Classing It Up

So it’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to catch up on my blog reading, but today I did just that while Jack was napping. I found all kinds of recipes to try!! And, not surprisingly, most of them involve dessert.

Like THIS ONE.

Chocolate Avocado Pudding, from my friend Evan over at Food Makes Fun Fuel. Whole Foods had a bunch of produce on major sale during their grand opening on Monday, one of those being 3 avocados for $0.99. Crazy. So I had three giant avocados in my fridge and no idea what to do with them (not a bad problem to have). Half of one went into this pudding, which was insanely chocolaty and delicious. The only problem was that I had super dark cocoa powder (Ghirardelli) on hand so I had to add lots and lots of sweetener to cut the bitterness. Next time I’ll probably just use less of the cocoa.

Oh, and I may or may not have topped this healthy, vegan dessert with mini-marshmallows and butterscotch chips. Classy.

Breakfast was raspberry yogurt topped with Quaker Cinnamon Oatmeal Squares and raisins.

As someone commented the other day, our fridge is full of “ingredients” but bare of “FOOD.” I debated dragging Jack to Subway for lunch, but decided against it out of sheer laziness. Instead I scrounged around and threw together a bowl of some of my favorites. And it worked really well.

Brown rice and lentils (which I’m now convinced is the best combo ever), topped with a chopped piquillo pepper, half an avocado, shredded cheddar, sour cream and lots of lime juice.

Poor Jack. Brian gave him a bath last night and didn’t brush his hair… so this is what we had to work with this morning.

Not sure what that expression’s all about. Brian also refuses to put any baby lotion on Jack because he thinks I “grease him up” too much. Whatever. That baby smell is like crack.

Tonight it was just me and the Senator. Brian had some SMU dinner to attend, so Jack and I watched 16 & Pregnant. Which made me cry… pathetic. Dinner was quick and dirty:

Morningstar Farms Riblet on an Oroweat Sandwich Thin, along with roasted broccoli (topped with lemon zest, lemon juice and parmesan) and Salt & Vinegar Popchips.

This week is flying by. Tomorrow we have a playdate with Lauren, Julie, kids and dogs. Chloe & Jack are pretty excited about it.

Night!

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0 Responses to Classing It Up

  1. gammypie says:

    I love Jack’s hair….so cute!!!

  2. Katherine says:

    OH man is he cute!

  3. Victoria says:

    Ha! I love that picture of Jack!

  4. Erin says:

    Chocolate avocado pudding? Hmmm… love both of those foods separately but not sure how I feel about them together!

  5. Evan Thomas says:

    Glad you liked the dessert! Now you’re making me want some for after dinner

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