It’s Memorial Day, which calls for something special on the breakfast table in the Longoria household. Typically breakfast consists of steel cut oats for Tim and eggs and veggies for me. But today we had PANCAKES! and JALAPENO BACON!
I’ve tried at least 5 paleo pancake recipes and have yet to fall in love with any of them. They always get burnt on the outside and mushy on the inside. The flavor is usually OK, but the presentation is absolutely horrid. Today’s venture was no different. I tried these protein pancakes from paleomg.com. I didn’t have the protein powder she recommended, so I used our Trader Joe’s hemp protein powder. Which is dark green. Yep – I made dark green pancakes for breakfast. They were actually pretty tasty. I still had the same issue with them not cooking right, but I think that’s more my fault than the recipe’s fault.
We also tried some new bacon from HyVee (we were forced to because they were out of our normal bacon). It’s jalapeno bacon! Since my stove top was full of pans of pancakes and scramby eggs, I decided to try the whole baking bacon thing again. We tried it once, and the bacon didn’t get crispy, but I keep hearing people say how awesome it is, so I figured I would give it another go. I followed the instructions here. It turned out PERFECT and oh so easy. You put the bacon on a foil-lined sheet and cook it for 15-20 minutes in a 400 degree oven. It turned out crispy, delicious, and very jalapenoey. If you take a look at my Instagram feed to the right, you can see a pic of the bacon and pancakes.
And now breakfast is done, Tim is doing the dishes, and I’m trying to figure out what all from the list of things I want to get done today I can actually do: put down mulch, plant garlic and dill, clean the house, do the laundry, plan meals & go grocery shopping, do a 3 mile run, work on a watercolor painting for the bedroom, watch some of the Criterium, update the checkbook, take a bath, lay in the sun, and I’m sure I am forgetting something. I need every weekend to be a 3-day weekend!!