So in addition to this guy, I have one more idea brewing in my head for french toast, but I don’t have my usual ingredients for it. * it is dessert inspired but I won’t reveal the country yet*
Okay, back to today: I made pumpkin french toast lasagna ….
Yes , I opened a can of pumpkin and want to use it up. I could freeze it and will do so if I need to , however, it would be nice not to. Plus, I really enjoy exploring a food- if I hadn’t thought about it I wouldn’t have come up with all these creative delicious uses!
here is how:
I sliced my two pieces of bread into four, dipped in the usual batter of 2 (cage free) egg whites, splash of milk, and pumpkin glob ( about 1/3 cup), cinnamon and sweetener if you prefer.
I cooked the remainder of the batter in the pan with slices of an organic banana to caramelize ( hooray!) .
I began by layering, starting with french toast slice, pineapple layer, french toast slice, chobani strawberry, french toast slice, peach layer with some cottage cheese, and the top toast slice had peanut butter under each banana.
I loved this dish because I got a little bit of everything, a peach with cottage cheese with a piece of the pumpkin toast. Or some creamy strawberry yogurt with a banana and pinapple. It was a fantastic blend of flavors that couldn’t help but leave me satisfied! healthy as usual!
This would make a fantastic breakfast casserole to take to a brunch! Quite honestly, it is rather budget friendly- eggs and bread and frozen fruit are all pretty inexpensive. The chobani yogurt could easily ( unfortunately) be replaced for a cheaper option of yogurt too. However, if I were to do that I would bake the final layers ( probably about 350* for 25 minutes or so) so that it sticks together for the masses.
Here is my plan for the day
Rest ( from running)- I remembered the orthopaedic telling me the last time I saw him ( in october/nov.?) that I had tendinitis in my right knee ( originally I injured my left knee in august). He had given me an anti-inflammatory but wanted to take MRI’s which I cannot afford considering when I do not run, my symptoms tend to improve.
The tendinitis treatment, according to runner’s world: rest from running, cross train, take anti-inflammatoy med, ice/heat.
I could not seem to find toe knee related injuries but I can’t bend my second largest toe. I read about hammertoes, it seems like that would be it but my toes are jam-free while in my shoe. Honestly, I check and wiggle and know they aren’t jammed.
The other symptoms I read about led to “osteoarthritis” as possible, however, you can continue running with moderate mileage and hills.
*maybe do a run-less gym session*
Lab Orientation today and the professor told us “Quiz probably not be on thursday”.
So I am going to study this morning anyway- and prepare as if it still were today- even though deep down I think its going to be on tuesday.
My resume and cover letter were sent- I have to thank Jeff publicly because he is an amazing ( person) but also an amazing resume reader. He has to read through resumes at work often and he gave me wonderful advice on mine. THANK YOU!
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Maybe workout with Jeff or with his sis at her gym and have dinner with my lovely Andrea