Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Jessica Seinfeld - 2, Carrie - 1.
So I got a new cookbook for Valentine's Day! I'm so excited because I've wanted Deceptively Delicious for a while now and my hinting must've paid off!
Because I'm really needing to slim down and bit and eat healthier in general, I thought - why not try these recipes? Why not start eating more veggies, more fiber, less saturated fats - why not now? Dahlia has no problem eating veggies right now, but I know that will most likely change so - hey, let's start some good habits now.
So yesterday was my puree day! I headed to the store and set out to make up a bunch of purees for the week. A chance to play with the food processor - whohoooo!
I started by roasting butternut squash. It smelled delicious.
I kind of just wanted to eat it! While the squash was roasting & baked some chocolate chip cookies - healthy ones! No butter (trans-fat free smart balance), no egg yolks, but chick peas! Crazy. They turned out really good. We actually really loved them.
Carrie - 1.
After making that I moved on to steaming & pureeing beets, broccoli, cauliflower, summer squash and roasting & pureeing sweet potatoes. I was trying to use all of our small kitchen appliances at once I guess.
The downfall of the night was when I knocked off an entire container of pureed summer squash and it landed on the floor! it splattered all over me, the cabinets, the stove & of course the floor.
Lovely. Jessica 1
For dinner I made chicken nuggets (w/sweet potato puree) and mashed potatoes (w/cauliflower puree). Well, the nuggets, I would call chicken turds. I think my pan was too hot and I crowded them in the pan. Next time I will try to make them one at a time.
But the potatoes were great!
I think overall this will be a fun cookbook to use & try out through the years. I have more ingredients for Mac & Cheese, turkey burgers & lemon blueberry muffins.
Let's hope I score higher on the upcoming recipes.