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