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11th Date of Christmas

17 Jan

Ok sorry this is getting drawn out but I don’t want to leave you hanging and I am almost done.

So although nothing could top the 10th date of Christmas I took Shane on our 11th Date of Christmas which was my morning date. We both wanted to do this but I scheduled it first!

The Zoo in Albuquerque is awesome! And every year around the holidays they give some of the animals presents with food and toys in them so they can open them. They even open the Zoo early so it’s more of a special event.

I took Shane to the Zoo to watch the animals open presents!  We got there super early so we could see all the animals (gorillas, orangutans, cats and elephants got presents) but it was so cold only the cats got the presents.

Next year we won’t get up so early to go unless it’s unseasonably warm. They won’t let the gorillas and orangutans out unless it’s above freezing.

The cats were fun to watch open presents but not as fun as the gorillas and orangutans! Those gorillas LOVED the presents . They had popcorn balls and paper and other fun treats for them on the inside. One gorilla would eat all the popcorn, then throw it up in her hand and eat it again! It was like the never-ending treat!! And sooo gross.

If you live in Albuquerque I highly suggest you visit the animals when they get presents next year.

After the Zoo we had brunch at the cutest most delicious restaurant! It’s called Farm and Table. And everything they make they grow or get locally! Even the milk! It was delicious! And we were lucky enough to run into a friend from high school who gave us a free treat!

Shane had  the Farmers’ Quiche – Made with seasonal vegetables, local eggs, and cheese, served with breakfast potatoes and bacon. I had the Poached eggs over grilled baguette and we split a cinnamon roll. We got a free Churro from our friend Joe.

Yumm so tasty!

gorillas

gorilla enjoying some Christmas popcorn

gorilla enjoying some Christmas popcorn

gorillas

Orangutans - see the baby at the bottom?! So cute!!

Orangutans – see the baby at the bottom?! So cute!!

Orangutans

Cinnamon roll at Farm and Table

Cinnamon roll at Farm and Table

Churro

Churro

Farmers’ Quiche - Made with seasonal vegetables, local eggs, and cheese, served with breakfast potatoes and bacon

Farmers’ Quiche – Made with seasonal vegetables, local eggs, and cheese, served with breakfast potatoes and bacon

Poached eggs over grilled baguette

Poached eggs over grilled baguette

Farm and Table

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Oreo Pancakes with Cookies & Cream Glaze

15 Aug

I love Oreos!

Who doesn’t? If you don’t I think you’re a little weird. But that means more for me!

The husband also loves Oreos, maybe is a little obsessed with Oreos.

So when I found this recipe I knew he would love it!

It basically allows you to eat cookies for breakfast without getting judged or feeling guilty.

This is a perfect breakfast for an anniversary, special occasion or just because it’s Sunday!

I also made some bacon because the pancakes are so sweet it’s nice to have something salty and meaty!

Enjoy!!

Oreo Pancakes – What you need

Oreo Pancakes


Oreo Pancakes with Cookies & Cream Glaze

Recipie adapted from Must Come Hungry

What you need:

1 egg
1 c. flour
3/4 c. milk (I used buttermilk)
2 tbsp. shortening, melted (or vegetable oil)
1 tbsp. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. Oreos, crushed

1 tsp Vanilla (I added this)

Glaze:
3/4 c. confectioners’ sugar
2 tbsp. milk
1/4 c. Oreos, crushed

Directions:

In a bowl, beat the egg until fluffy. Beat in the remaining ingredients except for the crushed cookies until the batter is smooth. Stir in cookies; mix well. On a pre-heated griddle or pan, cook pancakes until the top gets bubbly, about two minutes; flip and cook the other side.

For the glaze, mix together the confectioners’ sugar and milk until creamy. (If possible, I would try to make the Oreos for this part extra crushed) Add cookies and mix. Pour over pancakes.