Thursday, February 25, 2010

Snow Day Pancakes and other Bloggy Things

This morning around 5:30 a.m. my phone rang, which could mean one of two things:

1.  Someone I love is in trouble (my body subconsciously responds to the first ring with a crazy beating heart)

OR

2.  A Snow Day!!!  

Thankfully it was number 2, so I snuggled down into the covers to go back to sleep until Noah decided to join me at 6:07.  Sleeping was done once that happened, but it was still nice to not have to rush around.  I've been feeling a little under the weather with a cold (and no training per coach's orders), so a snow day was the perfect remedy for my lagging spirits.

Of course when you have a snow day, you just gotta have pancakes right??  I made whole wheat blueberry pancakes with lots of maple syrup for the boys (they each ate 6!!), and then I made my own less traditional pancakes.  I decided to use this as an opportunity to enter Chocolate-Covered Katie's giveaway for a slew of Artisana Nut Butters.

So here is a picture of my beautiful Banana Blueberry Cheesecake Pancake Roll-ups.

Here's a view from the top:

Don't you like my festive snow day plate??

To make these I mashed up one banana and mixed it well with 1/2 cup egg whites and some vanilla.  I cooked the "batter" up like pancakes in some coconut oil, and then topped each pancake with a smear of whipped cream cheese.  Then I rolled them up and topped with 1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries that I heated in microwave for 30 seconds and drizzled the whole thing with a tiny bit of maple syrup.

What do you think??  They were amazing!!  I make the banana pancakes alot, but this was the first time I ever got a little more creative.  Thanks for the inspiration, Katie!!

My friend and neighbor, Molly, featured me in a post on her blog!  I had so much fun answering all the questions...it kind of made me feel a little bit like I was a pro being interviewed for a magazine article...very cool.  Thanks, Molly!!  You inspire me too!!

One last thing for now.  I have been ruminating over my 2010 race schedule with my coach.  Just want to say stay tuned because I have some very exciting news that might require getting a little bit dirty.

Enjoy the snow!!  We're headed outside to build an igloo...wish me luck!

8 comments :

  1. Thankfully the snow went rght by us. We are still recovering from our 4 feet in MD. Those pancakes made me hungry!

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  2. im pretty sure i want to make those pancakes ASAP!

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  3. Oh my goodness!!! They look SO GOOD!
    Blueberries are going onto my grocery list!

    Definitely entered you :)

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  4. OK. Now I am hungry.
    Ben

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  5. My mouth is watering. I've gotta make some of those.

    Now if I could just convince my boss to give me a rain day (since it hasn't been cold enough for this storm to give us any snow this week...).

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  6. those pancakes look spectacular! I love blueberry pancakes in general, but these take the cake (pun intended).

    Yum!

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