Beating the Heat

Hey guys!

How was everybody’s weekend?

You may have noticed the Pancake Queen gave her royal spatula a break (haha, I totally just typed breakfast!) yesterday, although I’ll have you know, Pancake Sunday was still rightfully celebrated…which I’ll get to that in just a minute…

But FIRST, check it out…my Banana S’mores Pancakes are being featured on the Fox News website!

Click here!

And then do a happy dance with me!!

I mentioned the other day that BB was out of town last weekend for work, but what I didn’t say is that he’s actually been gone for two whole weeks. Although he still has a few weeks more of travel, he was able to come home this past weekend and we had all day Saturday and half of Sunday together!


Since it was hotter than the surface of the sun this weekend, we decided to take our entertainment INDOORS!

Throughout the weekend, we continued on with our Netflix Scrubs marathon (no matter how many times I watch that show, it will NEVER get old!). Then on Saturday night, we rented 21 Jumpstreet from Redbox and I’ll tell you right now, it’s the funniest movie I’ve seen in a while…I’m talking those silent laughs you get because you can catch your breath kind of funny! We checked out the online trailers of Ted and both thought it looked pretty entertaining so yesterday we went to an early matinee showing…unfortunately, I think they showed all the funny parts in the trailer! 🙁

As for this weekend’s eats, I think it was the perfect balance of eating in and eating out…especially when the eating out involves Southern style homecookin’! 

For lunch on Saturday, we went to a little BBQ joint we’ve both been eyeing for months called Mel’Rose BBQ

I ordered the pulled pork plate with fried green tomatoes (my first in YEARS), cucumber salad, and cornbread while BB went with the BBQ ribs, fried okra, coleslaw, and cornbread.

You KNOW it’s good Southern fare when the entire plate is full of brown! 😉

To balance out all the fried stuff, I whipped up a simple dinner of grilled shrimp and scallops with a wild rice mix along with a quick side salad.



I used a combination of spices and this marinade for the scallops but the shrimp didn’t need a thing. Fyi, cooking shrimp IN the shell is 100x better than cooking shrimp OUT of the shell…it stays so plump and is FULL of flavor!

On Sunday morning, we got up early and headed out to try another new place for breakfast called G’s Pancake House.

Any ideas what we ordered? 😉

I went with the strawberry topped buttermilk pancakes (with a side of creamy peanut butter) and BB ordered the pecan pancakes with a massive side of bacon!

Both were fantastic! The strawberry topping on my pancakes wasn’t overly sweet and you should have seen the size of the pecan pieces in BB’s short stack…we will DEFINITELY be going back!

Just before he headed back out Sunday afternoon, I made a little throw-togher lunch which actually turned out to be quite tasty!

Mexican chicken salad for him

Half a cooked chicken breast, chopped and mixed with 1/2 a mashed avocado, a large spoonful of plain Greek yogurt, and spices topped with chunky salsa.

And a Mexican inspired salad for me

Spinach, wild rice mix, 1/4 avocado, tomatoes, and a dollop of sour cream…there may or may not have been some dipping into the last of my tub of chili lime hummus too! 😉

 I was actually pretty impressed with the flavors in both these plates…especially since it took me all of about 10 minutes to throw them together!

After lunch, we said our goodbyes and he headed off…back to the Cruciferous Modeling Academy…where he’ll be for another few weeks.

What? Where do you think he got the name Broccoli Babe? 😉

How did YOU beat the heat this weekend?

Any good movies you’ve seen lately? Do share!

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