Brie, fig preserves, the Enjoy cracker sampler, strawberries, and 2 of my favorite inexpensive bottles of wine (shared of course haha). It was the first time I tried the President Light Brie...it was great! Since it was 30% fewer calories and 50% less fat, I was a little skeptical. However, it was just as creamy and delicious as the full fat/calories version:) I'm definitely getting that again! A few years ago, I was introduced to pairing brie and fruit...such an amazing combination! Since then, brie is not complete without a little fig preserves or pear jam to top it off! Be sure to try it next time you have brie! Since we had some sparkling wine, I thought strawberries and chocolate (for me) would be a nice combination. Our grocery store has such a nice organic aisle so I decided to get some of my favorite chocolate instead of ice cream. I chose the Dagoba Beaucoup Berries bar: 72% cacao, with pure vanilla and dried cranberries and cherries. My FAVORITE Dagoba bar is the Lavender Blueberry bar:) Unfortunately, grocery stores don't typically carry it. I bet they'd have it at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods.
Here are a few pictures from last night:
I decided that I would wake up early this morning and make something fun for breakfast! Breakfast food is one of my favorites probably because most Saturday mornings growing up, I'd wake up to the smell of my Mom's famous pancakes and warm syrup :) Since fall has finally arrived, I have been craving anything and everything pumpkin...so I decided to make Pumpkin Pancakes! See below for the recipe....
Pumpkin Pancakes (Vegan)
Mix together dry ingredients:
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda1/4 tsp salt
Mix together the wet ingredients:
1 cup canned pumpkin (make sure it's not the pumpkin pie mix)
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Then add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.....and then you have your batter! Make sure you taste it before you start making the pancakes. You might want to add more pumpkin pie spice depending on your taste. These weren't too tricky to cook, but my normal pancake recipe is very thin (think crepes) so these definitely take a lot longer to cook. There were REALLY good!! :) I will be making these again soon.