WIAW: Pumpkin Pannycakes

Alternative post titles:
1. That Time I Woke Up Craving Maple Syrup or…
2. Oh Look, I Ate Actual Meals!

So it’s been a while (again) since I’ve made it to a What I Ate Wednesday party. Like I mentioned in my last “Currently” post, I’ve basically been snacking my days away…and honestly I’ve got no complaints. I’m finally starting to accept the fact that most days, I eat like a bird. Though I can’t deny that occasionally I can be a bear! And now I’ve totally tied in a connection to our hostess with the most-est. If you’re a little lost, take a minute and check out this post. Ok, now that we’re all done gushing over that cuteness, let’s get to the FOOD…in the form of Wednesday’s Tuesday’s eats!

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pancakes

Like I said, I woke up craving ONE thing! And though I’ve been craving French toast like a mad woman for the last couple of weeks, I have yet to make it to the store for a loaf of bread. Actually, I take that back, I’ve yet to remember to grab a loaf of bread in the SIX times I’ve been to the store in the last couple of weeks. Ha!

So I had just a liiiiiiiiiiiittle bit of this Trader Joe’s pumpkin pancake mix (that expired sometime last year) sitting in the pantry…which calls for butter and eggs and milk and shit. I opened my fridge…

I had eggs.

But I was determined to have myself some maple syrup pancakes so I set to work! I threw a bit of pumpkin in the bowl, a couple of egg whites, and enough water to get things shakin’ stirring, and BAM!

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pancakes with Syrup

Pumpkin pancakes for your PIE HOLE!
*fist bump*

Then I spent the next hour editing and Instagramming my beautiful stack of semi-homemade-oh-my-god-I-feel-like-a-genius pancakes…even though it only took approximately three minutes to actually eat them.

After I finally got my ass off the kitchen floor…because yes, that’s where I photographed, edited, and inhaled my little punkin’ pannycakes…oh god WHY DID I SAY THAT? That is way to close to another word for lady undergarments which I refuse to say. Ok, pretend that didn’t happen. What was I saying? Where was my ass?

What got me movin’ and groovin’?


Ohhhhhh ye-yah!

Though it only resided in my cute little TJ Maxx mug for a quick snap before it got thrown in a travel mug and then down my gullet on my way to the el job-o! Normally, I have a little snack at some point between the start of my shift and whatever I feel is “dinner” time, but this day, I was busier than a centipede in a toe counting contest. So instead, I just chugged an orange LaCroix and moved on.

Greek Salad

Dinner actually came in two minute increments spread out over about two hours. Eh, you take whatever you can get when you work at a hospital. Luckily, I had “some” leftovers from this weekend’s visit to my favorite Greek place in town (Sam’s Greek Cafe in the mall for all you locals!). I say “some” because the little middle-aged man was obviously a little sweet on me. My trip to the counter involved two bashful smiles, one high-five, fourteen packs of ketchup (for my friend’s fries), and a FIVE POUND Greek salad! Seriously you guys, I’m surprised the to-go container even closed!

It had lettuce, lamb, four gallons of tzatziki, twenty-four tomatoes, eighteen cucumbers, thirty bell peppers, eighty-six banana peppers, and more than five black olives. Oh and the pita bread was previously demolished on day one.

Hummus Snack

Things finally calmed down later in my shift and all of a sudden I was starving. Craving something with crunch, I raided my locker, aka my #blendswag safe! And yes, my carrots are sitting in a (CLEAN) emesis basin…thanks for noticing.

Cottage Cheese & Figs

And then, there was breakfast…I mean dinner…I mean…fuck it. When you work nights, it doesn’t even matter! My favorite cottage cheese (on sale at Publix this week, buy one, get one FREE!) topped with cinnamon, fresh figgys…figgies?…why am I talking like a baby? Balls!

I mean nuts…PEAnuts and honey! 😉


Wow, can you tell I’ve had a little too much coffee? Before I go too far, I’d better go. Besides, you have plenty of other #foodporn to check out!

What’s the BEST thing you ate yesterday?

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27 Responses to WIAW: Pumpkin Pannycakes

  1. Lisa says:

    There always seem to be some kind of treat in my day and I always look forward to them. Yesterday was a blueberry muffin, free with a birthday voucher from Caffe Nero!

  2. Aaaahahaha, she is BACK!! Another ‘I-have-to-laugh-so-hard-but-I-am-in-this-freaking-office-and-am-not-allowed-to-read-blogs-but-I-don’t-give-a-shit’ moment!! Thank you 🙂
    You are amazeballs. And awesomesauce. Need more baby-words? We have plenty in Swiss German 🙂
    Regarding the food: That greek bowl and that cottage cheese bowl…..gimme alllll the bowwwwls!!!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thank you! Thank you! *takes bow* *blows kisses* *does weird jazz-handsy thing with a twist and a flip*

      Love you girl! xoxo

  3. oooh yeah those are the BOMB. com : ) thanks for the reminder I gotta get them again!

  4. Glad to have you back… I’m a little off the wall when I drink too much coffee too. Greek food is the best, solid day of eats 🙂

  5. Omg I need those pancakes in my life. NEED, not just want. And my little Canadian heart loves the fact that you used REAL maple syrup and not that sugar-free voodoo 😯 Enough to forgive you for ruining a perfectly good dinner by throwing peanuts on top 😛

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh no no no! PURE maple syrup all day errrrrrry day! Gone are the days of counting out tablespoons of runny brown water posing as syrup! 😀

  6. hahahaha vomit basin carrots!
    Oh, the other day, I IG’d saying something about putting on my big girl pants and working out…yeah, I totally was working out in my spare room WITHOUT pants on, just underwear and free weights. Go me. Aren’t we just two peas in a pumpkin spiced pod?

  7. Missy says:

    Pimp for that salad Girl! #worthit

    I love the Friendship Whipped Cottage cheese, ever try it? I love using it like ricotta.
    (Yes I partook of the sale this week. (0:)

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      No, but I saw it on their website when I linked up the salt-free. I’ll have to keep my eye open for it! I love the texture of whipped spreads. Currently going NUTS over the Jif whips and some whipped Greek yogurt cream cheese that I stumbled upon a couple weeks ago. 🙂

  8. Kat says:

    ummmmm hi can you just send all of the above to my house please? K, thanks. I actually have a texture issue with cottage cheese until I blend it. I lovvvvve how nice and thick it gets. For some reason, that sounded way les dirt in my head….

  9. Pumpkin pancakes are the best!! I made pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes on Sunday and they were amaaaaazeballs!

  10. Do you eat pancakes with a knife and fork? What I do it I’m so turned on by the food I ditch the knife and go all in with the fork.

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  12. Hahaha I love that your carrots are in an emesis bin. Thank goodness it was clean. 😛 Also that breakfast/dinner with figs… yummm.

    The best thing I ate yesterday was an apple tart that I made with my friend!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! Yep! You wouldn’t believe the number of weird looks I get at work whenever I do that…but hey, a hungry girl’s gotta do what a hungry girl’s gotta do! Lol

      Ohhh, homemade apple tart? That sounds fabulous!

  13. And yet again I laugh my face off at your posts. Only you can make me hungry while pissing my pants at the same time! 😀

  14. Pumpkin pancakes and gyro meat in one day. That is all sorts of heaven.

  15. Glad to see you back (Even though i stalk instagram to get my foodie fix from you. From memory, you had salmon salad minus the salmon but some epic cauliflower concoction).

    YES- that cottage cheese brand makes the BEST and the WORST cottage cheese I have ever tasted- the 2% is amazing and the salt free is punishment.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! Nice memory, buddy! Heck, I can’t even remember what I ate for breakfast yesterday (actually, yes I do because it’s the same thing I had today and will probably have tomorrow…well, unless I run out of milk. I’m kinda on a cereal bender right now! Lol) let alone respond to comments in a timely fashion. Let’s just overlook the fact that I’m three weeks late on this, mmmkay?

  16. Omg those pancakes! I’m not even really a pumpkin fan (except for kabocha of course..duh) in baked goods…should I have said that outloud? #ShunnedForLife. But those cakes tho…have me drooling!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      The only…I repeat ONLY thing that saved you from lifelong blogger ridicule was the mention of kabocha. If you vetoed both, I’m afraid I’d have to mark you as spam! 😉

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