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If we were having coffee this morning…I would tell you that we’re a day late – because yesterday was National Coffee Day.  Thankfully I celebrate every day.

If we were having coffee this morning…I’d tell you all about my “personal” day.  You see, I woke up on Monday morning at my usual 4:17am wake-up call and my body just wasn’t happy.  I didn’t feel well and took myself back to bed (this has maybe happened 3 times in the past 5 years).  I woke up planning to head to work and I just decided I needed a personal day.  I did laundry, I baked a cake, a finished a book, I did 45 minutes of Pi-Yo for my workout, I drank hot tea, I watched “my” shows…  It was glorious.  And guess what, I don’t feel guilty at all.

book

If we were having coffee this morning…I tell you that I really enjoyed Jennifer Weiner’s latest book but I didn’t enjoy the ending.  I won’t spoil it for anyone but it’s not the “fairy tale” ending.  (p.s. that picture was not taken Monday – it was dreary and rainy all day long.)

If we were having coffee this morning…I would urge you to make your own garden herb salt.  I made some a couple of weeks ago and the herb flavor only intensifies with time and it’s so simple yet so delicious.  My favorite is sprinkling it over eggs.

goat chz

If we were having coffee this morning…I would beg you to order this cheese.  We used it on a pizza on Sunday and holy yum.  Absolutely incredible.

If we were having coffee this morning…I would tell you how to recreate this amazing pizza.  Like seriously – it’s so good.  First it’s homemade dough.  Duh.  Then I crisped up some bacon.  But don’t get rid of the bacon fat.  Oh, no, no, no.  Use the bacon fat to caramelize your onions.  Yes, yes, yes.  I sliced up two sweet onions and over low heat I caramelized them for 25 minutes or so.  At the very end, I added a little butter (because it was Sunday) and a tablespoon of brown sugar.  Smear the caramelized onions over the top of the dough.  Add freshly shredded mozzarella and the bacon.  Then you add the goat cheese.  I used about 4 ounces of the goat cheese and just made sure I got a little bit all over the pizza.  Bake until well, it looks like that above and then sprinkle with parsley for a little pop of freshness.  I can’t even deal.

If we were having coffee this morning…Speaking of not being able to deal, have you heard that selfies have killed more people than sharks this year?  Insane.  Funny and sad – all at the same time.

If we were having coffee this morning…I would tell you that I hope I don’t have to go another year without seeing Nat.  We met up on Sunday for lunch in Raleigh at Mura.  We both enjoyed a salad and then split these two rolls.  So good.  But even better to see her.

If we were having coffee this morning…We would do a “no rain” dance.  I can’t take any more.  After being in the rain for over 8 hours on Saturday, I.am.over.it.  I took the rain like a champ on Saturday but I really can’t do another Saturday like that.

If we were having coffee this morning…I would talk about our upcoming weekend.  Logan, my youngest brother, is coming to visit!  He and Big Guy have big plans for golf (hence the “no rain” dance) and I have an EPIC weekend of eats planned.  Oh, and I am getting a massage on Saturday.  Ohhhh, la la.

If we were having coffee this morning…I would hug you tight and leave you with this:

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