“Join me as I eat my way through a week of new breakfasts. Thanksgiving marks the finale, which means I have one full week to try a new breakfast each and every morning. It could be delicious (it could be outrageous!) But the whole idea is to just have fun.”
I had an interview at 11 this morning, which means I needed (a) a breakfast with complex carbs for lasting energy, (b) a bit of sweetness (since I always crave sweet when I’m anxious) and (c) a breakfast that wouldn’t take more than 20 minutes tops from start to finish.
Bulgur saved my day (well…at least my morning!)
Bulgur is a quick cooking, highly nutritious, high-fiber whole grain, and it can be used in place of rice or other grains in most dishes. It also makes a delicious breakfast. Much like oatmeal—only nuttier and chewier.
Sigh. Bulgur and coconut make me very happy.
After eating a hot bowl of Apple Spiced Bulgur, I headed off to the interview.
To say I was anxious would be an understatement. I was literally shaking on the inside (not on the outside…thank goodness I’ve learned how to look cool as a cucumber despite what I’m feeling on the inside!) 😉
I just kept telling myself to remain confident. Cool. Collected. And to breathe. Don’t want to forget that one.
The interview itself went pretty good. The Clinical Dietitian Manager was incredibly friendly and the position just sounds so, so, so absolutely perfect for me!
There are a lot of people applying for this position, so I won’t know if I’ve been picked for a second interview until next week. Just gotta keep praying and trusting. If this is the right job, it will all work out. If not? It won’t be the end of the world (although I may groan once or twice 😉 ). As always, God knows what He’s doing.
Apple Spiced Bulgur Bowl
Using the microwave helps you pull breakfast together in no time. Be sure to use a very large microwave dish so that you don’t have to worry about anything boiling over (THAT does not make for a very pleasant morning…been there, done that.) Enjoy with a steamy cup of coffee or your favorite tea.
- 1 cup vanilla soymilk (or low fat milk with a splash of vanilla + a little brown sugar)
- 1/4 cup uncooked bulgur
- 1 small apple, diced
- 1 Tbsp. crushed flax seed
- 2 Tbsp. raisins
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- dash of sea salt
- 2 Tbsp walnuts
- sweetened coconut
- In a very large, microwave safe bowl, combine soymilk, bulgur, apple, flax, raisins and salt. Microwave on high for 8 minutes, stirring after every 2. Some microwaves may require longer cooking time.
- Add walnuts and a sprinkle of coconut on top. Enjoy!
QUESTION: Do you feel confident/good with interviews?