My dad loves Antique shopping. He could look at trinkets and collectibles for days. I’m not sure I could look as long as he could, but I am certain, the curiosity of what is hidden away in some of those little booths, has been passed down to me. He collects elephants, but loves to look at anything really, and I seem to have a love for chairs and clocks? I have no idea why. I have an odd little chair collection scattered throughout my house.
The two of us were due for a day together, and agreed we needed to spend some time shopping at an Antique Mall that I honestly have NEVER shopped at, and he said that he hadn’t been there in years, and it’s likely the closest one to our houses!
If you’re local, and you enjoy a little antiquing, this one offers double the fun, because tucked inside, is the cutest little Bistro that has excellent food! So we shopped, had lunch, and shopped some more!
83rd and Mission
Right after lunch, we found a little nook with only a few things, and they all seemed to be marked down. We started hunting. I noticed a little metal box. I have no idea why I was attracted to it, curious what it was I suppose. It was a file box with three drawers. Just the right size to sit on a desk, perhaps.
I opened the drawers. There were actually several small pieces of paper inside. One cancelled check and several receipts for deposits made on utilities. I noticed the dates were 1917, 1918 and a few for 1922.
I’m like….”Hey Dad, check this out.” He takes a peek and notices that the cancelled check says Augusta, Kansas, his hometown, which is small now, but was REALLY small when he was a kid.
So immediately we are both trying to read the signature on the check and try to determine who this little metal file box may have belonged to? Looking through the receipts, he finds a printed name, and says “Hey! She was my teacher!”, so he bought the box!
You just never know…..huh?
In the same little nook, I spotted the cutest little travel clock, so my daddy bought it for me. 🙂
When I got home, I took these guys out for some fresh air!
It was beautiful outside…..
But It was a little chilly!
After stopping for our photo op, we moved right along, getting our hearts rates up and feeling a bit warmer! That fresh air always makes me feel so good though.
Moving on to a delicious food day!
2 Eggs, 1 Banana….Made into a Pancake!
That’s right! It’s another one of those funky pancake recipes! But I have to tell you…..this may be my favorite! I found this recipe on a new blog that I have been reading, Danica’s Daily! She is a WW Member and counts points too, and I love it when I can find a blog where they are a WW member and include points in their blog and their recipes!
Okay, like Danica, I did add a couple of extra things to this recipe. Whenever I find a recipe that only uses the banana’s for sweetness, it just isn’t quite enough for me. But if the sweetness from the banana does it for you, then by all means…….
This is how I made it……
1 packet of Truvia
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Dash of Cinnamon
I usually just mix all the ingredients in a bowl with a fork when I find a recipe similar to this, but on Danica’s advice, I put it in my blender and gave it a few pulses! It did seem to make more of a batter.
I heated my nonstick skillet over medium low heat and coated it with nonstick cooking spray.
I poured on three pancakes.
Cook for about 2 minutes, then flip.
I think they look perfect! It made 8 pancakes!!
They’re super thin, almost like a crepe!
I really wish I would have had some fresh strawberries (and whipped cream) to top these with!
1 T. of Better n’ Peanut Butter will do just fine….
I’m totally making these again!
This Big Plate of Pancakes with Peanut Butter?
Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad with Diced Sweet Potatoes
1/2 Turkey Pear Bacon Brie Sandwich
(Everything here is delicious!)
Pop’s had Chicken Noodle Soup and 1/2 a Meatloaf Sandwich
Leftover Chicken Breast, Green Beans
(I was going for Protein)
Barley’s Brewhaus has a great Small Plates menu along with a Lighter Side Menu
Dinner was the perfect size and delicious!
Salmon, Whipped Cauliflower, Asparagus, Wine
Weight Watcher’s Points Plus
I can eat 26 PPV a day.
I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.
I have an allowance of 49 extra points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.
I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.
Breakfast = Pancakes with Better n’ Peanut Butter, Coffee with Skim Milk (6)
Lunch = Pecan Crusted Chicken, !/2 Turkey Sandwich (12)
Snack = Chicken Breast, Green Beans (3)
Dinner = Salmon, Asparagus, Whipped Cauliflower, Wine (14)
Total = 35
Exercise = Walked 4 Miles
How many glasses of water I drank = 10
Activity Points Earned for the Day = 4
Activity Points Earned This Week = 4
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 30
Alcohol Consumption = Wine
I need to remember this….sometimes I just THINK too much!
“love the life you live, live the life you love”