Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Craftines of another kind

So this post is less about my projects and cooking as it is about me being sick and lazy. My latest moment of brilliance: toasting BWW's leftover wings (on the lowest setting). They are magnificently delicious. See?
Two parmesan garlic and one mild. That celery is greener than it looks, but I took this with my phone, before the camera on it died, THANK YOU VERIZON. Yes, they will have the distinct pleasure of hearing my gorgeous voice first thing tomorrow morning!

Not sure if I blogged on my sickness, but I lost my voice last saturday and it's slowly returning. I've been told I sound like:

-Rod Stewart (I took it as a compliment. It was not. I sang the Faces songs all the way home anyway)
-a truck stop diner waitress with a 30 year 2 pack a day habit
-Janis Joplin (for a couple days I had a nasally thing going on w/the laryngitis)
-Death, if it were a woman

Do I look as bad as I sound? (It'd be better if I had a sound clip, I suppose)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Pumpkin Muffins - an attempt

An attempt that came out great! I spent hours looking up recipes and couldn't find one I liked, so I took some time at the dining room table and worked one out. Then it stayed there for a few days til I had the crazy nerve to try it.

mixin it all up!
So despite the pumpkin coming out of a can, all my other ingredients are organic and/or locally grown/made, and include vegan approved sugar.

I sifted and whisked the dry ingredients, then whisked the wet ingredients, then slowly mixed the dry into the wet. Had a pretty good consistency!

So I spoon little scoops into my favorite mini muffin pan and pop them into the oven -->

And after being husband taste tested and very much approved, I popped them all into a serving dish and they became a favorite snack in the house and were gone before I could blink! All in all, I think it was a great success, plus they are low fat, low sugar, yet so delish they could surpass the snack my hubby scarfs them as and jump straight to a yummy dessert. I'm seriously thinking whipped cream. No, vanilla bean ice cream over warm mini pumpkins... yes!

I also bought some mini loaf pans to see how it comes out as a breadish type loaf... now THAT would be good warm with ice cream!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Snack time

I'm currently working on making a makeup bag for my Mom (pics later) and I took a break and thought I'd share one of my favorite snacks...

It's celery with cream cheese. I usually put golden raisins on top, but I was out today.  Another variation of this, and also a favorite snack of mine, is celery with peanut butter and dark raisins on top.

And in other news, my photos will be better soon as the hubby and I bought a new camera! Woo hoo!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Banana muffins

I said I would post the recipe and I completely forgot. But, it's Fannie Farmer's recipe for banana nut bread. The only thing is if you make them into muffins, use at least 1-2 extra bananas.  Also, the mini muffins are great cold (my husband eats them by the threes that way!) but I like to pop one in the microwave for 8 seconds and have it warm.

I also love cream cheese on my banana bread, and you can easily warm the mini muffins, or regular size if you prefer, and split them in half and spread with cream cheese. 

A photo, courtesy of Spaztastic Photos

*photo is copyrighted, so just don't. Plus, it's rude.