I made a bunch of new recipes this week…before I got sick. 5 days out from a marathon and I am SICK with a terrible head/chest cold.
So the first rambling thought of today is: #1:Good thing I made homemade penicillin: AKA Chicken Soup from my chicken in the crockpot recipe! I am so glad I did, too, because, I am dosing myself silly with OTC cold medicine and tons of water, tea, and juice. Forget the all the “do’s” of marathon fueling, I am just trying to stay awake and hydrated!
So, before, this all came on, we were living it up with some nice eats!
#2 Best recipe of the week: Banana Muffins, from Orgasmichef Blog, which I know you are like, “big deal. Banana muffin recipes are a dime a dozen.” But you HAVE to try these. This lady has a new recipe with a few of my own tweeks, and this will get made over and over! We loved it!
#3 Greatest idea ever, these Chocolate-Beet Cupcakes, from Minimalist Baker Blog, (Which may be technically muffins, since there is a vegetable in there!) So I pack these in the picky-eater’s lunch. No guilt at all, on my part! These are super good, and truly a cupcake if I must admit to it! But the beets?! Only I know that they are in there at this point. It will take atleast me making these 3 times, before I own up to it with the kids…that way they have a chance at loving them already, like the zucchini in the Chocolate Bread that they KNOW is in there and they still eat it- a miracle in my house. No judgement please!
And finally #4, on an awesome idea roll is making: An Apple-Crunch Galette. AKA: Pie!!! But only 1 crust, so you are technically, not allowed to feel bad about maybe eating this one for breakfast, since it IS apples and only 1 crust! It’s my recipe using my Canola Oil Crust adapted from my beaten-up old Betty Crocker Cookbook (the Red & White Gingham Checkered one, your mom always used!):