Favorite Finds: National Pancake Day

I was planning to share my race recap of the Reston 10 Miler today, but I just finished eating pancakes and heard that today is National Pancake Day.  It’s like I have ESPN or something {name that movie?}.

My love affair with pancakes is no secret, they’re my favorite breakfast food.  Crisp around the edges, light and fluffy in the middle, silver dollar sized or as big as your head, thick as a board or thin as a sheet of paper, they’re the perfect golden brown canvas for all sorts of toppings.  What’s not to love?  Someday I need to eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  I can’t believe I haven’t done it yet.  Maybe it’ll happen today since we have another snow day…

The majority of the time I try to keep my pancake ingredient list short and light – granted, I typically eat a few stacks a week – but every now and then {hello weekend!} it’s fun to indulge.  Another reason why I love pancakes, they’re so versatile and can be allergy friendly.  Healthy, sinful, savory, sweet.

And if at the end you’re craving pancakes but don’t have time to make them yourself, there’s a rumor floating around the Twittersphere that IHOP is serving free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes until 10PM!

Favorite Pinterest Finds

27 Pancakes Worth Waking Up For via BuzzFeed


24 Pancakes from Around the World via BuzzFeed


Dark Chocolate, Raspberry, and Banana Whole Wheat Pancakes by Hot Chocolate Hits


Almond Joy Pancakes {Gluten Free} by The Lemon Bowl


Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes by Iowa Girl Eats


Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes by Minimalist Baker


Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake by Averie Cooks


Whole Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes by Hungry Healthy Girl


Coffee Pancakes via Eat, Live, Run {recipe from Pancakes: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack}


Banana Nut Pancakes by Skinnytaste


Not a recipe, but I love this The Perfect Pancake wall print by visualphilosophy.  It would be perfect in our kitchen/dining area!


Check out an old Favorite Finds pancake post here.  I know, I know some of the links are busted… I need to do some spring cleaning.

Question:  What’s your favorite flavor combo – apple spice, banana nut, carrot cake, or lemon poppy seed?

Question:  If you had to eat the same meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, what would it be?

— Allison


WIAW: Buttered Oatmeal

Hey y’all, happy Wednesday!  I’m home sick today and have spent the past 30+ minutes scrolling through Eric Stonestreet’s (Cam from Modern Family) Instagram account – I’m laughing out loud, he’s hilarious!

Eric Stonestreet Instagram

I started feeling crappy over the weekend, Monday I felt refreshed and rejuvenated, but then yesterday it came back…  With vengeance.  My head aches, I feel nauseous off-and-on, and I have a strange spotty red rash that starts on my right hand, travels up my arm, and spreads over the trunk of my body (front and back, but only on my right side).  Ooof.

I went to the doctor after school yesterday and he thinks I caught a virus, but the rash threw him for a loop.  He wrote me two prescriptions and I scheduled an appointment with my rheumatologist for next week.  Today is a cuddle on the couch, movie marathon, comfort food, kinda day…  Don’t feel sorry, I’m hoping that it goes away just as quickly as it came!

IMG_5609 I always feel awkward in the “open in the back” gowns, but it gets even worse: paper belly shirts

Yesterday I was a bad blogger and only took pictures of my breakfast.  But you’re not missing much because most of my eats were pretty plain, brown, and unexciting.





IMG_5603 Breakfast:  homemade vanilla cappuccino, apple slices, & vegan pancakes topped with cottage cheese + sunflower seeds + dark chocolate morsels *the pancakes were good, but not worth sharing (yet)*

Lunch:  a grapefruit, carrots, P28 Bagel with strawberry jam, & pretzels

Snack:  chamomile tea, a banana & Peanut Honey Pretzel Luna Bar

Dinner:  stir-fried veggies & cinnamon oatmeal topped with cottage cheese + Rice Krispies + butter(s)

Dessert:  rice cakes with Greek yogurt

Butter on oats?  Yup.  It was magical!  I don’t usually use butter, but I crave it when I’m sick.  Buttered toast, buttered noodles, and then last night’s first-timer…  Buttered oatmeal.  I cooked the oats as I normally do, topped them with a few spoonfuls of cottage cheese, Rice Krispies, about 1/2 tbsp of peanut butter, and 1/2 tbsp Earth Balance butter.  The butter melted into the Rice Krispies and covered the oats – it tasted deliciously sinful.

Thanks Jenn for hosting another tasty link-up!

Question:  Do you add honey and/or milk to your tea?  I prefer my tea plain or with just a little sugar and a drop of milk.  Ryan prefers adding honey, but that’s “not my cup of tea”  ;)

Question:  What’s your favorite buttery dish?  Buttered toast with strawberry jam.

— Allison


Two Words Tuesday: July & August

Photo dumps are the easiest way to catch up in the virtual world, don’t you agree?  In August we went to another family wedding up on Cape Cod but I’ll save those pictures for a throwback post…


growin’ guns


Great Falls


picnic fun


cereal to-go


new recipe


something’s funny :D


coconutty goodness


mint nightstands


Wag Fest


summer nights


kind gesture


company picnic


foamy heart


sweat happiness


bye momma!


feelin’ lucky


feelin’ unlucky


sweet husband


backyard paradise


new whip


happy morning


total amateur


best buds


stunning sunset

Question:  Your two words: _____ _____.

Question:  What’s your favorite memory from this past summer?

— Allison