March 19th, 2010
Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!
Today is the day! Fitbloggin’! I’m loading up on oats right now and going to finish packing. Then I’m off to pick up Julie at the airport, then picking up Caitlin, and we’re meeting up with Jessica. Then to Baltimore! Thanks for helping me with my wardrobe questions. I’m going to bring some options and the ladies and can help me decide. So it will be a surprise to both you and me!
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I wanted to blog my dinner last night, but I was just too tired and busy! Right after work I went to the trail and ran 8 miles. I was flying! And of course I forgot my Garmin, but I know I was averaging under a 10 minute mile. My guess is I ran it in between 70 and 75 minutes, so to be on the conservative end, 9:22 was my average pace. I felt great! I kept looking at my heels to see if there were wings on them (you know, like Hermes the Greek god). Apparently they are invisible. In stead of water I took 1pt Gatorade/1 pt water in my Nathan’s Quickdraw plus. Is this the nectar of the gods? I’m thinking it is.
Anyhow, when I got back from my run, Dave was hungry and I was craving a childhood favorite (not mac and cheese!). When my mom was a teenager, she work at a summer camp in the kitchen. The kitchen staff usually ate what the campers ate, except on french toast days. On french toast days they made themselves “special” french toast: Peanut Butter French Toast. This is yummmmmmmyyyyy! I kind of healthified it but it still tastes delicious!
Peanut Butter French Toast
Makes 4-6 pieces
4-6 slices of bread
1/2 c. flour (I used whole wheat)
1/2 c. milk (for the sake of Dave I used cow’s milk)
1 egg (I used a flax egg—but I prefer it with a real egg)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
Generously cover one side of each slice of bread with PB (be generous, this is really good when it sticks to the roof of your mouth). I tried one with almond butter, but I think the PB is better.
Mix flour, milk, egg, baking powder, and cinnamon. Dip each slice of bread in the batter and cook on a skillet (prepped with cooking spray) on medium heat until lightly browned (obviously you’ll have to cook both sides).
Top with maple syrup and enjoy!
I’m out! I know I’ll see many of you later today. For those you not going to Fitbloggin’ you can console yourself with some of this amazing PB French Toast!