Posts filed under ‘Weekend Kickback Time’
First, my husband Ernie and I went for a walk at gorgeous Pueblo Park. It was a sparkling morning of 50-something outside. It’s filled with trees, grass, chipmunks and mountains in the distance. What a great way to start the weekend. We talked, laughed and he gave me that look that made me fall in love 13 years ago.
You know you want ’em. So why not surrender to the siren song of pumpkin and the glory of autumn spices?
This time of year I make Pumpkin Pancakes almost every weekend. Well, until pumpkin no longer shows up on the store shelves after the holidays. These pancakes just feel and taste extra special this time of year.
The bonus is you’re enjoying the flavors of the season without a ton of extra fat and calories. After all, if you were going to make pancakes anyway for breakfast – these don’t add a lot of fat and calories like an extra dessert or a few cookies.
Pumpkin is a fat-free vegetable and doesn’t contain a lot of calories. Spices add layers of flavor without calories. Yes, there’s a little extra sugar in this recipe. Brown sugar to be exact. But you’ll probably end up using less maple syrup at the end as a result.
Between getting this blog going and operating my regular business it’s the weekend and I couldn’t be happier.
My husband Ernie took off a couple hours ago. He’s on his way to Southern California to see our grandkids play soccer and flag football. I went with him on a similar weekend two weeks ago.
He is 65 and semi-retired. I am 52 and definitely not retired.
He’ll be back home Sunday late in the afternoon. We gave each other warm hugs and kisses when he left and now I’m on my own for two days.