Out With The Old, In With The New
This was a rough morning getting up. Did you ever just feel like everything aches?
I wish I had a personal masseuse right about now.
I was not up for a huge breakfast this morning, so I had the grab and go round #2!
Work was so busy today and will continue to be busy throughout the longggg weekend. Ugh.
Everyone was still all delirious today. Which was actually fine by me. I find that when you add a little humor in the day, it makes it go by easier.
I had a little turkey sandwich for lunch [along with other pickings].
It’s on a pretzel roll and has some apple slaw on top. What a tasty little bite.
Ok we had some abnormally large case of butternut squash get delivered today.
Seriously they were on like steroids or something. Freaked me out. They were a pain to cut too.
I roasted some golden and red beets.
Here lies the aftermath….
It’s like a beet crime scene up in there.
I got out of work around 4:30ish, got some gas [What is up the expensive gas prices?! Not a fan] and went home. I finally took my garbage out and then it was playtime.
This was my current food processor. It is sort of sentimental to me, which is probably why I never shelled out the money for a new one.
However, being the hoarder that I am, I am holding on to it for the time being.
So I packed up my old processor and unpacked my new toy!!
Isn’t she purtttyyyyy??
I was not really sure what I wanted to make first in the new food processor. Then I looked in my fridge and saw I was about out of nut butter [Oh the horror!].
Cue sunflower seeds.
I love Naturally Nutty’s Cinnamon Vanilla Sunflower Butter, so I used this as my inspiration.
I put the seeds in the processor and let it whirl for a few minutes, scraping down the sides periodically.
I took a few pictures of the process.
Once you see the “butter ball”, that’s when it starts to get fun.
Here you have the finished product!
I don’t measure when I make nut butters. I just judge it all by taste and consistency.
In this nut butter was: sunflower seeds [roasted and unsalted], salt, mexican vanilla, flax seed, canola oil, cinnamon, splash of maple syrup.
Quality control time!!!
A very successful adaptation of Naturally Nutty’s Vanilla Cinnamon Sunflower Butter.
I had a sweet potato that was about to turn so I planned dinner around the spud.
I peeled and grated one humungo sweet tater.
I mixed the grated tater with half a grated white onion, one egg, flour, cinnamon, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Then formed them into patties and pan fried them. I laid then out of a sheet tray and popped them in the oven to get extra crispy.
I chopped up the remains of the green cabbage and caramelized it.
I kept it simple with the toppings for the pancakes.
Half with ricotta, half with sour cream.
This was a very comforting dinner. Why have I never made potato pancakes with sweet potato before??
Must repeat soon!!
Ok well time for me to get comfy and catch some tv before bed!
Game night tomorrow so a very late post is to be expected! Let’s hope I survive yet another insane day!