Posts tagged ‘cake batter’

October 10, 2011

I did it!

Anyone else have today off? I kept thinking I had to work today since Adam got up at the normal time and then it hit me…DUH, I have off today! Now I just need to figure out what to do with my time without hurting my bank account 😉

Last night I did a couple of things…

Number 1:

I revamped my recipes page! I hope it will be a lot easier for people to search for what they are looking for!

Number 2:

I had a major fail while baking. I attempted to make Gracie’s Cake Batter Blondies and they turned out looking like this

I tried to use applesauce instead of oil, egg whites instead of whole eggs and almond milk in place of milk and clearly this wasn’t a recipe to mess with. Gracie’s looked like this

Note to self: Not everything can be healthified! At least the batter tasted good 😉

Number 3:

I roasted my first chicken!

It took 3 hours…but it was worth it. I took Jessica’s advice and covered it in salt, pepper and olive oil. Simple and delicious. This chicken was 7 pounds!!! So we have plenty of leftovers…

Any ideas for leftover chicken recipes?? I’m thinking soup, quesadillas and bbq chicken sandwiches!

Now it’s time for breakfast and since I have a little extra time I’m on my hands I made a fall favorite

2 toasted whole wheat waffles, baked apples & raisins with cinnamon, spread with some pumpkin cream cheese and drizzled with a bit of syrup. Now maybe I need a nap. I love days off!

QUESTIONS: What should I make with all of the leftover chicken we have? Link a recipe if you have a good one 🙂

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August 14, 2011

Saturday Plans

Whew, I’ve been a big time slacker on the blog front. I’ve been so busy at work I haven’t really been cooking, or making it to the gym to be honest. I think I maybe worked out 3 times last week?? Lame.

Saturday morning Adam and I wanted to go get breakfast in the city… Well we woke up SO early that literally nowhere was open. We headed back to Hoboken (wasting 16 dollars in tolls :/ ) and found ONE place that would seat us (btw, it was 930am).

The Turning Point was located right on the water and had a clean chic cottage atmosphere. Adam and I always order two different meals so we can try both.

I went with the Wilbur Skillet – Filled with crushed bacon, potatoes, avocado and diced tomato. Topped with Monterey jack cheese and 2 eggs your way.

Good choice if I do say so myself. I ate about half  of the egg part and one slice of toast before I passed it on.

Adam ordered the Lobster Eggs Benedict – Succulent lobster meat, crispy smoked bacon, avocado, tomato slices and poached eggs on an english muffin glazed with a cilantro hollandaise sauce

I only had a couple of bites because it was SO rich I knew I couldn’t eat much before getting a bellyache.

I think my dish was the winnnner.

When we got home it hit me that I had signed up to bring something to our block party – Not just one thing but two things. I always do this to myself…I went to the grocery store and made pasta salad AND cookies in 45 minutes. How? No idea. I’ve always worked better under pressure though.

Our block party got kind of ruined because of the rain but since we had no other plans on a Saturday night we grabbed an umbrella and walked to get some dessert.

COLDSTONE! We roll hard on Saturday nights. I haven’t been here in over a year for sure. I got my usual – Cake Batter ice cream with rainbow sprinkles and gummy bears. I’m a kid at heart.

Adam’s choice was different from his usual brownie sundae

Strawberry Shortcake Funnel Cake. Oh.my.goodness. This dessert was literally the length of his torso. Intense. I snuck a couple of bites and it was yummy!

In other non-related food news:

Every public restroom should have these

Adam found my first gray hair. I’m about to be 27 and officially old.

I want this dress to wear when I turn officially old in 3 weeks

and since I found my first gray hair I made a mid-life crisis decision and got a tattoo

Yep, nothing but classiness here.

It’s been raining all day here so we’re ready for dinner and the couch!