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Monday, February 7, 2011

Weekend Waffle Remix

Let me tell you, it was SO nice to just RELAX this weekend!  After the past few weeks I really needed a weekend like this.

Saturday morning started off with: Waffles!

I’m not usually a “mix” person, but I had bought this to take to the Outerbanks back in August and never used it.  Finally remembered to dig it out of the pantry:

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It’s a multi-purpose mix, and so I thought it was a great opportunity to break out the waffle iron collecting dust in the cabinet.

Waffles…

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Those little craters are perfect vessels for chocolate chips and real maple syrup!

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I even gave the syrup its own little pitcher

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Ok, so it’s technically a creamer, but it made breakfast feel fancy :)

I was all out of coffee filters for the regular pot, and all out of espresso beans…which leaves this guy!

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Thank god for options!  I need my coffee!

Mid morning snack:

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The rest of Saturday consisted of an intense house cleaning session, lunch, shopping, and an impromptu dinner out!   Super Saturday.

Moving on…

Whenever I make a batch of pancakes or waffles I love cooking up a full batch (even for 2 people) and freezing the extra!  It’s like having gourmet Eggo’s in your freezer!

Sunday Morning:  Waffle Remix!

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  • 1/2 waffle toaster
  • 1/4 topped with almond butter
  • 1/2 topped with choc. chips
  • Side bowl of 0% plain Greek yogurt
  • Sliced strawberries
  • top everything with maple syrup

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Oh and we replenished the espresso supply on Saturday.  Oh foamy cappuccino how I’ve missed you! IMG_7649

Festive mug + saucer

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After digesting I finally got in a great workout!!

20-25 min on the treadmill and it felt great to run!

Then Body Pump!  Man I was feeling the past 3 weeks!  I was wearing my HRM and noticed, during the squat track, that my heart rate was up where it was when I was running!  Damn! 

I love how weekend workouts are so much more relaxed.  It’s not after work where all I really want is to get home, or I’m rushing from work to make it to a class on time…plus its nice and sunny :)

Thankfully I had that great workout because Super Bowl Sunday = FOOD!  I had an awesome time at my friend’s apt in Brighton where 2 of my friends battled it out in the Buffalo Chicken Dip competition…I gladly participated in the judging ;) 

There were also these:

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But they need their own post. 

Lastly, randomly, there’s dinner tonight.  I made Turkey Meatloaf!

I used this recipe as my base, but with no mushrooms (I just increased my carrots, lentils, and added celery).

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I haven’t had meatloaf in ages and this was the bomb.  Especially with a fresh baked potato…hey if you’re baking the meatloaf for an hour, might as well throw a couple spuds in the oven with it.    IMG_7701

Can’t wait for leftovers!

8 comments:

  1. you gotta love baked potatoes!! it just takes way toooo long!

    mmmm im feeling for some cupcakes now!

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  2. I totally agree that weekend workouts are so much more relaxed. There are less people at the gym and I'm less anxious to get home and cook dinner!

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  3. You had be at waffles but then the remix with that foamy cap looked ever better. All around sounds like a fantastic weekend for you :)

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  4. Your strawberries are so red!!

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  5. Yum, everything looks so good! I got a waffle maker for my wedding but it was cracked so I returned it and never got a new one. I wish I did! totally jealous! Great job on your workouts : )

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  6. i do need to get back to meatloaf, i didn't like it as a kid, but i think i'd love it now! glad you got back to body pump, i haven't been in awhile either so i feel your pain ;)

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  7. SO glad you had a great weekend. Much deserved after all your craziness at work. The waffles look perfect. I totally want that TJs mix! And a Buffalo Chicken Dip competition sounds like fun! I am finally going back to pump tomorrow and hopefully back to teaching it on Monday. I can't wait. I've missed it so much. I will be a lightened up/pregnancy version instructor....hopefully I'll still be able to motivate the masses!

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