Just Another Day

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Whoa, it is already 10:20?  I got sucked into a work vortex, and before I knew it, the day had gotten away from me!


Banana pancakes


I normally make lots of tiny pancakes, but today I thought two big, ooey-gooey pancakes would work the best.


Whenever I make pancakes for myself, I split the batter in half and also make waffles to freeze.  It makes for a quick future breakfast meal (for me or the Hus!).


Behold, banana pecan pancakes:


There’s a whole banana in there!  Hot, melty banana in every bite.


On a side note, guess what 1990’s jam I cannot stop listening to?


This song was huge – HUGE – in Miami in the early 1990’s.  Everything I needed to know about love, I learned from Jon Secada.


What love songs really stick out from your childhood/early teenager years?  You know, the ones you listened to as you cried into a pillow over your middle school love?



  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin May 12, 2010, 10:32 am

    Banana pancakes are one of my all time favorites. I made some yesterday with chia seeds – – you should try the batter with them. It makes them fluffier than normal since the chia seeds soak up the water!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] May 12, 2010, 10:34 am

    …another fabulous day! Happy Wednesday =)

  • Heather May 12, 2010, 10:35 am

    backstreet boys!!! “I need you tonight” LOL!!! so embarassing

  • Jenny May 12, 2010, 10:35 am

    Sometimes you just need big pancakes:) I used to love NSync! haha

  • Jessica @ How Sweet May 12, 2010, 10:35 am

    Ha I always think of things like Boys II Men – reminds me of school dances!

    • Megan@EatScrapRun May 12, 2010, 10:42 am

      So true! It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday came out when I was graduating 8th grade and I thought it was such the perfect song! I remember playing it at school dances being so sad that we were moving on to different high schools.

    • Heather May 12, 2010, 10:48 am

      I totally agree! BoysIIMen was my very first CD! They knew my heart 😉

    • caitlin May 12, 2010, 11:01 am

      On Bended Knee was the first song I ever dance with a boy to.

      • Jessica @ How Sweet May 12, 2010, 11:02 am

        I remember being embarrassed when I’ll Make Love To You came on and my mom was around, because I *knew* what it meant.

        • Deirdre May 12, 2010, 2:07 pm

          OMG me too! I would always change the radio station if it came on when I was in the car with my parents.

      • Deirdre May 12, 2010, 2:09 pm

        Me too! It was a middle school dance and the dj had all the boys go down on bended knee in the circle of the middle of the gym and it was ladies choice.

    • Therese May 12, 2010, 11:55 am

      OMG! BoyzIIMen!!! LOVED them! I think I still know all the lyrics to “I’ll Make Love To You”!

      “I’ll make love to you…like you want me to…and I’ll hold you tight, baby all through the night…”

  • Daniel May 12, 2010, 10:36 am

    @ Beth, I’m going to have to try a pancake batter with chia seeds, I’ve never tried / thought of that!

    Your pancakes look great, everytime I see pancakes on a blog I want to make / eat them!

    And not a lot of childhood love songs really stick out, I never sat and cried into my pillow while listening to music… but I do recall NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys being pretty popular with the ladies when I was in 5th grade, haha.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing May 12, 2010, 10:37 am

    Those pancakes look good!!! I remember Backstreet Boys and N’Sync.. and Spice Girls!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove May 12, 2010, 10:37 am

    Best part about working from home = great breakfasts like that!
    I was in looove with New Kids on the Block when I was little!

  • Sarah for Real May 12, 2010, 10:37 am

    I’m only in my 20’s but I listened to a lot of older stuff.

    Journey was (ahem… still is?) one of my favorites. I also liked a little Air Supply thanks to my parents.

  • Lin May 12, 2010, 10:39 am

    mmm i love cooked banana anything. those pancakes look so yummy! my teenage years were plagued with spice girls, bsb, n’sync, and britney spears. i still get tearful when i hear “2 become 1” and “I want it that way” :-P.

  • Megan@EatScrapRun May 12, 2010, 10:39 am

    I recorded Something To Believe In by Poison from the radio, and then made a tape with it repeated multiple times in a row. I loved it, and still do!

  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story May 12, 2010, 10:40 am

    I totally forgot about that song! It’s AMAZING. He’s dreamy too. I forgot. How did I forget?

    I would have to go with Bryan Adams “Everything I do” from the Robin Hood soundtrack (I am older than you after all) that was like my 7th grade break up song. So sad. But a song I can’t turn off when I hear it on the radio. 🙂

    • Ashley (whole-ier) May 12, 2010, 1:22 pm

      I’m with you! “Everything I Do” so reminds me of my 6th grade crush.

      • Di May 13, 2010, 7:57 am

        Everything I Do was the song I had my first slow dance to in 5th grade. Awww.

  • Whitney @ Whitinspired May 12, 2010, 10:46 am

    Probably something by Boys to (II??) Men. Like Water Runs Dry…yeah that brings back memories.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) May 12, 2010, 10:46 am

    boyz II men or All 4 One are definitely artists i remember listening to all the time…LOVE! 🙂

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats May 12, 2010, 10:52 am

    mmm everytime i see banana pancakes i think about jack johnson’s song 🙂 those look sooo good!

    the bands that stick out the most are anything from Hanson, A-teens, S Club 7, or backstreet boys (who are actually going on tour again! might have to go see them lol)

    • Ali May 12, 2010, 12:59 pm

      Hanson is going on tour again too! Their new album comes out June 8 🙂

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg May 12, 2010, 10:52 am

    Ace of Base!!!! Lol. And old-school Mariah Carey (Dreamlover? Hellssss yes), and Boys II Men. Sigh.

    • Julie May 12, 2010, 11:53 am

      Nothing beats old school Mariah. Nothing.

      • Heather May 12, 2010, 12:04 pm

        i remember a point of my life when I declared that “Always Be My Baby” would NEVER get old, it was going to be my favorite song forever, and i could listen to it on repeat every day for the rest of my life and never ever ever want to change it.


        i stand corrected.

  • kate May 12, 2010, 10:53 am

    I love to double my meals, too. Why dirty more dishes later on?

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs May 12, 2010, 10:54 am

    I don’t have any love songs that stick in my head 🙁 BUT The Sunscreen Song is fantastic!! Not a love song, but a good song 😀

  • Katalina May 12, 2010, 10:55 am

    these banana pancakes look very delicious! I will try to recreate this! well, i am new to blog world, i e been following you for more than a year, day by day 🙂 and today I created my blog, and my first post!!! 🙂 hope everything goes well! 🙂

  • Meg @ Be Fit Be Full May 12, 2010, 10:57 am

    I hit publish on my post about 30 seconds ago with the same post title! Great minds think alike, right? You panckes look a hell of a lot better than my bowl of cereal this morning!
    Karma Kameleon sticks out in my head from childhood. My sister and I would dance to it in our living room every night. “You come and go, you come and gooo ooh ohoh”

  • Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks May 12, 2010, 10:58 am

    Mm, I haven’t thought about banana pancakes in a long time — I used to make them when I was little! Thanks for the reminder =)

  • Heather May 12, 2010, 11:00 am

    all these great suggestions & reminders have my mind fixed an AMAZING throw back playlist for my next run. Something tells me some Salt’N’Pepper & Ace of Base are going to push me along the trail. [and perhaps some Hanson for good measure 😉 ]

  • megabrooke May 12, 2010, 11:01 am

    damn straight- i listened to john secada just yesterday on my ipod. he really has the ability to pump you up.
    also, wilson phillips- hold on.

  • Katherine May 12, 2010, 11:05 am

    In 7th grade, I cried into my pillow to Mariah Carey’s “Always be my Baby” because the 8th grade boy I was in love with (he didn’t know my name) was graduating to high school. I thought I’d never see him again. Man, life is so hard when you’re 13…

  • Jen May 12, 2010, 11:06 am

    Those pancakes look delish. I think banana pancakes might be one of my favorite foods. 🙂

    Ah, 90s music. I was just watching some old 90s videos on youtube the other day…98 Degrees’ “The Hardest Thing” brought back some old middle school memories!!! They remind me of coming home from school and watching TRL!!

    • Raya @ Raya Runs May 12, 2010, 11:21 am

      Ahhhh, LOVE that song by 98*!!! TRL was the ish with Carson Daly hahaha oh wow good times.

      • Emily May 12, 2010, 12:59 pm

        OMG! I know! I would run home everyday and lock myself in my room for an hour to watch TRL! haha

  • Evan Thomas May 12, 2010, 11:11 am

    I agree with everyone who said backstreet boys and N’sync. I remember jamming out to Shape Of My Heart

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels May 12, 2010, 11:15 am

    yesterday totally got away from me . .. I didn’t get dressed until after noon and I didn’t make it to the gym until 7pm

    I couldn’t remember too many oldie songs but as I’m reading all the comments I’m like “oh yeah that song was awesome” hahahha

  • Miranda May 12, 2010, 11:16 am

    Anything by Boys II Men. *Swoon*

  • Matt May 12, 2010, 11:20 am

    Those pancakes look amazing! I am kind of sad I already made breakfast 🙁

  • Raya @ Raya Runs May 12, 2010, 11:20 am

    Donna Lewis “I Love You Always And Forever,” “Kiss From A Rose” by Seal and “Weak” by SWV. Oh man. Now I gotta listen to them!

  • Leah @ L4L May 12, 2010, 11:24 am

    Pretty much any Mariah Carey song. “Butterfly” takes me back to the days of holding hands with Herman Harding, skating around the skate rink with our rollerblades on. *sigh*

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople May 12, 2010, 11:25 am

    I totally was going to say Donna Lewis “I love you always forever” too!

    Those banana pancakes look fantastic! That’s what I should have made for my birthday breakfast! Ah well, I am already going to Sweet Tomatoes for lunch and I can’t wait. Just a couple more hours before I get some amazing salad. Happy birthday to me! =)

  • She-Fit May 12, 2010, 11:28 am

    Banana Pancakes are my all time favorite breakfast. In college all my roommates and friends would come over for banana pancakes on Saturdays and we would play Jack Johnson’s Banana Pancake song

  • Carrie H May 12, 2010, 11:34 am

    Oh man, anything by Celine Dion. So embarrassing … the old stuff too — before Titanic. “All by Myself,” “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now,” ha ha ha, cried into my pillow so many nights listening to those songs. Now I’m going to have to find them so I can re-listen to them, and my husband is going to have a field day making fun of me for it, LOL.

  • Hedda May 12, 2010, 11:48 am

    There are too many songs, haha!
    But songs by Lifehouse has offered me support and comfort.
    And Patty Smith – Because the Night, and a lot of songs by Cat Stevens.
    Other than that, I am more of a person who likes to put on a happy kick-butt song to make me smile again. Music never fails to make me emotional, so I prefer the happy songs to save some tears 🙂

  • Tammy May 12, 2010, 11:53 am

    OMG…you people are just babes…I remember Whitney Houston’s “I wanna dance with somebody…”

  • Ilana May 12, 2010, 11:54 am

    Kay-C and Jojo,..you know…that one “I will never find anotha lovaah more sweeter than you..”
    I dont even remember what that song is called. Ha.

    • Ilana May 12, 2010, 7:32 pm

      Just remembered it’s called All My LIfe….and now I need to get a life

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite May 12, 2010, 11:55 am

    “Girl’s Just Want to Have Fun” by Cindy Lauper!!!

  • Julie May 12, 2010, 11:56 am

    “I want it that way” by BSB. *sigh*

  • Maura May 12, 2010, 11:56 am

    ANYTHING by Backstreet or N*SYNC but “God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You” really really stand out in my mind. hahah oh boy, did I really just admit that?

  • jenny (green food diaries) May 12, 2010, 11:56 am

    probably oasis’s wonderwall… or nirvana’s smells like teen spirit.

  • Therese May 12, 2010, 12:00 pm

    Oh man! This is going to age this comment list somethin’ fierce! Ha ha ha

    I remember BoysIIMen, New Kids on the Block, Whitney Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You”, Bon Jovi’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”, “Kiss by a Rose” by Seal.

    In high school I turned more indie and alternative. “Freshman” by The Verve Pipe was a favourite as was “Wonderwall” by Oasis!

  • Lisa May 12, 2010, 12:00 pm

    Jon Secada was excellent. I still listen to a lot of 80’s and 90’s music because it’s so upbeat and happy. Perfect for workouts!

    Those pancakes are so thick!

  • Janelle May 12, 2010, 12:08 pm

    the Mr. Big, “To be with you” song was a HUGE favorite…it is a great walk down memory lane reading everyone’s old favorites!

  • Lyndsay May 12, 2010, 12:10 pm

    It’s funny because my husband just made a throwback mix and Jon Secada was on it… Along with “The Promise” by Rome… and Bruce Hornsby “Mandolin Rain”

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman May 12, 2010, 12:11 pm

    So funny, I went to a wedding in Buffalo and there was a huge billboard for Jon Secada. I was like, “He’s still around? And singing?” Who knew.

    I have to agree with everyone else: Boys II Men brings back high school dance memories

  • Sarah May 12, 2010, 12:20 pm

    Ha! I totally forgot about Jon Secada. What a great song!

  • Johanna B May 12, 2010, 12:22 pm

    My all time favorite song is “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers. It’s the song that was played during the oh so hot pottery scene in “Ghost”.

  • emptynutjar May 12, 2010, 12:26 pm

    The trio with Bryan Adams (the song from the Robin Hood soundtrack)…Everything I do , I do it for you 🙂

  • Michelle May 12, 2010, 12:33 pm

    Ohhh Jon Secada. (Makes a great Pandora station, by the way!).

    I remember “I love you always and forever”, too!!! And the Mr. Big song reminds me of roller skating 🙂 Chicago has some GREAT cry-into-your-pillow breakup songs!

  • Gracie @ Girl Meets Health May 12, 2010, 12:38 pm

    Mashed banana makes for the best pancakes…arguably better than pumpkin (which is my other favorite pancake addition). During the fall I would have a big banana pancake smothered in peanut butter for dessert almost every night. I’m wondering why I ever stopped…!

  • Dee May 12, 2010, 12:46 pm

    I love this song!

    Any song by Boyz II Men is my weakness! 🙂

  • Retta @ RunRettaRun May 12, 2010, 12:46 pm

    Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler & It Must Have Been Love by Roxette. I totally and completely EMO’ed out to both of those songs. I still rock out to 80s/90s hits at least once a week. I can always remember what I was going through at the time when I hear a certain song. 🙂

  • Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 12, 2010, 1:02 pm

    I’ll take those pancakes x2, please! 🙂

    I met Jon Secada at the mall once, actually! His songs definitely take me back to my tween and early teenager years. Pop music from the 80s brings me back to childhood.


  • Carly @ The Road To Health May 12, 2010, 1:09 pm

    I LOVE that Jon Secada song! Totally reminds me of my childhood. I still listen to it from time to time 🙂 OK. All the time. LOL

  • Amy May 12, 2010, 1:11 pm

    First song I ever danced with a boy to was “Save the best for last” by Vanessa Williams. Hot.

  • Julie May 12, 2010, 1:12 pm

    haha…love jon secada…my mom had his cassette tape and i believe on one family road trip we just listened to it on repeat over and over…the songs will forever be burned in my head

    he randomly sang the national anthem at a steeler game i attended a few years ago! haha

  • Heba May 12, 2010, 1:21 pm

    Where do you go by No Mercy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt-KMPvgKPo Still obsessed with it! lol

  • Katie @ Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Journey May 12, 2010, 1:49 pm

    Mmm those banana pecan pancakes sound delish!!

    In middle school I LOVED Hanson. Oh gosh, I was crazy about them! I also listened to NSYNC, Spice Girls, Mariah Carey.

  • Robyn May 12, 2010, 1:51 pm

    Those banana pancakes look amazing! My favorite is listening to “Banana Pancakes” by Jack Johnson while making them! You should try it sometime!

  • Ally May 12, 2010, 1:56 pm

    Oh my gosh, anything by The Backstreet Boys. I was such a nerd!

  • Catherine May 12, 2010, 1:58 pm

    OMG Backstreet Boys “I want it that way” or anything Boys II Men make me think of middle school… I was the oddball listening to Guns N Roses, Radiohead, Dave Matthews, Blues Traveler and anything else my older bro and sister put on a mix tape for me.

  • Shanna May 12, 2010, 2:01 pm

    I used to listen to Save The Best For Last by Vanessa Williams all the time and cry because the boy I loved in camp was in love with my best friend, le sigh.

  • Deirdre May 12, 2010, 2:04 pm

    I love Just Another Day! I used to listen to Insensitive by Jann Arden. Oh I was so dramatic when it came to boys in middle school.

  • Rachel May 12, 2010, 2:10 pm

    Glee totally brought me back to my middle school days. “That Boy is Mine” by Brandi and Monica definitely reminded me of sobbing into my pillow over a boy in my pre-teen days.

  • Kacy May 12, 2010, 2:22 pm

    Oh my gosh, so many! First it was Boys II Men “On Bended Knee”, then it was Brandi’s “Have You Ever” and Myriah’s “Always Be My Baby” and the end of my teeny bopper phase was definitely N’Sync “God must have spent a little more time on you”. LOL!

  • kalli@fitandfortysomething May 12, 2010, 2:31 pm

    love that song and love your pancakes!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write May 12, 2010, 2:35 pm

    Time of My Life, Dirty Dancing. Oh Patrick Swazey (r.i.p.), how I loved you.

  • Caitlin May 12, 2010, 2:37 pm

    haha love this song!

  • Claire May 12, 2010, 2:57 pm

    YUM, those look decadent. I can’t think of a song where I cried into my pillow but definitely songs I made dances to with friends. There was “I saw the sign” ace of base and “Don’t go chasing waterfalls” by TLC…oh, and the Spice girls, pretty much all of it…

  • Brittany May 12, 2010, 3:00 pm

    Babyface… I am dying inside no body knows it but me ….lol! wow long time since i thought of that!

  • Erika May 12, 2010, 4:58 pm

    Those pancakes look scrumptious! Is your recipe hiding somewhere!?! Always enjoying the posts…just don’t often comment *insert blushing now*. HUGS

    • caitlin May 12, 2010, 5:32 pm

      hugs back!

      it was a box mix (the same kind i used in the casserole yesterday) and i just added a banana and pecans.

  • Laura May 12, 2010, 6:14 pm

    Bon Jovi-Always… on my tape player. Every single night, crying before I went to bed. I don’t think I’ll ever get over Joel- he even gave me a second hand, fake gold necklace for Valentines Day. Those were the days 😉

  • Annie May 12, 2010, 6:41 pm

    I loved “Nothing Compares to You”, “Together Again” by Janet Jackson, “The Power of Love” by Celine Dion, “You’re still the one” by Shania Twain, “I Wanna Love You Forever” by Jessica Simpson…and manyyy more! I listened to the radio allll the time. I LOVE 90s music. I can’t wait until it gets played as much as the 80s does (I hope that happens!).

  • Lacey May 12, 2010, 7:22 pm

    I was younger than Middle School but I remember singing “I’ll Never Get Over You (getting over me)” by Expose over and over and over again.

  • Mastering Public Health May 13, 2010, 2:36 am

    Wow, this is REALLY weird, but, that song has been on my mind *a lot* lately. I heard in on the radio for the first time in a looooooong time last week, came home and played it a lot, then went into a grocery store where it was playing a few days ago, and it has been stuck in my head since. Then you mentioned it. lol…

  • Di May 13, 2010, 8:02 am

    I’m making a playlist for my iPod for when I make an 8 hour drive to Annapolis in 2 weeks and Just Another Day is totally on it. LOVE Jon Secada! Hehe.

    It Must Have Been Love by Roxette is SUCH a good one. Fading Like A Flower is another good one of theirs. I’m big on the 80s music — especially the cheesy love songs. 🙂

  • kirsten May 13, 2010, 8:30 am

    oh man I remember being obsessed with Janet Jackson when I was like 9 or 10. The songs “if I was your girl” and “always” haha.

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