Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Only one more sleep! I’m very excited about this.
One thing I’m NOT excited about is that Allen left for Ohio today for Thanksgiving with his family. I wish we could spend Thanksgiving together.
This morning I woke up to some crazy fog. It looked like a scene out of a horror movie:
We used a whole-wheat pancake mix which I have only used once before. I actually really like the flavor of the mix, but I think I need to let them cook a little less. I’m terrible at making pancakes! I’ve always been this way. Ask my little brother: he used to eat my under-cooked pancakes as a child on weekend morning. I get nervous that they aren’t cooking through, but with the whole-wheat mix the pancakes don’t need as long to cook.
In any event, I covered these bad boys up with some heated up frozen strawberries:
The other two recipes aren’t finished yet, but my pumpkin seeds are delicious!
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- 1 cup peptitas (shelled pumpkin seeds; you can find these in the bulk aisle at the grocery store)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, mix the seeds with the oil and spices. Pour the seeds onto a small baking dish.
Put the seeds in the oven for 10 minutes, or until you can smell them roasting. Your nose will know when they are done! But if you don’t trust it, trust the timer.
You can bet I ate more than one handful of these guys.
I mixed the smoke trout with carrot, red bell pepper, mayo, dijon mustard and salt. Served over baby spinach with pomegranate.
Still, a yummy lunch.
Tomorrow is my first-ever Thanksgiving Turkey Trot! I haven’t run a 5K since high school and am getting a little nervous. I’m going to run my hardest and not worry about the time, because I honestly don’t know where I should be aiming at this point. Hoping for the best! Dinner tonight is pasta from Fazoli’s, then early to bed.
Have a great Thanksgiving eve!