the Make Your own Chocolate Kit giveaway announcement that also includes a bunch of candy recipes
AND a round-up of DIY flower ideas--great for wedding bouquets, yes, but those button flowers are just fun anytime
All these snow days have been giving me more time (and impetus, since I don't really want Matt to have to take his life in his hands just to go out and get me a burrito) to do all the cooking and baking that I ought to be doing every day. Here's what I've been making:
- I make a double-batch of pumpkin sauce for nachos and pasta pretty much every week when we're NOT snowed in.
- Same with vegan chocolate pumpkin muffins.
- The kids liked making (and eating!) these shredded wheat haystacks, but I didn't think they tasted worth all the chocolate that went into them, so we won't be making them again.
- I make a double-batch of this tofu salad just for me, so that I have something non-crappy to eat for lunch.
- Beans. Nom. And beans. Nom.
- Everyone raved about this hash brown casserole, and I was all, like, "Yeah, that's because it's got a quarter-cup of oil and two cups of cheese in it!"
- Sausage, potato, and cabbage steam pot with the cabbage left over after making red cabbage pH indicator. Is there a way to keep people from sneaking extra sausage and not taking their fair share of cabbage?
- I've made bread machine raisin bread several times without incident, but this time I woke up to a baked, floury, rocky, unrisen mess in the bread machine. The kitchen was too cold for the dough to rise, perhaps?
- The most decadent hot chocolate EVER. Gotta keep our strength up, right?
- I used up the rest of the milk making this crock pot rice pudding, but I think it curdled--gross! And now we're out of milk.
- This no-knead pizza dough is in the refrigerator right now, ready for DIY Pizza Night after aerial silks.
- Refrigerator oatmeal in Mason jars. And overnight steel-cut oatmeal in Mason jars (Mason jars allow me to put blueberries in three, peanut butter in two, raisins in one, and half the sugar in one):
Since I've already got dinner planned, I can do a little baking and meal prep today (which helps SO much for other days). Perhaps we'll try that raisin bread again. I could use another couple of Mason jars of low-sugar, peanut butter and raisin overnight oatmeal. And there are a couple of manky bananas just hanging out on the counter... banana bread muffins, maybe?