Hey hey, friends! How’s everybody’s Monday treatin’ them?
It’s been a pretty busy and productive day over in this neck of the woods. Luckily, I got everything taken care of at DMV with minimal waiting time this morning (awesome), which gave me plenty of time to take care of things at home.
First order of business upon getting home? Lunch!
Already knowing what was on the menu for dinner tonight (eeek!) I knew it’d be a good idea to get in as many veggies as possible. So I made a big ‘ol chopped salad, complete with romaine, cukes, a whole tomato, broccoli, baby carrots, bread and butter pickles, goat cheese, and a a chopped up MorningStar Farms veggie burger.
There’s just something about a chopped salad that can’t be beat. I love how everything is perfectly bite-sized and full of flavor.
Along with lunch, I also sipped on some of my impromptu purchase from this morning.
I will always, always, love diet cream soda. Aspartame and all. Oh well.
While eating lunch, I also roasted some broccoli and cauliflower in the oven, which I plan on using throughout the week for lunches and/or dinners. It’s always so nice to have some pre-prepped food to choose from during the week.
Once I was done with lunch, I did some serious damage in the kitchen; I was a girl on a baking mission!
Lucky for you guys, I ended up with two very delicious, extremely amazing recipes. I’ll be sharing them with you later this week but for now, here’s a little sneak peek…
You’d think that with my extra sweets consumption from this afternoon (because you know there was taste-testing going on), I’d be craving a nice salty, savory dinner. But oh no my friends, oh no…
Remember that huge let-down from a couple of weeks ago?
Well tonight totally made up for the wait.
I finally got my pancake dinner!
I used our favorite pancake recipe, and even got a little spunky by adding some mini chocolate chips to a few of them. Usually I don’t go nuts about chocolate chips in my ‘cakes, but tonight, they totally worked.
I loaded my plate with 4 pancakes (2 chocolate chip, 2 plain) and topped them with some banana slices and
a crap load of light syrup. I decided to just take the 4 because I almost always take three and then end up grabbing a fourth anyways, especially if it’s for dinner.
They were so light and fluffy. Honestly, I swear I could eat pancakes every day of my life. Every day.
On the side, we cooked up some turkey bacon which was surprisingly really good. When I’ve cooked it in the past, I usually just do it in the microwave, but I think that cooking it in a skillet made a world of difference.
Jay even ate it…and that’s saying a lot.
I’m pretty sure that my eyes were bigger than my belly tonight and I am feeling rather stuffed. Ehhh, it happens. At least, if I’m going to do it, I do it on something that’s worth it…and pancakes are definitely worth it.
Time to get back to a little more studying – another chapter is “in the books” after today!
Questions for the Evening:
What’s your favorite pancake combination?
Do you eat/drink anything with aspartame or try to avoid it?
Turkey bacon or regular bacon?