Not only did I actually make banana pancakes this morning (more on that in a moment), but this song also has a vibe that completely captures the vibe of my weekend. You should listen to it as you read.
I seriously cleaned my place this weekend. I forgot to mention that yesterday.
And I do mean seriously cleaned. I got down on my hands and knees and scrubbed my bathroom floor. I cleared out my closets. I emptied and re-organized drawers. I packed up bags of old clothes for Goodwill (I donated seven bags full in December!). I vacuumed, laundered, sprayed, dusted… the works. You know your bedroom and bathroom needed a good cleaning when it takes you three hours to get through those two rooms.
So, yea. Trust me. They needed the deep cleaning. To be honest, though, I kind of liked doing it. (Weird, I know. But, I swear, it’s theraputic!)
Mamito’s beautiful sister, Sedi (she’s a teenager, boys, so back off!), has come to visit from the U.K. for a few weeks. She’s the main reason I baked cookies last night!
In honor of her visit, as one often does on Sunday mornings with guests, I made pancakes. Banana pancakes.
Mamito doesn’t like pancakes. I know. Totally ridiculous.
Anyway, Sedi’s ended up looking pretty.
Mine, however, burned pretty badly when I was more focused on my camera than watching the pancakes cook.
Whoops! It’s okay, though – they were still good.
I used the recipe for Springy Whole Wheat Pancakes, but I played with it a little bit today. I replaced the 1 tsp of canola oil with 2 tsp of unsweetened apple sauce and added an additional tbs of unsweetened almond milk. However, I liked the old recipe better. Plus, this recipe only ended up making seven pancakes instead of nine…?
I enjoyed mine with some Earth Balance and honey drizzled on top.
I went to Starbucks this morning with the intention of reading my book again while enjoying an iced coffee. Unfortunately, given my location at the time, I went to my least favorite Starbucks ever. Don’t get me wrong – I am a huge Starbucks fan. But this particular location has the worst service, both in that they’re ridiculously slow and ridiculously rude. I have never, ever had a good experience. Ugh!
So, my intention was to read there, but I was so irritated by the rude and obnoxious cashier that I couldn’t even concentrate on my book. This was for the best, though, because I took my coffee and went to a nearby park. Everything is better outside.
(Please excuse the iPhone photo.)
This book grows on me each time I read it. The book also makes me want to travel. Badly.
Hummustard Tuna Salad
makes 1 serving
- 1 3-oz can of white tuna in water
- 1 tbs hummus
- 1/2 tbs dijon mustard
- 1/8 cup finely chopped celery
- 1/8 cup finely chopped carrots
- 1 tbs finely diced onion
- salt & pepper to taste
Cut up tuna with a fork and knife. Add in hummus, mustard, salt & pepper. Chop up carrots, celery and onion and add to salad. Mix until thoroughly combined.
I served my tuna salad with the rest of last night’s Easy Balsamic Roasted Green Beans, served cold (…they were better hot).
Afterward, I had one (okayyyy, two) of the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from last night.