I used to have a personal blog, so many years ago, I can't even tell you anymore what the name of it was. But once a year, I would let everyone know what my favorite things were for that year, and I thought it would be fun to start here as well. So, this month, you are getting a bonus post, as February's post about pricing will publish later this month.
Every morning, I start my day with ice coffee (after my first glass of water) and a breakfast wrap, and not only is it filling it is good and so much healthier than fast food alternatives. I am really focusing on my mental and physical health this year, and this has been a positive change for me.
Things changed after I had my daughter almost 5 years ago. I didn't drink coffee the whole time I was pregnant and then decided one day that I missed that one cup in the morning. After a bad experience at a fast-food restaurant, and let's face it, they are high calorie, expensive, and never taste the same anyway, I was determined to make one myself and one that I loved. It took many attempts at different creamers, as most that I tried turned my coffee bitter. I tried creamer after creamer, milk, half and half, heavy cream and they all left that bitter taste. And then I stumbled across Silk almond milk creamer, and it is now my go to. The only disappointing part is the only place I have found it is Walmart. I also ditched my sugar free vanilla syrup and went with the regular syrup instead. Sugar free syrups are often filled with imitation sugars that aren't healthy either, so just go for the real deal and watch your portions, if that is important to you.
My breakfast also consists of an egg, bacon, and cheese tortilla. I am super picky about my tortillas and the Azteca taco shell is my all-time favorite. It is soft and thin and also the lowest calorie of any regular tortilla I have found. The best part is it takes me about 5 minutes to make and leaves me full 'til lunch.
One of my family favorites are Philly Cheese Steaks. Although anymore we don't even eat them with cheese. I was purchasing steak, which we all know is expensive, and after cutting off all the fat was left with maybe 2 servings. The other issue I had was slicing the steak thin enough and having it tender. I since found Steakeze steak strips and they taste good, are reasonably priced, and are perfect for making quick cheesesteak sandwiches. We eat these once a week!
It is cold here today. I am throwing chili together in my crock pot, and if you are from the Midwest, you know cinnamon rolls are a must. My grandma made the best home made, but if time is an issue for you as it always seems to be for me, you can't go wrong with Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls.
These are just a few of my favorite things. I would love to know what foods are your must have's.
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