One egg is what I had in my kitchen. So I had some decisions to make. What do I have for breakfast, eggs or cereal? I went with the later. I was saving that egg for a very important purpose. [You’ll find out later!]
Breakfast was Frosted Mini Wheat with blueberries and Almond milk.
I’ve been out of my usual 2% milk so I’ve been burning through the vanilla almond milk I had on hand!
I did a few things around the apartment and got distracted by the old school movie lineup on TCM! Had all my favorite men: Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck and Cary Grant. They showed Shop Around the Corner, The Bishop’s Wife, Roman Holiday and some other Cary Grant movie that I cannot remember the name of.
I was a bit snackish today so I defrosted two slices of Great Harvest Cinnamon Chip bread. On one half I spread Justin’s almond butter and on the other Justin’s Chocolate Peanut Butter.
Both were equally delicious…
Remember that one egg??
I thought he would be put to best use in baking something. Cue SNICKERDOODLES!! I got the inspiration from reading How Sweet It Is blog. As soon as I saw these I knew they’d be in my near future!!
Got all the ingredients together.
Really easy method of prep..
Cream the butter and sugar.
Add vanilla and the one egg and mix. I used the Mexican vanilla concentrate, so I used a bit less.
Add the dry ingredients until a dough forms. Chill in the fridge for thirty minutes.
In the meantime, eat a clementine while you’re waiting…
When dough is ready, take out and roll small balls and coat them in cinnamon sugar.
Then I flattened them with a fork.
Bake at 350 degrees for about ten minutes and you get these darlings.
Check out the original recipe here.
I seriously contemplated eating cookies for dinner. But then I figured that would seriously question my sanity. I wasn’t feeling very inspired in the kitchen today. Usually when I don’t have a game plan, I throw a bunch of things in a pot and hope they taste good.
I decided to go with a soup. I guess I would call it a Lentil and veggie soup, because that is how it started.
Got some ingredients prepped: carrots, celery, onion, garlic, lentils.
Love the color of these lentils 🙂
I sauteed all the veggies together with some spices [cumin, paprika, chili powder, etc.] Added the lentils and covered with chicken stock. Let that simmer for a bit. Add some salt and with my immersion blender, blended about half of it up to give it some body. I added some garbanzo beans and some coconut milk. I decided that I would draw the line after the coconut milk. Sometimes I get a little carried away with my one pot wonders. This turned out pretty good though.
Heated up the last sweet potato biscuit on the side.
I am still in denial of what I did today! My Mom called me and told me to go online and check out a deal on a Vita Mix blender! So I did and before I knew it, I bought it. I think the payment plan sold me. I justify it a lot more when I don’t have to shell out all of the money at one time! Now I’m so excited for it to arrive!! It’s not the Professional series one. But it’s the Creations model [I think?]. But who cares!! It will still magically blend up whatever I put in it! Merry Christmas to me 🙂
Exciting life I lead huh?
Well I need to get a few more things done [like dishes!!] before bed tonight. Prep day at work tomorrow. Hopefully it won’t be rainy again.
And maybe a couple more of these…
Hope everyone has a good night!!