Saturday, December 19, 2015

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS

Well now the holiday is officially here....Santa just came through the neighborhood....siren blaring...


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Low Carb Cottage Cheese - Oatmeal Pancakes



I found this recipe for low carb pancakes on Pinterest a few years ago and they have become a staple for my morning meal. Breakfast is a "have to" for me...I never miss it. I usually have two eggs, some turkey bacon and one of these pancakes. They're moist, dense and good stick to your ribs kinda food!

   
Low Carb Cottage Cheese - Oatmeal Pancakes

1 cup oatmeal, ground (measure BEFORE grinding in a food processor)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
 3 or 4 tablespoons Splenda granular
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 

 4 eggs
1 cup cottage cheese
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a large bowl combine the ground oatmeal, baking soda, salt, Splenda, and spice. In a small bowl whisk together the eggs, cottage cheese, milk, and vanilla. Pour egg mixture into dry ingredients and stir to combine. (To make this super easy, throw EVERYTHING into a blender or food processor after grinding the oatmeal, and pulse until just combined.  This will also help if you don’t like the cheese curds.)  The photo is NOT pureed …when blenderized these will be more the texture and look of regular pancakes.
Heat a frying pan over medium-low heat. Spray with vegetable cooking spray. Drop 1/3 cup of batter into pan and fry until golden on the bottom. Flip and continue cooking for another 2 minutes or until firm.
Makes about 8 pancakes.

Per Pancake: 118 Calories; 7 g Protein; 5 g Tot Fat; 5 g NET Carbs; 2 g Sugar; 166 mg Sodium

I've altered the above recipe a bit by adding baking powder instead of the baking soda. I think they raise better and I found that two tablespoons of sweetener was plenty. I also added a 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.

RECIPE SOURCE:
https://eatingwelllivingthin.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/no-way-cottage-cheese-in-pancakes-yes-way/?blogsub=pending#blog_subscription-3

This week,  I'm joining in to "Thursday's favorite Things" over at "My Cozy Corner"...

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Cass Railroad ~ Cass, West Virginia




In October, we took a weekend trip to Cass, West Virginia to take the fall train ride. It's an 11 mile trip up the mountain to Bald Knob. This is the third highest point in the state. It was a 4 1/2 hour trip and when we reach the top we all got off the train and enjoyed the bag lunch they provided. From this point we could see three surrounding states.
 The view was awesome.

 I just love steam locomotives… The smoke, the whistle and that massive engine.  But boy was it cold! We had winter coats, long johns, scarfs, caps and gloves! At one point I couldn't feel my feet. The old train had wooden slats for the floor with spaces in between and the cold air just came up through the cracks. But it's something I've wanted to do for a long time and my husband and I really enjoyed the day.

 
Entrance to Cass scenic Railroad State Park
 
 
When we got back to the station we enjoyed a cup of hot apple cider at the company store.
 
 

One more thing off our bucket list!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015