I enjoyed reading that I am not the only one savagely attacking my corn on the cob. I agree, though – getting all the kernels stuck in your teeth is frustrating! I have to stop after each bite to try to get the pesky stuff out from in between my teeth – I can’t stand the feeling for more than a minute!
It doesn’t keep me away for long, though – I was “cob free” today, but I don’t know how long that will last 😉
I decided I needed to try Banana Bread Waffles again...
…but this time decided to try them with my original waffle recipe, rather than making them buckwheat. I missed my “normal” waffles!
- 1/4 c. quick oats
- 3/4 c. puffed grain cereal
- 1 T. each: wheat bran, wheat germ, WW flour
- 3/4 t. cinnamon
- 1/4 t. nutmeg
- 1/8 t. ginger
- baking powder
- 1/2 banana, mashed
- 1 T. milled flaxseed
- 1/4 c. almond milk
- 2 T. vanilla chobani
...and then together.
Next time, I would use a whole banana rather than half. I just happened to have half of one in my fridge from some cereal I had last night and wanted to finish it.
Like the buckwheat ones, these need to stay on the iron a bit longer than it tells you to, and make sure it’s well oiled. I opened the first one when it told me to, and half was on top, and half on bottom. I just closed it again for a few more minutes and it cooked and came off just fine, though.
I almost felt lost not having more banana to top these with - but finally decided a peach, some raisins, pecans, honey, and peanut butter icing would do.
Peanut Butter Icing:
- 1 T. chunky p.b.
- 1 T. vanilla chobani
- 1 T. almond milk
- 3/4 t. chia seeds
Just met the PB a bit first, and then stir all together! Let it sit a bit to thicken, though 🙂
So, so good...
…and perfect fuel! I went right off to the barn. When I got there, I saw evidence of Teddie, but no immediate glance of the little devil.
First sign of mischief: his ears!
Yep…the little beast demolished his fly mask. No idea how he managed to completely rip the ears off of the rest of it, but I’m a little disappointed.
I mean, it was a really nice fly mask! It even had a nose guard which helped his little pink nose stay safe from the sun’s rays.
Oh, well. That wasn’t the only evidence of Teddie and I, though – I cleaned it up, but if I hadn’t – here’s what A would have seen when she did chores!
Teddie hair! Look how far he traveled.
I find this picture hilarious. After our ride, I let him graze a bit and thought it’d be a perfect time to pull his mane some more. He’s started really hating it if I just pull it in the crossties…but if there’s food in his mouth he doesn’t really care what’s going on. I think he thought I was a pesky fly at first, although as I was nearing completion he sort of picked his head up and turned to look at me. I’m pretty sure he was saying “I’m not stupid. I know what you’re doing, and I’d like you to stop. Thank you.” lol.
I love this.
We had another really good ride today. I think he’s back to his little old quirky self. He’s always had a little bit (at least) of an attitude, but I like the ones with a bit of sass 😉 And I used my dressage saddle – what I had wondered if that was what had caused the problem. I decided to try it again now that we’ve had a couple of good rides, and just used it without a sheepskin halfpad. He was better than he was on Thursday, so maybe the half pad caused it to pinch him a bit. I still think it’s moreso attitude than anything, though – but I admit I am sort of a micro-manager when it comes to saddle fit. I want him to be 100% comfortable, so of course think a sheepskin half pad is necessary, even though I know that a saddle that fits well doesn’t need any extra padding. Sort of like a good shoe – it feels better when you’ve got your normal socks on, not thick heavy ones no matter if they’re sheepskin!
Afterwards, I went and cleaned the office and by the time I got home was starved. I’d ran out of the house before I remembered a snack. My “emergency car bar stash” currently consists primarily of Larabars, and I didn’t feel one was worth sacrificing 😉
I've had this acai powder for a while now - but always forget to actually use it.
My mom moved some stuff around in the fridge, though, so this was nearly staring at me. I think I forgot about it for a while because acai has started popping up in tons of weight-loss pills.
Uh, yeah, that’s the last thing I want, thank you.
But it’s not so bad! It’s got tons of antioxidants, fiber, protein, and omegas! This sambazon powder isn’t an exctract and utilizes the whole fruit, too – so all of the health benefits are captured!
I used some today in my smiley smoothie!
In the blender:
The spoon test!
Okay, Amanda – I know this looks like it’s cheating and the sunflower butter is helping to support the spoon – but I promise it didn’t sink when it was just smoothie, too! Do I pass the test? 😛 Gum-free power!!
I topped it with a huuuuuge monster date, honey roasted peanuts, wheat germ, and sunflower butter 🙂
But it's not complete without a three-peat! Triple-wheat, garden tomatoes, smoked mozzarella, basil, and balsamic.
I know, I know. You guys are sick of seeing this. Unfortunately for you, I am not tired of eating this. And you will probably be seeing it again. Except…that was already the last of my triple-wheat bread. Luckily for me, I can smell another loaf baking as I type 😀
The afternoon consisted of going to a horse auction with my mom. Yes, the same one we always go to. The tack is always the same, and it’s gotten really boring. But…the people watching aspect is worth it. It’s sort of horrendous. Oh, and I like to look at the horses. No, no – we are not looking for more! hah.
Even though lunch stuffed me to the gills - I had a hankering for some banana bread with peanut butter and honey. I think I always have that hankering, however.
And I grabbed a Luna Cookie to tide me over. And I am very glad I had it, even though it didn’t do much for my hunger.
Basically a Z-Bar. On clearance months ago for 68 cents! It was hiding when I thought I had polished off the last of my many-ingredients bars. NOW I'm done!
That being said – the auction went a bit late and I got right to work in the kitchen when I walked in.
I found this gem on clearance AND had a $1 off coupon months ago - I think I paid less than $1! For some reason, I am just now breaking into it.
Ironically, I am not a spaghetti person. I know that sounds strange since pasta is pasta, right? But I just don’t care for spaghetti or angel hair. Linguini is fine, though, as is any other shape. Maybe it’s just how you have to eat it? I don’t know.
But when I saw that when they said whole grain spaghetti, they really meant whole grain spaghetti, I had to pounce.
But there was no other shape option in this Racconto pasta, so I sucked it up. In fact, this was the last one on the shelf, and it was just sort of thrown randomly in with the other pastas. I don’t even know why it caught my eye, as I was just driving (hah…driving. driving my cart) down the aisles and there it was.
Is this reminding anybody of some romantic movie? Love at first sight or something?
Throw in some mozzarella, fresh garden tomatoes, and basil - and it's even more of a love story!
To wrap up my love story, while I can’t say I’m sold on spaghetti, I do love this Racconto product. For all those whole grains, a normal person would probably think it would have to taste like cardboard, but that is far from the truth. For my meal, I prepared it as instructed and then tossed it with smoked mozzarella, fresh garden tomatoes, roasted broccoli, olive oil, and garlic. I also had a chickpea cutlet on the side, and topped it with fresh basil.
Sounds like a party to me!
Do you have any favorite sort of pasta shape? Do you have irrational food quirks like mine? I mean – I know if this was in ziti form it would be the same thing, but I would have so much more fun eating it 😛