There’s nothing like a warm home-cooked breakfast to get your day started right, but what if your morning routine is a whirlwind and you’re more likely to find yourself eating your breakfast on the go? Enter my new favorite weekday breakfast, overnight oats.
When I was younger, I admit I was very much a stay-inside-of-my-comfort-zone type of gal. But I find that, as an adult, I actually relish trying new things, especially things I have no innate predisposition toward. There’s something about approaching an activity as a gleeful amateur that allows you to stay in the moment and silence your inner critic.
In that spirit, I think I’m going to take on a new project: learning how to photograph with a digital SLR camera.
Saturday is the Kentucky Derby, and with a name like “Dixie Julep,” you can bet this blogger will be mixing up some mint juleps to celebrate.
Just in time to help you plan your own Derby party, I’d like to present two versions of the julep. The first is the classic recipe that’s been made for generations. The second is a surprisingly tasty non-alcoholic version, so that non-drinkers can get in on the Derby Day action.
The Classic Mint Julep
If you’ve never mixed a mint julep, you may surprised at how simple the recipe is. It’s just four ingredients, including the ice, but the trick is all in the preparation.