I don’t know what the deal is today, but I am fried. Let’s just go ahead and blame Chloe. She started scratching and scratching early this morning, so I moved to the couch. Sometimes I think we need a bigger bed (or to kick the pug out ASAP… but she’s just so cuddly).
Breakfast was a green monster, pre-babysitting:
- 1/2 c Vanilla Almond Breeze
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 1/2 C Frozen Berries
- 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
- Lots of Baby Spinach
‘Twas delicious, but surprisingly not filling. A couple of hours later I was starving and ended up munching on some ww toast with PB.
It POURED rain pretty much all day today, which was fabulous- though the kids were going a little stir-crazy by this afternoon. By noon they had already built a fort, played charades, read their summer reading, and watched Spongebob. I got done around 2:30 and headed home to figure out something for lunch:
Morningstar Farms Chick Patty on an Oroweat Sandwich Thin with mayo, Gulden’s and spinach. Along with last week’s leftover swiss chard with chickpeas and couscous. Not bad for taking about 5 minutes to throw together.
Brian’s always harassing me about not creating enough “baking” recipes for the blog, his argument being that the title includes the word BAKES and therefore I am deceiving you by not, um, baking stuff. I think he just wants cake. Anyway, I’ve been craving banana cupcakes lately and decided to give it a shot. I haven’t typed up the recipe yet (look for it tomorrow afternoon), but here’s a hint: It includes three of my absolute favorite flavors- banana, chocolate and peanut butter.
Oh yeah. I’ve been going at the leftover ganache with a spoon. See the divot?
Dinner was easy. Last week my friend Caryn gave me this pizza crust to try:
And she also tipped me off to these Davina Roasted Marinated Tomatoes from the bulk bar at Central Market:
They’re DELICIOUS. The only ingredients are tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar and herbs. I topped my half of our pizza with marinara, cheese, a chopped herb chicken breast (from CM prepared foods case), mushrooms, the roasted tomatoes and some dried oregano. Brian’s half had all of that- minus the chicken and plus Italian sausage.
Time to eat…
I have to say, this was probably the best pizza we’ve ever made. I’m officially addicted to these tomatoes. Next I want to try them on pasta.
Brian’s still putting the desk together and I’m about 5 seconds from passing out. Time for a little bedtime snack (CUPCAKE!) then hitting the hay.
Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the cupcake recipe! You won’t regret it!
What’s your favorite way to spend a rainy day?
It’s supposed to rain through Thursday! I see lots of baking in my future.