Saturday, August 19, 2006

The best laid plans......

Today didn't quite work out as I wrote last night. The Farmers Markets didn't happen mainly because I slept in. Maybe next week!

However I did make my favourite breakfast - pancakes with strawberries. This is a weekend treat and I really look forward to it and its really easy to make too - just whiz up in the blender the following: 4 egg whites, 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1/4 cup cottage cheese and 1 Tbs protein powder (I used vanilla this morning but I have also used chocolate). Then cook in a non-stick fry pan (I can get 3 pancakes from this recipe). In another saucepan heat 150g sliced strawberries over a gentle heat and then serve with the pancakes. I also topped these with some sugar free maple syrup - yummo.

(ok, not as stylish as you would see in a magazine but still delicious!)

Then it was off to Belconnen markets - but first for a cappuccino at Beppe's. They serve their coffees with a teaspoon of chocolate rocks (small chocolate pieces covered in a thin candy shell). I love going into fruit and veg shops - seeing the displays of fresh fruit and veg, the colours and smells - it all looks so.....healthy!

I made the Apricot Loaf (courtesy of The Owl) once we got home. However I had soaked the Allbran in the milk before we went to the markets and so by the time we got home it had been soaking for a couple of hours (I think it says for an hour in the recipe). Once I added the other ingredients it was like mixing concrete so I had to add more milk - I was a bit worried I was creating a concrete door stop! I must confess that I am very out of practice when it comes to making cakes - in fact I can't remember the last one I made. However it smelt delicious while it was baking and Mr CJ had a slice and didn't clutch his stomach or make some facetious comment!

Didn't get in a long run because time just got away so I went for a short run and will do the long run tomorrow - promise!

Session - easy run
Distance - 7.5km
Time - 39.33min
Av pace - 5.15min/km
AHR - 145; MHR - 168

It was a really enjoyable run. Bumped into JD who was just finishing his run as I was starting - stopped for a brief chat before heading off. Favourite running song was one by The Offspring - can't recall the name but has a really fast beat and great lyrics.

Tomorrow I'm on duty to help at the Urambi Hills run in the morning and then I hope to run 20km later in the day.

Finally, here are latest photos of the house, with the deck and railings complete - well, they would be but Blogger has had a dummy spit.


R2B said...

How bazar all the coincidences in blogland my deck will be finished on Tuesday and i had the railing guy up today (talked for an hour!) and i was almost late to my race!!!
Fortunately i got there on time and i won the race!!!

When i got home i was so chuffed i made a great dinner for the wife and she loved it!

Glad you could get that link in it would have been a shame if others weren't able to share with you!

Have a great day tomorrow and enjoy yourself!
Cheers Fellow team G blogger R2B!

strewth said...

Yummo - that sounds like a great food day. That pancake with strawberries looks delicious on the Bunnikin plate!! See you in the morning.

Jen_runs said...

Yum!!! Those pancakes look great. I'm going to try them. Now about the rolled oats & cottage cheese you mentioned yesterday. Do you make it like porridge? I'm having trouble visualising it....

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Those pancakes do look good. I think I would have had to go with real maple syrup though. I've nver had protein powder with regular food, just as a drink. Hmmmm. I may have to try that in the next batch of pancakes.

E-Speed said...

so hungry now ;)

Tuggeranong Don said...

Not only will Tesso come down for coffee with you, it will also be pancakes at your place as well. Come to think of it, you may as well invite the rest of Blogland. We'll salivating just reading your post.

Ellie80 said...

if i hadn't just had a delicious breakfast i would be making that right now! yummmmmmmm! :)

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Rae said...

Yum! Your pancakes look so awesome!!