8:00am: Coffee with creamer
9:30am: Breakfast- Peanut Butter Toast
So I had breakfast as I was flying around the house trying to get Katie & I ready for the beach, only to get the whole car packed and everyone out the door when my MIL called and said it was a lousy & windy day at the beach. DRATS!
Thankfully, my friend suggested taking the kids to Bounce U for the afternoon to burn off some energy....
And they did that FOR SURE!J
So lunch turned into a random mix of a handful of almonds I had shoved in my purse & sharin Katie's Goldfish snack from Bounce UJ When I got home, a 2% cheese stick & a couple handfuls of half naked popcorn rounded out the randomnessJ
Nutritional value at its finest, right there!
And since breakfast & lunch had nary a vegetable involved, thankfully I got a bunch snuck in there from THIS dinner...
6:00pm: Dinner- Veggie Pancakes with Basil sour cream
Got a whole bunch of summer veggies layin around? Here's a great use for them! Thanks to my food processor, I was able to quickly shred:
- 2 zucchini
- 2 peeled carrots
- 1/2 an onion
Once everything is shredded, toss the veggies with some salt & pour into a paper towel-lined colander....
Let this drain about 10 minutes and give another squeeze with the paper towel to drain out the excess moisture.
Next, I added in 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of flour and a little more salt & pepper for flavor and mixed everything together.
Drop by 1/4 cup onto a skillet and flatter. Cook on both sides about 3 minutes, or until crisp.
You can totally make these sans oil, but I ended up adding a little spray of olive oil to the pan just to let these get a crisp coating. If you're doing ALL VEG as dinner, you can totally get away with that! (plus "GOOD fat" is suppose to help vitamins & minerals absorb better into your body...True fact!)
To top off the 'cakes, I made a quick topping of 1/4 cup diced fresh basil and 1/2 cup of sour cream and dolloped them on top.
These were soo good. Full of flavor, light, crisp & airy...and the fresh flavors of the basil sour cream really brought everything together. Scott had requested a 'light dinner' after a heavy workout yesterday afternoon, and HE GOT IT with this dinnerJ He requested next time I make these with MORE zucchini to make MORE 'cakesJ
Thankfully, we had some corn to finish filling us up....
Which was also a good thing because Katie, who LOVES SQUASH & ZUCCHINI and I thought would ADORE those cakes, barely ate one bite. Little punk. (I'm tellin ya...it's always the things you think they're going to like-they hate...and the things you think they're going to hate-they love!) But she did managed to power down her 1/2 ear of corn. Scott said it's almost time to graduate to her own full earJ
Well, we're going to try 'beach attempt: round 2' this morning. Which I will be heading to AFTER dropping off "Revenge wears Prada" at the library this morning...which I managed to finish JUST in time to avoid my 10 cent over-due feeJ Wohoooooo! The title wasn't very accurate as "the devil" was barely even in the book, but I liked seeing the next chapter of these characters lives. Now onto find another good one...and maybe something a little "Fall appropriate"J
Hope you guys have a great holiday weekend!J