Daily Archives: December 27, 2010

Christmas Dinner, Redone

Woke up to some pretty yucky weather this morning.

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It called for one thing: pancakes.

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For some reason, you can only buy 28oz cans of pure pumpkin around here. So regardless of what you’re making, it always seems like you’re left with tons leftover.

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I’m kinda scared of pumpkin. The canned stuff seems so far removed from the actual vegetable itself. Creepy. But it does lend itself wonderfully to spiced desserts.

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Or, err, breakfast ;)

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I tripled Jenna’s recipe for Whole Wheat Butternut Squash Pancakes to serve the whole family, with a few modifications:

1 3/4 cup + 2 T whole wheat flour

2 1/4 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp salt

2 1/2 tsp cinnamon

3/4 tsp nutmeg

1 1/2 tsp ginger

1 1/2 cup milk

3 eggs

3 T brown sugar

3 T melted butter

1 cup canned pure pumpkin

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So fluffy. So spicy. It’s cold outside but ohsowarm in my belly.

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Dipped in my favourite E.D. Smith sugar-free syrup.

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Paired with a couple boiled eggs for my protein and healthy fats.

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Chased down with a couple mugs of Jumping Bean East Coast Roast.

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I don’t know what makes this roast East Coast though. It didn’t taste like Tim Horton’s!

Har har. Local humour.

The leftovers continued into lunch. I think I actually like eating up leftovers better than the dinner itself.

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My step-dad got a George Foreman grill for Christmas, so I christened it with a turkey, cranberry and stuffing sandwich.

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SO much better than the version I had at Starbucks. Why is stuffing only ever enjoyed over the holidays? I want it once a week pleaseandthankyou.

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Along with the last of the layered salad. I shed a slight tear with my final bite. One of the few salads that gets better with a couple days of sitting in the fridge.

I then proceeded to stay in my peejays until 4pm only to shower and change into yoga pants. Aahhh… I love the holidays.

 

Question of the Day: What’s your favourite way to use up pumpkin? Preferably ways that aren’t mushy and won’t make me gag. Thanks :)

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