Thursday, November 19, 2009

This is the way we go to school


Yesterday was an EARLY morning. I woke up BEFORE the sun! In my own personal opinion, I don’t think you should wake up before the sun. It’s crazy! So I sleepily fumbled through my shower and rushed to get dressed. I didn’t leave myself enough time for breakfast, let alone coffee. So I decided to try VIA.

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I bought a 3 pack of these when they were first released, but had still never thought to try them.

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It was actually really good! I definitely boiled my water too hot…I burned my tongue and spilt coffee on my shirt during my commute…but it was still great! Good flavor. I will def buy these again. My breakfast consisted of homemade granola (of course!) and a small glass of OJ.

And so as the sun was rising, I was already well on my way to DUKE University! Since April, I’ve been working within mere miles of Duke, but I still had never really explored. So when I was asked to do an offsite sale at the Duke Divinity School, I jumped at the chance!

Hello gorgeous! This is the Duke Chapel. The offsite sale was held outside the Refectory Cafe, in a building that connects with the chapel. It was such a pretty campus. Driving on campus is another story! I totally get why students love Duke…but why don’t any of the roads connect? I drove around for an hour (  I was given bad directions). It was so frustrating! I could see the chapel, but couldn’t figure out how to get to it. And with six boxes of inventory, walking on foot was not an option! But I finally figured it out, and shook off my bad mood as soon as I saw this chapel. Gorgeous!

I’m ashamed to say that I was so busy at the sale…I didn’t really have time for lunch. I ate an apple. Sad. I did laugh later however, when I spied this

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I of course thought of Ang! I was disappointed in the conventional, bigger then my head, apple, but it was all the cafe offered (no organic).

For dinner Parrish and I enjoyed leftovers! Which also aren’t pictured because by the time I got home, I was starving. (Obvi an apple is in no way an appropriate lunch!!)

So for dessert, I whipped up a quick treat from this sweet little book I got in the dollar grabby section at Target:

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On page 70 there is a recipe for no-bake peanut butter squares. And let me tell you, they are tasty! I used the Kinnikinnick Smoreables Graham Crackers (which are great BUT don’t read the nutrition facts…eek!!), but that was the only substitution made. I can’t post the recipe because it’s not mine BUT I did find it online here.

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Tasty! Parrish and I enjoyed these while watching the new Modern Family. I seriously love that show!

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These squares were so good! I loved the texture. The next time I make these, I’m definitely going to top with melted dark chocolate!

I hope you guys are having a great Thursday! Thanks to Veggie Girl for the shipping tips!


Anonymous said...

hi marlow!
i love reading your blog because it keeps NC close to my heart. :)
as much as i'm a tarheel fan, i must agree with you about duke's campus & chapel...GORGEOUS!
love the stained glass looking sugar on top of your sweets.

iampalegreen said...

Too cute! I love your colorful sprinkles. :)

And how beautiful is Duke?! Wow!

Michele (cousin) said...

Well, you know the only place I've ever had instant coffee...courtesy of our grandfather...I didn't taste much difference between his WalMart brand, and Starbucks at all.

Lele said...

Ooooh I will be making those peanut butter squares SOON.

Anonymous said...

I haven't tried those GF graham crackers from Kinnikinnick but I'm generally a huge fan of anything from Kinnikinnick, so I'll have to give them a try. The squares look delicious!