Mother’s Day, Pancakes & Central Park

I can’t believe we have been back from Europe for over a week! The whole trip almost seems like a dream. (The best dream). But…back to reality!

I woke up on Sunday morning to pancakes being made and a pretty L’Occitane bag on the table with goodies just for me! Dan really knows how to pamper a girl on her special day. He also took care of Ben all day, chasing after him in the park, changing diapers and letting me just relax. Doesn’t get much better, does it?

Dan made some amazing Apple Buttermilk pancakes for breakfast. Martha sure does know how to make a delicious pancake. We used organic whole wheat flour and they were very tasty. Ben even devoured an entire pancake and then some (of mine!).

Happy Mother’s Day to me!

Apple Buttermilk Pancakes

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 apple, peeled and diced small (1 cup)
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, applesauce, egg, and butter. Add applesauce mixture to flour mixture and whisk until just moistened (batter should have some lumps; do not overmix).
  2. Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle with cooking spray and heat over medium-high. In batches, drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls into skillet. Sprinkle each pancake with diced apple. Cook until bubbles appear on top and a few have burst, 2 to 5 minutes. Flip pancakes and cook until golden brown on underside, 2 to 5 minutes. Repeat with more cooking spray and remaining batter, wiping skillet clean between batches.

Source: Martha Stewart, Everyday Food March 2012

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Saturday me, Dan and Ben ventured into the city so I could attend the SELF Workout in the Park and Dan and Ben headed to the Natural History Museum. We then had a drink at the Central Park Boathouse while Ben napped in the stroller which has the most gorgeous scenery and I can’t wait to get back!

Waiting in the loooong line for the SELF Workout in the Park

The event was awesome and very well organized. I wish I could have gotten someone to go with me, but it was fun even alone. This way, when I was embarrassing myself doing certain workouts, no one (that I know) could laugh at me! There was nothing better than doing a pilates class and looking up in the Central Park trees. It didn’t hurt that it was 75 and sunny and a perfect east coast day.

Perfect scenery for a glass of wine after working out all afternoon

Ben enjoying brunch at Restaurant 9 after the museum with Dad!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and Mother’s Day!

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