Here's a quick update: I'm in my apartment surviving off of pretzels and dip and Arizona iced tea. All of my furniture is somewhere in the midwest making its way to me as we speak (type/read?), so for now an air mattress that has a tendency to deflate after a few hours is the only comfortable surface. Nothing will get here till Saturday. It's going to be an interesting week.
Oh. And my mom wants me to let everyone to know that she got here safely last night… despite getting into a bus/car accident, she was a passenger on the bus and she's totally fine. She obviously showed up at my apartment with an empty bottle of wine (that was full when she snuck it onto the bus) and a serious case of the giggles. I expect nothing less.
I won't pretend I'm not excited to get out of bed and run out to pick up bagels and coffee. It all sounds so cute and quaint.
Buttttt…. if my kitchen weren't completely bare, I'd probably make one of these parfaits… I'm drooling looking at the pictures.
I tried to queue up a few recipes that I had in my arsenal for these next few weeks… these next few bare kitchen weeks. I figured it would take me a little while to get into the groove of things here (and to unpack all of the RIDICULOUS amounts of crap I didn't know I had). This was one of the recipes from the queue that I couldn't stop thinking about… mainly because honeyyyyy and pretty fruit and omg yahUM. plus we all know how I feel about my greek yogurt.
This is a fun, quick, and easy way to serve up breakfast because it really doesn't take much work at all. Just coating some fruit in some thinned out honey. But boy does it make a difference. Plus it just FEELS fancier. Like you tried. Like you didn't just stay in bed all morning watching netflix shows and eating an unopened granola bar you happened to find on the floor next to your bed. [it's okay. I understand you.]
Make this for yourself… or better yet make it for you and your significant other on Valentines day. that's coming up soon right? Swap in strawberries (or whatever fruit you want really) and maybe add a little chocolate (or NUTELLA) drizzle and BAM.
Or you could just eat cookies for breakfast. That's always fun too.
Whoever you decide to make these for doesn't matter. What matters is that you've decided to make them. Five minutes + You + Kitchen = so worth it. I promise.
Honeyed Blackberry Yogurt Parfait
- 1 handful blackberries
- 1/4 cup granola
- 1 individual container greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice (a squeeze)
- In a small frying pan, heat the tablespoon of honey over medium heat until thinned, approximately one minute.
- Add lemon juice to honey and stir until combined.
- Coat the berries in the honey sauce.
- Layer yogurt, granola, and honeyed blackberries into a bowl or cup. Serve immediately.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 353
- Sugar: 34
- Sodium: 114
- Fat: 15
- Saturated Fat: 6
- Unsaturated Fat: 8
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 45
- Protein: 12
- Cholesterol: 30
Treat. Yo. Self.
As always, if you make it? Lemme see it! Hashtag it: #thepikeplacekitchen