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Hellloooo + welcome to the show! I look like a bobble head, no?

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Before we got to the mountain…here is a recap of the morning:

7:30am alarm

Ashley:  Heeey…chris…wake up…

Chris: mrrrrrrrrrrrr

Ashley: Do you want to go to zee mountains?

…. pass back out ….


Ashley:  What should we dooooo

Chris: What do YOU want to doooo

Ashley: mrrrrrrr….[ashley struggles out of bed] Go to zee mountains!

Needless to say we got a late start and didn’t leave til about 9:10am.  That’s okay we just wanted to go up for a few fun hours…Before we hit the road I prepared breakfast.  The night before I packed pb+j samiches and granola bars.  Did you know you can make overnight oats and you don’t have to wait overnight to eat them!?!?  I made them 30min prior to leaving and they were fab-u-loso!

I made Chris an amazing burrito concoction x2.  It went a little something like this:

  • 1 tortilla
  • 1 eggs
  • provolone cheese
  • s+p
  • leftover black bean chili
  • hot sauce

= best wife ever

Wrapped up Chipotle style for easy eating in the car!

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Cinnamony Overnight Oats:

  • 1/3c oats
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2T chia seeds
  • 1/2t cinnamon
  • vanilla splash
  • 1/3c milk
  • 1/3c plain greek yogurt

And then right as we were about to leave I had the best topping idea ever to happen on overnight oats.  WHOA!

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It may not look pretty but I can’t even tell you how delicious it was.  With the oats being cold, it formed a semi-hard shell but still melty…ohhh my, I need to stop typing about it!!! 

1T peanut butter + 1t Artisana Cacao Bliss [chocolate/coconut butter] –> microwave + pour on top 

These oats made me “mmmmmmmm” out loud.

We hit some crazy weekend traffic that was a little unusual for a Friday, so it took us over 2hrs to get to Breckenridge instead of just 1hr 20min…daaaang that is annoying.  We had an easy day on the mountain, nothing like this past Sunday, but somehow today I manage to take a terrible tumble.  It went a little something like this:

Carving through powdery snow that was pushed around [not groomed] –> I caught the front of my board in the snow –> up in the air –> turn around –> fall facing UP the mountain on my low back –> bounce –> crunch on neck –> slide a good 20’ –> waaaaaaaaaaaah

I’m okay..don’t worry…good thing for my helmet!  I’m definitely going to be quite stiff for the next few days..I can already feel it setting in….Advil + heating pad please!

After that, I was DONE.  We did get to see one of our good friends from OSU, that currently lives in Nevada, at the mountain today.  That was right after I fell, so I was in a stellar mood, hehe. 

On the way home I ate my samich…

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and a pear!

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I wanted something simple for dinner…my stomach was feeling a bit off.  Ummm…let’s see…..EGGS? Duhhhh

  • 3 eggs – pour, poke, spread method…obviously!! I forgot to mention cover the pan with foil.  This will ensure your eggs cook without having to scramble them :)
  • 2 pieces of italian toast…because sometimes you just need the white stuff
  • THE BEST banana of my life

The question is…..why wouldn’t you pour this all over a banana!??? [pb + cacao bliss x2 today…I told you it was good]

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Banana waterfall – above melted goo + Heather’s jam – You MUST try this. 

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Eggy perfection

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p.s. I used crunchy PB…mmmmm

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Toast perfection + Earth Balance amazingness

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I think this was  This was my favorite dinner of the week.

I was supposed to go to the mountains again tomorrow bright and early [5:45am eeeek] however, my body is saying “no way.”

Night bloggos!

<3 Ashley

Reader Comments (14)

nom nom nom...I want peanut butter.

I'm glad you are OK after your fall!

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTeri [a foodie stays fit]

That does look delicious!! Especially the bananas!!!

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAbby

Yikes! That fall sounds scary...sliding 20 feet?! Ahhhh!

You are making me want to try sunny side/over easy eggs again...I used to only eat sunny-side-up, until I tried scrambled eggs, when I was 9, he. But you've got me considering going back to my roots...hmmm.

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn/CinnamonQuill

So glad that you didn't hurt yourself too bad :) Definitely resting today is a good idea. The hubs and I both like the PB crunch doughballs. The only thing I would change is that I would have used salted peanuts, but all I had was unsalted. I love the sweet + salty combo. Either way, they were delicious, and that was my first time using brown rice syrup. I will definitely need to use it again, thanks for introducing me to it - such a better alternative to corn syrup.

P.S. Sometimes fried eggs and toast just make the best dinner! WE used to do this growing up quite a bit. Or pancakes for dinner. YUM!

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarly (Thomas) Milbert

I normally LOVE the sweet salty combo, but found the added salt to be enough. I think I had the salt doubled before and it was too much for me..something seemed off. But using salted peanuts sounds like a good idea! I'm glad you like brown rice syrup. I'm going to send you a link of a recipe your students will LOVE...a makeover on rice krispies!

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

That dinner is food porn worthy. That banana concoction looks amazing!

Lucky girl, getting to hit the slopes! How often do you go?

Have so much fun in Breckenridge!!! My fiance hates snow sports so I've missed out on ski trips the past few years. I'll live vicariously through yours! :)

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan @ Healthy Happy Place

I hope you feel better! Breakfast for dinner is sooo tasty!

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

girl, i had a HUGE fall towards the end of the season last year = NO fun! i fell today at winter park and now my neck is jacked up...i need to pull myself together!

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather (Heather's Dish)


February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKath

blaaaah never any fun...hope you're feeling better!!!

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

hehehe :)

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

LOL....I could eat it over + over + over

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

OH...since we are unemployed with ski passes we try to go a once or twice a week...some weeks we don't go at all it just depends!

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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