Thursday, March 4, 2010

Busy, yet satisfying evening.

First off, my lunch was awesome. Spaghetti squash apparently makes an excellent salad topper. Who knew? Man, I love that stuff.

I came home from work as soon as I could, with visions of wine and lemon cake in my head. I bought the cake slices yesterday from the discount bakery rack at the grocery store. Well, I came home and they were no where to be found. Then I remembered that I told Doug that I wasn't sure why I bought them and that he could help himself. And he totally did. To both slices.

So, discouraged and still in the mood for some sweet baked goods, I remembered the Pumped-up Pumpkin Cookies recipe that I printed off earlier this week from Carrots 'N' Cake. The recipe was easy enough, so I gave it a shot:

I had two:

Changes I made: ground flax instead of chia seeds; dried cranberries instead of raisins; unsweetened vanilla almond breeze instead of hemp milk.

Yuuuum! And, I must admit... I'm kinda glad the cake was gone. I'm sure it had plenty of fat and sugar that I didn't need and eating your own homemade treats is, for the most part, more satisfying (and usually healthier, too). And unlike me, Doug doesn't gain 2 pounds overnight by eating cake, so it's all good.

For dinner, I stuck to my plan of trying KERF's Fiesta Flapjacks:

(Yes, it was a lot of food, so I ended up eating only half of everything.)

Close-up, with salsa and light sour cream:

As for what I mixed with the batter: black beans & saute├ęd veggies (mushrooms, onions, tomatoes). I seasoned the beans & veggies with salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, cilantro and a dash of cayenne.

On the side, I took more leftover spaghetti squash, mixed in the remaining beans & veggies, stirred in a 1/4 cup of fat-free shredded cheddar and topped with salsa.

Such a unique, awesome meal! So many different textures and flavors. The sweetness from the squash really complemented the slight sweetness of the pancake batter too. I was quite pleased.

And now with the leftovers, tomorrow's breakfast is ready to go! Easy-peasy. The pancakes will probably get a lottle soggy overnight, but oh well.

Still nursing my wine:

Excellent dinner and treats to end the day. Time to plop my booty on the couch and tune into NBC for some laughs. G'night!


Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

Those fiesta flapjacks look awesome!

Tamara said...

I must say, I was worried how they would taste because I've never had savory pancakes before, but they were sooooo good!