>> Monday, June 20, 2011
Stephen's first (unofficial) father's day was a good one. The weekend started off with a 20K race across some intense, hilly terrian. I sat this one out and was still somewhat tired from last week's 5K race.
Stephen? He took the course head-on and finished in third place with a time of 1:15:35.
We kept the weekend low-key. Relaxing in the sun. Napping. (OK. That was mostly me.) Eating. But no celebration is complete without a special breakfast. Our favorite way to mark events is with pancakes.
Always, aallwwaayyss pancakes.
FATHER'S DAY PANCAKES
What you'll need . . .
- 2-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- Couple handfuls of rolled oats (uncooked)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Pinch salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup puree (pumpkin or other)
- Chocolate chips
- Chopped fresh strawberries
Method . . .
- In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. Note on the puree: You can really use anything. Applesauce, pumpkin puree, and we used a homemade carrot/parsnip puree!
- Then pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until everything is well moistened.
- Add in the strawberry chunks and chocolate chips.
- Then lightly oil a pan and set over medium heat. Cook as you would "normal" pancakes -- until browned on both sides.
- This recipe can easily feed two people for two days of delicious breakfasts. Just store extra batter in your refrigerator.
I also got some time to learn some sewing basics from my mom and finish my very first project, "quick-change" baby pants.
I wrote way more about the project on (never home)maker, baby! this morning. Looks like I'll be sewing tons month in the next 23 weeks!
Hope you all had a great weekend. In other news, we were able to get our grocery bill down to $63 this week. And at least $14 of that was stuff we really didn't need. Our $50 is looking more and more possible! Now, don't forget to check out our Tazo Iced Chai Giveaway. It ends tomorrow at 9PM EST!
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