Well, it’s been really warm and humid here in Chicago (minus today, of course). However, our complex has yet to really turn on air conditioning. There’s some sort of wind coming out of our air conditioner vent, but it’s definitely not cool enough to keep me from tossing and turning all night (woke up 3 times last night alone). In a moment of “genius” two nights ago, we decided to leave both the window in our bedroom and the doors to our patio open. Now, I’m not worried about people breaking in (we are on the 40th floor), but I didn’t think I also had to be concerned about letting humidity in. Well, apparently I did.
While in the gym yesterday morning, I get a text from Ryan telling me that everything in the freezer was melting and his milk was “warm.” After getting back to the apartment, I did a quick Google search and cranked up the coolness in the fridge. We then left for work, and Ryan came home at lunch to check if it had fixed itself–nope. Still warm. One phone call and two repairmen later and we discovered the root of the problem: summer heat.
Luckily, I made a light vegetable soup the night before, because I am down to bare bones food-wise at this point. Ryan and I have a very busy week, packed with appointments and meetings after work hours, and we will be out of town all weekend again. Meaning there is no reason, in the middle of the week, to go grocery shopping. This puts me in a very…odd position, and I have to say I’m missing my pancakes. My hummus and organic eggs. My strawberries.
When I made this recipe, I had an overabundance of strawberries (bulk, on sale), now I just miss them. This recipe is extremely easy and borrows from the same idea as my protein pancakes.
I added 5 strawberries to the mix, but you can add more or less. You can also puree them with a blender, to get a smoother batter. In fact, I’d recommend it. Though I love the strawberry chunks, I believe pureeing them before “frying” them would keep them from cooking unevenly and possibly burning.
- 1 banana
- 2 eggs
- handful of strawberries
- olive oil
- Mix banana with eggs. Blend well.
- Add chopped strawberries.
- Either blend in a blender or food processor, or blend well to leave pieces as is.
- Grease a pan with olive oil.
- Add batter.
- Turn when lightly browned.
- Top with maple syrup or unsweetened apple sauce.
Hope you enjoy this simple dish. I’ll be nibbling on an apple and peanut butter, downing a Suja juice and dreaming of strawberries.
Oh, and HAPPY HUMP DAY!