I couldn’t decide on a title today. Some of my options were:
- Sweet Crepe!
- Champagne in the Mornin’
- Panera take 3
You see, I opened this jar of jam the other night and at first thought something was wrong. It was so….chunky!! And then at first taste, I tasted vague hint of alcohol. Bummer The jam must be bad.
I took another bite. Yes. Definitely some alcohol. Then I noticed the name.
Awww champagne. Yes, now that makes sense. And the chunks? My friends, that was just the overload of blueberries. So amazed. And So delicious. I am obsessed.
I mixed it with some cream cheese to top my protein pancakes with.
Pancakes made with:
- 2 egg whites
- 1/4 cup wheat bran
- 2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 packet stevia
- 1 scoop protein powder
- Almond milk
- ~1/4 cup pumpkin
Delicious, but these pancakes were so moist, they took FOR-EV-ER (Sandlot anyone??) to cook.
And the next morning I decided to make a sweet crepe. Egg white omelet filled with the blueberry jam + cream cheese mixture. With
2 1 1/2 Morningstar sausage patties on the side. I might’ve been feeling nibbly.
It’s been rainy here. Very. Very. Rainy.
And now I’m at Panera blogging away. I got off work early, and felt the need to come somewhere productive to blog.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t turn down the “.99 cent pastry with any meal + drink purchase.” Darn.
I longingly eye this Cobblestone pasty roll thing every time I’ve been to Panera.
Honestly? It looks good. But isn’t great. It basically tastes like cinnamon raisin bread with a tiny bit of frosting drizzle. I was expecting more of a cinnamon roll type of flavor. I nibbled on half before my meal came.
Chicken Fuji Apple salad + black bean soup + whole grain baguette.
Considering the fact that I snacked a lot at work this morning, I am now stuffed. Drinking carbonated soda doesn’t help either
Panera take three was a bit more of a success than my past visits. Although my baguette was a bit on the burnt side. Here’s my ranking so far (based on what I’ve gotten here within the 3 visits since it opened):
1. Fuji apple salad
2. BBQ chopped salad
3. Thai chicken salad
1. Chicken noodle soup
2. Black bean soup
3. Vegetable pesto soup
There salads are just so…..skimpy!! Definitely needs more to it. But the baguette still ranks #1 in my heart. I love it.
I have to say once on vacation I got a turkey sandwich on their cinnamon raisin bread. Sounds odd. But it was amaze. Sweet + savory peeps. Do it.
What’s your favorite pastry?
I’m not a big pastry person. Okay, that’s kind of lying. They taste delicious. But I can easily turn them down. I definitely like sweet, doughy, frosting covered things. Or an ooey gooey caramely baked good. I’m not a fan of flaky things (think croissants or scones).