It was a lazy Saturday. The boys had gone from place to place the day before so I told them they could sleep in. The first one up was the Imaginative One. So I asked him what he wanted for breakfast – waffles or pancakes. He decided waffles sounded delicious.
This is our last week of school. Last year and this year, teachers created classes called “Skinnies.” These classes have a smaller class size than the typical class size. Plus the topics of these classes are of topics the students enjoy learning about. Four of us signed up for teaching cooking. My class is about quick and easy snacks. Basically they come into my room and eat food. What a concept.
A few weeks ago, I was craving a smoothie bowl for dinner. So I made a peach crisp smoothie bowl.
This would be a good breakfast or dessert during the summer when it is hot outside.
This is my second time participating in the Secret Recipe Club. I got moved to Group B when Group D was disbanded. This month I was assigned to Why I Am Not Skinny. Maxine is originally from South Africa but is currently living in Brussels.
Let us welcome the newest member of my smoothie family – The Dole Whip Smoothie.
This is an easy recipe for breakfast. You prepare it the night before and put in the fridge. The next morning, you pull it out of the fridge and then set it on the counter to allow for the oats to warm up a bit. That is unless you love the oats ice cold.
This is a versatile recipe. You can change it up depending on your imagination. I’m sharing you a version that uses blueberries and strawberries. The oatmeal is then topped with pecans.
Overnight Berry Oats
adapted from Skinny Taste
- 1/4 c. quick oats
- 1/2 c. milk (skim, 2%, almond, soy, or coconut)
- 1/2 c. blueberries
- 1/4 c. cut strawberries
- 2 Tbsp. or less honey
- 1/2 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp. cinnamon (more or less depending on your preferences)
- 1 Tbsp. nuts
- Combine the oats, milk, blueberries, strawberries, honey, chia seeds, and cinnamon in a jar.
- Place in the fridge overnight.
- Take out of the fridge and allow to take the chill off.
- Add nuts.
- Enjoy! (If you want, add Greek yogurt.)
My favorite smoothie from Tropical Smoothie is the Blimey Limey. I decided to recreate it but there is a lack of recipes for copycat “Blimey Limey” recipes. Eventually I found one recipe so I adapted the recipe a little bit by removing the sweetener. I loved it without the sweetener.
I have a confession. No matter what, I cannot make hard boiled eggs the conventional way. The eggs’ yolks don’t fully cook.
I have an egg cooker that I use at times. However, I didn’t want to use the egg cooker when I was cooking up the eggs my sons were going to dye using Kool Aid.
Continue reading “Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven”
Sometimes we want pancakes but I don’t feel like flipping the pancakes. I like this alternative so does my family. You can add different toppings to the batter. We topped half of the pancake batter with chocolate chips. The other half we left plain.
The Imaginative One said the only real difference between baked pancakes and normal pancakes is the thickness. Baked pancakes are thicker.
My whole family enjoyed these baked pancakes.
adapted from Fabulessly Frugal
Stars of the recipe:
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 to 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 c. (4 Tbsp.) butter, melted
- 1 & 1/2 c. milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 to 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 c. chocolate chips, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Spray a 9 by 13 pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Melt the butter in a microwavable bowl. (About a minute to a minute and a half.) Allow to cool down.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
- In a larger bowl, mix together the butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. (Poke the egg yolks with a fork.)
- Gradually add the dry ingredients. Mix together until combined.
- Pour into the 9 by 13 pan.
- If using, add the chocolate chips.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes clean.
- Enjoy with syrup, butter, or powdered sugar.