Ohhh, baby…busy day!
And busy days can only get started in one way – cornmeal pancakes! And these cornmeal pancakes can only be topped one way: with sunflower seed butter, banana, fresh fig and sunflower seeds.
Holy guacamole. I think I need to move to wherever figs are grown. Where are figs grown? Does anyone who has a fig tree want to adopt me? I’ll live under the fig tree if you need me to.
…even if they do smell funny. Ironically, I remember purchasing som fig-scented hand lotion once and was so ticked off at how funky it smelt. Little did I know – figs actually smell like that. A little musty/dirty? Kind of?
Anyways. I had the day off from work, but still kept myself busy! I went right to the barn to ride after breakfast, and then volunteered myself to help my mom get some work done so she could get out and get home quicker. We grabbed some Subway while we were out, after much worrying on her part as to whether there’d “be anything I could eat,” like I was an old woman who forgot her dentures at home. I’m not sure what she was so worried about… As I said – even if there’s nothing on the menu, any place should be able to throw some veggies and a condiment between some bread and at least tide me over. A turkey sandwich without the turkey.
It actually really hit the spot – I was starved from riding Teddie, cleaning out his run and helping my mom clean. And was only $2.75. Normally? I’d complain about there “not being enough choices” (which is totally true – but you’ve already heard me complain about the lack of restaurants) for too much money. Couldn’t say that in this instance, even if I could have made better at home
I didn’t get home until 2, and had plenty to bake…so I hopped to it.
Except Iiiii’m not telling you my final recipe choices until tomorrow.
I’m sure some of you can guess what I made, though
…how much do I love baking and cooking? Beyond words. I can’t wait to do it all day tomorrow, too. Why can’t Thanksgiving/a special occasion be every week?
And randomly, apparently my mom’s been thinking I’ve been vegan all this time. I didn’t realize this until this evening, when she asked if I’d brushed the rolls with butter.
“…oh, wait, I guess you can’t do that…”
Huh? I can do anything I want! *cackle, cackle, cackle*
Ironically enough, with all that baking and cooking for tomorrow, I just had leftovers for dinner I. will. stop. with. the. sweet. potatoes.
I made these roasted chickpeas last night, and had a few left. They were uuber creamy and garlicky – a garlic fiend’s favorite! I mixed them up with a big clove of mashed garlic, red onion, and italian seasoning. Baked for 15-20 minutes and it’s love.
My two favorite condiments as of late. I love this Grandpa Jim’s BBQ sauce! And even though I am traditionally a roasted garlic lover’s hummus freak, I’m strangely fascinated with Garden Vegetable lately. And yes – always Cedar’s, as you well know.
What are you making for Thanksgiving?
What’s your favorite place to eat out?