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A Drive to the Mountains

Good morning, luvs. šŸ™‚ It’s such a lovely thing to wake up and know that the weekend is just a few short hours away. How marvelous that tonight I get to go grocery shopping, tomorrow I can sleep in, and then I have two whole days to go for walks, visit with dear friends, have a jolly family shindig up in Canada, and maybe even decorate for Christmas!! šŸ™‚

On this chilly Friday morning I have a question to ask you: what do you eat for breakfast? I am in a breakfast rut and want to break out of my scrambled eggs routine. I would love some new ideas that are healthy and delicious. What are some of your favorites or do you do similar things every day too?

Now I just want to rest a while and remember a golden, summer afternoon a while back when my parents, brother, sister-in-law, and I decided to leave the coast behind and drive up into the mountains.

I love going for drives and this day was one of the best. It was deliciously warm and we meandered happily along forested roads, telling stories and listening to music. We stopped for ice cream and they obliged me by occasionally screeching to a halt to let me hop out and take photos of waterfalls, snow-covered peaks, and crystal clear lakes. I thought you might like to join me on a drive up to Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan, one of my favorite drives in Washington State. šŸ™‚

I wish you a beautiful weekend, dear ones. Is there one thing you’re looking forward to most?

PS – Thank you with all my heart for your kind messages, emails and phone calls of support yesterday. You have made this year so beautiful for me with your friendship and kindness. I love learning with you and from you, and whenever I’m having a rough day I just go back to your messages, blogs or Facebook pages and remind myself that there are good people in this world. I feel so lucky to know you. šŸ™‚

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Rae - Krista, I have been so busy all fall that this is the first time I have been able to sit down with your blog in months, and it was wonderful to catch up tonight. You are so talented, and I want to thank you for the effort you put in to your work. I appreciate you!!! I hope you get this comment, I started in Germany in the very early hours of Dec 30 and worked my way back. ;o)

Michelle - I love whole wheat bagels with laughing cow sundried tomato cream cheese and some yummy coffee! Or if I’m in a rush… a protein bar(yogurt honey peanut balance bar) and water. :/

Anna Johnston - Wow.., stunning pictures Krista…, magnificent scenery like that makes me feel alive. I’m a bit of a bore at breakfast.., sometimes I can’t be bothered so eat a brunch instead.
Love a big old fashioned breakfast with friends with eggs and bacon and toast sometimes…, Yummy.

{lauryl} - I swear you must live in the prettiest place on earth! As for breakfast– we go through phases where we get stuck on something, too. Our favorites, which we always come back to– a poached egg over a british muffin, sprinkled with dill. Or oatmeal with dried cranberries, nutmeg and local honey. Or whole wheat pancakes and little chicken sausages. Breakfast is by far one of our favorite meals!

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) - Stunning, stunning, stunning!!

LindyLouMac - I am catching up on blog reading and I certainly had a lot to catch up on here didn’t I. Thanks for telling us a little about your past yesterday, it obviously was the right time for you to share what has been a very difficult journey for you.
Thanks for sharing more wonderful scenery with us again today. Breakfast for me is fresh fruit, or something from our garden that has been frozen for this purpose, today cherries, plain yogurt and some cereal that has tiny chocolate bits in it. šŸ™‚

Barbara - Lovely photos…especially the waterfall!
I am a bore at breakfast….same thing every day! But I like it, so why change??
Hope you have a peaceful and enjoyable weekend!

Joanne - I’m a pretty boring breakfast eater…I always eat an egg, an english muffin, and a bowl of oatmeal….need a lot to tide me over until I can eat again after 5 hours of class!

I hope you have a super relaxing weekend my love!

ielra - Goodness, gorgeous and breathtaking scenery. You are so lucky to be able to travel this much. Have a wonderful weekend Krista !

Zorymar - Krista, this chai spice granola is one of my favourite breakfast treats (with some almond milk or plain yougurt or just on its own!).

If you’re feeling like practicing your SPanish, here’s the recipe on my blog: http://recetasdepanchita.com/2010/03/28/granola-con-especias-pistachos-y-almendras/

but I actually took it from the cook book: Blogaid: recipes for Haiti: http://blogaidforhaiti.blogspot.com/


Andi - What gorgeous scenery! You are lucky to be surrounded by such beauty. Enjoy your weekend!!!

Tuula M - So beautiful Krista, really miss the snow & those vistas are so romantic!
I’m kind of simple in the breakfast department – usually just coffee & a yogurt…but sometimes like to spice it up with a few madelines…and maybe some strawberries. Like you, I get in a rut too šŸ™‚ Good thing we’ve got loads of lovely pastries here too šŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!

Tracy - Beautiful. We do many things for breakfast. Scones. English muffins slathered with salted butter. Quick breads slathered with peanut butter. Homemade granola bars. Toast slathered with Nutella or peanut butter and jelly. French toast. Pancakes. Oatmeal with maple syrup. Fruit.

Sasha @ Global Table Adventure - Wow. This is so beautiful. I’m most looking forward to relaxing with my husband. He was out of town for a few days … Also, looking forward to eating a tasty Croatian meal (which, by the way is how I found your site – looking for authentic recipes šŸ™‚

Alina - These are lovely pictures, I love mountain hikes, the crisp air, it brings back such good memories. Already decorating for Christmas, isn’t it a bit early?
My favourite breakfast consists of homemade yoghurt with nuts and fresh fruit and maybe pancakes with homemade jam, or French toast sprinkled with cinnamon, hmm…
Enjoy your weekend,

Jerusha Lofland - I’m not going to define “healthy and delicious”, but we eat a lot of oatmeal on chilly mornings. Cooked with mix-ins like cinnamon & grated apple, diced dates or dried apricots, almond flavoring & shredded coconut. Leftover rice is lovely heated in milk with vanilla and brown sugar. Whisk in a beaten egg and you have a rich breakfast pudding. Hearty toast with marmalade, cinnamon sugar, apple butter. And for special occasions like weekends and birthdays–stuffed French toast. Mmm!

Rosa - Paradize! What splendid landscapes!



El - What incredible scenery. Your photos came out beautiful. What am I looking forward to? My husbands crepes and fresh squeezed oj!

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