what i'm watching
This weekend was pretty uneventful which was awesome! I needed an uneventful weekend. Friday night Obed and I went to Studio Movie Grill for dinner and a movie. Side note, I love dine-in movie theaters! No more rushing through dinner to make the movie. (Because when you're pushing 40 it's the 7 pm showing or nothing.) Dinner and a movie done in one shot, love it! Anyways, we went to go and see Logan. Mind you I am not a superhero movie fan. I've only seen one of the X-men movies and I think a Spiderman movie ages ago. But, Logan is not your typical superhero movie and I have to admit we loved it. It's violent, intense, and sad but totally worth seeing.
I haven't posted these pancakes on the blog yet because I have been testing the recipe but I am pretty confident these are the winner. I am always looking for ways to get more protein into my diet without having to eat meat. Don't get me wrong I love meat but sometimes I get tired of it. For the last few Sundays, I have been making a double batch of these pancakes and freeze them for breakfast through the week. Because you guys are awesome I am sharing the recipe with you first. We love them with fresh berries, sliced banana, & a drizzle of maple syrup. Sometimes as a snack I will heat one up and top it with a dollop of greek yogurt, berries, and granola.
make-ahead protein pancakes
1/2 cup whole oats
1/2 cup multigrain hot cereal w/ quinoa & flax (Hodgson Mill)
1 ripe banana
½ cup egg whites (about 4 egg whites)
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 scoops protein powder (I like to use Isopure Unflavored zero carb)
Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
Use 1/4 cup of batter per pancake.
Freeze with plastic wrap or parchment paper between pancakes. Microwave covered for 1 minute.
Nutrition 1 pancake
So, it's was sunny and warm for the last few day and then the temperature dropped dramatically. But, it's ok because I am thinking that this Guinness Beef Stew will make it all ok.
I'm not a huge fan of popcorn but I can get down with this Samoas Moose Munch all day long.
Finally, I am seeing some variation of this Chipotle Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl in my future.