When I went to the hospital yesterday morning to see Tony, none of his doctors had been by yet. So I headed to work, but not without spending $1.65 at the cafeteria for 2 scrambled eggs, 2 turkey sausage patties and an english muffin. When I got to work I toasted the english muffin, then with 1/2 ounce of cheese I had in the work fridge, finished it off in the toaster oven – this is 13 points but totally filling!
Then late in the morning Tony called me to say that his discharge papers were being put together – woot! I quickly got permission to take the rest of my work day off, and went straight to the hospital. Turns out when they say they are “starting” the paperwork, three and a half hours later we were ready to go – Tony was so ready to come home!
When we got home he was able to eat a bowl of soup – probably the most he’s eaten in well over a week! I heated up 1/2 cup of my three bean chicken chili and had it over 2 ounces of leftover pasta – still using what I have in the house!
While I plan on doing a full grocery shop over the weekend, I started thinking about things that Tony could eat – you see he is on a low fiber diet, i.e. white bread, white rice, regular pasta all get the green light!
Tony is not huge on eating breakfast, but when I mentioned pancakes he said yes. The only problem was that I didn’t have any milk. But I did have fat free half and half!
Simple Fluffy Pancakes (adapted from Lick My Spoon)
Each pancake: 98 calories, .5 fat, 19.1 carbs, .7 fiber and 3.5 protein = 2 PointsPlus)
- 8 ounces all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 eggs
- 10 ounces of fat free half and half
- (I left out the butter in the batter)
I am the queen of throwing everything in a bowl and just using a mixer, so that’s what I did. I’ve mentioned it before, but the secret to fluffy pancakes is to let the batter sit for at least 15 minutes to let the baking powder do its magic.
I am submitting these to Christina’s Friday Firsts – first time I’ve used half and half to make pancakes!
When I got home yesterday, I got a package that I forgot I won from Danica:
Hannah had to take my picture yesterday . . . more details later but I am going to be in a diabetes magazine in April – I thought I would leave you with this out take picture – keep it real peeps! Have a great weekend!
p.s. you still have time to enter my giveaway - entries accepted until Sunday night and a winner will be picked on Monday, February 28!