Monday, February 15, 2010

Family Day

I loved today! It was Family Day here in Ontario which meant no workie for me today. DS had a 6am hockey practice and then hockey camp afterwards until 4pm (sounds like a lot, but we’re hard pressed to get that kid off the ice!) so I got a lot of odds and ends done.

It was just DD and I for breakfast because my hubby was still at the rink so I decided to make us a batch of Hungry Girl pancakes with raspberry sauce: IMG_0341

The sauce was simply 1 cup frozen raspberries, 1 cup of water and 2 tbsp of agave. I brought it to a boil and let it go until thick…about 10 minutes.


These were awesome and a nice switch from my usual.

Next on the agenda was a game of Upwards with DD along with video watching and then I spent some time on the computer. The baking bug eventually caught up with me so I made a batch of Mama Peas Vegan Pumpkin Bars. Only I did them as muffins…and with chocolate chips!


I also got a pot of quinoa going to use throughout the week. I set some aside to cool so I could use it in my lunch. I had some leftover raspberry sauce, too and decided that a parfait sounded appealing. IMG_0344

I layered goat’s milk yogurt, quinoa and raspberry sauce to create a delicious lunch. IMG_0343

Then I had 3 mini cinnamon chia muffins leftover from the potluck at work on Friday. IMG_0345

I had some time to myself this afternoon because my hubby took DD back to the outdoor rink. I decided to use it quietly by reading some magazines that have been piling up. I also made myself a mix of Bellagio white hot chocolate with some instant coffee to sip on. IMG_0347

The silence in the house was a nice change. I know there may be some out there who think that a house filled with the noise of a healthy family trumps all, and I agree. But I also think that sometimes you need a little solitude, too.

I finally peeled myself off the couch at 3 to go with my hubby and DD to pick my boy up from camp. He had a great time which isn’t a huge surprise to us.

We had grilled feta & spinach stuffed turkey sausages for dinner tonight with sweet potato discs (also done on the George Foreman) and quinoa. I drizzled some turkey gravy from the fam’s mashed potatoes on my quinoa for a little flava. :D IMG_0351

And one of the ^above^ muffins for a sweet end. They are moist and delicious, BTW! I’ll be tuning in to the Olympics again tonight. I have been watching quite a bit, I just haven’t mentioned it! Can’t wait to see the figure skaters. What is your favourite event to watch???

Bye for now!!


  1. aww what a fun family day!! sounds like you are busy tho! i love those hungry girl pancakes-my fav!

  2. Sound like a fabulous day! Wonderful that you had time to just cook & bake! Great creations- the muffins look amazing. I love cooking up a big batch of grains to use throughout the week!! I usually love watching figure skating but I haven't really watched any of the olympics this year!

  3. what a great family day! wish the US had something like that! and those muffins look great! i totally need to make those again!

  4. Sounds like a great day! The muffins sound great; I think I'll have to (attempt to) bake again... :)

    Have a great week!

  5. family day? that's a great! I don't think we have it in US, but it should! it's so important (or the most important) thing to celebrate in life! :)
    glad yo enjoyed it!

  6. Wish we had a family day in the US--I'd take any occasion to get a day or two off! :-) I have yet to try the Hungry Girl pancakes--I have had a few of her recipes I don't like and a lot that I do, but I usually end up making some switches and substitutions to my liking. I can't wait for the new cookbook to come out!

  7. Those muffins both look so delicious!! I need to get back to baking asap! A silent house is always nice. Glad you got some alone time!

    I love watching figure skating :)

  8. Everything looks go good Krista! HG's pancakes are pretty darn good for a little treat :)

  9. Wow, that raspberry sauce looks delicious AND beautiful!


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