Monday, March 15, 2010

Damn Daylight Savings...And A Recipe

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: IMG_0806

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: IMG_0786

On the side, as a dipper, I had about a 1/3 cup of goat yogurt with some PB2 mixed in. IMG_0785


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: IMG_0792

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. IMG_0795

Then I had a mix of food. Lentil salad, sweet potatoes, flank steak and some stew; IMG_0796

My sister made a killer cherry Danish cheesecake! IMG_0797 IMG_0800

This is my piece which I just could not finish. My hubby helped me out on the last few bites, though! IMG_0801

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.

Dark Chocolate Blueberry Banana Muffins IMG_0791

  • 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)
  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Combine next 4 ingredients until well blended (I used my Magic Bullet for this step)
  3. Add wet to dry
  4. Stir in chips and blueberries until evenly distributed
  5. Divide batter into a 12 cup, greased muffin pan
  6. 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. IMG_0804

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Quaker oats
  • cinnamon
  • blueberries
  • kefir


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! IMG_0807 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…. IMG_0809

I played on the computer until lunch rolled around. DD and I had flat out pizza’s Mine had roasted red peppers, black olives, spinach and goat feta on top: IMG_0810

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 fam had pasta for dinner so I decided to have some of the penne plain with spinach sautéed in white balsamic and a re heated trout fillet: IMG_0813

This ended up being really, really good! My sweet end was an Activia “dessert”: IMG_0814

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: IMG_0812

Now that it’s ready to go, I’ll grab it for sure.

Bye for now!!


  1. Gahhh! Daylight savings always throws me off too :) But there is nothing wrong with a good brunch! Glad to hear the new starbucks drink is a winner! I will have to try it soon. What a fun package from Jessica- such a sweetie! Love the article too! Thanks for posting :)

  2. Happy Birthday Krista! So awesome for DS :) I would have totally gone out to get the paper too.

  3. GO NOAH!!!! You are such a cute proud Momma. I love your dipper bowl. I've been looking for a bowl that's not super shallow and opens up to the camera :)

    ...I'm a dorko

  4. yay a birthday surprise! Looks delightful :) And waita go on that paper article! You live super close to me! lol

  5. Gorgeous birthday dinner, Krista! That Danish cheesecake looks phenomenal!!!

    that recipe looks amazing!

  7. Yay Noah!!!!!! Woot Woot!!!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!! What a sweet bday package you got, bloggers are the best!!!!

    Ummmmmm that danish cheesecake looks so good, my mom used to buy those already made at the bakery alot when I was younger, loved it!!!

    I will have to try the new starbux flavor, Im glad u loved it, now I know it is good!!!!

    Love ya girl!! Happy Birthday!! Have the hubby pamper you all day, and the kids pamper you as well!!!

  8. I am totally making those muffins! i just bought blueberries and have a banana to use (obvi means only 1/2 a recipe, but it's just me, so it works!)

    yay for the newspaper!

    and that danish looks amazing!

  9. congrats to DS featuring in the newspaper. you're a proud mom!!! I love it!!!

    that cheesecake looks amazing... makes me want cheesecake from breakfast! :D

  10. WOW! EVERYTHING looks sooooo good!

  11. WOOHOO for your little celeb!! How exciting - he must have been over the moon!

    Those pancakes and muffins look insane. Thanks for the recipe! I need to start baking again! DLS totally screwed me up too, sorry for the late start! Hope you guys get some nice weather today :)

  12. The cheesecake made my mouth water, seriously! Krista, I'm so glad you liked the package! It was really fun to put together.

    I need a Starbucks tutorial sometime...I'm stuck on regular lattes...I'm too intimidated to try anything else and worried I won't pronounce things properly!

  13. Oh, and good job getting the newspaper! What you mom's won't do for your kids! I love the dedication and determination!

  14. What a cute mom thing to do! Way to go Noah for making it into the paper :)

    You definetly come from a talented family of bakers!! Just looking at that cheesecake and those muffins is just too much this early in the morning!

    Were you able to find the flat out wraps here or are those a buffalo find?

  15. Happy belated birthday!!! What a wonderful dinner. I'm in love with that cherry danish cheesecake! You've got one talented sister.
    And the muffins are so great. Nothing better than a warm, fresh muffin to start the day or to snack on.
    I'm so glad that Noah did so well! What a great mom you are. Your kids are so lucky to have someone who supports them always and makes such beautiful, fun, nutritious meals for them.
    Have a wonderful Tuesday!!

  16. Ugh daylight savings time is still killing me and my kiddo. She doesn't get it! We are up later in the morning but also up later at night. You had an amazing food day girl! I have got to try that dark chocolate cherry coffee!

  17. I saw that Starbucks had that cherry mocha, and I was wondering how good it would be. I considered ordering it, but just couldn't pass on my beloved green tea latte ;)

  18. How exciting for the article--the things parents do hey!? Glad you made it back safe with the article in tow haha! Oh wow that danish looks amazing--you should definitely get the recipe from her! :-)


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