Breakfast for one (the other one was sleeping)

December 13, 2008

Yesterday was a great Friday! Potluck lunch, speedy 10k run at the gym after work, out for sushi dinner with Graham. Sorry, no pictures!

Graham worked nights last week, so he is on a messed up sleep schedule. I tried to get him up at 9, but he was too tired. I had pancakes alone…

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The rest of the batter is waiting for him. It’s now 11:20 and he’s much more rested and ready to start the day! lol I’ll make him his pancakes soon and then we’ll decide what to do this afternoon.

Hope you have a great Saturday!

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Sleepy

December 4, 2008

Sorry for not posting dinner in the evenings, readers. I have been so tired lately that I fall asleep on the sofa every night. Then I get into bed and try to read, but fall asleep with the light on. Then I wake up around 1-ish and turn it off. Sometimes I sleep fitfully through til 6:30. Other nights, like last night, I wake up obsessing over my project that’s slightly off the rails. Can’t wait til it’s finished!

What did yesterday/last night look like?

I finally left my desk around 6. A co-worker and I convinced each other to go to the gym, even it was already late. My rationale these days is that I come home to an empty apartment and just end up eating and watching tv, so I might as well take 40 minutes at the gym.

Home around 7:15, I quickly made pancakes! A great comfort meal!

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After dinner, I opened 3 on my calendar and found this…

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Cute, eh? You can see our German magnets on the fridge!

For the rest of the evening, I finished the Candy Cane Ice Cream while reading and watching Election.

Now I’m off to catch up on last night’s Google Reader before heading to work. Have a great Thursday!


Pancake Tuesday

November 25, 2008

Yup, that was my dinner!

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It was a pear on the side.

I went to check out the Y tonight. It’s literally about a 5 minute walk from the apartment. It seems like a great facility, with a pool, indoor track, all kinds of classes. It is expensive, though, at $55/month. I am debating on it… I would like to start yoga (think it would be good for my hip) and the hours are great (open at 5:30 on weekdays, 7 on weekends). What do you think??

Tomorrow is hump day… yay! We already had Thanksgiving, so I have a full 5 day work week. But, Graham has Friday off, so he’ll be home early this week. Count down has started… Night!


Great morning!

November 11, 2008

Ahh, nice being home on a Tuesday!

Woke up, ironed a little, went downstairs to the treadmill for when the gym opens at 8. I did half an hour, then some abs. 

After getting ready, I made myself a pancake breakfast!

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Just watched last week’s Amazing Race and now I’m going to catch up on my blogs. Cya!


Lots going on!

September 14, 2008

So, where did we leave off? Yesterday afternoon, I guess… Graham went to the library and I went to Ikea and the grocery store. Mid-afternoon, after I was back with the groceries, it started raining hard. Graham came back from the library, we tidied up and puttered around a little, then went out for a run. A rainy run! But we made it.

For dinner, we were having a friend over. I didn’t take photos of our actual meal, but it was so tasty!

First, we had oysters. Then peppercorn steak, spinach salad with mandarin oranges and baguette. Then, for dessert, we had rocky road brownies and ice cream. Here are some photos…

We had such a nice time – good conversation and great food!

Rocky Road Brownies
Everyday Food – Martha Stewart – June 2008

1/2 c. unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 bag semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. packed light brown-sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. mini marshmallows
1/2 c. chopped nuts – I used peanuts

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 8″ square pan with parchment. (She says to grease pan, then also grease parchment, but I just used parchment.)
2. In a heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water, combine butter and 1 c. chocolate chips. Heat, stirring occasionally, just until melted, 3 – 5 minutes.
3. Remove mixture from heat; stir in sugars and salt, then eggs, and finally flour, stirring til just combined. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached, 30 to 35 minutes.
4. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips, then marshmallows and nuts. Bake until chocolate is shiny and marshmallows are puffed, about 5 minutes. Cool completely in pan. Using paper over hang, lift cake onto a work surface; cut into 16 squares. (To store, keep in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 3 days.)

Yum!

Now, on to today. Graham and I set out on our long run around 8:45. He wasn’t feeling good at all, so stopped part way and took the subway home. I, however, ran 15k!!!! I was very excited. It was getting hot and humid towards the end, so I was happy to finish.

For breakfast, Graham had an omelette and melon, and I had pancakes, with yogurt and a nectarine. He ate one of my pancakes, too.

We went to Yorkdale quickly, then I took him to the library. We’re going to his sister’s house for dinner tonight, but for now, I am doing laundry and typing this! For lunch, I just had some avocado and cherry tomatoes, and Kashi crackers and hummus (too lazy to post a boring picture!). I might have a rocky road bar too!

Have a great Sunday afternoon!


Early bird!

August 29, 2008

Tada! I’m posting in the morning! My company has a great summer hours schedule, so this is a summer day for me. We’re going to Winnipeg tonight, so I have all day to get all that “other” stuff done… but actually, I don’t have too much to do. Pack, yes. Watch tennis, yes. Drive to Mississauga, yes. Other than that… it’ll be relaxing!

Here is the scene from our balcony today:

Good day to stay inside and have… pancakes!

Fluffy Griddle Cakes (ancient recipe, not sure where it’s from)

**I halve the recipe when it’s just me, so cut everything in half – just pour out half the egg, or use it for something else.

1 1/3 c. flour
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
pinch salt
1 egg
1 c. milk
2 tbsp. canola oil/melted butter

Combine dry ingredients, combine wet ingredients, then mix all together. The batter should be thick and lumpy. These are fairly thick pancakes, as opposed to thinner ones.

Heat griddle/frying pan/crepe pan – the type of pan will depend on the heat. I guess you’d say you want moderate heat…

Pour batter into circle shapes. When air bubbles appear on the top of the pancake, flip to the other side. I like mine to be fairly pale, but it’s whatever you want.

Voila!

I tried to stop after 2, then 2 and a half, but kept eating! 

I think I am going to start watching Dexter. I’m excited because I’ve heard it’s great! See you for lunch!!