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Happy Earth Day!

by Meghann on April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day! πŸ™‚

I celebrated with free tea at Starbucks.

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Bring in a reusable mug today and you have your choice of a free fill of hot coffee, iced coffee, hot tea, or iced tea. Sounds like a great Earth Day deal to me. πŸ™‚

I also celebrated with a 10 mile bike ride followed by a 3 mile run. I wish i could say I drove my bike to Starbucks and ran home afterwards, but that would be a lie. I still had to drive to the trailhead and stopped at Starbucks on the way home in my car. One day I’ll live in an area that’s a little more cyclist friendly, but until then the 6 lane highway I live next to scares the be-geezus out of me on a bike.

Sorry Mother Earth!

Derek has been working the late shift the past couple of days and didn’t have to be in work until close to 11 this morning. Him being home after my bike ride was the perfect excuse to make a mess in the kitchen with homemade waffles.

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I followed the FitSugar Cinnamon Oatmeal Waffle Recipe I made back in January. Only this time I added an extra spoonful of brown sugar and a 1/4 cup of sugar to sweeten it up a bit.

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The extra sugar was definitely what this recipe was missing. It took the waffle from bland to the perfect hearty, sweet breakfast component.

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I heated up some apples with cinnamon and apple butter for the topping. It was perfect.

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Easter is on Sunday! Any big weekend plans?

1 Kara April 22, 2011 at 10:38 am

I really need to get a waffle maker! I’m tired of pancakes. I knew I should have put one on the wedding registry! πŸ™‚
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2 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet April 22, 2011 at 10:39 am

What was your Starbucks order today??

I need to get myself a waffle iron. That breakfast looks irresistible !
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3 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 22, 2011 at 10:40 am

mmm I love fancy waffles recipes!

Not to much I’m skyping with my family since we can’t be together. Then having dinner with an old friend who will be in town πŸ™‚

I want to do an easter egg hunt with my pup and kitty but my husbands not down for it! booo πŸ˜›

4 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 22, 2011 at 10:41 am

I’m stopping for free tea on my way home from work!

Easter plans — church with my parents, brunch with my parents, lunch/dinner with Jason’s mom and then finally a 50th bday party Sunday night!
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5 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 22, 2011 at 10:44 am

Thanks for the tips about starbucks! I just might have to go in to get an iced tea!
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6 Sarah April 22, 2011 at 10:45 am

Free coffee at starbucks?? I’m bringing my mug in!
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7 Jen @ keepitsimplefoods April 22, 2011 at 10:47 am

Love that simple, tasty waffle topping. Yummy! No big plans this weekend, just the usual- bloging, cooking, photography, reading and writing! FUN!

8 RunEatRepeat April 22, 2011 at 10:50 am

I’m eating a bunny cake! I mean, making a bunny cake…
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9 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun April 22, 2011 at 10:50 am

I have to drive every time I run. I hate it! But the windy road with too many blind spots and no sidewalk my neighborhood is off of does not work with running.

I may have to hit up the Bux for some free iced coffee later!
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10 Shannon April 22, 2011 at 10:53 am

Those waffles look delicious!
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11 Faith @ lovelyascharged April 22, 2011 at 10:55 am

Ooh, I pass a Starbucks on my way to the mall tonight – I’ll def hit up that iced coffee biznass!!! I’m stopping at the Origins counter tonight for their earth day promo where you can trade in any empty skincare container for a full size cleanser…heck yes!
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12 Courtney April 22, 2011 at 10:56 am

Those waffles look delectable! Thanks for including the changes that you made; extra sugar is never a bad thing, right?! Hope you have a happy Easter weekend πŸ™‚ Mine will consist of family time and relaxing time.
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13 Tara @ trulysimplebits April 22, 2011 at 11:03 am

I am headed out to Starbucks right now to take advantage. I may even have to go a second time later today.. πŸ™‚
I want to buy a road bike so bad, but like you, the roads where we live are not bike friendly. I don’t trust some of the crazy drivers I see on the roads. The closest trails are 45 minutes away which is a bummer. It’s discouraged me from getting a bike every time I get the idea that I want to. Is it worth the drive to the trails? I am still debating it.. πŸ™‚
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14 Dori April 22, 2011 at 11:11 am

Yum waffles! I got my free coffee this morning, was so good!
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15 Katie G. April 22, 2011 at 11:24 am

Looks good!! I am so jealous of your breakfasts!! Running out the door each morning and over an hour commute to work keeps my breakfast choices pretty limited- usually instant oatmeal, topping and an apple…waffles would be amazing!
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16 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 22, 2011 at 11:28 am

That’s a great deal! I may have to go to Starbucks today πŸ™‚
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17 miranda @ working mom works out April 22, 2011 at 11:52 am

I’m going to my mother’s on Sunday. We’ll probably play drinking games. Tradition…

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18 Alaina April 22, 2011 at 11:56 am

I have the weekend off which I am so excited about! I worked all through the Boston Marathon so I’m ready for some relaxation!

I have to get to Starbucks today!
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19 Chelsea April 22, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I am so jealous! We dont have a Starbucks in our town and I really love Free. Plus I am jealous of your bicycle weather!
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20 Kacy April 22, 2011 at 12:38 pm

I forgot about that deal. I never really buy coffee, but I free one would have been great if I had brought a mug.
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21 Kaitlyn @ 7 Plates April 22, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I’m about to hop over to Starbucks too! Yay!

My weekend plans… Lots of schoolwork.. Blehh.. Happy Easter!
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22 Hilary April 22, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Mmmm….YUMMY waffle. Easter weekend = 2 family get togethers, lots of food and helping my sister and brother-in-law move.

23 Alexa @ Simple Eats April 22, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I totally forgot about the Starbucks tip!
I’m going to my boyfriend’s house for a big Greek Easter, which I’m SO excited for. Tons of food, homemade wine, etc.
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24 Courtney April 22, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Yay, free Starbucks! Awesome waffles πŸ™‚ love your star plate.
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25 Jennifer V. April 22, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Those waffles look amazing!!!!!
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26 katie April 22, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Im making waffles easter morning! These ones look yummy!

happy Easter to you guys!
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27 Marina April 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Mhm, waffles… mine never turn out nice and crispy πŸ™
Have a great Easter weekend!
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28 Cara April 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I will have to hit up starbucks today for some free coffee!!!
Those waffles look great! I love the idea of combining apples and apple butter for a topping!

29 Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles April 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm

…The apple cinnamon compote looks fab. I’ll have to give it a go…

30 Julie @ Lettuce Choose Healthy April 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Happy Earth Day! Im not a syrup fan myself.. so i love topping waffles with warm apples like you did!
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31 Lauren @ Team Giles April 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Happy Earth Day! I got my starbucks tea too! πŸ™‚ I got an iced green tea. Sup-ah tasty!

Have a great Easter weekend!

32 Ellie @ The Mommyist April 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm

My daughter is getting her first Easter basket this weekend. She was too little to care before.
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