Daylight Savings totally knocked me off stride yesterday! We totally forgot to change the clocks before going to bed so when I thought I was rolling out of bed at a very late 10am, it was actually 11am. Sheesh. Backing up even further, though…while reading our local newspaper online Saturday night I realized that there was a write up on DS’s hockey team. Being the crazy person that I am, I herded the kids into one bedroom, gave them the laptop to play chess on and made my way to the store in what turned out to be CRAP weather to the damn paper. (Note: hubby was at hockey). Two spinouts with the car and one wipe out in the parking lot later, I was home with the goods. Not exactly my most responsible moment, but in that moment I had to have that paper! Here’s the article:
I may have cropped the article to showcase my personal interest. HA! Mine’s Mr. Noah. If you’re at all interested in the whole article, here it is.
Back to Sunday morning. Seeing as I slept the morning away, I ended up with brunch instead of breakfast. Hungry Girl pancakes to be exact:
After sprucing myself up some, DD and I made our way to the mall to kill a few hours. I didn’t really buy anything because I’m saving my pennies for Buffalo this week. I did leave with a delicious NF, 1/2 sweet dark chocolate cherry mocha, though:
Holy, freaking awesome! A green tea latte is still my fave, but this is running a very close second. On our way back we scooped DS from his buddies place and my hubby from home then we all went to my parent’s place for my b-day dinner. My first course was salad and 1/2 of the bun shown.
This was really, really good. Lisa says the next time she’s going to try it with apples and caramel drizzle. Um, yeah!!
We were home in time for me to watch The Amazing Race and then I decided to bake some muffins. One of the hockey Mom’s made some great muffins for the hockey party, but I missed out they went so fast so I decided to try my own. I used a Hungry Girl banana bread recipe as a base.
- 1.5 cups WW flour
- 3/4 cups sucanat
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- dash of salt
- 1.5 cups mashed banana (about 3)
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup blueberries (I used frozen)
- Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl
- Combine next 4 ingredients until well blended (I used my Magic Bullet for this step)
- Add wet to dry
- Stir in chips and blueberries until evenly distributed
- Divide batter into a 12 cup, greased muffin pan
- Bake at 350* for 30 minutes
Unbelievably amazing. Seriously.
On to today, shall we? I woke up at a more reasonable 7:30am. DS has hockey camp all week from 8:30-4 so I got him fed and did a few dishes before driving him to the rink. I was good and hungry by the time I got back home so breakfast was a must.
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup Quaker oats
As I was eating this a package was dropped off at my doorstep. I wasn’t expecting anything and was totally surprised to find a GREAT birthday package sitting there. And from a great blogger and real life friend to boot! Check out the perfect package Jessica from Jessica’s Garden put together for me! I’d love to say that I dug into the tea first, but those Malteasers didn’t stand a chance. I ate a handful then I made a tea….
The we roamed around the mall for a few hours to kill some time and to get out of the house. By the time we left the sun had come out and the day was glorious! We picked DS up from camp at 4 and I immediately pulled a chair on to the deck and read a magazine in the sunshine. Just lovely!
The boys just got back from playing catch at the park and DD and I enjoyed a 45 minutes walk with our neighbours pup, KC. Life is good! Anticipating the need for a snack later on, I already sliced some strawberries and pineapple:
Now that it’s ready to go, I’ll grab it for sure.
Bye for now!!