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Daydreaming of Pancakes

by Courtney on September 28, 2010

I’ve determined today that I just am not good at adjusting to when my workout plans change. :oops:

I was originally planning on hitting up the gym after work today, but I ended up going to visit my grandma in her new apartment first. By the time I left grandma’s, it was almost 5:00, and I knew that my gym would be packed.

I can’t stand when the gym is packed and I have to wait for a machine…

So I nixed the gym plans.

Hey, it happens. I at least still made sure to work in a quick, 10 minute cardio workout off of Exercise on Demand, so I could say I did something. Back to the plan tomorrow (whatever that is!) ;)

To be honest, I had other things on my mind this evening, and they had everything to do with tonight’s dinner…

Or shall I say…BREAKFAST! :-D


Jay and I decided yesterday that today was going to be “Pancakes & Sausage for Dinner” night, and I’d been thinking daydreaming about it all day. I decided to use Tina’s Really Good Pancake recipe, which I’ve used in the past and has always been a success. The only change I made was with the flour: rather than 1.5 cups all-purpose flour, I used 1 cup whole wheat + .5 cup all-purpose (I ran out of AP) but the pancakes were still amazing.


I even got a little crazy and added in some mini chocolate chips into half of the batter. Mmmm Mmmm Mmmmm :-P

And what’s that orange “stuff” pouring off of my fluffy cakes? Well, it’s Pumpkin Maple syrup!


I simply mixed 1/8 cup maple syrup + 1.5 tbsp pumpkin puree. The combo was great, but I actually think that I’ll stick with regular syrup on my pancakes next time. I guess I’m just a regular syrup kinda gal. ;)

Along with our pancakes, I cooked up some MorningStar Farms sausage links. My opinion? They were good, but no substitute for the real thing. The flavor was pretty decent, but the texture was far from that of a regular sausage. Jay’s opinion? He could barely stomach one bite… :shock:


It was definitely a yummy dinner breakfast! :-P


Time to go grade some papers and get ready to watch some One Tree Hill!!

Question for the Night:

Do you and your significant other have similar taste buds? Is he/she willing to try any “new experiments” you might try?

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1 Joslyn @ missfitbliss September 28, 2010 at 8:15 pm

That’s a great question! My man is very much a meaty guy. You’re lucky your boyfriend even tried those sausage links! Whatever veggie dishes I make, I assume I’m the only one eating them. I still offer him whatever I eat, but he barely ever tries it:)


2 erica September 28, 2010 at 8:48 pm

my bf claims he “eats anything” ….which is good when i make something and it turns out notsogreat, he’ll still eat it. hahaha.

he likes healthy foods….so that’s good for me. he actually scolds me for eating too many bad foods.


3 Mary September 28, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Might I suggest the MorningStar sausage PATTIES instead of the links? Personally, I find the links absolutely repulsive, but my entire family is in LOVE with the patties! My sister and dad ate them for a year before they read the box and found out that they weren’t meat!!


4 Christina @ Food.Fun.Fabulous September 28, 2010 at 8:53 pm

My bf and I definitely don’t have the same tastebuds but he will usually eat whatever I experiment in making.


5 Stephanie @ Off the Eaten Path September 28, 2010 at 9:20 pm

That pumpkin maple syrup looks awesome! I’m planning on making pumpkin waffles this weekend, and I might have to top them with that!


6 Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) September 28, 2010 at 9:38 pm

My husband eats like a toddler. I am the adventurous one. He tries new things rarely.


7 Courtney September 28, 2010 at 9:49 pm

LOL! :-P


8 katie anne September 28, 2010 at 9:41 pm

omg i just found yout blog and love it! all of a sudden im reading and it says your from upstate! im from long island but my grandma and cousins live up there. do you happen to live anywhere near the town of stuyvesant? thats where my grandma lives

what a small world!lol


9 Courtney September 28, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Haha, wow, it IS a small world! We’re probably about a half hour away from there, but my husband grew up in Schodack, which is pretty close to Stuyvesant!
So glad you found my little corner of blogland! :)


10 Shanna September 28, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Love those sausage links ;)

My hubby now loves tofu. Crazy right?


11 Courtney September 29, 2010 at 8:02 am

WOW! My hubby gags just at the sound of the word tofu! haha


12 babs September 28, 2010 at 10:47 pm

You should try Field Roast for fake meat. They make stuff that makes evenly manly-meat eaters so “wow this is good.” We brought the Italian sausages on a camping trip and one meat eater loved them so much that he took the left overs home ;)


13 leashieloo September 28, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Ooh, I love those links! And pumpkin maple syrup? Get out of town, that sounds awesome!


14 Faith September 28, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Those pancakes couldn’t look any better! My bf is willing to try a bite of my cooking whenever I make something for us but we usually have very different taste buds. Kudos for braving my experiments though, haha!


15 jessielu September 29, 2010 at 12:48 am

My boyfriend and I don’t really have that similar taste buds, actually, but he will always try something new!


16 Jean@RoastedRootsandPumpkinSpice September 29, 2010 at 7:32 am

You are a genius with that pumpkin and maple syrup combo! Just one of those things that makes me go, “Why didn’t I think of that?!”


17 CaSaundra September 29, 2010 at 8:07 am

I absolutely love breakfast for dinner–yours looks scrumptious! :-)


18 Chicago Cuisine Critique September 29, 2010 at 11:28 am

Breakfast for dinner is the best! :)


19 krittie September 29, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Hey Girly!

Totally not on the subject of food, but I think we have the same dishes-hope you are doing well!



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