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August 14, 2011 by Katie

The first thing on my agenda for Saturday was a cardio workout. I headed to the gym and did a workout that I borrowed from Peanut Butter Fingers, but I switched it around just a little bit:
10 min elliptical
10 min running at 6.5
10 min elliptical
15 min running at 7.0
5 min elliptical
Then I stretched and did a few ab moves. After my workout, I hurried home, showered and got ready for lunch with my friend Bailey, author of As Concerns a College Grad, which she’ll actually be re-vamping into a new blog soon, so I’ll keep you updated!
When it comes to eggs, I’m really a scrambled kind of girl, I never order my eggs a different way. A couple weeks ago I decided that I needed to try eggs benedict and I was told that Simply Breakfast in Westport (a neighborhood in Kansas City) had the best Eggs Benedict. I asked Bailey if she’d want to grab brunch there!
It’s set up so that you order and pay, then they give you a number and bring you your food. Of course, I ordered eggs benedict. Bailey got the pancakes with eggs on the side.

The Menu
Bailey!
Unfortunately, I made my usual mistake of forgetting to take a picture of my meal before I dig into it… But here’s the after picture! It was very good, I got the Hollandaise sauce on the side since I figured it would be pretty rich for me, and the english muffin was pretty big, but I loved mixing the egg yolk in with the hashbrowns. It was delicious! I’m definitely going to get my eggs poached more often now!

So good!
A little bit after brunch, we met up with another friend of Bailey’s and headed to the National WWI Museum and Liberty Memorial in downtown Kansas City. The memorial was built and dedicated during the 1920s. Since I’d already been through the museum and I had to run some errands before returning the car to my little brother, I opted to just go up in the tower, which is the most prominent part of the memorial and stands at 217 ft tall.
Before we went up the memorial, we went inside to buy our tickets and underneath a glass bridge there is a field of poppies. There are 9,000 poppies, each representing 1,000 combatant deaths during WWI. It was definitely a breathtaking sight.
We rode an elevator up to the top of the memorial, and once we got out we had some breathtaking views of the entire Kansas City area. The man running the elevator told us that you could see about 25 miles in every direction on a clear day.
Downtown Kansas City!
It was shady and cool on one side….
And hot and sunny on another! And very windy! Haha, Bailey was trying to keep from having some Marilyn Monroe moments with her skirt!
So pretty!
After heading out South to register for the Susan G. Komen 5K the next morning, I headed home and made myself a quick salad since my mom was waiting to head to Trader Joes. It consisted of lettuce, spinach, sliced mushrooms, chopped onions, 1/2 cup kidney beans and basalmic vinegar for dressing. Hit the spot!
After Trader Joe’s, which was insanely busy, we headed home and thought about dinner. We ordered from a restaurant called the Blue Moose for pick up. I got a turkey burger without the bun and a side salad. However, the turkey burger tasted like a frozen patty they had bought at the grocery store; definitely not made in house. I ended up eating the house salad and then tossing the burger. I made a mix of greek yogurt, blueberries, strawberries, honey, and a bit of rolled oats to eat. I also had an apple and some M&Ms!
My mom and I watched Legally Blonde, which she had never seen! It was fun to hang out with her all afternoon, I miss my mommy!
What are things that you all love about going home to see your family?



2 comments »

  1. I keep making that mistake too! I had the absolute BEST (homemade) orange-yogurt pancakes this morning, but I completely forgot to snap a picture before I started chowing down. My stomach is apparently not fond of waiting for pictures ;)

  2. Poached eggs are amazing, and I love eggs benedict. There is just nothing like a good runny egg yolk. Hope Bailey didn't flash all of Kansas City. ;)Favorite thing about seeing my family? We laugh a lot together. :)

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