Good morning! Happy (Cookie) Friday!
I need to give myself some tough love to get my office clean today! Look at this mess! No wonder I never work in there. 😳
I’ve actually been working in the living room in front of the TV, hunched over my laptop, which is obviously great for my back. 😕
After spending 45 minutes crouched in front of my computer, blogging about Taste of the Nation last night, I knew something needed to change ASAP. My goal for the day is to clean and organize my desk and get my office in order, so I’m not tempted to sit on my couch and work.
I’m hosting a pancake-inspired giveaway over on Trading Up Downtown this morning, so I made banana pancakes for breakfast. Friday + pancakes = total treat!
In the batter:
- 1 cup Bisquick Heart Smart Pancake Mix
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed meal
- 1 cup vanilla soy milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 banana, sliced
The batter made 6 medium-sized pancakes. I ate two; Mal ate the rest.
I topped my pancakes with peanut butter and maple syrup. Mmmmm!
So, remember when I overindulged on Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cookies and then chatted with Mal about it the next day? Well, I have received a TON of questions and comments asking me to share his words of wisdom.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I love my husband and I consider him one of the most intelligent people I know, but he really didn’t say anything especially enlightening or inspiring to me that day. Mal just gave me a much-needed dose of tough love. Basically, he said: get over it and stop feeling sorry for yourself. Worrying about something like overeating does nothing good for you. Giving it to me straight like this definitely helped me get it together and get myself back on track. Because, really, what does worrying do? Mal is a smart guy! 😉
Horray for Cookie Friday! Here’s some inspiration for your day!
Teresa’s Chocolate Chip Cookies made with applesauce
Brie’s shortbread cookie from Panera
Brie is running her first half marathon tomorrow, so be sure to visit her blog and give her a little encouragement!
Holy yum is right! 😀
Free Wine Tasting in Littleton
Tonight, my aunt is hosting a free wine tasting from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the the Nashoba Package Store in Littleton, MA. They’ll be tasting some great new wines from Yalumba Vineyards in Australia. If you live out that way, you should definitely check it out.
Question of the Day
Have you ever received a dose of “tough love”? Was it helpful to you?
P.S. If you haven’t entered yet, you still have a chance to win the Scanpan Nonstick Skillet! I’m picking a winner this afternoon.