Thursday, June 16, 2011

Today's Lunch

Sadly we were hungry and ate this too fast to get a photo. Our bad.

We bought pumpkin bolani at Costco (roadshow item) and some sweet jalapeno jelly, and some garlic mint sauce- used the sauce and jelly to spice up the bolani. Served organic blueberries, watermelon and uncured organic hot dogs (from Trader Joes) on the side. Delicious.


Here's a little tip for making a cake a little different. Our local gourmet cupcake place puts graham cracker crumbs at the bottom of their cupcakes- so I thought "Why not do this with cakes?" I think it's a delicious addition. So now before I put in the batter, I line the bottom of the pan with graham cracker crumbs- I was lazy and even bought them in a box (Keebler- although there are several brands to choose from). I also use them in all the cupcakes I make now- because my kids love this addition, and it works with muffins and sweet breads too!!! Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Where have I been?????

Ok- so clearly I have been a slacker. My poor little 17 year old daughter said just the other day "Couldn't you make those bento lunches again?" "Why doesn't she make her own bento?", was my first thought- but that was ungenerous.

So I am going to try to get back in the groove. It should help that it is summer- I hope. This year at school was one of the busiest of my life- mostly because the classes were so huge. All that school work left very little time for making lunches.

Here's hoping life settles down, and I can actually get back to cooking more!