Thursday, November 12, 2009

Day #33 - Breakfast For Dinner And Why I Hate Doctor's Offices

Am I the only one that freaks out when your schedule doesn't adhere to it's strict timeline? It's seriously the one thing that I can guarantee is going to piss me off.

I was supposed to have a doctor's appointment at 6:20 tonight. Which allowed me to go on my 4 mile run on my lunch break. This situated my night perfectly: home by 7:30. Puppy dinner at 7:35. Human dinner by 7:45. Real Housewives at 7:46. Vampire Diaries at 8:41. You get the picture.

At noon the doctor's office called and wanted to change the appointment to 5:00 instead. I obliged...though I'm pretty damn sure the only reason they changed the appointment is because the doctor wants to get off work earlier. Fucker.This forced me to not be able to take my lunch break, which meant I could not run. This means I have somehow dig up my long lost willpower and work out after work; which is something I always dread. Who the hell wants to do something they don't normally want to do, but be forced to do it after a 9 hour work day? Not me.

There's my rant for the day. What's yours?

IHOP: Harvest Grain 'N Nut Pancakes
(adapted from "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2")

1/2 cup Fiber One Pancake Mix
1/4 cup Quaker Oats
1 tsp slivered almonds
1 tsp chopped walnuts
1/2 cup water

1. Mix all ingredients in medium mixing bowl. Make sure you whisk out all the lumps.

2. Place 1/3 of mix into hot skillet (covered with pam). You will know when to flip the pancakes when bubbles have arisen on the top of the pancake.

3. Serve with sugar free syrup.

Servings: 1 (3 pancakes)
Nutritional Info: 285 cals, 8g fat, 50g carbs, 10g protein
IHOP Nutritional Info Approx: 450 cals

IHOP: Cinn-a-Stacks (toppings for any pancake or french toast for a cinnamon bun taste!)
(adapted from "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2")


Cinnamon Sauce-
1 tbsp Can't Believe Its Not Butter - Light
2 tbsp sugar free maple syrup
2 tbsp splenda
1 tbsp fat free half and half
2 tbsp whole wheat flour
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt

Cream Cheese Icing-
2 tbsp fat free cream cheese
3 tbsp splenda
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1. In small sauce pan, melt butter, syrup and splenda over low heat. Once melted, at half and half, cinnamon and salt. After 2 minutes, take off of the heat. Whisk in flour. Set aside.

2. For cream cheese filling, whisk all ingredients for 30 seconds with electric whisk.
3. For use in pancakes, place cinnamon sauce in between each pancake. Place cream cheese filling in squirt bottle (or a small plastic baggie with a small hole in the corner) and squeeze icing on top of pancake stack.

Optional: Top with cool whip and cinnamon.

Servings: Enough for a 3 pancake stack
Nutritional Info: 140 cals, 6g fat, 25g carbs, 7g protein