch looks so sweet!


-HeVe
@helloveggie

Priyanka@thehealthydiary said...

Wow Erica, that focaccia is amazing! I am impressed!!

lee said...

I've always been too chicken to make my own bread. Not sure why. Yours looks great though. And Frank is such a cutie, as always.

RhodeyGirl said...

That just sounds SO relaxing. I want a Sunday just like that one!!!

Holly said...

that foccaccia looks AMAZING! seriously - it may be one of my all-time favorite carbs.

and your parfait looks delish too! and of course, justin's maple almond IS the best nut butter!

just for you, i promise i will try bodypump one of these days :)

happy tuesday girl!

fittingbackin said...

Thanks for the link! I checked and as I worried there isn't one near me. Sigh.

That focaccia is so cool - i'd love to try baking that!

Vicky said...

That parfait looks so good! The best part of my weekend was seeing my Dad! He was in Germany on a business trip so we met in Nuernberg! It's so pretty there!

Alycia @ Fit n Fresh said...

That focaccia turned out awesome! And your parfait looks really good, I always forget about them, but now I'm making it a mission to have one for breakfast this week. Thanks for the bomb idea! (:

Chef Chuck said...

Hello, Nice Focaccia!!

Amy B. said...

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