Behind on Breakfast

This morning I opted to dedicate my a.m. post to this awesome giveaway (be sure to enter!), so I have some catchin’ up to do since my breakfast post was severely neglected.

Last night I made homemade cranberry sauce in the microwave. Didn’t know that was possible? Me neither, but it is! Oh joy.

Beautiful, Shiny Cranberries

Beautiful, Shiny Cranberries

To make my homemade sauce, I combined a bag of fresh cranberries and water in a bowl and microwaved it on high for 3 minutes, stirred and microwaved it for another 3 minutes or so until the cranberries popped open, releasing their flava!

I stirred in just enough sugar to make it taste slighty sweet and take some of the bitter punch out of the sauce. I ate a bucket-load of warm cranberry sauce as my dessert after dinner last night. It was so good!


Needless to say, I just had to incorporate my homemade cranberry sauce into my breakfast.

Today’s breakfast included:

  • 1/2 c. cottage cheese
  • 1/2 c. homemade cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 sliced apple

Apple-Topped Cranberry Cottage Cheese

Even though this wasn’t that large of a breakfast, it really filled me up! I think it must have been all the fiber from the cranberries and the apple.

Wednesday's Breakfast

I’m incorporating the cranberry sauce into my lunch wrap today too (whole wheat tortilla, Laughing Cow Swiss cheese, turkey and cranberry sauce). Yum.

Google Reader Issue

Are my posts showing up in your Google Reader? They aren’t for me and it’s making me a lil’ peeved. šŸ˜¦ Any thoughts on how to fix this… I am not computer savvy!

Popcorn and Almond Giveaway

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway of several 100 calorie packs of Pop Secret popcorn and Emerald almonds. YUMMY! I’ll announce the winner in the mornin’ so don’t delay!

17 Responses

  1. Your posts always show up for me in my reader.

  2. I don’t know how to use the google reader. Gotta figure it out still.. Sorry.

  3. you genius! Homemade cranberry sauce…in the microwave? Cool!

  4. they are showing up for me šŸ™‚ & that cranberry sauce looks and sounds amazing!


  5. Ok, cranberry sauce is the most amazing thing and I look forward to it every year! I will attempt to make my own this year with agave nectar! SO EXCITED!!

    Great post Doll!!


  6. I want to try the homemade cranberry sauce in the MW tonight!! I just may if I find the motivation to stop at the store on my way home.

  7. that homemade sauce in the microwave sounds aweesome!! and mixed with cottage cheese .. YUMMAY!

  8. I have a question…what kind of cottage cheese do you use? I LOVE cottage cheese and usually buy the kind with probiotics in it….diary and my tummy aren’t really friends! šŸ˜¦

    • i usually buy the store’s brand (it’s cheap!), which for me is publix brand cottage cheese. friendship dairies makes an awesome no salt added cottage cheese (it’s gross on its own but is great when mixed with things).

  9. im in FL right now (your stomping ground, yes!) and obsessed with the weather right now! I just left boston in a snow storm, and I am enjoying all the sun I can get!! cranberry sauce sounds and looks FAB!

  10. That cranberry sauce looks delicious! I’ll definitely make some in the evening, thanks for the recipe & the idea!
    I also have problem with Google Reader, the posts do show up but with a lot of delay (sometimes it takes 3-4 hours after posting, sometimes the whole day). It makes me grumpy šŸ™‚

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