Weekends were made for pancakes.
Although I did survive on flavored instant oatmeal packets in college (especially the fruit n creme variety ) I now prefer plain, old fashioned rolled oats – they fluff up nicer, and I can jazz them up however I want.
But there are still a few samples from Better Oats in the pantry, and this is my favorite thing to do with them!
Instant Oatmeal Pancakes (serves 2)
- 2 packets of flavored Instant Oatmeal (I used Maple and Brown Sugar)
- 2 TB ground flax + 6 TB water
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
Could this be easier? Combine everything in a bowl. I will admit – I tried using a flax egg which didn’t look like it was working, so I added the real egg. (Sorry, vegans.) You probably don’t need the extra water, but the flax is nice for omega power.
Grill in a nonstick skillet for a few minutes on each side, til brown.
Top it however you want (they’re already sweetened, so they don’t need much)
Plus vitamin C!
Weekends were also made for movies.
Lately I’ve been going to the theater almost every day! I told you – we see a ridiculous amount during awards season!
I always pack my own apple.
Today, I wanted an overpriced soda too. Check out the shiny new dispensers!
Don’t you feel bad for the old ones?!?
So many choices!!!
Abe and I shared a small Diet Barq’s
We also split a Cliff Lemon Bar
Couple handfuls of Abe’s popcorn too (we’ve been craving it since last night’s documentary!)
I feel weird saying this (because it was a very depressing film), but we both REALLY enjoyed Blue Valentine. Great performances, with a compelling yet simple story. I also loved the parts filmed in Astoria. And, as a happily married couple that’s been together for almost 14 years, it made me appreciate our relationship even more – dare I say it got me feeling kind of romantic?!?