The recipe was easy and delicious but the cooking time was what I had a problem with. It said to cook on each side for 2-3 minutes. I did that and the toast had a nice golden/brown color, but the inside was mushy.
Maybe I will try again another day but for now, I’ll continue letting brunch professionals make me French toast (which, I cannot even remember the last time I actually ate French toast and I really don’t have it often, but it is a splurge kind of thing so when I have it I want it to be spectacular…)
Starting a new year is always like starting a new journey. This is the 4th year I am attempting to do 365 new or fun things. I have a list compiled and will strive each day to check something off. I have yet to do a complete year but whenever I look back I am always grateful for the things I did force or push myself to do.
About 7 years ago I challenged myself to take a photograph everyday. I am challenging myself to that again this year. So my first check mark for the year on my 365 things is to start and push myself everyday to photograph.
I went down to the capital building this morning, one of my favorite structures and things to photograph in Denver and snapped some shots.
You can follow my photo journey on Instagram or Facebook @megantutinphotography !
Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and wonderful 2021.
This is going to be hard! But let’s see how it goes!
I found this article that outlines some pros and cons of eating vegetarian: Pros and Cons of Vegetarianism. For the most part, it seems important to replace meat with high protein foods and lots of fruits and vegetables, rather than sugary, fatty and sweet foods.
I also found this graph of a good serving size of items to eat.
Now this! This! Is something I have always wanted to do and what better place to swim at a waterfall than Hawai’i, particularly Maui.
It was an incredible day with tons of waterfalls as we drove along the Road to Hana. If you have never been and ever find yourself in Maui, I highly recommend taking a day and driving this road. If you have rented your own car, download the app: Shaka Guide App. It tells you great places to see, eat, explore, skip and has some tidbits of history and plays local music. I loved it!
The road itself is a very narrow, curvy and sometimes one lane trek through Maui’s rainforest. Here’s a very quick glance at the road itself:
Road to Hana
Stops along the road are amazing. Even just pull offs to catch a glimpse of the ocean or waterfalls in the distance.
View of falls
We came across this waterfall and it is where I decided to take my swim!
It was amazing! and freezing cold.
We saw some pretty amazing other sites along the way. The Black Sand Beach with lava tubes:
Black Sand Beach
Inside Lava Tube in Black Sand Beach
Ate some amazing fish and chips in the Nahiku Marketplace.
Nahiku Marketplace: Island Chef
Fish & Chips from Island Chef
Had ice cream made with coconut milk from Coconut Glen’s.
Coffee Toffee ice cream from Coconut Glen’s
There were some other amazing waterfalls too!
Overall, an amazing day- made even more amazing because I got to swim at a waterfall!
This week has been absolutely amazing. Plus, it is exciting I am getting back into my 365 things. Hopefully, the motivation will carry through when I get home and I can get some stuff done! The hardest thing is going to be making a new list for 2021 because I have truly been knocking off some awesome things this week.
Today, I swam in the ocean. I grew up on the Gulf of Mexico, so salt water is nothing new to me. But it has been quite a while since I got in the water and today for me back in the salt water, SNORKELING EVEN!
We took a tour boat with Pride of Maui out to the volcanic crater Molokini.
It was a beautiful boat ride. They feed you breakfast and even make short stops for whale watching (of it is in season, which, it is right now). It is hard to see in this video but it you look closely there is a whale breaching the surface in the background.
As we got closer and closer to the crater it became more amazing.
And there is where I went swimming in the ocean. I took a disposable, underwater camera, so sometime soon I will get those developed and post them, but for now just imagine the great swimming at this luxurious, middle of the ocean spot!
The ride back was crazy. Saw some beautiful sites like this view of western Maui-
We also saw lots more whales! They feed you lunch, stop at another spot called “Turtle Town”, which I snorkeled are but didn’t see many turtles… and then it’s open bar back to the island. I highly recommend this trip if you are in Maui, even if you don’t snorkel!
The wind picked up immensely on the ride back so glad we did the early trip! But today, swimming in the ocean was an amazing experience! One I will not soon forget.
This week has been amazing and it is only Wednesday. So much more to come. We did a lot of things today but one was we went golfing. Trying a new golf course has been on my list for years and I never cross it off because I just always stick with the norm. Being on vacation helps to get out of the norm.
We went to Pukalani Country Club in Maui. It was a great value for being on Maui and had great views.
It was so gorgeous. I felt like I was golfing in a rainforest.
There were so many tropical plants, trees and even chickens!
It was a great day even though it rained for about 8 of the holes. We finished and I even had a decent round!
I drink Jameson. I love my whiskey and very rarely stray from it. So I challenged myself today to drink something new.
So, I’m watching football at my favorite watering hole and was talking about my list with my friend Jason. He asked what I was doing today. I hadn’t really thought about it yet.
Most days, I wake up and scroll through the list to determine what is appropriate for the day and what I can get done. Being Sunday I typically am a little lazier than other days since it’s technically my Saturday afternoon.
So scrolling through the list I came upon “try a new whiskey” and Jason offered to buy!
There’s not a huge selection where we were but still a few I had never had before.
We chose this local Colorado one:
Jason tried one too.
It is not necessarily something I would drink on a regular basis but a nice change up for the day. A little more but than I’m used to with Jameson but a nice sweet finish.
I know it is something most people do on a regular basis but being a bartender often tends to lead to late nights and late mornings.
The new pup in the house is changing up the daily routine. I am waking up earlier so we can go on walks. I thought this was a perfect time to check this one off the list and hopefully start a new trend to last the year.
I made an egg sandwich this morning.
Fast and delicious. I probably need to go out and buy some other breakfast foods though.
I think, however, this will lead to more afternoon naps. But I’m ok with that because Bella is ready for naps too.
Best of luck to all of you out there still working on resolutions.
Yesterday was a big day! I checked off a major thing- I got a dog! A puppy to be completely accurate. She’s doing great. The next few months will be challenging as she accumulates to the house, understands my other dog Mia and learns all her training.
I’m excited for the adventure and decided this is a perfect item to kick off today.
I am a bartender so there are many days when I get off and sit down to have a drink with friends after shift. With a new pup in the house I know how important it is to be home with her as much as possible.
So, even though I am off work today, I will kick this off starting today and leave work directly after clocking out until February 5th… and of course I will try and continue that into the year… but baby steps!
Plus, it will give me extra time to start on that reading list I created on the 1st.
P.S. I used the cute picture of my sweet new pup, Bella, just to draw you in.
Here we go! Excited to kick off 2020 and make a solid attempt to complete my list. Since 2017 I’ve made a list and attempted to complete as many of the 365 things. Once completed I cross them off. As the new year approaches I add new things so my list is full. Sometimes I add back in things I completed because of the way it enriched my life. This being one of them. I love asking for book recommendations and try hard to read at least some of them. So here’s ten that I got today!
48 Laws of Power
Talking to Strangers
Love is a Mixtape
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fck
The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Flowers in the Attic Series
The Hearts Invisible Furies
Where the Crawdads Sing
I already ordered “The Girl Who Drank the Moon” and “The Rituals”! Excited to get them and begin this adventure!