Wednesday, December 10, 2014
What I Ate Wednesday
Have you started your holiday baking yet? I feel like it's too early, and here's why. If I make cookies and squares now for Christmas, I.will.eat.them.all.before.Christmas. Even if I put them in the freezer. I mean how long does it actually take for cookies to defrost. Seconds, right?
Nevertheless, I have done a bit of baking this week. All of which, naturally, was soon eaten. Not just by me, thankfully. I have a family to feed. I relied on Isa Does It for several recipes this week. Like this marbled banana bread, above. (Clearly I don't know how to "marble.") Love, love, love the cookbook, but have to say this isn't my fave recipe.
I also made Isa's jumbo oatmeal raisin cookies. They were soooo good. The recipe makes 10 big cookies. We really could have used 20! Going to try doubling it next time! These are good old-fashioned chewy oatmeal raisin cookies with a hint of cinnamon.
I made pancakes from Isa Does It one morning for breakfast too. Delicious. (I tend to focus on one cookbook for the week. It keeps me from buying groceries and then forgetting what recipe I intended to make. Does anybody else do that?)
I made Isa's Down-Home Curry With Tofu & Broccoli for a second time. I actually saw a picture of it on my own blog from the last time I made it and it set me to craving it again. My favourite part is the broccoli, enveloped as it is in a tasty curry sauce.
Here's something I didn't make. I picked this up at a local Jamaican place one night. I have yet to learn how to make chickpea and potato roti. But I do so love eating it.
This was my meal from a low-on-groceries and motivation day. I had leftover rotini in the fridge and leftover roasted veggies. So I mixed them together, added a little soy sauce, fried 'er all up and voila, lunch.
Another not-too-inspiring but tasty meal - fried rice with tofu, broccoli, carrots and peas. There are days that just call out for fried rice!
Have you started making holiday sweets? Can you keep 'em in the freezer and ignore them?
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