Happy Wednesday my lovely friends.
It’s Tuesday night and my brain is NOT in the mood to work… Despite all my enthusiasm in yesterday’s post about what’s going on in school. I’m the kind of person who does better by getting up at 6 am to complete school work than to try to do it at night. How about you?
Right now I just want to chill on the couch. At least I was semi-productive by procrasti-baking these oatmeal cookie bars for Terry. According to him it’s been too long since I’ve made him cookies.
Breakfast was my favorite baked oatmeal recipe. It’s made with applesauce, which I think adds a natural subtle sweetness. When making it, I swap the 1/4 cup oil with 2 eggs.
Topped with sunflower seed butter then put in the toaster oven. I recommend putting the sunflower seed butter on top prior to toasting- it really brings out the nutty flavor. Served with coffee x 2 (or 3?) and dark chocolate.
Later in the morning I snacked on one of these chocolate chip banana bread brownies. Not the prettiest, but DANG they are good. I struggled to make them last more than a few days.
Lunch was leftover lentil loaf on a bed of spinach plus plain Greek yogurt & strawberries. My vegetarian friend came over for dinne the other night and I made us this lentil loaf. The only vegetables I used were carrots and onions, because that’s all I had on hand.
The last time I made a lentil loaf it took me FOREVER because it had a million ingredients. I felt like this recipe was much simpler!
Snack time before class was a bag of mini-pretzels. I neglected to pack a snack, so I am thankful to my office for having free snacks lying around. I just needed some peanut butter!
Dinner involved my beloved zoodles! With warmer weather comes more zucchini, one of my favorite veggies. Rather than topping them with marinara like I usual, I opted for the this crockpot cheesy chicken enchilada sauce. I failed and forgot to buy corn, but I bet that would have been wonderful in this too.
I ended the evening with
some half the pint of cake batter flavored Arctic Zero. I do not think this stuff compares to real ice cream, but this flavor was really good. Second to the strawberry flavor, in my opinion.
^Teeth marks in the pint because I couldn’t wait to get home to try it!
Have you tried any amazing recipes lately? Do tell!