Monday Tuesday (I started my post on Monday, but didn't get to finish...CRAZY day yesterday)! I took full advantage of the extra hour that daylight savings time gave us Sunday by doing a little baking. First let me tell you where one of the fabulous recipes that I made came from. It came from one of FoodFued's zines called Marmalade Umlaut. I have to say a a couple of things about her zines before I go into the food. I bought 5 a while back and they are great. Maud is a so funny. You can't help but laugh out loud and some of the things she says and talks about. Then there is the serious side of Maud giving up some of her great knowledge and wonderful recipes. There are a lot of recipes that I plan on making from her zines soon, but what I made Sunday was at the top of the list! If you haven't checked out Maud's zines, you really should! :o) I'm waiting patiently for the new to come out....
I made the Pumpkin Pie Brownies from Issue 9. I've been wanting and meaning to make these for the last couple of weeks, but just couldn't seem to find the time. I'm glad I finally took the time, because they are awesome. They have a rich brownie layer on the bottom and a creamy pumpkin layer on top. I was going to be fancy and grate some dark chocolate to put on top instead of chocolate chips, but that didn't work out very well. Since the chocolate slivers didn't work, I melted the chocolate, so I could drizzle it over the top. That didn't turn out how I wanted it to either, but the taste is what mattered the most here. Here's an example of Maud' humor. She made a note beside the recipe saying " I made this. Oh, and ruined it....sorry". Then she wrote "Better luck to the rest of you, and do NOT sub a 7" pan for the 9" one...." I couldn't help but giggle when I read that.
I also made HH's glazed pumpkin biscuits Sunday morning. I added some cranberries to mine. Cranberries just seem to pare well with pumpkin for me. I thought I got the recipe off her website, but I didn't see it there. I was going to post the link, but I can't seem to find it now....sorry. They were good and pretty low in calories. I'm not counting but someone else is. :o)
I was off work Friday, and as most of you know we took a road trip to whole foods, so I could get some things that I was out of and of course get new things. We left the house around noon, so by the time we got to Memphis we both were about to starve. I suggested we go to P.F. Chang's, because we don't have one in Jackson. I've only been wanting to try it for what seems like forever. For starters we got a couple of veggie spring rolls (yum).
For my main meal I ordered the Coconut Curry Vegetables, which was Stir-fried vegetables, crispy silken tofu and peanuts in a mild curry powder and coconut milk sauce...very good. I no longer have to be jealous of Shen's P.F. Chang's meals, because I have now tried it and know that I like it... and, I will go back. :o) Well, I say I won't be jealous...It could be worse now that I've actually tried and liked it! Thanks for posting those delicious meals Shen!
Here's one shot of some Whole Food's loot that I got. I know it's nothing new for you guys, but for me it was like hitting winning the lottery. The mint candy bar and B-12 are for Tony. I finally decided to buy a can of Artichoke Hearts. Now I need some help in finding the perfect recipe for them. Any suggestions on a recipe for a person who's never tried them before?
Here's some more goodies that I finally remembered to get and some new things that I found that I just had to try. I finally found Honey Crisp apples...yay...and they are so good! Tony found the soy pudding (I totally over looked it), so I had to get that to try, you know, since he pointed it out. :o) I also found the stuffed grape leaves that VaVa and Shen have been eating. Thanks for telling me where they were Shen. And I FINALLY found Miso....thank goodness!
It was such a beautiful day on Sunday that we decided to get out and ride around. We ended up stopping by Tony's sisters farm for a little donkey love. Her name is Bashful. She used to be bashful, but she's not anymore. She is such a sweet heart!
She is so loving....I really wanted to take her home with me!
She loved on Tony a lot more...I think she thought his cologne smelt good. :o)
I hope everyone had a great weekend!