Morning! So, last night’s dinner featured a place that’s been a big part of my life for a long time:
Outback! I served here for a while right out of college, and my sister still does part-time while getting her Masters. You haven’t truly lived until you’ve spilled wine in an irate customer’s lap, had a customer walk out on you and ended up paying for it out of tips, and oh yeah–getting second-degree burns from the bread oven. Speaking of bread:
Mmm….honey wheat. People used to ask all the time if it was chocolate. Sadly, no–but honey wheat is still pretty yummy. And then Corey and I went all out because we had gift cards. I mean, when someone else is paying, you might as well take advantage of it, right? We started with my absolute fave food in the world (no joke–this is it, right here):
Alice Springs Chicken (grilled chicken smothered in mushrooms, bacon, and tons of cheese with honey mustard dipping sauce) and a baked sweet potato. I asked for the topppings on the side and only ate about a quarter of the brown sugar and butter that came with it. Soooo good! Seriously, this it my favorite restaurant. I guess when you eat the food practically every night for a year or two you get a wee bit addicted, no?
Well, when I woke up this morning, needless to say–I was a little full. But I made a fun breakfast anyway:
The usual banana oatmeal. But I guess my wild eating side wasn’t done being naughty after hanging out in Australia, because I added some chocolate chips to the top of it. Chocolate for breakfast! Weee.
Lunch is little more sensible:
So today, I would like to introduce to you a special category of this blog, not-so-creatively titled “Change the World Wednesday.” Change the World Wednesday will basically be me posting my favorite charities/nonprofits/ways to help the environment, and you guys reading and seeing if they are something you’d like to get involved in. Easy enough!
For the very first Change the World Wednesday, I give you Dahiana:
Children Interational is an organization that allows you to pick the country, gender and age of a child (Dahiana is from Guatemala) and for $22 a month, you can help provide food, clothing, and other necessities for that child. In return, your sponsor child will write you letters and send you pictures. You have the option of sending more money at birthdays and Christmas.
So in short, this is an organization that I care a lot about and grew up with–my parents have had sponsor kids ever since I was little. For more information, check out their website!
Stay tuned for more Change the World Wednesdays, and feel free to e-mail me with any type of organization you’d be interested in seeing on the blog!
Talk to you tonight!