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Hi. My name is Rebecca and I’m addicted to coffee shops.
I immediately fell in love with Panacea’s outdoor seating space, and we took full advantage of it since it was such a beautiful day in Western North Carolina.
Susanna and I spent a good chunk of our date hanging with a cat that just randomly wandered up to our table. It even sat on Susanna’s lap for bit (if you click on that link, please ignore my ridiculous face and pay attention to the awesome mug instead).
We had a great time getting to know one another and talking about all things blog-related. I definitely see more meet-ups in our future. Preferably at Panacea because 1) the atmosphere was great, 2) the coffee was delicious, and 3) perhaps most important: I want to hang out with that cat again. Don’t tell Aslan!
Speaking of blog friends, a few weeks ago Teri and I started talking mugs on Twitter.
Seriously, the number of mugs Jeff and I own for just the two of us is completely ridiculous, especially considering there are probably only three I drink from regularly. But I just can’t get let go of them and I’m always compelled to buy more. It drives Jeff crazy, but I’m a hoarder, what can I say?
@afoodiestaysfit Well the hashtag definitely makes it official. *runs away to buy ALL the mugs*
— Rosey Rebecca (@RoseyRebecca) February 24, 2016
We went back and forth until we finally decided it was necessary to do a mug swap. I mean, Jeff can’t get mad about another mug if I receive it as a gift, right? Right.
Teri said it was OK.
When the guy at my rental office asked why my package had a hashtag on it, I simply said, “it’s from my blog friend.” He definitely gave me a weird look, but I was too excited to explain.
I ran home and ripped open the package to find coffee beans, dark chocolate, and, of course, a fabulous new mug!
Thanks, Teri, for the delicious goodies! I can’t wait until you get yours! Let’s make sure #SendRebeccaMugs starts trending on Twitter so I end up with 3,000 mugs and Jeff can kill me…
Now that we’re done talking about mugs, we should probably talk about this burrito I shared on Instagram yesterday.
Wow. OK, guys, stop whatever the heck you’re doing and go make this right now. You think I’m kidding, but I am so not kidding. This burrito will change. your. life. I don’t know if it’s because I just got back from spin class and grocery shopping, but I scarfed this down like at any minute someone was going to come in and take it from me. It was THAT GOOD. You absolutely need this burrito in your life. In the Whole Wheat Tortilla: (measurements are whatever-just do you) Brown Rice Chickpeas, yes, chickpeas Spinach Habanero Cheddar One Egg All the Frank’s Red Hot. All of it Garlic Powder Avocado, my love Olive Oil, for the pan Heat rice and chickpeas in a small amount of olive oil. Add Spinach and Grated Habanero Cheddar. When spinach is wilted crack egg into pan and let cook through. Add all of the Frank’s Red Hot. Sprinkle on some garlic powder. Heat your whole wheat tortilla in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Top with cooked ingredients. Add avocado. Stuff. Your. Face. You’re freakin welcome.
I whipped it together after returning home from a particularly challenging spin class, where my bike was stuck in a ridiculously high resistance for most of the class until I finally decided to move to a different bike. (Side Note: I don’t know what it is with me and spin classes lately. Last week I pulled my pants off by accident and this week I nearly pedaled my legs off. Sheesh!)
This burrito, though, this burrito was magical. I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s probably the best one I’ve ever made. Now, I may have just been ravenous from my workout and in one of those phases where I would have eaten the frying pan if I didn’t get something in my stomach ASAP, but I sincerely believe my taste buds know better than that. Please, please, please go make this and let me know if I’m totally insane.
While you’re doing that, I’m going to chug ALL of this Peanut Butter & Jelly Brown Ale from Catawba Brewing Co.
“PB&J Time Ale is a ‘Light Brown’ ale brewed from five different grains that is then lovingly-aged on raspberries and roasted peanuts. Take a sip, let the bread, fruit, and nut flavors mingle on your palate, and recall the carefree days of youth as you enjoy our PB&J in a glass.”
Yes, it smells and tastes just like a PB&J sandwich. No, it isn’t weird or gross. Yes, it’s completely delicious.
I wonder if I can special order it for our wedding. Hey, Catawba, let’s get on that! P.S. I love you.
Speaking of our wedding, here is a short wedding planning update. Yesterday morning I ran into Jeff’s office to remind him that it’s ALMOST MY BIRTHDAY. Then I called my mom and told her too, ya know, in case she forgot. Totally normal for an almost-29-year-old, right? I’ve always loved birthdays and this year I’m extra excited because we’re going to New York to visit family and friends and to go BRIDESMAID DRESS SHOPPING. Caps were necessary there. This whole planning a wedding is moving right along. We hired a photographer earlier this week, I updated our wedding website with accommodation info for our guests, and I contacted some DJs. I’d be lying if I told you I’m not completely overwhelmed. I mean all I really care about is the food and the cake anyway. Oh, and Jeff, I care about him too!
OK, now that I’ve talked your ear off, I’m off to yoga!
Are you a mug hoarder? Do you like camping out in coffee shops? What are your plans for the weekend? Let’s chat!
Have a wonderful weekend! <3