Saturday, July 28, 2012

W6-Play (In the Kitchen)

Another great day (I love waking up before everyone else, its nice to have the house to myself for a little bit). After looking through the bare cupboards and fridge I threw together a hash composed of chicken sausage and the last veggies from the crisper. It turned out much better than expected (Hubby and Munchkin loved it) but now the cupboards were REALLY bare.

Off to town we went with a list of meats and veggies. At Market of Choice I, um, kinda got out of control with the dark chocolate. Its a taste experiment! Yes, that's it! Taste experiment (I got 6 different bars *eek*). We also found bulk coconut products and I got coconut flour and non-sweetened shredded coconut for paleo baking. My brother-in-law is allergic to gluten (supposedly, I kinda doubt it but...I won't go there) and is constantly whining about not being able to eat "normal" food. Since he isn't worried about gaining/losing weight or muscle I figured I'd make him some treats. I love to bake and I do miss making a sticky, sweet mess of the kitchen.

After fulfilling the list of meats and veggies we headed home for a quick lunch, nap time for Munchkin, and the dreaded math for me. I really wanted to play in the garden, the weeds are getting high, but I failed my last math test and had to tackle those darn equations again...and again...and again.

I finally took a break (it was that or burst into tears and chuck the computer across the room) and made paleo brownies and peppermint patties. They both came out wonderful though the brownies were a lot softer and more cake-like than I had expected. Now to box everything up and send to bro-in-law before we end up nibbling all the goodies away.

For supper Hubby grilled up some steaks while I tossed mustard greens with bacon and grilled eggplant slices. Way yummy though Munchkin wanted nothing to do with the greens, had one taste of eggplant, and then teased out all the bacon and ate her steak. *sigh* Oh well, I have given up forcing her to try a bite, it caused too much stress and angst at the table. Now I fill her plate up with whatever we are having and she eats what she wants. She has yet to leave the table hungry and she will nibble at new things (especially if no one is watching). Hopefully as she gets older she'll nibble a little more and a little more till she's actually eating a serving.

On deck for tomorrow: more homework, weeding the garden, and trying out a new fish recipe. Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

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