Could you have guessed that I love making people breakfast?
It’s true, I do. However, it’s not often I actually get to make people breakfast. With my parents in town, I’m more than excited to serve up whatever they want.
As mentioned before, my mom isn’t a fan of oatmeal, at all. She loves the quick oatmeal breakfast cookies, but today I offered something different. My quick cornbread with butter + maple syrup. Instead of water, I used almond milk and I also added 1/4t baking powder. She loved it!! On the side, the most amazing yogurt ever, Noosa – honey. It’s made from a local dairy and it’s phenomenal. This yogurt is like a cross between cream cheese + vanilla yogurt in taste, but it’s silky smooth + not overly thick or sweet. Can’t get enough!
For my dad, I made a big pot of oats to split between the two of us.
oat bran + rolled oats + almond milk + water + banana + cinnamon
Dad was feeling adventurous today and wanted to give the nut butter topping a try. I’m pretty sure it will become a new habit in his morning bowl!
I topped mine with: almond milk, cranberries, walnuts, PB, and Noosa
With a good breakfast under our belts, we headed out for an adventure.
First to Red Rocks, which is an amazingly unique + scenic park.
We went on a nice little hike, enjoying the views + fresh air. :)
It was named Red Rocks, for pretty obvious reasons…
Making the parents work hard on their vacation!
I packed a nice picnic lunch that was waiting for us in a cooler. Definitely hit the spot!
- 2 turkey, cheese, lettuce tomato sandwiches
- salad for me with sweet tater black bean burger, quinoa + more black beans
- dressing in the Crofters jelly jar
- Boulder chips – the best!!
- deeelicious watermelon
So juicy, I had to stand up to eat it!
Oh, and the key lime pie muffin, split 3 ways for dessert. It was the perfect 2-bite end to the meal!
After chowing down, we drove up to the top of the park to check out the amphitheatre. It was built in the mid 30’s and holds about 9,000 people.
One of the most amazing music venues I have ever seen or heard of.
Taking it all in.
A big red rock.
After Red Rocks, we headed back home. On the way out of Denver, I had to take my dad to REI. It’s the biggest outdoor-sports store you have ever seen. To say they have everything, is an understatement.
I love having the parents around. It’s always so much fun taking them to the places I am always talking about!
Tomorrow I’m off the hook for breakfast. We’re headed to Le Creperie + Bakery, in downtown Ft. Collins. If you call a day ahead, they’ll specially make a gluten free batter. You better believe I did that. Can’t wait!