After several weekends of poorly planned grocery shopping that led to dinners of cereal and frozen ravioli, I sat down and made a good grocery store list on Sunday. I was ready to cook!
I ended up making these Stacked Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas.
I tried to make mine a tad lighter by roasting the veggies with two tablespoons of oil instead of three and using one cup of cheese instead of two. I also used flour tortillas (three large ones) instead of corn and a baked potato instead of a sweet potato. This meal was not something I’d make on a weeknight. It wasn’t hard, but it had a long cooking time because the veggies needed to be roasted first. That said, it was pretty tasty and gone in about a day.
We also had these bananas sitting on the countertop. I’m sure you know where I’m going with this.
I mean, throw them away or make banana bread? Tough choice, right? I found this recipe for Skinny Chocolate-Caramel Banana Bread. It featured an interesting ingredient.
I know Skinny Cow is all processed and all, but I like their desserts, what can I say. I’d never had these clusters before, so of course, I had to try them. It helped that the box had six individual packs and the recipe only called for five. Wonder where that other pack went? If you guessed my mouth, you’re right. They were really tasty.
When I was getting the bread ready, I realized I didn’t have applesauce, so I just used an extra banana. Seemed to do the trick. I also used half whole wheat flour and half white flour.
This was really good, but I have to say that baking the caramel clusters made them taste just like regular chocolate chips. They lost their caramel crunchiness.
Those two recipes were good, but my favorite thing ended up being something super simple – Hearts of Palm and Avocado Salad. This was so good. I added some feta to give it more protein which was a wise choice. Maybe I do know something about cooking.
Not the best picture, but so good and so easy. It helps if you love avocados. And cilantro. If you have that soap cilantro gene, I don’t know what to tell you. You’re missing out. I wanted to eat the entire batch, but I refrained… and ate the rest of the banana bread instead. Umm, oops?