Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Mellow Yellow...
Today is crazy, the illustrator is getting ready for a convention so I have been running errands and doing things to generally help him out. I hope to make a small batch of con cookies for him a little later to take on the plane and hopefully we will get some relaxation this evening. Honestly this past month has been way too stressful. I am hoping this will all lead to calmer times soon!

My lunches seem to be pretty repetitive and very mellow yellow lately. I'm thinking my sub conscience is trying to tell me something...

Two days in a row I have been loving on some steamed cauliflower, fresh spinach, over easy eggs and today I got crazy and added roasted yellow pepper with spicy brown mustard! Ya gotta love getting your B's in! Seriously, the combination of the egg yolk and the good.

After some bartering yesterday (I have to cook bacon if I want pancakes or waffles for dinner) I got to have my pancakes!

These are very caky pancakes piled high with blackberries (freshly picked last summer by my father-in-law) and smothered in peanut butter sauce (just a little peanut butter mixed with a little almond milk and heated for a few seconds)!

Pancakes make me happy! You all knew I had to celebrate National Pancake Day...I accidentally celebrated National Peanut Butter day too, but really that happens ever day here.

Did you you even care? If not, what did you eat last night? Seems weird, but I need some new ideas.

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 4:25 PM  
  • At March 2, 2011 at 4:31 PM, Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said…

    Hang in there with the busyness!!

    I didn't celebrate but I REALLY should do so belatedly ;)

  • At March 2, 2011 at 4:36 PM, Anonymous Heather (Where's the Beach) said…

    Oh that PB sauce idea is so insanely simple and fantastic looking. YUM. I really hope things calm down soon for you sweetie. I bet that stress isn't helping the tummy troubles either.

  • At March 2, 2011 at 4:37 PM, Blogger Unknown said…

    I like mellow yellow! Its a calming food for sure. Pancakes make me happy. Those just make me ECSTATIC!!

  • At March 2, 2011 at 4:38 PM, Anonymous Holly @ couchpotatoathlete said…

    I had some PB yesterday, no pancakes though!

    Last night we had some leftover chicken/veg stir-fry and a baked sweet potato -- we are going out of town this weekend so we are cleaning out the fridge.

  • At March 2, 2011 at 4:54 PM, Anonymous J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) said…

    Your over-easy eggs look perfect! I'm impressed :shock:

    I didn't celebrate any national food days yesterday, but I would have if I thought about it. :)

  • At March 2, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Blogger Lisa said…

    I'm a big fan of pancakes...but did not celebrate the holiday :)
    I should have!

    The idea of PB sauce just sounds awesome!

  • At March 2, 2011 at 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said…

    I hope the illustrator gets off okay!!!

    I just typed that and, that could be read in an entirely inappropriate way.

    Annnnnyway... :-) I hope things calm down for you soon, girl!

  • At March 2, 2011 at 5:20 PM, Anonymous Amy B @ Second City Randomness said…

    I knew it was national pancake and peanut butter day. Two of my most favorite things. Did I celebrate? Not at all... lol Apparently I prefer to rebel on the official day... ha ha

    Pancakes are more of a weekend thing for me, anyway. And the more cake-like they are, the better! :)

  • At March 2, 2011 at 5:32 PM, Anonymous MelissaNibbles said…

    I'm drooling over your pancakes. Wow!

  • At March 2, 2011 at 6:04 PM, Anonymous Estela @ Weekly Bite said…

    I completely forgot about Pancake Day yesterday. Oops!

    Your post is making me crave eggs over easy though :)

  • At March 2, 2011 at 6:20 PM, Anonymous Madeline - Greens and Jeans said…

    You guys are always such busy bees over there! And omg those pancakes look freaking fantastic

  • At March 2, 2011 at 8:15 PM, Blogger Nicole said…

    how can you go wrong with a peanut butter sauce?? yum!

  • At March 2, 2011 at 8:19 PM, Anonymous Lauren @ Spiced Plate said…

    this is my meal of choice, starting yesterday -- I had to make it again today!

    I celebrated pancake day this morning -- by making pancakes for my husband -- one with loads of unsweetened chocolate in it! I'm still cleansing so no brown rice flour for me.

    I'm excited to eat eggs again, too...yours look so delicius and full of B vitamins!

    I hope things calm down for you soon, and that you're feeling better!

  • At March 2, 2011 at 8:19 PM, Anonymous Averie said…

    those pancakes.

    I want them!!!

  • At March 2, 2011 at 8:51 PM, Anonymous Kristina @ spabettie said…

    yay - you DID get your pancakes!! :) I was going to suggest adding bacon to make it happen... ;)

    yep - I celebrate the awesomeness that is nut butter... EVERY DAY !!

  • At March 2, 2011 at 9:07 PM, Anonymous Jess@HealthyExposures said…

    SO much goodness in this post! Are you sure you don't want to move up to VT? I think my neighbor wants to can have her house... ;) Love the pancakes. Ironically, as often as I'd been having pancakes - I haven't had any yet for pancake week/day/whatever it is!
    I (without realizing it) celebrated pb day yesterday with my pb-banana-fig bake. And dinner ideas? Well, you mentioned checking out that mac and cheese I posted - so I'll mention that again because I really enjoyed it! I bet it'd be good with any grain or brown rice pasta too. I mom ate it without my know it's a winner ;)
    Hope you're having a nice relaxing evening with Tony and the boys before he leaves tomorrow!

  • At March 2, 2011 at 9:58 PM, Blogger HEAB said…

    Eggs + mustard = Happy HEAB :)

  • At March 2, 2011 at 11:45 PM, Anonymous Rachel @ Grateful Girl Goes Gluten-Free said…

    I had make your own breakfast sandwich bar at the sorority house I live in. I had a baked potato with salsa egg whites and random asparagus and broccoli. Mixed all together it was surprisingly great! I need to get some over easy eggs into my life. yumm!

  • At March 3, 2011 at 12:43 AM, Anonymous Christin@purplebirdblog said…

    "I am hoping this will all lead to calmer times soon!"

    Me too, Sister! Call my Crazypants McBusyface! ;)

  • At March 3, 2011 at 3:51 AM, Blogger Peabody said…

    Those are some awesome pancakes.

  • At March 3, 2011 at 7:20 AM, Anonymous Pure2raw Twins said…

    oh my pancakes look great! Love stacking them high ;) We did not celebrate pancake day :( we forgot. And we will email you today promise!

  • At March 3, 2011 at 7:43 AM, Blogger Heather said…

    Holy heck - those pancakes look incredible!!! I seriously LOVE pancakes and it's been too long since I've made them at home.
    Last night I made a sweet potato sheppard's pie - I can't wait for the leftovers for lunch today!

  • At March 3, 2011 at 12:40 PM, Blogger Emily said…

    I'm sorry things have been stressful, Sarena! I hope that March is a bit calmer for you!

    Your pancakes and yellow meal look delicious! Yum. I hope that you're feeling a bit better.

  • At March 3, 2011 at 3:01 PM, Anonymous Alisa Fleming said…

    Pancake day? Who knew? Oh, I guess you did :)

    I remember those con cookies!!

  • At March 3, 2011 at 3:56 PM, Blogger Deidre said…

    yum pancakes!!

    Last night for dinner I roasted some carrot, baby beetroot, and onion. sauted greenbeans broccoli and LOADs of garlic then sprinkled with sesame seeds and sesame oil. and ate it with quinoa. Yum!

  • At March 7, 2011 at 1:13 AM, Blogger Mary @Delightful Bitefuls said…

    Those pancakes looks silly delicious!!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

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