Peanut Butter Bliss

Hi gang! How is everyone doing? OHC has had a pretty busy weekend friends and I’m still trying to get caught up on things. Saturday was a girl’s afternoon out with a couple of twitter friends for some picture taking.  We walked downtown in an area called The Short North, chatting, taking pictures and stopping in a few shops.  We walked for hours and I’m not sure how far we walked but it was a decent amount!

I did my long run on Saturday before hand so I was feeling pretty well exercised by the time the adventure was over.

A quick run home to change and get freshened up and then it was off to Jim and Emily’s for some good food and good company.  There was wine and cheese, along with laughter to accompany Jim’s amazing bouillabaisse that he made.

I have been looking up recipes ever since so I can make some because now it’s stuck in my head.

Sunday was full of all of my favorite things.  Coffee in our Sunday Mugs with my favorite Extra Dark French Roast. I want coffee like how I want my beer and men, dark and smooth…..

These mugs are a new addition to the kitchen and they are great for special occasions.  I consider Sunday lounging a special occasion indeed!  Scotty got up early on Sunday morning and that meant I could get started on breakfast earlier!

Combine these three ingredients and what do you get?

Peanut butter pancakes with bananas and chocolate chips! OH YEAH!

These take a little time to make and you have to be gentle with them but it is so worth the extra attention.

Someone was curious as to what exactly mama was making.

The banana slices and the chocolate chips get all melty gooey with a hint of peanut butter in the background.

I had mine drizzled with yogurt and maple syrup and then I went back in for seconds!  We also had some clementines for some fruit power.

The rest of the day was spent in bed and laying on the couch reading a book.  I’m reading a Dan Brown novel called Deception Point and it’s great! Nothing too intellectual, a total popcorn book. It’s just fun and ridiculous and action packed. I love it!

Then I told Scott we had to get started on Friday’s Pens game because rumor had it that it was out of control.

They were not lying. That game was full on Crazy. Like I can’t even wrap my head around all that happened crazy.

While watching the game I munched on some kale salad with beets and beans.  I made this for our Saturday dinner get-together and there was a bit of leftovers. It made the perfect mid-afternoon snack!

We finally finished the game which took a lot time because there were so many penalties and things that needed addressed. Seriously, it was unreal. We worked up quite the appetite!

Dinner was glorious! Cider brined pork chops with sauteed apples and onions along with roasted brussel sprouts. Amazing! I fully cleaned my plate too.

After dinner it was more hockey action. The Pen’s played a lot of games last week!  We watched hockey and got our popcorn on.

Mmm popcorn! Wine for the evening was a Coppola pinot grigio and I have to say that it was just okay.  Normally we like this wine a lot but this one was a little on the sweet side.  Ick.  I’m not a sweet wine girl.  It was alright and fully drinkable just not something I was very impressed with.

Then I headed back up to bed to read a little bit more!

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?

7 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Bliss

  1. I spent my Saturday on the couch in my jammies catching up on our DVR – it was the best day EVER!
    And those pancakes are the JAM. Did you put peanut butter in the batter??

  2. OMGGGGah Andrea, i can’t beLIEVE i didn’t tell u i went to my first pro hockey game last wknd!! AH..i went to a Bruins/SHarks game and it was SO freaking fun :D Now i know why all u hockey fans are so crazy ;D It was seriously a blast, I can’t wait to go to more but damnnn they are $$$$!?

  3. Emily says:

    Jim says thanks for the bouillabaisse compliment! We had a great time too. The salad was delish, and the wine you brought was great!

    Rocky looks so cute in the picture above! He’s clearly trying to sit pretty and be A Very Good Boy in hopes you’ll be moved to give him a pancake! :)

  4. Emily says:

    …Oh, and nice pictures too! I assume these are all taken with the new toy? I especially like the pancake with the Clementines in the background. Makes my mouth water.

  5. I finished Stieg Larsson’s – The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo. I still had one third to go and ended up staying up really late to finish it. The problem is that there are too more books in the wings – and the author died, so I really like his books, but there aren’t any more. Bummer – for him and me. Sounds like you had a nice weekend.

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