School is out today for the Misses and I am NOT ready! I’m not excited for it, yet. Need to make some plans pronto so I can get happy for summer.
I made a lot of favorites this month, but these are the new recipes I tried:
Started out with Best Blueberry Muffins (from the Houston Chronicle, but I can’t find a recipe online). I am normally wary of recipes with “best” in the title and this was no exception. The muffins were good, but not great. I didn’t think sweet enough and the Misses thought they were just okay.
On muffin kick, I also made Banana and Yogurt Muffins. Unlike the blueberry above, these were really liked and every single one got eaten! Nice banana flavor, moist, and not too sweet. The Misses really liked these. The original recipe calls for whole wheat flour, but mine was gross, so I subbed in white flour. Not as healthy, but…
My favorite recipe of the month is, hands-down, Homemade Spaghetti-Os with Meatballs! Mind you, I was never fed this as a child (but have given it the Misses – don’t judge), nor do I eat meatballs, but the sauce is perfect, the Misses LOVED it, and it is not all processed.
Next was pasta for grown-ups when I made Homemade Marinara Sauce. The recipe makes a huge pot, but is really versatile. Since it was for us adults, I added a pinch of red pepper flakes at the end.
I got a NutriBullet for my birthday and I finally decided to break it out of the box. I decided to up my fruit and veg intake this month, starting with a Carrot-Pineapple Smoothie. Good stuff, but I was starving by 10:00 a.m. and had to go get a bagel. #carbfail
On to a Poached Salmon with Lemon Dill Sauce. I’ve never poached anything before – turned out really good and the sauce was so yuma! I added the leftover salmon to my salad for lunch the next day.
I served the salmon with Gold and Sweet Potato Medley. Good flavor, but not a super fave. Does not reheat well the next day, so I ended up tossing all the leftovers… 😦
I really liked Sesame Crusted Tofu and its yummy dipping sauce! Very crunchy crust and pretty easy. Yum. Served with jasmine rice and asparagus.
Next smoothie breakfast was this Banana-Oat Smoothie. Good flavor, but not cold enough so next time I need to add ice or freeze the banana.
Enough with the healthy food, on to Brussels Sprouts, Leek, and Gouda Pizza. Yes, veggies are included, but can pizza ever be healthy food? Delicious and super simple.
Next up was Sriracha-Grilled Tofu. I ended up not grilling it because I was sure my tofu would fall apart, so I sautéed the tofu (and it did fall apart into crumbles!). Flavor was really good and it was delicious in a wrap for lunch!
After Miss E’s 10th birthday (with the best cake!), we had a little sleepover at which I planned an ice-cream sundae bar. I made homemade chocolate syrup and creamy peanut butter sauce. Both were perfect. Little girls happy!
The final recipe of the month was a Raspberry Blueberry Smoothie. Really good, an oddish color b/c of spinach addition, but really yums! I halved the recipe and it made a really large smoothie that kept me full.
Year-to-date: 69 cards filed away. Methinks I need to up my effort to get the yearly total up to 200. Game on.