Busy Busy Bees

Yesterday, I woke up kinda late, around 7:15, and spent way too much time online. I had planned to make pancakes and by the time I got to it, it was 9:00 and I was starving. I had already planned to make a multi grain pancake recipe from this book  , so once I got going, it didn’t take long. I’m not sure if I measured something wrong or what but the batter was like soup. I let it sit for about 10 minutes and it was still really thin. I added a bit more whole wheat flour and went with it. While cooking the pancakes, I started to make some scrambled eggs/egg white and proceded to dump the entire salt shaker into the eggs. Yikes!

This wasn’t going very well. Dear husband pulled some canadian bacon from the freezer at the last minute so we ended up with paper thin pancakes and canadian bacon. I put some real maple syrup on all of it, made a glass of milk and called it breakfast.  Despite being so thin, the pancakes tasted awesome. I’m going to give them another try and will post the recipe if they work out.



multi grain pancakes

multi grain pancakes


After breakfast we headed out for some errand running. We stopped by Starbucks and I got another tall vanilla latte. Boy, it made running around the entire earth much easier!



In the midst of shopping and getting things done, we decided to try a Mexican place we had never been to before. I knew this was going to be a challenge in the eating slower and stopping at “not hungry”. We don’t go to Mexican very often because I always overeat. I start with the chips and don’t stop until I need a wheel barrow to get me out. But, my friends, yesterday was different. I had about 8 or 10 chips with salsa and then I stopped and waited for my food to come.

chips and salsa

chips and salsa

I ordered the lunch portion of shrimp fajitas. Though it was a lunch portion it was still too much. I ate one fajita, ate two bites of the beans and then made another fajita. I took two bites of the second one and I was full. Now, I was trying to eat until not hungry instead but eating to just full at mexican is a major accomplishment for me. I was able to walk out not feeling miserable. It felt good!



After lunch, we finished up our shopping and errands and headed home to our massive laundry pile. We did some laundry and by 5:30, I felt wiped out. I decided instead of making a big ellaborate dinner that I wanted to make some morning star farms “chicken” sandwiches. I made them with a slice of provolone, a big slice of tomato and some pesto mayo. We had a small spinach and tomato salad with oil and vinegar on the side. I really liked the combo, I normally do lettuce, tomato, ketchup, mayo and cheese but this was really nice. I think we will make them again this way for sure.



After dinner, I wanted a little ice cream so I made a small portion of low fat vanilla ice cream with some chocolate chips and white chocolate PB. It was exactly what I wanted and made my food day complete.

ice cream

ice cream


7 Responses

  1. Mexican resturants are a huge challenge for me, too! Those little chips just seem to scream “for the love of God, EAT ME!!!!” Good work on not letting them get the best of you! 😉

  2. Hi! You’re chicken sandwich looks great. I enjoy the vanilla late. Have you tried the cinnamon dolce latte? Both come in sugar free, which I usually get.

    – Heather

  3. I have had the cinnamon dolce, I really like it around Christmas time. I don’t do the sugar free because I do not eat artificial sweeteners so I just keep the ones with the syrup down to a minimum. I actually normally do plain soy but for some reason I have been on a vanilla kick.

  4. Hooray for the pancakes turning out deliciously!!

    Oooh, fun dessert!

  5. Congrats on having so much self-control at the Mexican restaurant!

    And the ice cream with the chocolate chips and PB looks so good!

  6. great job at the mexican restaurant! i totally have the same problem…so often i’ll try to order out so i don’t have to worry about the chips!

    but your dinner w/ the chik’n patty looks great! did you make the pesto spread yourself? it sounds delicious! and your dessert …i wish i had me some of that!

  7. oh nos on the super salted eggs! i’ve had that happen before, but with the pepper shaker! eek!

    glad the pancakes turned out well!

    and hoooooray for more starbucks! you and your hubby should get some cute traveling coffee mugs to reuse! dan & i love ours and we really like that our hot drinks stay warmer a little longer, too! i’ll admit that the hard part is remembering to bring them along! 😉

    your not-chicken sammie is making me drool over here! mmmmmm!

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