I baked chocolate chip banana bread today. (Recipe here.)
Who am I??
Neither one of my children ate it. I almost cried. (Serious.) So then I painted my fingernails black and felt a little better.
I was upset! Like seriously children, this is flour, sugar, egg, bananas chocolate chips, backing soda and salt. How can you not like this?? How can you eat a piece of crap processed food crapola from the store but you can’t eat mama’s homemade cookin’? I refuse to buy you anything processed ever again until you eat what I slave for you.
I’m thinking about making cute labels for my flour and sugar containers.
Today, after taking out the banana bread that was a little tiny bit just hardly burnt, I learned (hubby told me) that when you cook things in glass it cooks differently and at a different speed then when you cook things in a metal pan. Well how come no one told me that?! I thought I could improvise and use glass for my bread baking, but I guess I have to go buy another thing for my kids to pull out of the cupboard.
I like baking more than cooking. Not sure why. What’s the difference? I guess cookies and breads are more fun. I eat a couple, put some in the freezer, then take some to work or to my husband’s work and let people think I’m superwoman and bake during nap time.
SO — here are some things I’ve made recently. Try some!
1) BBQ Chicken in the Crock pot
So I didn’t actually follow the recipe, I was just inspired by this recipe. All I did was throw three frozen chicken breasts int the crock pot with a bottle of BBQ sauce over it. So easy. It was great, too! A little dry, surprisingly, but still really good.
2) Baked Chicken Penne Pasta
I followed the directions exactly and made one to cook and one to freeze. The one we ate for dinner that night was really tasty! Even my kids liked it, despite having mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes in it. I froze an entire batch worth and, apparently something went wrong in the freezer, because when we took it out about a month later and re-heated it, the taste was way off. I was so bummed. What a waste of time, money and food! I guess I need to read up on freezer storing.
3) Pumpkin Iced Cookies
Very very very good.
4) Trail Mix Cookies
Although these cookies definitely taste healthy, they are so good! I love that they have a lot of protein in them. I need to make these again, actually. I like having these for the kids to eat as snacks.
5) Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
I’ve shared these before but they are worth mentioning again, because they are amazing! You will really be the star of the party if you bring these. Thank me later. (Recipe here.)
6) Crock Pot Country Chicken
I don’t think you can wrong with throwing a bunch of vegetables and chicken into a crock pot. Yum!
What’s on your “to bake” list lately?? Any new favorite recipes?