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It is my turn to be Chauffeur For A Day.  As you might remember, the Husband and I play “chauffeur” for each others’ birthdays.  That means the other person dictates the whole schedule for the day.  It’s a fun way to make the other person feel special on their birthday!


The Husband’s birthday breakfast request was Egg and Soldiers, a little kiddie’s British breakfast that includes two soft-boiled eggs, toast cut into strips, and Heinz baked beans.


I opted for Grilled Banana Sandwich:


The recipe for this DELICIOUS breakfast is on this page.  I made it with crusty French bread this morning, and it made it taste even better!


I’m pretty sure this is my favorite breakfast in the entire world.


The Husband wants to spend his day relaxing, walking the dogs, going to the gym, and sunbathing.  Sounds like a good day to me!


Off to walk our lazy poochies!



Have a wonderful Saturday!



  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin May 8, 2010, 10:27 am

    I think it is SO cute that you two do that for each other for your bdays. Such a nice idea and simple way to show you care! 🙂

    I looooove the looks of that breakfast. I’m pretty sad I don’t have any unfrozen bananas on hand! Have a good day!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs May 8, 2010, 10:32 am

    That chauffeur idea thing is just the best idea ever!! I hope my partner does that (if I ever find one :p)
    Aaah eggie soldiers…my sister is obsessed with that meal!

  • Madeline - Greens and Jeans May 8, 2010, 10:35 am

    Happy birthday to your husband! I have to agree, the chauffeur idea is so cute!

  • Diana May 8, 2010, 10:51 am

    Happy birthday to your hubby! 🙂
    I swear, that grilled banana sandwich looks amaaaaaaaaaazing.
    Have a fun&great day being your husbands’ chauffeur 😉

  • Jenny May 8, 2010, 10:52 am

    Hope you enjoy being chauffeur! Have a fun day:)

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit May 8, 2010, 10:53 am

    Such a cute idea to ‘chauffeur’ each other around! Have a fun day 🙂

  • Wei-Wei May 8, 2010, 11:03 am

    No picture of eggs and soldiers? The soldiers sounds so interesting… 😀

    Happy birthday Kristien! 🙂 Have a good one!


  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter May 8, 2010, 11:07 am

    That sounds like a really strange breakfast, I wish there was pictures! Happy Birthday to you husband!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople May 8, 2010, 11:15 am

    I LOVE your grilled banana sandwich. I finally found a way to make it more filling, I have to eat about an ounce of almonds on the side. Then it will actually last me longer than 1-2 hours. But the taste is so amazing. =)

  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story May 8, 2010, 11:16 am

    Sounds like a great day to me! Happy Birthday to the Hubs!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing May 8, 2010, 11:17 am

    I STILL need to try the grilled banana sandwich! Yum!

  • Kellie May 8, 2010, 11:22 am

    sounds like a great day. I love relaxing days like that.

  • William May 8, 2010, 11:27 am

    It is always so interesting to see what different cultures eat for breakast! Who knew baked beans could be a breakfast food? Sounds good to me though!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg May 8, 2010, 11:39 am

    Happy birthday to the hub!!! Have a great birthday day!

  • Natalie @ Keep It Sassy May 8, 2010, 11:47 am

    Tell him happy birthday! 🙂

    I’ve never heard of Eggs & Soldiers, but that grilled banana sandwich looks SO good. I’ve only had one of those once before when I went to school in Memphis. I might have to try making one myself!

  • Jenna (Hello, I Love You) May 8, 2010, 11:51 am

    Happy Birthday to the husband! Have fun today!

  • Lisa May 8, 2010, 12:00 pm

    Grilled banana sandwich? Oh my god it looks delicious!

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner May 8, 2010, 12:04 pm

    Happy birthday to the husband!

  • Tay May 8, 2010, 12:53 pm

    Happy birthday to Mr. Husband!! Have a great day together 🙂

  • jen trinque @ recipes for creativity May 8, 2010, 1:02 pm

    Happy birthday to the the Husband! Have fun doting on him all day 🙂

  • Kilee May 8, 2010, 1:20 pm

    Such a cute idea for birthdays. I should adopt that for my boyfriend and I. Have a great Saturday!

  • Raya @ Raya Runs May 8, 2010, 1:28 pm

    I stared at the picture of your breakfast for 2 straight minutes trying to figure out where the “soft boiled” eggs and things were. Then I kept reading and realized that was YOUR breakfast. Haha 🙂 It looks stellar though! And happy birthday to your Husband!

  • Evan Thomas May 8, 2010, 1:33 pm

    Happy birthday to Kristien! By the way, in your last post you said “his real name is”. Does he go by a nickname? Kris?

    • caitlin May 8, 2010, 1:48 pm

      nope, he hates to be called kris, actually! but everyone in blogland just knows him as husband. 🙂

  • Danielle (Coffee Run) May 8, 2010, 1:43 pm

    Happy birthday to your hubby!!

  • lisa May 8, 2010, 1:56 pm

    Happy birthday to the husband!

    Yum, that looks delicious…it reminds me of banana bread French toast I once had. If you haven’t tried it, it’s basically French toast made with banana bread, and is heavenly.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) May 8, 2010, 2:06 pm

    How does Maggie feel about the Husband’s plan for a walk? She doesn’t look thrilled 🙂

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) May 8, 2010, 2:10 pm

    happy birthday kristien 🙂 your breakfast looks absolutely amazing!

  • Run Sarah May 8, 2010, 2:49 pm

    Your sandwich looks wonderful, I still need to try that out!

  • zoe May 8, 2010, 3:01 pm

    omnomnomnommm i wish i could lick the screen haha. kidding! kind of 😉

    on a side note: i completed my FIRST 10k today! i just wanted to stop by and thank you because you were one of my BIGGEST inspirations for signing up and sticking with my decision. thank you for your blog(s) (LOVE operation beautiful, too!) and everything you do. it really does make a difference. enjoy the day!

    • caitlin May 8, 2010, 3:40 pm

      a 10K is quite an accomplishment!!! fabulous job 🙂

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 8, 2010, 3:29 pm

    I like that birthday idea…
    Enjoy your day!
    That breakfast sandwich looks great!

  • Carolyn @ May 8, 2010, 3:48 pm

    Happy Birthday, Caitlin’s husband (AKA Kristien)!

  • Jessica May 8, 2010, 3:59 pm

    You have no idea how excited I am to try that grilled banana sandwich out! 4 days till i’m home and back in the kitch!! Ohh, this recipe will probably make my mom loves me 10 times more than she already does. I’m pumped 🙂

  • Amy May 8, 2010, 9:26 pm

    Oh, how I love your dog pictures! They are so cute! You’ll have to get one of Maggie swimming because I bet those little legs kicking are adorable!

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