I'm a scrub

Thank goodness today is the last day to my work week…yesterday was SOOOO busy! I had a packed schedule of patients and our docs kept coming in with walk-ins, it was crazy busy! My busiest day as an RD yet, believe it or not! And of course, I felt like poo. But, alas, I AM finally feeling better. 😀 I even managed to get in some weeding and a short 2-mile run last night. While I didn’t want to run at all whatsoever…I did anyways. I don’t want to get behind on my 101 Days of Summer challenge goal to run at least 70 of the 101 days of summer. And it’s never a bad deal to catch up with The Hills while jogging 😀

I typically don’t “crave” certain meals because I meal plan through the week. Last night, however, I was craving waffles! And since I am yet to grocery shop (it’s been nearly 2 weeks!), I threw together Cinnamon Apple Waffles!

Cinnamon Apple Topping

2 apples, red variety
2 Tbsp cinnamon
3 Tbsp pure maple syrup

Directions:

Peel and dice apples. Mix apples, cinnamon, and syrup in a sauce pan over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until softened and caramelized. Serve over waffles or pancakes. Serves 2.

Nutrition Information (per 1/2 of recipe): 150 calories; 0 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 0 mg. sodium; 41.5 g. carbohydrate; 5 g. fiber

The actual waffle was made from Bob’s Red Mill Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix. Bob’s sent me this mix a few months back and finally got around to trying it. Good thing it stays good for a long time! It was wonderful! 🙂 And the nutrition stats weren’t bad, either! The HUGE Belgian waffle was 400 calories; 20 grams of fat; 200 mg. cholesterol; 525 mg. sodium; 42 g. carbohydrate; 6 g. fiber; and 15 g. protein. While the meal was delicious, I was over my carbohydrates for that meal.

…It was worth it.

I have to show off my garden a bit more today…it’s growing SO fast! Oklahoma = awesome gardening weather!

I spy squash…do youuu?

Heirloom tomatoes… 🙂

Random Question #1: What is your workplace attire? Are you okay with it, or do you wish it were something else?

Random Question #2: Pancakes or waffles? Tough one, I know!

I currently wear scrubs and love it! However, I know that won’t always be the case 🙁 RD’s typically wear business casual with a lab coat, and it’s fine…but not as great as scrubs!

Be well,

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44 Comments

  1. June 17, 2010 / 5:48 am

    Nicole,
    I’m glad you are feeling alright now. Cinnamon apple topping sounds great! Seeing that I really have a mood for waffle tonight. I love eating waffle more, but I love cooking pancake more. Have a nice day!

  2. June 17, 2010 / 5:52 am

    Good for you for running the 2 miles even thought you didn’t feel like it! That apple topping looks so yummy!

  3. June 17, 2010 / 6:17 am

    I didn’t know you wore scrubs!!! Well, I’ll admit I love having to wear a uniform (or at least I love that I will be wearing one soon). I’ll have to buy some nice pants, but I get to wear a typical RD lab coat, which means that I will not really have to think about what I wear underneath 🙂 Nice.

    Glad you survived your tough day at work. Also, I love your running challenge. Maybe I’ll join you when you come to C-bus??

    I choose pancakes, although I do love a good waffle. I just prefer the ol’ pancake!

  4. June 17, 2010 / 6:34 am

    Waffles! I don’t have a waffle maker though. That is a good thing 🙂 Lucky you get to wear scrubs, so comfy. Great job on the run. I am started a yoga challenge next week. 50 days of yoga (out of 94), which is about 4 times per week.

  5. June 17, 2010 / 6:39 am

    The waffle looks awesome! But I have to say that for some reason I think I like pancakes a lot more. They’re just so homey and comforting (and easier to make, at least with my crappy waffle iron ;)).

    And I never thought about moving to Oklahoma before this post but if that’s what it took to have a nice garden, I’d probably do it. 😛

  6. June 17, 2010 / 6:42 am

    This really makes me want waffles!!! But yeah, that’s a tough competition…If there’s blueberries, then definitely pancakes!

  7. June 17, 2010 / 6:43 am

    Workplace attire for me is teeshirt, sweats or shorts. I am a stay at home homeschooling mom and I dress more for shat will hide the stains best and allow me free movement to dig behind furniture for missing toys, is fireproof and so forth ( don’t laugh – homeschool labs can get a little exciting and flammable sometimes). Pancakes or waffles ? I make pancakes because they take less time when cooking for the three of us but I really like waffles. For some reason they strike me as “posh”. Silly but true ! And WOO HOO on the baby squash ! Gardens can be very exciting – and the tomatoes make my mouth water

  8. June 17, 2010 / 6:45 am

    The whole pancake/waffle thing changes for me… right now I’d hands down pick waffles. But if you’d asked me that 6 months ago I might have said pancakes. I need a waffle press! Right now, eggos are filling in quite nicely!! 🙂

  9. June 17, 2010 / 6:53 am

    I used to work at a boutique law firm on Michigan Avenue and had to dress to the max. Where I work now is casual – even get to wear jeans on Fridays!

    If I had a waffle maker, it would be waffles, but for now pancakes!

  10. June 17, 2010 / 7:19 am

    I’m so jealous. I would love to wear scrubs to work. Comfortable. Easy. It would make getting ready in the morning so simple and fast. I have to wear dress pants and a nice shirt. On Friday we get to wear jeans, which is like going to Disney World.

  11. June 17, 2010 / 7:20 am

    I am so jealous that you wear scrubs! Nice and comfy, I’m sure. I wear business casual since I work in an office. I keep saying for my next job that I want a ‘jeans job.’ I hate getting dressed up. Tough call, I love waffles and pancakes equally 🙂

  12. June 17, 2010 / 7:25 am

    That is one good-looking waffle! The apple topping sounds especially delicious.

    Choosing between pancakes and waffles…that’s a toughie. I guess it just depends on what kind of mood I’m in. Most mornings I’d choose oatmeal (hot or overnight) over both pancakes and waffles ;).

    I work at a school without a faculty (or student) dress code, so it’s pretty casual. I couldn’t imagine wearing a suit everyday!

  13. June 17, 2010 / 8:21 am

    those lil tomatoes looks great! Good growing 🙂

    I work for myself, so it’s whatever I want it to be 🙂 But in the sake of professionalism, I dress nicely. Too bad, I’d love to go everywhere in jeans and/or sundresses…

  14. June 17, 2010 / 8:27 am

    I wish I got to wear scrubs during my internship! I asked repeatedly and was denied–haha! So much easier and more comfortable! Since my move is underway, I dress in casual, super easy attire lol–tshirts and shorts, flip-flops… … and LOVE it! And, I have to say, I 100% vote Waffles all the way! YUM!

  15. June 17, 2010 / 8:28 am

    I’m drooling over the apple-cinnamon topping!
    Waffles or pancakes? That’s tough…I think pancakes, but only slightly 🙂

  16. June 17, 2010 / 8:43 am

    your garden looks amazing!!!!!!

    I wear jeans to work every day. Nobody dresses up, it’s kind of nice.

    I’m a pancake kind of gal 🙂

  17. June 17, 2010 / 8:44 am

    Pancakes for sure.

  18. June 17, 2010 / 8:46 am

    Oh don’t make me choose! haha! I love pancakes AND waffles. I could never pick! 🙂

    I work at a gym so I am pretty much in gym clothes all day…how great is that?!

  19. June 17, 2010 / 8:51 am

    I’m starting my food service rotation next week and I just bought some new scrubs for it. I looooove scrubs!

  20. June 17, 2010 / 9:07 am

    Oooh, those tomatoes are so cute! I can’t wait to see what all else your garden grows!

    Sounds like a busy day of work indeed…glad you got to reward yourself with some yummy comfort food dinner 🙂

  21. June 17, 2010 / 9:08 am

    I’ve always been a pancake girl. Waffles are good, but I’ve always preferred pancakes.
    I can pretty much wear whatever I want to work as long as I look presentable. Basically that means jeans and a clean top. I love being able to wear jeans to work!

  22. June 17, 2010 / 9:23 am

    Scrubs sound so comfortable! My attire is normally business casual, but when we are working outdoors its boots and jeans all the way. My first year of teaching I would wear nice clothes/shoes outdoors for labs and I have since learned because I have ruined way to many pairs of pants! It’s waffles all the way for me!!!

  23. June 17, 2010 / 9:39 am

    Congrats on getting your run in despite not really feeling it.

    The attire at my place is business casual — really more casual and I’m perfectly okay with that code.

  24. June 17, 2010 / 9:45 am

    Way to go on running after your busy day!!

    And I have to say pancakes over waffles because waffles are usually too crunchy for me :-).

  25. June 17, 2010 / 10:04 am

    So jealous of your garden!!

    I work from home so I wear yoga pants or running clothes. 🙂 When I go into my PT running store job, I wear….running clothes. Jeans feel like dressing up to me these days. 🙂

  26. June 17, 2010 / 10:47 am

    the cinnamon apple topping looks so good. I could eat that buy itself.

    I have to dress business casual, but I’d love to wear scrubs. That’d be nice.

  27. June 17, 2010 / 11:22 am

    That apple topping looks so good!

    I currently dress business casual for work and it suits me just fine. I work at a university and the students aren’t much younger than me, so the slightly more dressed up look helps keep me from being mistaken for a student. 🙂

    And as much as I love waffles, pancakes always win in my book. Especially blueberry pancakes. 🙂

  28. June 17, 2010 / 11:33 am

    My attire is whatever I want as I am the company 🙂 Usually workpants with a t-shirt or golf shirt. It works for me.

  29. June 17, 2010 / 11:50 am

    Glad you are feeling better and way to go getting in a run.

    Scrubs sounds comfy! Not currently working but it was anything I wanted when I was. I taught college drama so jeans and t-shirts most of the time, the people who taught the boring classes (dramatic literature) dressed up but those of us who taught the fun stuff got to be casual, after all never know when you might have to climb a ladder or carry sheets of plywood 😛 I could never work somewhere I couldn’t wear jeans and sneakers…

    Pancakes when I want stuff in them and waffles for when I want to top it. 😛

  30. June 17, 2010 / 12:26 pm

    I’m so glad you are feeling better! And DANG those waffles look amazing. I don’t have a waffle maker, so the last time I had fresh waffles was maybe…..at a hotel for breakfast? 🙂

    I SO wish I could wear scrubs. Or a uniform of some kind! Our dress code is business casual. It would be made perfect if they would only allow us to wear jeans and yoga pants. And tennis shoes.

    I’m going to actually have to go with pancakes! I think I just like the smooth texture of pancakes. And I can spread almond or peanut butter more easily right on top. 🙂

  31. June 17, 2010 / 12:33 pm

    Those pancakes look extremely tasty! I hope you enjoy your weekend:) xx

  32. June 17, 2010 / 12:50 pm

    I am at work right now and I am rocking jeans, converse, and a tshirt! it does not get any better than that haha

  33. June 17, 2010 / 1:26 pm

    I think waffles and pancakes taste so similar…but I choose pancakes because you can stack them up and eat it high and mighty. 🙂

    In Singapore, they sell fresh-griddled waffles on the streets or in roadside stalls or in bakeries, flavored with pandan and stuffed with different fillings like blueberries, peanut butter, butter, kaya jam, cheese, etc.

  34. June 17, 2010 / 5:44 pm

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. What a great waffle topper recipe!
    Your garden is growing so fast! I can’t wait until we buy a house with a yard.

  35. June 17, 2010 / 6:15 pm

    So glad to hear that you are starting to feel better! Those waffles look amazing! I’m a total waffle girl… pancakes are overrated. I’m still waiting for the day that I buy a waffle maker 🙂

  36. June 17, 2010 / 7:02 pm

    I’m glad you’re feeling better! Your waffles look amazing with that apple-cinnamon topping! Hmmm, waffles or pancakes…it’s such a tough call! I think waffles because they have all those nooks and crannies for filling with good stuff. 😉

  37. June 17, 2010 / 9:32 pm

    Nice job on getting in a run even though you really didn’t feel like it:) Bet ya felt good afterward!
    Have a good weekend, dear!

  38. June 18, 2010 / 1:00 am

    waffles looks so yummy…i prefer waffles with icecream…

  39. June 18, 2010 / 6:26 am

    Oo I bet that cinnamon apple topping would be good on a lot of things.

  40. June 19, 2010 / 1:58 pm

    Glad you’re feeling better – your waffles look so tasty!

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