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So here’s what’s were talking about in my neck of the woods. Clint Eastwood, Detroit and Chrysler. This is an article with a YouTube clip I found online.

Last year, the best Super Bowl commercial for many people was Chrysler’s spot about the Chrysler 200 and the city of Detroit. It featured Eminem and focused on the resilience of the city of Detroit. It introduced the “Imported From Detroit” tagline, as well as the following line: “This is the Motor City, and this is what we do.”

During the first half of the Super Bowl, I was wondering how Chrysler planned to follow up last year’s ad. I didn’t think it could be topped, but I was still curious to see what Chrysler had put together. During halftime, this commercial was unveiled:

Once again, Chrysler went with the Detroit fighting back angle, and this time Clint Eastwood was used in the commercial. Personally, I think Chrysler hit the ball out of the park for the second year in a row. Some commercials go for making people laugh, and others try to catch people’s attention with CGI, but Chrysler went with one with a powerful message, and I applaud them for it. Great work once again.

Goosebumps, that’s all I can say.

So my Stuart can be very adventurous. I recently started using my dining room table as a desk while I’m blogging so I can be in the same room as my husband. Well Stuart doesn’t like that I’m not on the couch with him. So he has been sitting on my lap while I work and all of a sudden he decided he wanted a different view. He popped his little body right up on the table. Look at him, he know’s he’s being naughty but he can’t help it.

He won’t make eye contact with me when he know’s he’s doing something wrong. Naughty little boy. He rule’s this house with his good looks!

So I made a wonderful breakfast, last night. During the Superbowl game, I got kinda antsy after sitting for so long watching the game, so I went to pack my breakfast and lunch. I just couldn’t get oatmeal out of my mind,  and I have been wanting to try this recipe I found. I adapted it a bit, I used oatmeal flour instead of Buckwheat flour like the original recipe called for. I wanted to test if this would hold up overnight and reheated the next day.

http://edibleperspective.com/2012/01/banana-cinnamon-protein-quick-bake/

Banana Cinnamon Protein Quick Bake [vegan + gluten free]

  • 1/2 banana
  • 6T raw Oatmeal Flour
  • 3T Raw protein powder
  • 1t cinnamon
  • 1T ground flax meal
  • 4-8T almond milk*
  1. Mash the banana until egg-like.
  2. Add in all other dry ingredients and stir together.
  3. Mix in the milk, starting with 4T, and adding more until just a soft but thick batter is formed.
  4. Grease a small microwave safe dish with butter/coconut oil/cooking spray.
  5. Spoon in the dough [which should be like a very thick muffin batter] and spread evenly.
  6. Microwave on high for 2-3min, until the center is set.  If cooked long enough, the texture will not be at all gummy.
  7. Release from the dish with a fork.

Nutrition stats: [calculated with RAW Protein – 17g protein per 1/4c serving] cals: 301 fat: 5g carbs: 46g sugar: 7.3g protein: 20.5g fiber: 10g

Tips/Subs: buckwheat flour can be subbed for oatmeal flour.  3T pumpkin puree or 2.5T unsweetened applesauce can be subbed for banana.  If adding chopped nuts or chia seeds, add 1T more milk to prevent drying out.

I microwaved it in a cereal bowl, after I spray with baking oil.

It slid right out of the bowl onto a plate. I topped it with goodies and I snapped a picture. Then,

I transferred to a travel container.

I was a little worried it would dry out by the morning, but I was wrong, it was moist and taste after I reheated it.  It reminded me of an oatmeal pancake. I topped it with some agave sweeter, nuts and dried cranberries. Perfect start to a Monday.

Here’s today’s Breakfast and Lunch Bag.

Tonight I am working 2 hours later than I normally do, my boss is on vacation until next Tuesday so I am working earlier and later than I normally do. So I planned for my husband to have the Guinness Stew leftovers with brown rice and I plan on having Roasted Tofu and Brown Rice. I froze 4 slices of Tofu from last weeks meal. I don’t mind tofu after it’s been frozen, it gets a chewy texture and It goes well with brown rice.

When I get home, I plan on getting in a quick 30-45 minute elliptical workout before reheating our dinner and making the rice. Today would be my arm weights workout day, so I am hoping to fit that in today as well.

Today’s weather is unbelievable, it’s sunny and 46 degrees. I’m sad I couldn’t take a walk at lunch, but I couldn’t leave the office unmanned.

Question of the day:  Did you have a good Monday?

Check Ya Later.

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