Invasions and Pancakes

by Joanne on March 30, 2010

A dreaded fear:   Shane had a TICK!  Right on his head.  As soon as I saw it, I grabbed it right down, as close to his scalp as possible (so I didn’t leave the head – the tick head, not Shane’s) and pulled. EeeWWWW!  Gross!  Hate, hate, HATE bugs!  I immediately put K9Advantix on him.  Guess it’s not too cold nor to early in the year for those little beasties.

More invasions:  I usually have an hour and 10 to 20 minutes to myself in the gym every morning.  This week, there has been intrusions.  Ted and Shane have been coming down when I’m only about 35 minutes into my workout.  It’s totally throwing me off. The conversation and the company, I’m losing focus.  I’m not saying it isn’t nice having the company especially on mornings like today when I spent 60 minutes on the Elliptical.  Gets a little boring. 

Midway during my weight workout (legs today), Shane insisted he had to go out.  Ted was nice enough to break and take him for a short walk.  After all was said and done in the gym, Shane enjoyed his usual 3 miler with me.

He must have felt good being tick free because he was full of the puppy Shane this morning: biting at the leash, picking up sticks, racing back and forth (with me attached!).  That didn’t stop when we got home. He wanted to play ball in the house.  What maniac.

Vanishing Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes


What you have to remember with this recipe is to not make the pancake too large.  The size of a regular oatmeal cookie would be great.  You will probably yield about 12 – 15 pancakes if you keep them about 2 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter.  I made them full size (about 5 inches around) and they are just too filling and heavy to be made that large.

  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 4 TBS brown sugar
  • 2 TBS granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
  • 2 scoops of Whey Protein Powder (vanilla flavor would be best)
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Mix the oil and sugars together.  Add the eggs then the milk.  In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, powder, cinnamon, salt, oatmeal, and protein powder.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and fold in.  Stir in the raisins.

Heat a grill pan on medium heat.  Spray lightly with non stick spray or add a TBS of butter to grease grill.  When hot, add batter in about 1 1/2 to 2 TBS per cake.  It will spread.


Grill about 2  to 3 minutes the first side, flip and grill 2 to 3 minutes the second side.  Eat plain


or add syrup





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    • At 2010.03.31 09:55, Dawn Hutchins said:

      Yum! What time do you get up to work out an hour and ten minutes and then go running! I get up at 5:45 now and usually work out on my lunch break for 40 minutes and then if I can fit something in after work I do. I so wish I had at least an hour and a half to work out on my lunch break.
      .-= Dawn Hutchins´s last blog ..Jumping on the Almost-Empty-Jar Bandwagon =-.

      • At 2010.03.31 11:01, Nancy Jean said:

        So glad you found that tick so quickly on Shane … Darryl’s had Advantix on since the beginning of the month. We had some high 50 degree days and once I see any kind of flying thing in the air, DJ gets the bug juice! I check him from head to tail fairly often ’cause I’m like you and hate any type of crawly thing on my dog or in my house!

        • At 2010.03.31 13:09, Kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

          pepsi has fleas-i am freaked! getting her to the groomer on friday-can’t wait.
          LOVE the pancakes….hate when people disurb my workouts even when they are people i love 🙂
          .-= Kalli@fitandfortysomething´s last blog ..Greek Eats and a Bike Race =-.

          • At 2010.03.31 15:05, Joanne said:

            Kalli: I hate those critters that love our dogs. Great sock giveway, by the way.

            • At 2010.04.02 14:19, kathy said:

              I’ll make this tommorow for breakfast. My husband and daughter will surely like this. Thanks! 🙂
              .-= kathy´s last blog ..Toddler Crafts-Newspaper Hats =-.

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