What I made (and ate) Wednesday
Good Day my fellow bloggers!!
It is now time for Jenn’s link party of What I Ate Wednesday….affectionately known by us bloggers as WIAW! If you’re not familiar with this awesome concept, pop on over to Jenn’s blog and check it out. It’s amazing how it has grown since she introduced the idea not too long ago!
Let’s just start off by saying that this is perhaps not what I ate on wednesday, nor is it what I ate on tuesday. It is some of what I ate on tuesday and some of what I ate over the weekend….so basically some things I ate. As a food blogger, that’s how we roll, I suppose.
“Here is something I ate lately….it was good/bad/awesome/earth shattering/meh”
So without farther ado:
I made some multi-layer dip. I know this is called 7-layer dip or whatever, but I don’t think it was 7 layers and some of them repeated so….I’ll just say it was multi-layered.
these were easy to spread. The spreading went all downhill from here, though.
Note: this is where most people put sour cream. I
detest really dislike sour cream, so I decided to use cottage cheese instead. Verdict? Really good, tastes so much better and adds wonderful texture!
So you basically keep going from there. Spreading/lumping where can without destroying the layers.
It sure isn’t pretty, but it tastes good!!
I know, I know. The plastic tupper ware isn’t doing me any favors. Someday I’ll get a lightbox and a good camera and some fine china.
Does anyone else simply love broccoli? I can’t get enough of it. There aren’t many ways I won’t try it either: raw, steamed, roasted, sauteed, with sauce, with hummus, with cinnamon, with yogurt, with nut butter (yes, I’m serious about those last three!)
My Mimaw’s birthday was on sunday and we arranged to bake her a cake….for me to bake her a cake and for us to get together to celebrate on Saturday (Which Rebecca Black says is before Sunday, in case you need a place-marker, smite me now) I called her beforehand and our conversation went something like this:
Me: Hi Mimaw!! I heard that someone very special is having a birthday this weekend. Would you do me a favour and ask that someone what kind of cake they would like if they were to have one cooked for them?
Mimaw: Well….I can’t say I could choose! I’d like any and all cakes that were paraded in front of me!
Me: *well that doesn’t make things easy…* Well if you could choose one…had to choose one?
Mimaw: Applesauce cake is good.
Me: Thanks! See you this weekend!
and off I went to make the cake. Now, Mom said to me that I could only make it if I was going to eat it. I waffled back and forth about whether I was going to allow myself to do this, seeing as I haven’t had cake in I can’t tell you how long and the prospect of it is a huge deal, for whatever reason. I found what was a regular Applesauce cake on Myrecipes.com and set about making it. The recipe called for all the normal things; butter, sugar, etc. I actually ended up putting in 1/2 cup butter instead of 1/3 cup, and it came out fine.
Even as I planned not to eat it.
I used fruit jam in the center instead of frosting because I didn’t really have enough Penuche frosting to cover both the insides and the outsides. And I wanted to use it up.
Ever since I was a child, spice cake with penuche frosting has been my favourite kind of cake. Every single birthday I would have this cake (as I remember). For the past couple birthdays, with my ED, I haven’t been able to bring myself to have it. I’ve thought of it, oh yes, but I wouldn’t even think of making it because I wouldn’t eat it. Applesauce cake with penuche frosting isn’t the spice cake I remember, but it is a close second.
We sliced the cake at Mimaw’s and I served myself a piece. I wasn’t actually hungry and took a couple bites before letting it sit and wrapped it up to take home.
After dinner that night, I took it out and ate it spur of the moment. With greek yogurt and nut butter, because everything goes with those.
I wanted it, I deserved it, I ate it. Simple as
So how many of you didn’t have power the last couple days because of hurricane Irene? Me! Without being able really to open the fridge and not being able to use the microwave or toaster, I ate much of this delicious meal.
Easy to whip up on the stove. Quickly becoming one of my favourite breakfasts. Simply filling, isn’t it?
I finally got into the breakfast-for-dinner jive!! I wasn’t feeling anything else last night for dinner, and I didn’t want to wait for the rest of the fam to get home from Tai Kwon Do, so I whipped this up.
Oh well. Yogurt is yogurt and it is what I love.
This morning I cracked open (literally, with a clever) one of my three-yes three- Kabocha squashes. Any of you who are also obsessed with these will understand how I feel (Amanda, Nicky, I’m looking at you!)
I usually bake them. While they’re baking, I whizz up soy/almond/hemp/coconut milk and greek yogurt in the blender for a dip sauce. Today it was coconut milk and greek with a drop of maple syrup.
If you know me, you know I love my cinnamon and nut butters. Those go along side. Currently loving: cashew, peanut, almond and sunflower seed. I’m all out of soy nut
Mom asked me to make banana bread tonight with some old bananas we’d had in the freezer.
and I baked.
I don’t know what happened, but somehow the liquid never cooked in. I did end up with a lovely banana bread pudding though!
I’ll leave you with this photo of our Irene prepared state. We got our power back 30 minutes after we arrived home from filling this water. Go figure.
Happy Wednesday my lovelies! I can’t wait to see what you ate; twill be great
Does anyone else use things up and end up making odd combinations of things?
um yes. We are currently in eat-everything-in-the-house-before-buying-more mode. I’m doing quite well!
Favourite way to eat broccoli?
I love whole heads steamed with sauce.
How did you prepare for the hurricane and how did it fit you?
We stock up on candles and water. I love it when the power goes out because I get to be totally unplugged. I don’t like not being able to shower or open the fridge or flush the toilet, however.
Posted on August 31, 2011, in almond butter, breakfast, challenge, dinner, dips, eats, oats, peanut butter, recipes, recovery, squash, sunflower seed butter, weekends, WIAW, WIN, yogurt. Bookmark the permalink. 55 Comments.