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I am afraid my eats today will completely bore you as they are very much the same as yesterday and the day before.  I had to have an early lunch so that I could make it to work by noon.  I had my tried and true Whole Wheat Yogurt Pancakes.  This time I put the peanut butter directly on the pancake instead of drizzling it over the top.  I think I like that better because then every bite had some peanut butter.  Yum.


I took my kids to Saundra’s while I went to work.  I thought Aubrey would be fine because she’s such a good baby but apparently the fact that she was not in her normal surroundings got the best of her.  She cried most of the time I was gone.  I felt bad for her but I also felt bad for Saundra.  It’s never fun having to comfort a sad kid that isn’t your own…

After I got home from work we watered the flowers and played in the backyard for just a little bit.  I was feeling munchy (not sure if it was really hunger…) so I broke out this little treat:


A few of you have asked for my recipe for the Strawberry Syrup.  I got it from my Blendtec recipe book.


Here’s the recipe:

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar

That’s it.  Just blend that up in the blender.  On my Blendtec I push the soups button which means it blends for a long time and warms it up.  I would think any blender could do it but you may need to add some liquid to it in a regular blender.  I’m not sure.  I used Splenda instead of sugar for this.

I’ve also had some requests for the “Cafe Rio Tomatillo Dressing”.  This is the light version of the recipe so it’s a little waterier than the original but it only has 12 calories per tablespoon!  Seriously!  It’s so good!  The taste is just the same, it’s just a little thinner.

  • 3 fresh tomatillos cut into quarters
  • 1 pkg Ranch Buttermilk Dressing Mix
  • 1/2 cup low fat mayo
  • 1/2 cup fat free sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (I used sour milk which is 1/2 T lemon juice in 1/2 cup milk – let sit for 5 min)
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/8 t. cayenne pepper
  • 2 T. lime juice

Throw all this in the blender and blend it up!  This makes a lot.  You can just keep it in your fridge and use it on your salads for a while!  It really makes you want to eat a salad, let me tell you!

I hope you guys enjoy those!  Let me know if you try them!


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