January 28: National Blueberry Pancakes Day

You know, I’m not really a pancake person. I really like pancakes, yes, but it wasn’t until I met Bryce that I realized there are people who are actually obsessed with pancakes. Unfortunately, Bryce has since gone gluten-free, but in our early days of dating we spent many mornings (or early afternoons :/) at breakfast places so Bryce could get his pancake fix.


My issue with pancakes isn’t that they aren’t good. They definitely are. My issue is that when I eat something, I like a variety. I like to have a bite of one thing, then a bite of another, then maybe two bites of something else, etc. I’m a fan of multiple flavors. When you order pancakes, you get a stack of 1,500 calories of pancakes. A bite of pancake… then another bite of pancake… then another bite of pancakes.


To solve this problem, when we go to brunch, I like to order a combo, if available. So when Bryce used to order wheat germ blueberry pancakes, I’d usually order the “18 Wheeler Dealer” like a lumberjack or something. But it is so much better! You get a pancake AND an egg AND some bacon or sausage AND potatoes! It’s the BEST. Unfortunately, people in California seem to like egg white broccoli scrambles and not 18 Wheeler Dealers. Combos do not exist! It’s so frustrating! We don’t go to breakfast very often anymore, but now it’s always a struggle choosing between salty or sweet instead of BOTH.


That’s the definition of struggle, right? Choosing between pancakes or eggs?

Anyway, pancakes for dinner is a rarity around here, but these were delicious, even without the sides.


Tomorrow: Corn Chip Day

October 29: National Oatmeal Day!


Sidenote: Do you think they make oatmeal day right before Halloween make our hearts just a teeny bit healthier before we inhale pounds of fat and sugar?


I have a love/hate relationship with oatmeal. Here is me eating a bowl of oatmeal:


“This is delicious! I’m going to eat this every morning!”- me, digging into the bowl of oatmeal.

“Why am I eating this beige lumpy paste??”- me slogging through the second half of the bowl of oatmeal.


It’s good in the beginning, but then it’s like ughhhh when it this going to be over? It gets to the point where you’re chewing something that doesn’t need to be chewed anymore, but then for whatever reason you can’t stop chewing and then you have to consciously remind yourself to just swallow it already. Or maybe that’s just me.



Tomorrow: National Candy Corn Day.

October 19: Oatmeal Muffin Day!


I enjoy a good muffin. Who doesn’t, right? I don’t make them very often because I never really think about it, but it’s always nice to have a bunch of muffins around.


I found a basic oatmeal muffin recipe online and was happy that I had everything that I needed, with the exception of dried currants. But who has dried currants on hand? I used dried cranberries instead, and also added pecans (duh) and cinnamon (double duh).


They’re super yum and way delicious before a morning spin class. One of the better days so far, if I do say so myself.



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Tomorrow: National Brandied Fruit Day.