Giving Mornings a Second Chance GiveawayPosted: December 3, 2010
All through high school and university, I considered myself a night owl, living by the Red Bull slogan “nobody ever wishes they got more sleep in college”. I slept until the last possible moment and stayed up until I was essentially propping my eyes open with toothpicks, but recently I’ve been sliding to the other end of the spectrum.
Not only do I feel more productive before my students zap all of my energy, but it’s wonderful to have a relaxed, leisurely start to the day.
While I’m quite capable of going from sopping wet from a shower to out the door in ten minutes flat, it’s much more relaxing to ease my way into the day by savoring breakfast with some steaming coffee, browsing Google reader, and choosing an outfit that exudes a bit more finesse than yoga pants and a t-shirt.
Don’t get me wrong – I’ve thrown quite a few alarm clocks in my day – but tell me you wouldn’t scuttle out of bed too if you had sweet rolls you made from scratch waiting in your kitchen.
Feather-light, slightly sinful, orange-zested sweet rolls can bribe me away from my blankets like no other.
I used her recipe for the dough, but I went for a more traditional cinnamon and sugar butter filling, along with the zest of some locally grown oranges.
By locally grown, I mean straight out of my mother’s back yard 🙂
The batch turned out huge, and even after sending my forever roomie home with eight of her own, and freezing two more for myself, I still have a dozen left to bring to work for my coworkers. They turned out so well that it would be a crime to keep them to myself!
Need another reason to head towards the kitchen with a goofy lovestruck grin on your face? How about some free breakfast?
Chobani – my favorite brand of Greek yogurt – has generously offered to sponsor a giveaway for Lovely as Charged readers! One lucky reader can snag six coupons for free six- ounce cups of the creamy, protein and calcium packed goodness, and you have three ways to enter that don’t require a lazy morning to complete!
- “Like” Chobani on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you’ve done so (if you already are a fan, mention that instead!)
- Leave a comment with your dream yogurt flavor. I won’t lie, I’d totally be game for an orange cinnamon roll cup 😉
- If you have a blog, link back to this giveaway and leave a comment telling me you’ve done so!
You have until December 7th to enter! I’ll pick a winner at random and you can be on your merry Chobani-chomping way!
And now, work beckons, to be followed with my first crack at this year’s Christmas shopping. See you all later!