Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014
This snow seems to be never ending!
And I think I'm starting to lose my mind. I swear I keep seeing faces on my van. It's making eyes at me because it's cold and lonely.
Oh well, at least everything looks pretty!
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
So yummy! So yummy!! Okaaaaay, perhaps I've been watching too much Yo Gabba Gabba with my youngest kiddie. Enough of that! But you know what I can't get enough of?
This, right here:
Oh yesssss. Deep Dish Sloppy Joe Pie (or Casserole) from Emily Bites. Looks utterly fattening and delicious, but only one of those is correct. The delicious part! You can find the recipe here. The only thing I did different was I used homemade pizza dough using white whole wheat flour and I also used extra lean ground turkey instead of the ground beef and I cooked it in a round baking dish. Next time, I think I will try to use some balsamic vinegar instead of the red wine vinegar, but it was still really really yummy! You have GOT to give this a try!
Ohhhh Chocolate Covered Katie, you've done it again! This Deep Dish Cookie Pie turned out deeelicious! And I'll let you in on a little secret... They are made with garbanzo beans! Whaaaaaaat?? I know, right? Much healthier, (they DO contain sugar) but they taste JUST like a thick and chewy chocolate chip cookie.
The Mr, my mama, and my kiddies LOVED this. My son said "Ok mom, more black bean brownie stuff, right?" I said "Nope! I promise you there is not a single black bean in these!" Theeen after he ate it I told him "No black beans. Just 2 cans of garbanzo beans." BAHAHAHA And he still wanted seconds. (I said no. I mean, after all, these bad boys
are all mine are quite thick and filling.)
Hellooooo there, beautiful! I topped them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and believe it or not, I actually liked it better without the ice cream! I cannot urge you enough to go check out Katie's site. The recipe for the Deep Dish Cookie Pie is here. You DO NEED either a good quality food processor or a very high powered blender like the Vitamix. (This batter even gave my Vitamix a run for it's money!)
Who says you can't have apple pie for breakfast? These waffles are the real deal. They taste like a nice warm slice of apple pie but are so much healthier. My kiddies ate this without the apples, as my oldest doesn't like apples and my middle kiddle doesn't like apples when they are cooked up. Weirdos, I tell you! ;)
But the Mr, my mama, and myself enjoyed it with the apples, and let me tell you they were freaking fantastic! Just look at all this yummy goodness!
Does it GET any better than that? I think not! Well, I mean, unless you add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.. Or maybe Vanilla Greek Frozen Yogurt... Oooooh, I see this being made for dessert in our very near future! *smile*
- 5 gala apples, peeled and cored, all sliced except for one
- 1 tsp butter
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar (divided into 1 Tbsp and 1 Tbsp)
- 1/2 tsp apple pie spice (divided into 1/4 tsp and 1/4 tsp)
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup skim milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp coconut or olive oil
- Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over med-high heat. Add 4 of the sliced apples that have been sliced and combine with with 1 Tbsp of sugar and 1/4 tsp of the apple pie spice.
- Cover and cook about 5 minutes until apples are tender. Uncover and cook 3 minutes until most of the liquid evaporates. Set aside.
- Spray waffle iron and heat. Combine both of the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, remaining 1 Tbsp sugar, and the other 1/4 tsp of apple pie spice in large bowl.
- Whisk milk, egg, and oil together in small bowl. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture and stir just until combined.
- Shred the last apple and add to the batter. Mix well.
- Pour some batter onto your waffle iron and cook until done. Serve with cooked apple mixture on top. Yummo!
Saturday, January 25, 2014
So, we all had a really late lunch today, and everyone was nice and full. When 5:45 rolled around and everyone was talking about how full they still were, I thought I had gotten off the hook for dinner. WHEEEEEE!!!! My mind soared. What was I going to do with that extra hour or two? I could blog... No! I could take a bath and paint my nails... Noooo! I could do nothing at all. Just sit on my ass and enjoy some "mommy is watching TV so please Shhhhh" time.
7:00 rolled around and it started. The dreaded question "what's for dinner" started getting thrown at me like rocks. Wait... what? It's 7:00. Are you serious?? Siiiigh. Now, I'm not gonna lie. The tired broad in me secretly wanted to say "you want dinner this late? Ok, suck your spit", but, the nice mommy in me got to work and whipped up a VERY quick, tasty, AND way delicious batch of "pizza" soup.(Tho in all honesty, it almost tastes more like a lasagna soup, but if you remember from my previous post about Skillet Lasagna, you'll know I love my lasagna. So that's quite alright with me.)
Crisis averted and there was absolutely no sucking of spit involved and everyone is happy.
- 1 (16 oz) pack of extra lean ground turkey
- a few slices of turkey pepperoni, diced
- 28 oz of tomato sauce
- 1 can of Italian style diced tomatoes
- a handful of spinach, chopped up
- 2 cups of water
- 2 tsp of Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp garlic, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 cup whole wheat elbow macaroni noodles
- reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese to top with
- In a large pot, brown your ground turkey with the minced garlic. Toss in your diced pepperoni.
- Add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, spinach, water, Italian seasoning, and bay leaf. Bring to a low boil.
- Add the noodles, stir, and let simmer for about 15 minutes or just until the noodles are done.
- Serve it up with some shredded mozzarella on top.
Tell me that's not delish!