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Crabby Foodie

November 15, 2010

If I said I’ve been in a good mood all weekend I’d be lying.  It’s almost the end of the semester so I’m officially stressed.  I don’t deal well with stress.  Instead I tend to let it turn me into a total crab.

Lucky for you all food makes me happy so hopefully you won’t notice my crankiness.  Joey, on the other hand, isn’t so lucky.

Sunday morning family breakfast was delicious.

Clearly The Cowboys were playing.  Also notice that Joey is A) Drinking vegan hot chocolate, aka warmed up chocolate almond milk.  I had a taste, it was great. And B) He has already cleared his plate and I have yet to sit down to eat.

Aebelskivers = New Sunday Breakfast Craze.

I think I had 4 and ate my weight in fruit.

This weeks aebelskivers were banana fritter flavor.  I was very excited to hear this!  I’ve always LOVED my mom’s banana fritter pancakes.  She actually made them for me the morning I left to go to college in Fort Collins.  Yes, Mom I remember this.

Also on the plate were scrambled eggs topped with avocado but I wasn’t really into them.  Obviously I was more into the fruit and pancake puffs!

My afternoon was spent writing a paper.  Is it just me or do I seem to say that a lot?  Around 2:30 I broke for lunch.

I’ve had Heidi’s Curried Nooddle Patties recipe bookmarked for months and it was about time we actually tried it.

The only problem was we don’t have egg rings or biscuit cutters so I decided to make the patties mini by cooking them in a muffin pan in the oven.  I baked them on 350* for ~17 minutes (no flipping like in the original recipe).  They came out more like nests than patties but I thought they were pretty darn cute.  Cleaning the muffin pan out was not so amusing, however.

I wasn’t exactly wowed but they did the trick and we have lots of leftovers so I figured I’d use some more up with lunch.

Over a bed of spinach + drizzle of balsamic and a dash of salt.

I also whipped up a batch of my favorite graham crackers.

Secret ingredient was Pumpkin Pie Spice instead of plain old cinnamon.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t tell the difference 😦  BUT they still taste AWESOME.  I needed snacking materials on hand and although nuts do a pretty good job they’re just too expensive, especially at the rate I go through them.  Hopefully these grahams fix that problem 🙂

Can you spot the one I forgot to poke with the fork?

Joey deemed this my “best batch yet!”  Comments like this put me in a little bit better mood 🙂

I did manage to get to the work out room to do some eliptical-ing.  I did a 45 minute interval workout and felt so wonderful afterwards.  Never underestimate how much a workout can lift your spirits!

Came home and did my abs/arms workout for the day.  30 push ups and 70 sits up, wooo!

Dinner was Italian Wedding Soup (recipe from Mama Pea). 

Evening sunlight is sorely missed.

4 servings definitely turned out to be two servings.  If I make this again I’ll probably add a few cups of water to thin it out and so it evens out to more than two servings. 

We have sooo many “meatballs” left over.

After empyting our bowls Joey and I turned to each other and said “so full!”  We must have liked it.

Another Monday.  Don’t let it get you down!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 15, 2010 11:02 AM

    I made the italian wedding soup last night too – except well, you saw what happened to the chickpeas! 🙂

  2. November 15, 2010 11:11 PM

    I loove when people compliment my cooking, too. Your grahams look too cute to not taste delicious!

    • November 16, 2010 9:37 PM

      Thanks Haley, I think they’re pretty cute too.

  3. squigglefloey permalink
    November 16, 2010 5:32 PM

    Hello! 🙂 Can definitely relate to crabbyness end of the quarter. I definitely have major mood swings around this time. God bless anyone who can put up with me!
    Those pancake poppers are adorable. I saw some at trader joes, did you make those yourself?
    And the little noodle bowls– what a cute idea! 🙂
    Good luck the rest of the semester!!! ❤

    • November 16, 2010 9:38 PM

      I’m glad it’s not just me! I did make the pancakes myself but with the help of a fancy aebelskiver pan. Hope you make it through the semester too 🙂

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