Before we dive into breakfast, I have a small announcement to make! Remember the Me Movement ? Well, today I’m featured as a Guest Blogger; I put a story out there that I’ve never told on here before. I was happy to contribute what I’ve learned through life and experience, rather than just a textbook, and to put myself first!
Now, on to the pancakes.
If there’s a fruit that is destined to be carmelized in a pancake, this is it! We used a Granola Pancake Mix ( Thanks, Mom!) from Williams & Sonoma to create this; normally I prefer to work from scratch, but the ease of a mix was appreciated on a busy day.
Pear Granola Pancakes: Add pancake mix to the skillet, add pear slices to the top layer before flipping. Sprinkle granola into the mix, or onto the pancake while cooking. Enjoy!
What are pancakes the best fuel for? Running, of course! Carb-load, check.
Rather than driving to Cait’s house to meet her for a run, I chose to run there. I’ve been so eager to get back into some double-digit long runs; when the weather, timeline and buddy-system all cooperate? GO with it.
I ran 5.75 on my own to get there, and another 4.5 with Cait. 10-miler? CHECK! Finally. I kept things around 8:30-40 on my own, and 8:20s with her (whew), a promising check-in for the training that will begin soon – PR on the agenda!
The day ended with some celebrations – I don’t make heart-shaped pancakes every day. D & I were celebrating our one year anniversary, and what a crazy year it has been, yes? Two marathons, one move across the country, new jobs & a new home.
We started with our new tradition (2nd annual trip, just a different Zoo); Zoo Lights.
If you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive way to spend your weekend evening, Zoo Lights + The Nutcracker comes highly recommended by yours truly. 🙂
How did you spend the weekend? What’s your favorite fruit pancake?