- Plan, plan, plan – The more planning and organizing I do, the better things will go. This includes food, exercise, and other commitments. When life gets busy, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, but if everything is clearly planned, things become a lot more doable.
- Slow down every day to be thankful for all the good in my life. It’s easy to forget to do this, especially when life gets busy…
- Make some “me time” every day. Usually my me time is reading before going to sleep. Lately, I have been falling asleep after just a page or so. But it’s still a nice ritual.
- Working out and eating well will give you more energy. I still have to remind myself of this during busy times.
I made a simple berry sauce to go with the waffles. I put a tablespoon of water in a pan and added frozen, organic berries (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, & blueberries) and a little sugar. I cooked the berries over medium heat for about 10 minutes. The sauce was very fruity and slightly tart.
The next day, I had still quite a bit of sauce leftover and the guys preferred a little syrup with their leftover waffles. I remembered a “cottage cheese pancake” recipe I made many, many years ago and decided to make some to eat with the berry sauce. Since the berry sauce is pretty high in carbs, I decided that I wanted some “pancakes” with more protein.
Cottage Cheese Pancakes
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup flour
- A few stevia drops
- Mix all ingredients.
- Put in the fridge and let rest for at least 1 hour.
- Heat a pan and spray with a little oil
- Pour pancake mixture into pan and cook on one side until bubbles form. [It is very important to not turn the pancakes too early or they’ll fall apart.]
- Turn pancakes over and cook on the other side.
Prep Time: Approximately 1 hour (including resting time)
By themselves, the pancakes look and taste more like a sweet omelet, but with the berry sauce, they become more like “real pancakes.” Since I normally prefer savory breakfasts, it’s not something I eat often, but it’s a nice change of things once in a while. And it’s nice to have a sweet breakfast option with quite of bit of protein.
Questions: What’s the last “forgotten” recipe/dish you’ve made? What’s a “forgotten” dish you want to make again soon? What’s your favorite summertime fun? We have been enjoying the pool and all the summer produce at the Farmers’ Market.