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Pancake Wednesday

by Courtney on June 25, 2014

Well hey there, cool cats. Happy Wednesday to you!

I was originally going to do another WIAW post today (as usual), but I actually started getting a little bored with it so we’re taking a bit of a breather from ‘em for a while. Then again, I guess today’s post is gonna look sort of similar, now that I think of it. Oh well.

So I’ve gotta tell you guys…one of my favorite things about working from home on Wednesdays right now? Having a little extra time for breakfast in the morning.


For the past couple of Wednesdays, I’ve been able to take the time to make pancakes (Power Cakes, to be exact!) for breakfast which just totally makes my morning. I mean, any day that starts with pancakes is a good one, right? I think I’m just going go ahead and implement Pancake Wednesday. It sounds right.

Oh, and I’ve also been having this new-to-me cold brew coffee concentrate from Trader Joe’s lately (that is, on the days where I’m not buying cookie dough iced coffee’s from DD’s…#sendhelp).

cold brew coffee concentrate

The first time I made myself a glass of it, I didn’t prep it as if it were a concentrate and pretty must just poured it in like iced coffee. NOT good, my friends. Not good. But now that I’ve learned how to make it correctly (1 part concentrate to 2 parts water or milk), we’re good to go. I’d totally recommend it!

Before that plate of deliciousness happened, there was also a killer, 45-minute workout early this morning courtesy of the Nike Training Club app. Even though I’m home on Wednesdays, I’m still working during the day, so I stick with the early (5:30am-ish) workout. However, since I don’t have to worry about taking the time to get dressed in nice clothes, or do hair and makeup and all that jazz, that leaves me a little extra time. Loooove it.

So what is happening this week on the food front? Meh, not too much. I had a super lame salad the other day that was filled with some of the most bitter lettuce I’ve ever eaten. Blech.


I did, however, find a recipe on Pinterest over the weekend for Healthy Crockpot Beef and Broccoli so we decided to give it a go on Monday.

Healthy Crockpot Beef and Broccoli

Not only was it delicious but it was also from the crockpot, making it ridiculously easy. Can’t beat that.

Monday night, Jay came home from his softball game with ice cream from Stewart’s for us, which is always a win…even if he did get the order wrong. Winking smile

stewart's ice cream

For the locals, did you guys know the have some more new flavors? I ended up trying one of them, Salty Caramel Macchiatto. Holy moly. I freakin’ love their ice cream.

Alright my friends, that’s all I’ve got for ya today. I’ll check in with you guys again later!

*FYI: My first video for the Oster Versa 1100 Challenge aired on The Better Show yesterday! You can see the clip of the segment HERE!

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1 Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl June 25, 2014 at 9:04 am

Love that cold brew from Trader Joe’s! It’s a great alternative to always making a Starbucks run. I’m always up for pancakes any day of the week!
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2 Linz @ Itz Linz June 25, 2014 at 9:26 am

Salty Caramel Macchiatto?!?! HOLY YUM!!! i’ve been obsessed with sea salt caramel gelato lately!
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3 Britt@MyOwnBalance June 25, 2014 at 9:33 am

Oooo that healthy crockpot beef and broccoli looks good! I may have to give it a try! You should try Talenti gelato…it will knock your socks off!
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4 Kim @FITsique June 25, 2014 at 9:34 am

I have been eyeing that cold concentrate from TJ’s for a while now. Good to know that tip when I bite the bullet and bring it home! I’m headed in the kitchen in about 20 minutes to make a waffle which is my favorite part of the week. I work later in the day on wednesdays so my pre work meal is always a waffle these days!
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5 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat June 25, 2014 at 9:42 am

I’d love to work from home one day a week! I typically prepare a quick breakfast in the morning and eat it at work, so I really look forward to the weekends or my days off when I can prepare a nicer meal. Pancakes or eggs are usually my go-to for those days when I’m not rushing off to work!
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6 Shel@PeachyPalate June 25, 2014 at 9:44 am

Haven’t had pancakes in far too long….tomorrow might just be the day!


7 Ellie June 25, 2014 at 9:58 am

Mmmmm! That iced coffee is next on my list since I have a TJs gift card! Hehe. Have you tried the stump town brew? I heard it’s heavenly. And that beef and broccoli looks so delish.


8 Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire June 25, 2014 at 10:01 am

Cold brew from TJ’s?! That is pretty much perfect. We are FINALLY getting a Trader Joe’s down here in Orlando – it opens on Friday and I have hot and exciting plans to spend Friday night there. I don’t even care how lame that makes me sound because I am so excited for it!
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9 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries June 25, 2014 at 10:04 am

That’s great you’ve been able to work from home on Wednesdays! I love the Pancake Wednesdays idea. I’ve been back in one of my pancake phases lately too, so I feel ya. ;) I definitely need to pick up some of that cold coffee concentrate – sounds so good, especially lately in this HOT AZ heat.
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10 Chelle @ Blogs Like a Girl June 25, 2014 at 10:07 am

Looks yummy! Congrats on your video series!


11 Chelsea@TableForOne June 25, 2014 at 10:24 am

I have never heard of a cold brew concentrate before. That sounds like such a great idea for coffee in the summertime! I’ll have to look around for it since we don’t have a TJ’s nearby :(
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12 Kaella (KaellaOnTheRun) June 25, 2014 at 11:05 am

That ice cream looks DELICIOUS!!!
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13 Courtney @ Semi-Sweet Eats June 25, 2014 at 11:29 am

I used to love that cold-brew from TJs…. but once you have Chameleon Cold Brew, you’ll never want to go back. It’s so smooth. :)

You can never go wrong with Pancakes. Now I am a little (OK a LOT) jealous! :)


14 Jenny June 25, 2014 at 11:33 am

Congrats on the video!
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15 Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run June 25, 2014 at 11:46 am

I still haven’t tried the Nike Training Club app — need to get on that stat!


16 Ali June 25, 2014 at 11:51 am

I’m going to have to try that crock pot beef and broccoli. I’m always looking for easy and healthy recipes!


17 Brynn June 25, 2014 at 12:08 pm

I want to try the cold brew coffee and beef and broccoli. Thanks for the recommendations!!
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18 Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie June 25, 2014 at 12:38 pm

I know I should be excited about the beef and broccoli…but that ice cream!
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19 Sara @ LovingOnTheRun June 25, 2014 at 12:59 pm

YUM! That beef and broccoli look delicious!
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20 Jacquelyn @justjacq June 25, 2014 at 1:08 pm

I’ve been eyeing that TJ Coffee for a long time. I think I’ll finally bite the bullet. Love your videos! You’re a natural.


21 Becky@TheSavedRunner June 25, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Ice cream always makes it a good day! :) I am going to check out that broccoli and beef recipe because it looks delicious!


22 Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers June 25, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Thanks for linking up with the crockpot beef recipe. I’ve got salsa chicken going in my crock pot now. Love that thing!
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23 Kelly June 25, 2014 at 4:14 pm

WHAT?! I need to get to a Stewarts ASAP!!!!! Salty Caramel Macchiato?!?!?


24 Julie @ my sweet & healthy life June 25, 2014 at 6:19 pm

You are so adorable!! Love that video!! You look so natural in it! Are you sure it’s your first TV experience? ;) It’s so awesome that you can work from home on Wednesday!


25 Nancy June 25, 2014 at 6:31 pm

I’m not a fan of hot coffee, but I LOVE me some iced coffee – I’ve been eyeing that stuff up at TJ’s recently. I need to buy it. Need is the key word here people.
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26 Katrina July 3, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Why no wedding ring in the video??


27 Courtney July 4, 2014 at 8:04 am

They made me take it off!!! I was so disappointed…they said they didn’t want the extra sparkle to take away from the blender. But because I never take it off, they totally had to put makeup all over it to cover the lines :)


28 Katrina July 4, 2014 at 11:27 pm

That’s crazy! Super interesting that they had to put makeup on your finger! I’m sure it’s neat to know all the behind the scenes information! Thanks for sharing. :)


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