V-Day Pancakes

Deliriously delicious, I promise.

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Pancakes. Just your basic pancakes. That’s how it all started anyway.

For a special Valentine’s Day breakfast, I wanted to make pink pancakes. But I couldn’t find my red food dye. So I just stirred in red sprinkles. It sort of did the trick. They turned out more peach than pink but the white chocolate chips I added to the batter on a whim made up for my less than pink pancakes.

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And while I was mixing up my batter, I just happened to be whipping up my first ever batch of homemade nut butter – a blend of walnuts, blanched almonds, and dark chocolate chips.

Yep, that’s right.

And really, I was only planning on drizzling the warm nut butter on top of the stack but I couldn’t help myself.

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I mean, really. How could anyone resist?

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You would think this would be ridiculously sweet but really, it wasn’t. The walnuts and almonds in the nut butter (made with a few pinches of sea salt, naturally) cut it nicely.

And the sprinkles? They are just for fun.

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Pancake Tacos

Luckiest Girl Alive, right here!

The boy cooked for me again! And it was breakfast again!

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He made pancakes using Bob’s Red Mill pancake mix.

Then I gussied them up with some almond butter and banana!

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Originally, I had planned to make a Shepherd’s pie for dinner, using ground turkey, but I just wasn’t feeling it. I didn’t do a very good job with meal planning. I had ground sweet Italian sausage in dinner last night, and ground beef and ground hot Italian sausage in lunch! I am all ground meated out! Fortunately,  I don’t have class this Wednesday so our need for leftovers was significantly decreased so we could get away with this dinner. 😀 And my belly was mucho happy!

Our afternoon was spent like this:

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Sorry to bombard you with scrabble boards but I love love love looking at them when they are complete! You can tell that there are a few words that we use continually. 😀

I think my goal for our next game is to use that damn triple word in the top left corner. We rarely use it! I think we managed it last night but that’s like the only time! What a waste!

-L4L-