Oh how time flies…

These past few weeks have flown by in a flurry of papers, projects, exams, and meetings.  It feels like I just whipped these brownies up yesterday and this pie the day before. Although I have made some tasty treats, I haven’t managed to snap a decent picture of any of them!  And so, I give you a bevy of descriptions and recipes to try:

First, I made a version of  Jean-Georges fried rice.  If you are short on time, this is a fantastic choice to soothe your growling stomach, as it took me less than an hour to make from start to finish. I did make some changes to the recipe, however.  Faced with a seriously stark fridge, I had to sub onions for the leeks. I also tossed the garlic and ginger in with the onions, which made one less step in the recipe.  And, as I cracked my egg into the hot pan and found it sticking, I decided to mix the egg right into the rice mixture. Despite the changes, the dish turned out great! I found myself wishing the bowl would never end, grumbling a satisfied “Mmm” as I ate.

I also discovered a treasure trove of bananas in the back of my freezer, begging to be made into my favorite treat: banana bread.  Needless to say, the loaf disappeared before I even managed to snatch a picture.  I promise to post the recipe soon!

Last, I found out that my immersion blender also doubles as a smoothie maker. Go figure! Toss a splash of lemon/orange/ginger juice in with a 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries, a frozen banana, a large spoonful of yogurt, and **BAM** you have a tasty breakfast treat.  I can’t wait to try a banana/peanut butter/vanilla/chocolate milk combination!

So, even though I haven’t been posting, I have been squeezing in some time to cook.  Give these recipes a try!  By the time you check back I’ll have another post up, acceptable picture included.



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