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Delayed Pancakes

by Courtney on August 1, 2011

You know that feeling when you’re really craving something, yet when it comes right down to it, you’re just not in the mood to make it?

I know that you all know what I’m talking about; otherwise, we’d all be eating gourmet breakfasts, lunches, and dinners every night of the week, right?

Well when it came down to making the protein pancakes that I declared a necessity earlier today, I just wasn’t in the mood to make them. Honestly, they take maybe 10 minutes, tops? But they just seemed like too much effort at the time.

Enter: another cereal combo bowl. It was the same combo as this one, just with banana slices instead of blueberries because I ran out and reeeeally need to get more.

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I think I can honestly say that this may have been the least fulfilling cereal bowl that I can ever remember having. It tasted good, but it just totally was not what I wanted.

So by the time my tummy started grumbling for lunch, and I still had pancakes on the brain, I knew I only had one choice.

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Make them! I followed the same recipe as the last time I enjoyed them, but skipped on the special sauce and went with an almond butter + banana slices + raspberry jam layered topping.

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These bad boys were pretty darn awesome and I’m so glad I got off my lazy rear end to make them, even if it was slightly delayed. Smile

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On a side note, I (once again) forgot to answer this morning’s Would You Rather questions, so here ya go:

  • I’d take 95 degrees over 25 degrees ANY day. I’m already dreading the cooler months, despite the fact that I’m sweating a little as a type this.
  • I’d totally go nakey for a day! Life’s too short to miss a whole year of it.
  • This one made me think, but I’ll have to say bionic hearing; there’s been so many times where I think, “Hmm, I wonder what they’re saying?” What can I say…I’m nosy!

Now I’m headed out the door to take care of a few things this afternoon. Hope everyone’s work week is off to a fantastic start!

Question for the Afternoon:

If you could choose ONE meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) to have gourmet meals made for you every day (you don’t have to make ‘em!), which meal would it be?

I’d choose dinner…I’m pretty happy with simple breakfasts and lunches, and even though I love nice dinners, they aren’t my favorite to make!

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1 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey August 1, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I would rather have dinner made for me every single day – I’m always too pooped by the time it rolls around!

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2 Kristen @ notsodomesticated August 1, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I’d choose dinner, too. Breakfast is always pretty easy for me to make and lunch is never that big of a deal … but I’d certainly take a personal chef for dinner. ;)

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3 Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife August 1, 2011 at 1:11 pm

The pancakes look delish! I think I would choose dinner too, it’s the meal that I’m most hungry for and since it’s at the end of the day I’d have all day to look forward to it! Plus dinner is also the meal I get most tired cooking after a long day, so having someone cook it for me every day? YES PLEASE.

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4 Lauren @ Sugar Coated Sisters August 1, 2011 at 1:15 pm

totally agree about dinner… i’m too in love with oatmeal (& how fancy can that get anyways?) and simple lunches don’t bother me one bit. my dinners are so random lately that I end up snacking like crazy so a solid dinner would be really nice!

you’re out of blueberries, but have bananas.
i’m out of bananas, but have blueberries.
dilemma.

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5 Jordan @ food, sweat, and beers August 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm

I’d absolutely choose dinner too. I feel like lunch can be whatever, and I’m happy, and I feel like making a gourmet “feeling” breakfast is much easier than doing the same for dinner. Plus, dinner time is always after work fun time, so I’d rather have someone else take care of the cooking.

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6 Brenda@ Baby on the Way August 1, 2011 at 1:24 pm

I would love a gourmet lunch everyday! I’m imaging all types of sandwiches, soups, and salads (like Panera). It would be fun to have them prepared for me daily. Maybe I could eat the leftovers for dinner? I’m lazy like that!

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7 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries August 1, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Dinners, hands down! I love making my simple cereal or oatmeal, and lunches aren’t huge for me. But dinner? Most of the time it feels like such a chore to prepare!

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8 Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy" Girl August 1, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I’d DEFINITELY choose dinner. I’m always so tired by the time it comes around. A gourmet dinner made for me would be such a treat.

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9 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 1, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Definitely dinner! Not only is it the most time consuming but I could accomplish so much more if I didn’t have to prep/make dinner every night.

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10 Hope August 1, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Those pancakes look delicious! I would have to say dinner! I would love to come home from work and have a gourmet meal ready for me. :)

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11 Kelly @foodiefresh August 1, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I would choose lunch because that’s the meal I have the least time to make. I usually just throw together whatever I have on hand that is fast and easy to make.

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12 Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 1, 2011 at 2:40 pm

I’d chose lunch because I always have loads of ideas and enthusiasm for making breakfast and dinner!

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13 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun August 1, 2011 at 3:12 pm

I would go for gourmet dinners for the same reason you said!! I hate cooking dinner.

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14 Erica August 1, 2011 at 3:23 pm

dinner!!!

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15 Sweet and Savvy August 1, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Dinner! I never get elaborate.

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16 Mallory @ It's Only Life August 1, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I love cooking dinner & tend to be more impatient when it comes to cooking breakfast, because I’m usually very hungry, so prob breakfast!!

Those pancakes look amazing btw- so thick and fluffy.

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17 Jackie @ That Deep Breath August 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm

“You know that feeling when you’re really craving something, yet when it comes right down to it, you’re just not in the mood to make it?”

This happens to me all the time…I think I need a personal chef for those moments!

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18 Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Hmmm..I really don’t know. I guess dinner? Except recently I’ve been liking dinner in small increments. Like, I eat right up until bedtime so I don’t wake up starving in the middle of the night..so 5 small meals usually make up my dinner. :P

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19 Brittany August 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Those pancakes look soooooo good!! I LOVE breakfast so I would never have someone make me gourmet breakfast. I would definetly have dinners made for me because I can never think of what to make and we never have anything in the house to actually eat. haha :P

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20 Girl In The Pink August 1, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I’d definitely choose dinner! I find breakfast foods easier to prepare for the most part!

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21 Shayla @ The Good Life August 1, 2011 at 6:58 pm

I’m so with you…I would definitely choose dinner! Hubby is always in charge of dinner b/c honestly, I really don’t like cooking dinner foods and he’s way better at it. But I can make a mean scrambled eggs for breakfast or yogurt bowl for lunch…ahh yeah ;)

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22 Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats August 1, 2011 at 7:05 pm

It has been far too long since I have had pancakes! Those look so good! :) I would definitely choose someone cooking me a gourmet dinner every night! I love eating simple breakfasts and lunches though!

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23 Blog is the New Black August 1, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Pancake secret = vanilla extract!

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24 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake August 1, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Definitely dinner!

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25 Jane @ Broccolini & Cheese August 1, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Dinner for sure. I’d have so much more time to… live if I wasn’t cooking!

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26 Khushboo August 2, 2011 at 12:58 am

I’d choose dinner cos it would give me something to look forward to…although having lunch made for me would also be pretty fantastic, i hate packing lunches for work!

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