Monday, February 28, 2011

Goodbye, February!

Alas, I have not forgotten you, blog!

I promise, I have not.

This is what the last few weeks have entailed:

A subconjunctival hemorrhage...

or basically just stress.

I've been in the midst of trying to get promoted at work, finding a new place to live, and staying afloat with music, work, and health.  I promise there are more beautiful things to come.  I been so picture happy with the beautiful weather lately, now I just need to edit and compile them.  Coming soon, I promise.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Winner!

Ive been called into work early (story of my life), so the Giveaway is coming to a shorter end.

However, the winner is Maureen from suburban prep!!

Please email me your snail-mail address and the cookie cutters and beautiful spatula are headed your way!!
INCaudill [@] gmail [dot] com

Thanks to all who participated, and look forward to more!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Simple Breakfast & A Giveaway!

Simple enough.

Just an English muffin, perhaps of the whole wheat, heart-healthy variety, topped with browned butter sauce and some home-made strawberry preserves that were sent my way.  

And a cup of coffee.

Now about that giveaway...

I've done some work with CSN stores and could not be happier with their products.  CSN has over 200 online stores where you can find anything you need.  It could be a chic leather briefcase, modern furniture, or cute bakeware.  It is of the cute bakeware realm that I bring you the giveaway products!!

Inspired by Valentine's Day, I'm giving away the cutest heart cookie cutter set by Paderno World Cuisine, accompanied by a Le Creuset spatula in cherry!! <3<3<3

In order to be entered for this giveaway you must simply comment on this post.  Easy as pie.  Please use your actual name and no anonymous posts.

The winner will be announced Saturday by noon.  Good luck!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

January is Gone, Can You Believe It?

There are so many things that I haven't made the time to tell you.  And I'm not even sure if now is the right time...

First off, the start of my Master's Degree, of which I was so excited, has been postponed.  I could have, and maybe even should have, but I'm okay with it.  So far, at least.

On a lighter note, I'm still very much involved with the show.  La Dolorosa goes forward as planned!  Even more exciting, I have my first coaching tomorrow.  It will be nice to work with someone again.  I do miss the wonderful Dr. Elizabeth Graham.  What a woman.

The decision has led to greater responsibilities at work, and hopefully soon, greater recognition.  Stay tuned.  It's currently out of my hands, but I threw my name in the hat in dramatic fashion on New Year's Eve. 

The time to myself?  Good.
The other evening I had the wild hair to open up my Fauré book of melodié and sing through about 10 different songs.  It was nice.  Beautiful, even. 
Retail therapy has helped.

The time to myself. 

I'm currently eating some whole grain pasta covered in John's wonderful marinara sauce with pine nuts that I found in the fridge.  The pasta is a little past al dente, because, let's face it, sometimes I have the attention span of a squirrel.  And of course, it's smothered with cheese.  But it's delicious.  And soon to be gone.  A side note: Don't put the opened mozzarella in the same bag with the opened brie.  The moldy rind transfers.  Lesson learned.

I love Panera and the people that I work with.  I know many others that feel the same.  Here are a few shots from when I actually bring my camera in to work.

That last thing is a Cobblestone, by the way.  Our Cinnamon Raisin dough cut up and mixed with spiced apples and molasses, topped with struesel and white icing.  You wouldn't believe the speed in which I can rattle that line off when customers ask.  :o)