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The Art of Eating Leftovers

February 2, 2011

The first thing I did this morning when I woke up was grab my phone and call the university hotline.  New recording, same general message.

“The University of Colorado is operating under normal hours.”  Wah-wah.  It figures my school would be the only one in the area to NOT close down today due to the fact that the high was -2.  No, not 2, -2.

I comforted myself with some leftover pancakes and in an effort to bulk up my usually not so filling pancakey breakfast, I added a mini GM to the mix.

Leftovers can be boring, yes but they don’t have to be.  I’d like to think I’m pretty good at spicing sweetening up leftovers.

Gluten-free blueberry pancake #1 –>Blueberry-oozing-chocolate-hazelnut-butter-sauce-dripping gluten free pancake topped with grilled banana

Gluten-free blueberry pancake #2 —> Peanut-butter-sauce-doused gluten free blueberry pancake with grilled banana

1/2 white, 1/2 wheat pancake —> coconut buttery maple syrup pancake with grilled banana

My coconut butter still won’t melt and I even tried this!

C’est la vie, it still tasted good to me.  I swear I didn’t mean to rhyme.

Looks like a filling breakfast, no?

It needs a little something green if you ask me.

And there you have it.  This was filling and delicious, not to mention energizing.

5 miles in 49-ish minutes.  Wa-hoo!

Then I jazzed up some more leftovers.  Call me the Leftover Queen, or just call me lazy.

Joey and I went out for dinner this weekend at The Southern Sun and while the tempeh reuben is delicious I could only finish half.

I subbed out the greasy fries for…

Roasted veggies.

I’d like to pretend it was a solely health related switch but it was partly because microwaved fries just suck.  I know this, yet I continue to bring them home with me.

The tempeh is beer baked then layered between two pieces of rye bread with sauerkraut, tomatoes and vegan 1000 island dressing.  It’s to die for.

Oh, did I mention there’s melty Swiss cheese?  Cheese is key.

I made it through the day with -2 degree temps, wind and a bunch of leftovers.  I’d call that a success.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 2, 2011 7:15 AM

    I’m so sorry your school is operating – mine isn’t as I have 5 feet snow drifts in my driveway!! Weeeee!

  2. February 2, 2011 10:02 AM

    I like some leftovers…looks like you were really creative with yours…YUMMY!!

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  3. February 2, 2011 12:41 PM

    I am reading this and laughing at myself. You guys are having horrific winter weather and we are complaining about our school staying open her in LA because we have freezing temps and sleet! I know we are wimps, but hey in our defense we aren’t use to “winter weather”.

  4. February 2, 2011 11:24 PM

    I can’t believe CU didn’t close today! All other Boulder Valley schools did…that sucks! 😦 I’m just glad this frigid weather shouldn’t last too much longer. There’s only so much negative 2 degree biznass that I can handle!

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