It doesn't feel like the food that I've been making lately really deserve their own posts, so here is a mashup of the foods I've been making lately!
Might as well start with breakfast! I've been reading and seeing a lot online about avocado on toast. I am not a HUGE fan of avocado, but I do like it! So....I tried a little experiment. I LOVE runny eggs, however I'm not that great at frying them and not overcooking them. I also suck at poaching them (I don't seem to be patient enough to cook them). I somehow came across soft boiled eggs online - it was a revelation!!! I tried making some and ended up figuring out how long to boil them in order to get runny yoke and cooked white (I do NOT like slimy egg whites!!)! I let the eggs sit out on the counter overnight and then boil them between 5min and 5min15sec.
So...I toast my bread (Dave's Killer Bread 21 Seed), mash up 1/4 of an avocado and mix it with some salsa. When the eggs are done, peel and slice them into 4 pieces and put them on the toast. I then slice the toast in half so it's easier to pick up and eat. OH MY......is it GOOD!!!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!!! You are not crazy...this pic does not match the description I just gave...this was one of the first times I made it. I have since perfected it!
A simple, yet yummy snack! I love apple pie (who doesn't?!?!), but am too lazy to make them, lol. Plus, they have way more calories than I really want to eat most of the time. My compromise is what I call 'apple pie apples'....basically apple pie filling, lol. I peeled and cut up an apple, mixed it with cinnamon and microwaved it a minute at a time until it was the softness that I wanted. Yum!!!
Despite the look of these, these were NOT for breakfast - they were for dinner! I LOVE breakfast food for dinner! These are apple cinnamon pancakes - and they were simple to make! I like Bisquick Heart Smart and use it for my pancakes and waffles. I simple added two grated apples and a bunch of cinnamon to the pancake recipe on the Bisquick box. They were phenomenal!!!! They were also quite filling - I only had 3 for dinner!
These may not look like much, but they were my birthday cakes! I may be a cake decorator, but don't usually feel like decorating my own birthday cakes (though I LOVE baking them)! This year I wanted cake and brownies and couldn't decide on one. Soooooooooooo I made both!! I mixed up half a recipe of King Arthur's chocolate cake and half a recipe of one of King Arthur's brownie recipes. It turns out that I let them bake a little too long in the oven....5 or 10 minutes less would have been much better. Once they cooled, I heated up some leftover ganache, and caramel sauce, and then mixed those together!! Oh my....that sauce was GOOD!!!!!!!!! I let the sauce cool and set up a little and then drizzled the sauce over my cakes!!
If someone had ever told me I would like coffee of any kind, I would have told them they were crazy!!!! I found over the summer that I like iced coffee...if it is heavily sugared......in all honesty it was more like sweet milk than coffee, lol. It was a lot of calories and too many WW SmartPoints and I stopped drinking it. Well....I happened to read about Premier Protein shakes (2 SP for the whole 11oz container), and learned that they come in caramel flavor! I managed to find them in the store and read the ingredients list....not so bad as far as I am concerned. So, I tried mixing have a caramel shake with iced coffee....it was pretty good! I could taste the coffee more than I used to, but it actually tasted kind of good! The shakes are about $2 ea (sold in a pack of 4).....that would get expensive pretty quick. So, I tried the iced coffee with skim milk (rather than whole milk which is yummy but lots of calories/SmartPoints). I mixed 1/2-3/4 cup of skim milk with iced coffee and it wasn't too bad! Here are both of them!