November 29, 2014

Best Black Friday Deal EVER just for you!

I never post on the weekends.
And I am not a Black Friday type of girl, but my husband and I found a Black Friday deal that is just TOO good to pass up and I wanted to share it with all of you.

Cause I like money. Just like Jimmy Fallon and Capital One.
Free money.

So if you use the link below you can sign up for a Capital One 360 checking and savings account (both are no fee accounts), you can get $200 (and I'll get $40).

How do you do it? Sign up using this link:

1. Deposit $250 into a new checking account and then make 5 check deposits 
or 5 debit card purchases or a combination of the two within 45 days. 
They'll deposit the $100 bonus on day 50.

2. Deposit $1000 into a new savings account and they will immediately add 
the $100 bonus. You can withdraw the $1000 immediately and the bonus on day 30.

This is a Black Friday deal so you'll need to open the accounts by midnight on December 1st. You can do either or both. I did both last year when the bonus was only $75 each. Easiest $150 I've ever made. I transferred everything back into my regular checking account in less than 2 months. Pretty darn good return on investment. If you're married, you can double up on the deal by each opening an account.

Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving! Let me know if you have any questions. 
Who doesn't like free money!?


**I am not being compensated by Capital One for writing this post, just the referral bonus I get from any of you lovely people who sign up. And you get even more money!**

November 28, 2014

Happy Birthday Sister



To the girl who rocks pink perfectly and amazes me,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
I hope your day is fabulous (just like you) and is filled with the best fashion, food, and family. I can't wait to see what this year holds and watch you dominate everything that comes your way. I'm so proud of you Elliephant!


November 27, 2014

Feliz Cumplianos a Ti

Happy Birthday Kevin!
And Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I am obviously very thankful for my better half in my life.
I really got lucky and caught myself a good one!

This is our 10th Thanksgiving.
WOW.

With that, I will take this day to truly marvel in how well you can get to know someone over the years and become so close to each other.

If you really knew Kevin...
You would know he played soccer up until high school.
You would definitely know that he loves electronics. {I think he is the electronics whisperer}
You would know that he will never own a minivan.
You would know that he is not a big breakfast guy.
You would know he has to sleep with the fan on.
You would know he likes jigsaw puzzles.
You would know he loves playing Dominion.
You would know he drinks insane amounts of mountain dew.
You would know he wants to be a dad someday.
You would know he said I love you first. :)


Happy Birthday to the person I am SO thankful for!
Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2014

Pumpkin Muffins

Fall is here! Heck for some winter is here...
Not here in Arizona, but everywhere else...

So since I can't have the fall weather, I will make the fall food.
Pumpkin muffins are an excellent alternative to anything you have to cut and share (pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, etc...) I love the ease of grabbing these muffins.

I always use my mom's recipe. It is the softest and most flavorful and as always....easy to make! ;-) You can make this into a loaf of pumpkin bread too if you wish. 


Ingredients:

4 beaten eggs
3 cups of sugar
1 16 oz can of pumpkin
1 cup oil
1/3 cup of water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp of baking soda
1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 8 oz pitted dates, snipped
1 1/2 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts

Directions:

Combine eggs and sugar in an extra large mixing bowl. Stir in pumpkin and then stir in oil and water. It will take a while to combine the oil and water but it will mix! Then add vanilla.

Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon into mixture. Stir until combined.

Fold in dates and nuts and put mixture into cupcake liners or into 2 greased 9x5x3 baking pans.

Bake at 325 for 22-25 minutes or 350 for about 55 minutes for bread or till a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool and enjoy! Store airtight to maintain optimal moistness!

What are some of your favorite fall family recipes?
yay alteration!

November 25, 2014

Fresh Cranberry Sauce

So who likes cranberries?
The traditional Thanksgiving dish seems to be either much loved or not.

Kevin made our cranberry sauce for our Friendsgiving. He did a good job! During the process of hosting, I had a lot of fun sharing the kitchen with Kevin. He adapts his recipe from the back of the Ocean Spray bag of cranberries.

The secret is the juice that he has every morning. Trust me, it makes the cranberries far more tolerable. ;-)

Kevin has lots of practice with Thanksgiving foods, it is usually his birthday meal and once again this year it will be!

Ingredients:

1 cup of sugar
1 cup of Dole Orange Peach Mango Juice
1 12 oz package of fresh or frozen cranberries

Directions:

Combine sugar and juice in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and add the cranberries.

Return to a boil and boil gently for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.

Cover and cool completely (or as long as you can) at room temperature and refrigerate until serving time.

Enjoy!!

What are your favorite and least favorite Thanksgiving foods?


November 24, 2014

Black Friday

People either love or hate Black Friday Thursday Weekend. I seriously think that stores are hurting their own awesome promotion they have by making it last longer or starting earlier.

Leave it Black Friday!! 

And why are people shopping on Thanksgiving and not getting it on with the wine bottle?!? (Two things not to do together....shop and drink. Trust me!) I would imagine you would have more sales for people trying to clamor over a deal that one day than if they know the deals will be there more than a day. But I digress...what do I know about sales...I am over here in the medical field far away from all that.

The Savey Greedy Games premieres tonight 8/7c. May the Prices be ever in your favor
via

That being said I guess you can tell I don't like Black Friday. It is crowded and I far prefer nursing a hangover watching TV after being filled to the brim on Thanksgiving.

Here are some tips however if you decide to venture out:

Get a game plan: Don't just run around looking for things. Make a list of stores you wanna hit and what you want to get from them. Otherwise you will miss all the best deals and may get trampled.

Trust no one, except one person: people may seem nice, until they swipe the last TV or won't let you back into a line. But do bring a buddy to do Black Friday with. They are good for standing in lines while you shop and you can vice verca do the same for them. 

Wear comfortable shoes: And don't wait to buy them on Black Friday. Start out with them.

Resist temptation: Gotta make sure you are still on that game plan I mentioned! Stores make everything look extra good! 

Bring Snacks: Don't bring a huge purse to weigh you down while your shopping, but please remember to eat before and possibly bring snacks during. No one wants to see you hungry and stressed and getting trampled and not sticking to a game plan because you are hypoglycemic.

Bring Lauren something: Cause....yeah! Especially if it is a beautiful Swarovski Crystal ornament. Love those. PleaseAndThankYou!

"First rule for Black Friday shopping, there are no rules." // #Fashion
via


Who is doing Black Friday this year?

November 21, 2014

I Believe

I believe everyone did this post a year ago but I am getting to it just now cause I can.
I Believe In Pink  - Audrey Hepburn

I believe watching football counts as a productive Sunday.

I believe crisp fall air awakens the soul.

I believe that chocolate in any form can make a bad day feel better.

I believe that a good hug is about the only thing better than chocolate.

I believe that having a night-in with a few great girlfriends and copious amounts of wine is a necessity at least once every couple of months.

I believe that you can never over-tell your husband how much you love and appreciate him.

I believe that a great pair of heels can make an outfit and can increase your confidence dramatically.

I believe in everything Christmas related and taking all of it in while it lasts! Even when you are in the desert!

I believe that blogging is good for the soul - that even if you don't hit 'publish' it helps to write out feelings.

I believe in blasting and singing to your favorite song over and over again.

I believe in the power of a good pedicure.

I believe in great views and traveling often.


What are some things you believe in?

November 20, 2014

A Day In The Life

Just another Thursday. 
Thursdays bring us Fridays and Fridays bring us weekends.
Thursdays also have football.

A couple of Thursdays ago, the Browns even won!
Thursdays must be full of magical powers.

I think everyone did this years ago. But here goes. Cause my life is a real thriller...

  • 5:45 AM Alarm goes off. Press snooze 
  • 5:50 AM Groan about needing to get out of bed. 
  • 5:51 AM Stop groaning and get up. Grab my phone because I don't believe it could possibly be time for me to wake up yet. I need more sleep! 
  • 5:52 AM Brush teeth, wash face. 
  • 5:55 AM Start applying makeup 
  • 5:57 AM Shrug at myself in the mirror because that is as good as it is going to get. 
  • 5:58 AM Look at my hair and think about straightening it. Then think better not... 
  • 6:00 AM Brush it and put it in an ugly ponytail 
  • 6:03 AM Head to the kitchen 
  • 6:04 AM Make something unhealthy and unconventional for breakfast like a quesadilla. 
  • 6:06 AM Stare at the fridge waiting for a lunch I didn't pack to magically appear. 
  • 6:08 AM Shut the fridge since aforementioned lunch is not appearing. 
  • 6:10 AM Leave for work without a lunch and with a messy quesadilla. 
  • 6:45 AM Get to work and get bombarded with questions. 
  • 7:30 AM - 11:20 AM Start thinking about the lunch that I don't have. 
  • 11:30 AM Just eat some chocolate and call it lunch. 
  • 12:00 PM - 3:20 PM Be excited to go home. 
  • 3:30 PM Get bombarded with all hell breaking loose.
27 Reasons Why Nurses Are Secretly Angels Living Among Us

  • 4:30 PM Finally leave and drive home. 
  • 5:00 PM Get home, get the mail, and realize I need to make dinner and I am hungry now. 
  • 5:05 PM Grab a quick snack...while thinking of what to make for dinner. 
  • 5:12 PM Say "F this, I don't even need dinner" and start watching Grey's Anatomy or Bones. 
  • 5:30 PM Realize that Kevin will need dinner 
  • 6:00 PM Stand in front of my fridge magically hoping something will appear and make itself. 
  • 6:03 PM Realize it will not and start making dinner. 
  • 6:15 PM I am literally starving to DEATH. Like seriously my stomach is eating my insides. 
  • 6:30 PM Kevin comes home. We have whatever slop I have made. 
  • 6:31 PM- 8:30 PM Watch TV shows and talk. 
  • 8:31 PM- 9:15 PM Kevin goes and studies. I clean. 
  • 9:20 PM Brush teeth, shower, and lay in bed. I wonder if it is too early to just fall asleep... 
  • 9:30PM- 10:30 PM Watch the news with Pinterest on my Nexus. 
  • 10:30 PM Talk to Kevin again. 
  • 10:35 PM Count how many hours until I need to wake up. Set my alarm. 
  • 10:40 PM Fall asleep.


Occasionally groceries, filling up for gas, miscellaneous errands, and exercise happen. 
What do your typical days look like?

November 19, 2014

Hectic is Perfect

I think there is an assumption that marriages are perfect. And maybe they can be for some – the perfect jobs, house, pets, children, cars – the list goes on. But what makes my marriage so wonderful and perfect for is this hectic thing we call life. For my husband and I, hectic IS perfect – because that means we are living our life and living it together.

Would we want a romantic date night once a week? Sure! Does it happen? No, but what we do love is our nightly routine of a quiet dinner catching up on TV. Yep, there it is – our romantic evening! But for us, it’s so perfect. To sit and share our day, toss back a glass of wine and relax is the perfect evening. We do love our random date nights though and, to be honest, we need one soon! Life happens and we’re constantly paying the bills, seeing friends, seeing family, being spouses and it’s hard sometimes!

 But in the end, it’s this hectic-ness that brings us together and makes us a good team. Life has always been busy. Not just lately. I feel like everyone adds the word lately to busy like it is some sort of excuse. I don't feel guilty or the need for an excuse. I love my life with my husband hectic or calm.



Aww. He is so cute!
Have a great weekend!

November 18, 2014

Sweet and Sour Chicken

I cannot believe that I have not shared this recipe. It is a huge STAPLE in my house. Heck I even found out at one point it was Kevin's favorite meal! Possibly still is! Haven't asked him lately...

Anyway, we love sharing this meal together with a nice glass of wine. I don't ever usually attempt Chinese food at home, but this one, NO PROBLEM.

Final product. Enjoy with a nice glass of chardonnay.


Ingredients:

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 eggs, beaten
Flour (enough to coat, I never measure it)
Canola Oil Spray

2 cups granulated sugar
8 tablespoons ketchup
1/2 cup of white vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons of soy sauce
2 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions:

Cut the chicken pieces into bite sized pieces of chicken. Dip the pieces into the egg then into the flour to coat. Once coated place in a big skillet and cook until lightly browned. Then place the chicken into a greased baking dish. 

In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic powder. Cover the browned chicken with the mixture.

Bake for 50 minutes at 325! Enjoy!


November 17, 2014

Friendsgiving

I hosted a friendsgiving dinner this year. You know, just my first major thing. Just 12 of our closest friends. Haha, in hindsight, I did not plan enough. Sure I had hosted Easter, but that wasn't a crowd, just my parents.

My mother always hosts Thanksgiving dinner, and it has always been a pretty small affair for us- just our immediate family. Family is not nearby for us. This year I wanted to host one for our friends. I am thankful for them and we know how to eat, so this seemed like the best holiday to do. Plus as a nurse, I have no idea what holidays I won't get to spend with family or friends.  I learned a few things from this year's hosting experience...

Keep it simple. My table setting was beautiful, but practically effortless. I got some roses and candles and a table runner. That. Was. It. Easy. Peasy.




Get creative and resourceful. Not stressed out! I fretted for a bit about the size of our dining room table. I made a creative buffet of the food and had a friend bring over a card table. People didn't have to go far to get seconds and everyone had a spot to sit. Problem solved!




What I learned about the menu. You have can never really have too many sides or pies for that matter. My friends brought all brought over a dish each. Everyone was super happy to have plenty of choices!

And you can never have too many chairs. Period end of.

The internet can be a dangerous place. Looking up how to do a turkey. Seems simple right?! People have differing opinions and blah, blah, blah. I should have just asked my mom from the beginning. But I didn't and I got majorly lucky picking and choosing what to do in the turkey department.

I'll did find some major success with my turkey this year, so what I did is down below...



And no matter how many people you have coming over or how big of a dinner you are making, make sure you set aside time to take a few photos from the day. You don't want to look back on a fabulous holiday and regret not snapping a few pics.



First annual Friendsgiving was a total success!

Rosemary Thanksgiving Turkey
Adapted from All Recipes

Ingredients:

3/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon of Italian Seasoning
1 teaspoon black ground pepper
2 teaspoons of dried rosemary
1 teaspoon of dried basil
2 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder
Turkey (I had an 18 lb one)

Directions:

Take your turkey out of the fridge. Ensure that you have given the turkey enough time to thaw. It literally takes 4-5 days!

Preheat the oven to 475.

In a small bowl, Mix together the olive oil and spices. Set aside.

Using your hand, spread the rosemary mixture on the breast and down the thigh and leg. Rub it all over that turkey.

Place the turkey on the rack in the roasting pan. Add a small amount of water (just enough to cover the bottom. Place in oven and roast for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, turn down temperature of oven to 325 and continue baking for another 3.5 hours.

OH and....get your own meat thermometer. Mine didn't even have a pop-up timer. But another thing, most websites will tell you the temp has to be 180. EW. Unless you like overcooked turkey....we took ours out at 160-165. The thermometer should be stuck in the thickest part of the thigh where it meats the breast. Push the thermometer in until you feel it slide into the thigh meat.

Your turkey should sit out for at least 15 minutes. I prefer 30 before eating and carving.

Oh and if you know someone with an electric carver. Be their best friend. Or just invest in one yourself. Makes the carving so much easier (so says my husband. I absolutely did not carve that bird)

Serve and enjoy!

Happy Holidays!
What have you learned from hosting during the holiday season?

November 14, 2014

Five Things to Look Forward to This Weekend

1// Catching up on emails, blogging, Pinterest, etc...

2// Watching football and hopefully dominating at Fantasy Football. (I have had some rough weeks)

3// Spending time at home after seeing friends tie the knot.

4// Getting in a nice bike ride since I will stuff my face at Friendsgiving.
(more on that later...)

5// Fall weather (just kidding! I wish, but I live in Arizona...getting closer though!)


Have a great weekend!

November 13, 2014

Guacamole Tostadas

My obsession with guacamole never sleeps.

Make my classic guacamole. Only changes made is that you need to make sure the tomatoes are extra chunky and add some cooked corn and cilantro leaves to the mix. Add this mixture to the top of a fried corn tortilla and top with some shredded cheese. So yummy!

This is pretty much one of those recipes you make when you want dinner fast.
This is also what you post on your blog when you are short on time...

You win some and lose some.

Ingredients:

Lots of Lauren's Guacamole
Corn Tortillas
Frozen corn, cooked per directions
Cilantro, optional

Directions:

In a pan, warm the corn tortillas. Once warm, place on a plate and top with guacamole, corn, and cilantro if you would like. It is seriously just that easy!

Enjoy!


Have a happy Thursday!!

November 12, 2014

A Not So Special Place in my Heart

When I was in high school, we read Dante's Inferno. I loved the book, it was perfectly written interweaving a story through the complex levels of Hell. We had a project where we had to put someone in a level of Hell. My boyfriend and I at the time (oh wait that was Kevin!!!) teamed up. I came up with the story of who to put in hell and he did all the technical work of putting it in canto form. We placed people who censored books in Hell. 

Long story short, I had a teacher I still today believe a very small man as a teacher. He accused me of plagiarism. This hurt me. A lot more than it should have because I did not steal not any percent of this project from anyone. 

A place in hell is a harsh way of saying people I don't like. Because contrary to popular belief, I, nor anyone else, decides who goes where after we die. Only God...
;-)

The following are people who do not hold a special place in my heart for...

Parents who expect other people to raise their children.
You had it, you raise it (or let someone else adopt them). It is not a puppy you got for Christmas that you can't handle (you shouldn't do that either). You don't drop a kid off at a shelter or your mother's house. Do not spend every night out at the bar instead of raising what you created.

People who phrase things in a way that is a clear cry for attention and then get mad when attention is not given to them.
Do not say "my boyfriend can be such a jerk" or "last week was awful" unless you have some sentences to explain because I will not ask why. If you want to talk about something, spit it out. I am not going to pull it out of you. We are not teenagers.

Students who ask questions with less than 5 minutes left in class.
I am not in school anymore, but I never liked this kid. Do not keep everyone later because of your question. There is such a thing as a stupid question. And need I remind you that you can email, ask after class, or go to office hours. 

People who do not tip.
I have had some sucky service and therefore have given some smaller tips in my day, but not tipping period...woah I do not think I could ever do that. We can argue about tipping in general (an idea of which I do not like) but never the less, tipping is how these people make their money as they make less than minimum wage and can only rely on tips to increase that. Give them something!

Google Plus.
Enough said.
Hahaha - this made me lol.  Google+ is stupid.
What do people do that irks you?

November 11, 2014

My Husband the Electrician

Alright, another house post. I am here to tell you about putting in new lighting fixtures!

Note, that I don't agree people should take on these projects on their own without the opinion or help of a licensed electrician, Kevin was just able to do this project on his own.

If you are unable to do the work without the help of an electrician, try doing as much pre-work for the electricians as possible since you pay them by the hour for their time. We always remove old fixtures (like the fan, the fluorescents, etc). After turning off the power to them of course...captain cover my butt right there. ;-)

Lighting makes a room.  Kevin and I knew we needed to do something after getting granite and painting the cabinets and installing a back splash. The lights were dated and the light was more on the yellow-y side of things.



We found our fixtures at Home Depot. Initially we went to Lowe's and picked one out that had four track lights but realized it was way to short for the space. We used it in the laundry room, so no harm no foul done there, but only Home Depot had a modern looking track light with 6 pendants. 



Pretty huh! The track lights came with halogens. Now I love the light that it gives off, but boy those suckers can get hot and waste lots of electricity. To help this, Kevin replaced four of the six with an LED light. 

This helps keep our Arizona kitchen cooler and saves us about 5 bucks a month. Not counting the money saved by not needing to cool down an extra 400 watts of heat!

Had we replaced them all with LEDs we would be saving 8 bucks a month, but it was a slightly dimmer light and I didn't dig that.

Kevin also replaced the lights in our bathroom. I mean sure I really dug those old classic ball looking lights, but I guess it was time for a change. ;-)


Now I just have to figure out what to do above the cabinets.
I am finding it hard to decorate up there.
Any ideas?

November 10, 2014

Not a Zumba Girl

As I alluded to here, I am very much trying to get my fitness on and create a new lifestyle for myself. One in which I am happier with myself and my body.


I, like most girls, have tried many different ways to exercise. One of them that I have done occasionally to shake up my exercise routine since college is Zumba.

I have finally stopped trying Zumba. Why you ask? Because I really, really am terrible at it.
Reasons being:

1. I have NO coordination whatsoever. This is mostly to blame on being an ex-swimmer. For those of you who don't know, swimmers are the kids who got thrown in the pool because we sucked at normal sports like soccer.   
2. Rhythm. What rhythm? I gave up dance years ago. I got kicked out of ballet class and can only dance like Beyonce after a cocktail. 
3I'm short (and awkward). I really wish I women with short torsos looked great shaking it. 
4. I can't shake what my mama gave me...because she gave me none. I got that flat booty.
5. I am better at other things. It's true. I should be home on Pinterest or at happy hour. 
6. I'm still short (and scared). I don't want to be in the front where people behind me can tap me worried that I am having a seizure. So I put myself in the back corner. And since I am short I can never see the instructor. This means I had absolutely no idea what was going on. None. 

I also think that there are way better ways to exercise out there. Most of the time I was getting more exercise to my neck, craning to see what the moves were, then actually exercising.

Are you bad at Zumba? Is there any exercise methods that you don't partake in?
Oh and Happy Birthday to Lilly Pulitzer!

November 6, 2014

Here is to us

Here is to us.

Here is to us ordering a salad when you really want a burger.
To us making an ass of ourselves in a cardio dance class.
To drinking more water.
To going five more minutes on the treadmill.
To saying screw you to the old you.
To falling in love with the you who you want to become.
To looking in the mirror and not seeing any change, throwing your running shoes on anyway and working out anyway.
To looking in the mirror and seeing major change.

Here is to cucumbers and shin splints, and sweaty t-shirts and perseverance, and sore muscles and stinky socks.
To falling down and getting back up.
To throwing out old clothes that are now too big instead of too small.
Here is to getting up everyday and doing it all over again.


Who is with me?!

November 5, 2014

Mistakes Made

Nurses all have these periods where we just wanna throw in the hat. These last couple of weeks, I was so tired and the patients were sick, some of them even died.  It can be overwhelming. What can be more overwhelming is collecting your thoughts and realizing that you made some mistakes. Thankfully none of my mistakes have had bad consequences. That would really tear me up.

I know that I'm human. As a manager, that is what I tell my nurses when they make mistakes, but patients I think sometimes forget that. Nurses and doctors aren't allowed to make mistakes. There is little tolerance for the mistakes made by medical health professionals. While I appreciate being held to a high standard, the pressure gets to be a little too much sometimes.

The thing about it, is that there is so much information that we could not possibly know everything correct and how to do it. Therefore we have to make judgement calls sometimes. We practice medicine. Practicing forever because we never perfect it. We are always learning.

Like I mentioned above, I am in a leadership role in my nursing profession. I'm expected to know what I'm doing.  There are no parties thrown if i get it right because that's what i'm supposed to do:  get it right. 



When we make mistakes we own up to it. (Most of us anyway, there are some really bad nurses out there too and some nurses that are too scared.) There is no glory in admitting error. It is incredibly hard.

On the flip, it is also motivating.  It makes you read more and learn more because you want to make less mistakes. You do anything and everything to avoid that feeling of having to tell someone it was your fault. I know it will never completely go away...i'll never stop being human. I will make mistakes. The fewer the better though, because even if my boss forgives me or a patient is fine, it's so incredibly hard to forgive myself.

And with all that talk out of the way, I think I may have a bit of good news! I won't jinx it but I may actually be able to spend Thanksgiving AND Christmas with my family this year! 

Stay tuned.


November 4, 2014

Zucchini Pancakes

A savory pancake. 
Really, in my humble opinion, the only way to do a pancake. 
Because if you are a doing a breakfast pancake: 

waffles > pancakes

Anyway, I wanted to use the last bit of summer zucchini I had and zucchini pancakes seemed like the perfect thing!

Best of all...easy and yummy!
I think next time I want to experiment with using less flour.


Ingredients:

4 large eggs
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
3 cups of grated zucchini
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup shredded cheese (or whatever cheese you want)
1 3/4 cup of flour

salsa, optional
sour cream, optional

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine eggs, oil, pepper, and dried herbs. 

Add zucchini, corn, and cheddar cheese and stir with a hard spatula.

Add the flour and stir thoroughly until combined. You should see no dry flour.

Use an ice cream scoop to scoop the batter onto your hot skillet. Use the back of the scoop to flatten into a pancake. Cook each side for 3-4 minutes or until a golden brown. Flip, repeat, then put on a plate.

Once you are done, serve warm and top it with salsa and sour cream! They look way prettier without the toppings, but it is OH SO GOOD. It is also good plain, but I highly recommend letting the salsa and sour cream crash the party. Make this in double batches when you can, because they are just that good!


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