A fair amount of cooking is what I’ve been doing. Yesterday I tried my hand at homemade granola bars:
I searched for about 30 minutes online for a decent recipe for homemade granola bars, until I found one at Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures that seemed easy enough. I did change it a bit, substituting maple syrup for the honey (I’m a weirdo who doesn’t like honey), and adding in milled flax seed, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg & allspice. I also baked mine for 25 minutes, and used greased parchment paper to line my pan.
After that, I made The Pioneer Woman’s BBQ Meatballs for last night’s dinner:
I actually didn’t need my 10:00 snack this morning, although I ate it anyway. 12:30 lunchtime is a long way from 6:45am. When we were at the grocery store yesterday afternoon I saw that Hy-Vee had more Fage.
I bought 5 containers. If I hadn’t already over-spent on my $40 grocery budget, I would’ve bought all 11 that were on the shelf. If there are any left on Saturday, when I go shopping again, I will indeed clean them out!
Because a coworker of Jay’s was coming over to tinker with our furnace this evening, I made a quick dinner:
Another frittata. This time, I tossed in the leftover orzo from last week, as well as some Canadian bacon & more potatoes. When I went grocery shopping, I picked up a loaf of garlic-rosemary bread that I thought would go well with pasta or something (I was a little disappointed to discover it was heavy on the rosemary & too light on the garlic), so I sliced it up for tonight.
And yes, that is real butter, and a lot of it on that slice of bread. My dessert was a cup of cocoa. And the bambino decided we needed to watch “Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade.” Which, of course, I’m perfectly fine with.