A sweet treat — breakfast yogurt parfaits

parfait
I know what you’re thinking. “I already know how to make a breakfast parfait, thanks.” I know. I know! But sometimes we just need a little reminder of this sweet little breakfast option. Especially after rolling out of bed with no desire to make pancakes, waffles or even scrambled eggs. Me = lazy. Enter the breakfast parfait! Crowd-pleaser! Easy! A chorus of “Mom is the best”. I kind of am — I mean, I put sprinkles on something before 8 a.m. sprinkles
And chocolate chips.
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Recipe: Easy Breakfast Yogurt Parfaits
Line up enough juice glasses or even wine glasses if you want to be all fancy for everyone in your family. Fill with layers of the following:
Plain Greek-style yogurt
honey (I only used a small swirl in each layer)
raspberries
banana
granola (this one just used the store-bought one I had on hand, but the recipe over at beauty that moves is stellar. I found out about it through the online Whole Foods course I took over there a while ago).
Top with a judicious (I’m not judging you) amount of sprinkles and chocolate chips.

Enjoy. Relax. Consume with a cup of tea. Congratulate yourself on a job well done.

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An annual pilgrimage

ferris

You know Fall has arrived when the signs go up for the seasonal fair. It’s hard to resist the lure of cotton candy, cute piglets, rides and, um, a monster truck rally.

bruce

truck

There were rides.

cottoncandy

There was cotton candy. Pink and blue.

bluetongue

Blue stains your tongue.

whale

There were prizes.

farmers

But before all that there were demonstrations by men (farmers?) doing old fashioned things. Like cutting wood. And burning symbols on it. Branding.

mama

And there was this tired, oh so tired — and really, can you blame her? — mama.

piglet

But this? Oh man. So cute. It was a typical fall-ish day. Coldish. Wet. A bit dark. We almost decided not to go at all. But I’m so glad we did. We took the chance that even if the rides weren’t running, it would still be worth it to see the animals. And it probably would have been. But the rides were pretty good and it cleared up enough for us to come back later in the evening for the monster truck rally. Which was very loud!

Fluffy candy. A roller coast ride (or two). And cute little piglets. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon with one of your favourite little people.

Friday Photo

scared bunny

Despite living in the middle of a suburb, it’s very possible to come across several species of wildlife during a 20 minute walk around the neighbourhood.

This fellow for instance:

He and his peeps were hanging at the local park and decided to hit us up for a snack. Poor dude was out of luck. It kind of looks like he’s standing on his own skateboard doesn’t it?

The Paul got a shot of this terrified rabbit hanging out in someone’s front yard:

Then we saw something pretty horrifying.

 

 

That’s right.

roadkill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roadkill.

Poor thing probably didn’t even see it coming.