Pecan Oatmeal Pancakes

Butter Pecan Oatmeal Pancakes

Weekends have become both sacred and overwhelming for me. I used to look at my weekends as “me time”, where I’d do things I didn’t get around to doing during the week. I’d get pedicures, a nice blowout, maybe even just time at a coffee shop. Oh, and maybe a nice run. This time of year was always when I’d fall back in love with running because the air is so crisp in the mornings. Car windshields are beginning to get a touch of morning frost if you’re out early enough.

Pecan Oatmeal PancakesNow things are different. Not in a bad way, just different. Weekends I try my best to do things with Aliya. Being back to work full time is tough but I really try to make up for it on the weekends. So a treat, to me, is when I have time to make a fresh batch of these hearty butter pecan oatmeal pancakes and actually get to eat them while they’re still hot…. 

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What to Look For When Buying Vegetables

I’m always looking for ways to make sure I’m picking out the freshest vegetables possible. Nothing is more disappointing than buying fresh greens and two days later you have a pitiful limp bunch of lifeless greens in your crisper draw. I found this while online and I thought I’d share with you guys. Hope you’re having a great Monday!

How to Check Your Vegetables
(via lifehacker)

The Recipes That Didn’t Happen…

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Last week I wrote out a whole plan. There were shopping lists, recipes to prepare for, weekday lunches to make, but then life happened. And you know what? It was great! It was incredibly humid and steamy but I packed in as many activities as I could. I took the baby out with me everywhere and it was just nice to get out-and-about and not worry about her feeding schedule, naps or anything like that. I just went with it. Which is totally outside of my comfort zone but I’m glad I did it. She was a trooper and was the best happy baby there could be.

I wanted to squeeze in a recipe during the week but as luck would have it, I wasn’t able to. I told my mom about my plans for a recipe and she cooked it up, oops! So as much as I wanted to share at least one recipe this week I just won’t be able to, we ate it and it was good. I promise to share one ASAP! I’ve been cooking the same things all summer and haven’t posted nearly enough of them. Time to start photographing and sharing. After all, sharing is caring right?

On another note, I’m ready for fall. The only thing that’s been on my mind are stews, casseroles and cupcakes. Lots of cupcakes. Maybe because it’s so hot it feels like I’m living in an oven? Who knows. All I know is I have a fish dish coming your way, along with a delicious pasta bake. Oh man the pasta….so.good. And I really wish I could stop using my AC and just open up the windows. Mostly because it’s so expensive but also because we need the fresh air circulating.

So here’s to making next week a more productive food sharing week!