Saturday was one of those days I wish I could re-live because it was so fun!
Sunday was a recovery day full of lots of relaxation. I made a big pancake breakfast for me, my family, Ryan and Ross to enjoy.
Along with big, fluffy pancakes we enjoyed a bowl of fresh strawberries and blueberries and mandarin oranges.
We had a wide variety of syrups available so everyone got to use their preferred syrup. We also topped our pancakes with whipped cream for an extra treat!
We enjoyed our breakfast and hung out at the table for a while after we were finished. Aren’t leisurely Sunday breakfasts the best?
For lunch we enjoyed more hot dogs and hamburgers that were leftover from the pre-tailgate party the day before. I ate a lot of homemade pasta salad which is possibly the easiest side to make in the world.
I made this salad in an attempt to imitate the pasta salad my friend Kristen’s mom would make all the time when we were growing up. It’s so tasty!
Easy Italian Pasta Salad
- 2 boxes tri-colored pasta
- 1 can black olives, sliced
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced
- 1 cucumber, sliced
- 1 bottle light Italian dressing
Prepare the pasta as instructed on the box and refrigerate until cold. Top with Italian dressing, olives, tomatoes and cucumber. Toss until the pasta is coated and the vegetables are evenly dispersed.
During the afternoon my sister and I addressed lots and lots of our family’s Christmas cards to send to loved ones to spread some holiday cheer.
Does your family send out holiday cards?
I love looking at everyone’s holiday cards! I told Ryan he better be ready for us to send out our first one next year!
Since I was clearly in the Christmas spirit, I made a cup of hot chocolate to share with Ryan while I addressed more cards. Ryan drank the vast majority and I ate most of the fluff on top. I wasn’t a huge fan of the cocoa mix I used so I’ll have to make another cup soon so I can really satisfy my desire for a good cup of hot cocoa!
Today I woke up and it was freezing! I could actually see my breath on the way into the gym this morning (I know all you northerners are hating me because you’ve probably been experiencing this for the past three months now).
Apparently the cold scares Floridians because the gym was practically empty. I had a good workout though! I took a BodyPump class before doing 25 minutes of light cardio on the elliptical. Sadie and I enjoyed a chilly walk together afterward. Her poor lil’ body was shaking!
After such a cold walk, I wanted a hot breakfast!
I made French toast strips using Joseph’s lavash bread and lots of cinnamon.
With a hot cup of tea and some syrup, this breakfast hit the spot!
What’s your favorite breakfast on a cold day?