Posts tagged ‘cool whip’

July 15, 2011

S’mores Pancakes with a wish list

 

 

Happpppppy Fridayyyyyy!

Last night I ate my dinner and dessert in record time. How? I combined them. I couldn’t decide if I wanted a breakfast sandwich or pancakes for dinner but I finally chose pancakes. Not just ANY pancakes – S’mores pancakes. Growing up S’mores was ALWAYS my favorite dessert. I even asked for a s’mores maker one Christmas. There’s something about a warm marshmallow and gooey chocolate on a graham cracker that just makes me smile 🙂

S’mores Pancakes (Serves 1)

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour (whole wheat or all-purpose would work too)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ground flax-seed
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 packet of nunaturals stevia (splenda or sugar would work too)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (add more if you want thinner batter)
  • 1/2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • 10 mini marshmallows (i used colorful ones, because I’m 5)
  • 1/4 of a crushed graham cracker
  • Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup (topping)
  • Sugar Free Cool Whip (topping)
  • 1/4 of a graham cracker broken into pieces (topping)
Directions
  • Combine flour, baking powder, ground flax-seed, sweetener and salt to a bowl.
  • Next add egg whites and almond milk. Mix thoroughly.
  • Add in dark chocolate chips, crushed graham cracker (1/4) and mini marshmallows

  • Pour batter into olive oil sprayed skillet over medium high heat

  • Cook for 2-3 minutes or until it bubbles and is firm enough to flip.
  • Gently flip and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Add to a plate.

  • Sprinkle 1/4 of the graham cracker over pancakes, drizzle a little bit of sugar-free chocolate syrup and add a dollop of sugar-free cool whip to the top.

You don’t need syrup. The chocolate does the work.

Yum, Yum goodness.

Eat.me.

Make these tomorrow for your boyfriend/fiance/husband. He will love you forever and ever and ever.

Now that we’ve gotten the food talk out-of-the-way I must tell you that today is one of my favorite days in the ENTIRE year. Nope, it’s not my birthday… But it is the day I make my birthday wish list because it’s the beginning of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

I’m not too old to make a birthday list, right? I’d like to think I’m Forever Young as Rod Stewart likes to sing to me.

When I browse the site I normally look for staple pieces. Think jewelry, jeans, bags, shoes, boots, scarves and jackets. Of course I always find a top or two I want but you can get those anytime…the focus is staples. Here are my most needed wanted list this year.

 

Cara Accessories Mini Crystal Leather Wrap Bracelet – Sale $29

Vince Camuto Snakeskin Bangle  – Sale $58

Chloe K Burnout Texture Tee – Sale $18

Enzo Angiolini “Sully” Platform Pump – Sale $60

Caslon Ruffled Faux Leather Jacket – Sale $79

Nordstrom Windowpane Boucle Wrap – Sale $45

Michael Kors Moxley Shoulder Tote – Sale $253

Hue Wide Wale Corduroy Leggings – Sale $25

Michael Kors Leather Crossbody Bag – Sale $85

Nike Low Rise Crop Capris – Sale $33

Caslon V-Neck Poncho – Sale $45

So you know, feel free to buy me whatever you’d like. My birthday is less than two months away… You can have it shipped directly to me or even a store near me and I’ll pick it up. I know you are grateful for me making a list while things are on sale. No big deal, it’s my pleasure.

QUESTIONS: What type of pancakes are your favorite? Do you shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

July 12, 2011

Das Boot

Yesterday morning I woke up at 6am and decided to head out for a run… I completed 4 miles in 35 minutes and came home and did the 10 pound slimdown yoga video. If I don’t get my workout done in the morning its likely it wont happen!

After a quick shower I whipped up some protein oatmeal. Because everyone likes hot oatmeal after a sweaty workout in 100 degree weather, right?

In the bowl: 1 packet of strawberries and cream oatmeal, 1/2 smashed banana, 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 scoop cake batter protein, 1T chia seeds and the other 1/2 of the banana sliced. SO GOOD.

Side Note: I’ve had this bowl for 10 years 🙂 Isn’t it perfect?

I cleaned the entire apartment yesterday (which is small) and it took me all day. I clearly have ADD. I took a break for lunch and grocery shopping!

Leftover sloppy joe, an ear of corn cut of the cob and romaine lettuce

I have to remember to only stick to my list when I go grocery shopping on the bike! I almost hit about 8 people on my way home because the weight of the bags steered me in every which way direction. Whoopsies!

I threw dinner in the crockpot and headed to a free fitness in the park class. The flyer said it would be a hip hop class…When I arrived the teacher explained that the hip hop teacher couldn’t make it but she would be happy to teach modern dance. I was cool with it…or so I thought. WORST WORKOUT EVER. I couldn’t even call it a workout. She had us prancing around, rolling around in the grass and crossing our legs like a butterfly. I left 25 minutes into the class and snapped a picture of the prancing while running away.

Not my thang.

On my walk back home I noticed there were pieces of paper all over my car.. I walk up and bam.

I’m booted. Seriously Hoboken? Ticket me and boot my car. Thanks for ruining my day!!!

Thank goodness dinner was ready when I got home. The crock pot saves me once again.

French Dip sandwiches on whole wheat buns and a side of roasted zucchini.

I get A LOT of searches on my blog for Pot Roast so I thought I’d share this recipe because it couldn’t be ANY easier.

Pot Roast in the Crock Pot

Ingredients 

  • 2 lb Chuck Roast (trim the fat (but not all of it)
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Lipton Onion Soup packet
Directions
  • Add all ingredients to slow cooker
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours
  • Pull apart beef for sandwiches
I topped Adam’s with cheese and poured a little extra sauce on the sandwiches since I didn’t have enough to dip them.
I don’t like to toot my own horn but….beep beep. These were good!
Dessert was something that was definitely on my agenda tonight since I was SO angry about my car.
Graham cracker spread with natural peanut butter, dark chocolate chips and sugar free cool whip. Might be seeing this one quiiite often.
I have a long to do list to tackle today…and more brown bananas so I’m thinking of making banana cupcakes! Who wants some?

QUESTIONS: Has your car ever been booted? Have you ever taken a modern dance class?