This is the first time I’ve managed to sit down on the couch all day!
Good thing I had a hearty breakfast to fuel me through the numerous things on my to-do list.
Since my sister spent the night, I wanted her to wake up to a yummy breakfast.
I decided to make walnut Greek yogurt pancakes, which I made by following this simple recipe and adding 1/3 c. chopped walnuts to the batter.
In no time at all, we had pancakes hot off the griddle.
I topped three pancakes with syrup and dug in!
I think this is my favorite pancake recipe ever. Though I absolutely love fluffy pancakes, there’s something about the doughy, eggy flavor of these ‘cakes that I just adore.
Since I had a little extra time before we had to head out the door for church, I made a batch of scones using Stonewall Kitchen traditional scone mix that I received from my friend Merri who got it from her boss who told her the mix was the “best scone mix in the world.”
He wasn’t lying!
These scones were unbelieveable.
Before baking, I brushed the top of the scones with egg whites and sprinkled them with sugar for a sweet effect.
My sister, Ryan and I all enjoyed a hot scone fresh from the oven and agreed that the scones were wonderfully moist.
I don’t typically enjoy scones too much because I find them rather bland and dry, but these were totally different. They were buttery, moist and slightly sweet. YUM.
Church + Errands
With full bellies, my sister Leslie and I headed off to church while Ryan headed to soccer practice.
After the service, Leslie and I drove to the outlet malls and did some serious damage at Banana Republic.
I am in love with the Banana Republic outlet! I cannot afford 95 percent of the stuff in a normal Banana Republic, but at the outlet, I can almost always find shirts for less than $15 and bottoms or dresses for less than $40. It’s a steal!
Upon our arrival back home, Sadie was quite curious about my purchases.
After dropping off our finds at the apartment and picking up Ryan, we headed out to Chipotle for lunch.
Chipotle was slammed, but the wait gave us a chance to decide what we wanted to order.
I opted for a vegetarian burrito bowl with guacamole.
I love Chipotle’s mild salsa and guacamole. I think I could eat an entire salad made of just those two ingredients!
Along with my burrito bowl, I had several helpings of Ryan’s chips and guacamole as well.
Once we were done eating, we came back to our place and said goodbye to Leslie as she headed back to her apartment in Gainesville. I miss my lil’ sis already!
Before Leslie left, we tried to log onto my computer and had no luck because the charger thingy (that is its professional name 😉 ) wasn’t working. When I tried to adjust it, the thing broke in half!
Unexpected trip to Best Buy!
Once I had a new charger, I ran a couple more errands and brought home a lil’ somethin’ somethin’ to make Ryan smile.
When I revealed my surprise purchase of a box of funfetti cake mix to him, a big smile appeared on his face. You see, Ryan has a serious obsession with the funfetti cookie dough that I make when I bake a batch of funfetti cake mix cookies.
Naturally I got to work in the kitchen making a batch for us to enjoy immediately.
I had two fresh outta the oven (as well as an inordinate amount of cookie dough).
I absolutely love baking. Cooking is fun and I adore making yummy meals, but my heart truly lies with baking.
Do you prefer cooking or baking… or take out? 😉