Tuesday, June 18, 2013

He picked...

Morning everyone!  Hope you guys had a great weekend, especially all you Dads out there! 

Ours started out with a Saturday morning trip to the farmer's market after a 2-week hiatus...  

Strawberry season is starting to wind down (tears!), so Katie was getting while the getting was still goodJ)

But the REAL summer goodies are starting to ramp up, with Jersey tomatoes starting to be spied left & right... 
(Can't wait for that Jersey corn!!!)

And the weekend ended with Scott's 2 picks from his favorite categoriesJ  For breakfast, he picked BLUEBERRIES:

So I made him a Blueberry coffee cake, complete with cream cheese swirl...YUM!

While for dessert, he picked the mysterious "candy bar" categoryJ  Any guess what would be a "candy bar" with a shortbread crust... 

...a layer of smooth & buttery caramel... 

...and a layer of chocolate ganache???  
(that's chocolate mixed with heavy cream, for anyone curious of that crazinessJ)
For anyone who guessed TWIX, you get the gold star!  Twix made into a PIE, how novelJ  And how sad that this morning I realized I never snapped a 'final' photo and all I could get now was a slice of the leftovers???  Oppppsss....(And don't worry, 75% of this pie went home with my in-lawsJ)

But after all the fun and candy bar pies, it was back to the usual yesterdayJ

Monday Recap:

9:30am:  "Cinnamon Toast cheesecake pancakes" 
So I made kind of a hybrid of two recipesJ  One part 'cheesecake', other part 'flax cinnamon toast'J
  • 2 oz. low-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup egg beaters
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed
Once they were off the griddle, I topped em with a 1/4 teasp cinnamon & 1/2 teaspoon sugar mix.  I wouldn't go out on a limb and say they tasted much like 'cheesecake,' but again, they were another 'less carb/non-heavy' way to have pancakes for breakfast.  (I think my #1 vote still goes to my flax/almond meal cakes thoughJ)

12:00pm:  Toasted Coconut yogurt with flax & almonds

2:00pm:  Coffee with creamer (sigh...I just can't kick that creamer!)

5:00pm:  Body Jam class
Since my normal Monday night yoga instructor was on vacation this week, which just happen to coincide with seeing my favorite JAM teacher mentioning on Facebook that she taught a Monday night class = Monday night DANCE sessionJ  It was fun to switch it up and get my JAM on to kick off the week.  (even if I may or may not have bruised my hand slapping the floor towards the end of class...it gets a little wild some timesJ)

7:00pm:  Strawberry Chicken Salad
  • Grilled chicken coated in Montreal steak seasoning
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Feta
  • 1/2 avocado 
  • Red lettuce

This salad was PERFECT for a post-workout/summer night dinner.  Sweet strawberries, spicy chicken, cool & creamy avocado and salty feta.  Just perfection...and thrown together in about 10 minutes.  Can't beat that!

Alright...well, my next order of business today is to find a new pair of workout sneakers.  I normally try to replace them once a year, but have slacked for FAR too long...and now with the double (sometimes triple) whammy of weekly Body Jam and Boxing classes, my right heel has been nagging me a bit.  Here's hopin a new pair of shoes will nip that in the heel budJ

Have a great Tuesday!

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