Pear Cream Cheese Danish from Paris Baguette

A breakfast of no aspirations: a pear cream cheese danish from Paris Baguette, plus a supermarket potato salad (gasp) and a guilty nod to “healthy,” a few grape tomatoes excavated from the veggie basket in the fridge.

pear cream cheese danish from Paris Baguette

My weekend was shot, with a strategy case paper due this evening, so this is all I could manage. (I’m done, though–yay!) I spent a huge amount of time and brain energy on it because I rather enjoyed the project, but yeah, I’m exhausted. It’s surprising how tired I feel, considering that I haven’t had much physical exertion in the last 3 days or so. (Well, actually, I’m wrong: I did manage to put in some gym time on Saturday, but I know that’s not why I’m so tired this morning.) I definitely need to work on my body so that its tiredness level will catch up with my mental exhaustion.

The potato salad, to which I added a chopped-up boiled egg plus extra salt and pepper, was kinda disappointing, even with the additions. It was lacking something, I don’t know what. I’m generally not too fond of salads made with American mayonnaise, so this may be just another manifestation of that preference. Kewpie rocks! (Googling for a good Kewpie reference in English, I learned that there’s a freakin’ recipe to make Kewpie mayonnaise. Not for the sloth in me, but wow, I guess I’m covered if I ever move to a place without ready access to a Japanese grocery. Good to know.)

Anyway. Breakfast today:

  • Pear cream cheese danish
  • Potato-egg salad & grape tomatoes
  • Strawberries

Actually, the pear cream cheese danish, which appeared to be a new item at Paris Baguette, was also disappointing. Not much pear flavor in the caramelized pear topping, and the danish part was surprisingly meh, considering that they are one of the best chain bakeries in my opinion for flaky, buttery pastries. I guess I’ll be sticking to my favorite, the sweet potato pasty.

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