I’ve been having a slight problem this pregnancy. And forgive me if I refer to being pregnant on each post… it’s just that it’s a huge part of my daily life, and not in a good way. Dear Third Child of Mine, I know someday you will be reading this post and don’t think I am not excited about you. I am THRILLED about you. But pregnancy does not treat your dear old Mama very well. So my life at the moment consists of trying to survive gestation. (pic is from when I was having Ballerina Girl, btw – I am not nearly this huge just yet.)
I just can’t keep out of the kitchen, apparently! You up for one more recipe today? So we were nearly out of chocolate sauce, which would be a SIN around here considering one of my favorite morning drinks is a mocha mint cafe-au-lait (about 1/3 hot milk, 2/3 hot drip brewed coffee, then add flavors).
Today we had a day where I taught my kids how to make doughnuts with my BEST doughnuts recipe. I’ve tried a few different ones and these just come out great. They are cake doughnuts, not the raised kind – nice and dense, chewy, and I love them just plain by themselves.
We’ve been eating a lot of homemade hummus over the last few years. The stuff is divine – packed full of “superfoods” like garbanzo beans, olive oil, sesame seeds and raw garlic, hummus is one of my favorite foods. My husband has asked me to pack it for his lunches every day – he has a tortilla, some raw vegetables and a little container of hummus.
Here’s a couple of my coffee creamer recipes!
One of the things I needed to really CUT BACK on was flavored coffee creamer. In my house we go through quite a bit of it… usually we get Coffee-mate or Darigold flavored half-n-half (which is local and natural, so obviously preferred). However, the stuff is Expensive with a capital E!
As promised – my Vegetable tortillas recipe! Well, sorta. If you remember a week ago I did a pantry experiment to see how we’d do if we somehow couldn’t go shopping. My biggest thing was the lack of vegetables! And I refuse to eat mushy canned peas.
This one was a big-time pleaser, made from scratch, and took probably about 30 minutes. It was underbaked because of the convection oven I’m trying to use, so potentially needs a few tweaks. Basically it is just a wet biscuit crust patted into a 9×13 pan, then topped like a pizza and baked. I think next time I’ll bake the crust for about 10 minutes or so before I top it since it took a long time to bake through all the way. It was definitely a comfort food and we ate all of it and wished for more. The nice thing is it was ready so quickly, and it was made from scratch!
Just made this yesterday and it’s fantastic! I’m kinda excited to see all the new uses I’m gonna find for this stuff. Made with fresh garlic from my garden, of course.
Made this last night, I kinda threw it together to use up a costco-size container of baby spinach but it was a big hit!
Oh man, and boy does she ever ACT her age! lol. We had a really great time. My sister and her family came over on Saturday night and we had pizza. Ballerina Girl got lots of new books, hat and gloves, and a cool new easel chalkboard. She had a really fun time having her cousins over – there are 4 of them and we don’t usually have them here, we generally go to their house but I think it was fun for her to have them here on her turf 🙂