Wow, was this a filling breakfast. It actually surprised me how full I was! When I saw Snack Girl's Pumpkin Custard I thought, "That's easy enough to make for breakfast!". And so that's exactly what I did. :)
I made a double batch (2 servings, one for me and one for Kai)
That meant 1 Cup of Pumpkin, 2 eggs, spices and then I used Maple Syrup for my sweetener.
And then, since I don't have large ramikins, and EVERYONE loves hearts, I poured it evenly into 7 silicone hearts.
Which I microwaved for 4-5 minutes until the top was set.
And then started topping!!
On mine went Coconut Whip (which melted off the hot custard), raisins, pumpkin seeds and some of the crystallized ginger I had from the auction basket.
On Kai's went raisins and a drizzle of Agave Nectar with a side of coconut whip in case she wanted to try it...she didn't. lol!
They really were delicious!! I think they're going to become a staple in our morning breakfast routine. Quick, Tasty and Filling is pretty hard to beat!!
For lunch Kai wanted Mac & Cheese (when doesn't she want mac & cheese?). We had planned to eat Chili for dinner so making a batch of Macaroni actually made a lot of sense. Step one...Boil some Macaroni! We buy Barilla Plus Elbows.
After it was cooked up to Al Dente I drained it and put about 1/2 in a bowl. The rest I let cool and then put in the fridge to mix into the chili.
Into the pasta I mixed some Nutritional Yeast, maybe 1/4 Cup, and some Almond Milk, maybe 2 T. It wasn't a true Mac and Cheese but Kai LOVED it, and so did I. I don't have anything truly against cheese but I was thinking that she may want mac and cheese for dinner, which often happens when I make us chili so I thought she could have the real stuff for dinner. :)
In the end we topped our Mac & N.Y. with Avocado...
And enjoyed a side of Kale Chips.
Once again it was an AWESOME meal!! We were 2 for 2 for our eats!!!
And then came dinner...
I was a seriously busy girl yesterday. Every time I completely one project I'd get 2 new e-mails in its place. Suddenly it was 5:00 (we try to eat between 5:30 and 6) and I hadn't started dinner! Yikes!! So much for my Chili! I didn't have any Kidney Beans pre-made so cooking up chili in 30 minutes didn't seem feasible.
Frozen meal to the rescue. I had 2 bags of left over Gumbo from Mardi Gras in the freezer so I threw one in a dish and nuked it until it was good and warm. Then I put a bag of 90 Second rice in and heated that up.
I layered it onto my plate...
And. Ate. It. All.
I'm not saying I ate everything on my plate (which I did). I'm saying I ate the entire batch of Gumbo!! It was so good, dare I say better than chili? Yes, I think I would.
Kai wasn't into it so she had a jelly sandwich and a BIG bowl of apple sauce with cinnamon, flax seeds and raisins stirred in.
The Hubs actually did have Chili. It was a simple matter of browning some meat, sauteing an onion, and adding 1 can of diced tomatoes with chili, 1 can of tomato sauce, chili powder and garlic powder. It sat and simmered until about 6:00 and then the Hubs got to enjoy it with the pre-made macaroni, some cheese and oyster crackers. :)
After dinner I had the lazy girls dessert...
Yup, I didn't even put it in a bowl. I added a splash of almond milk to the left over pumpkin from breakfast and then threw in a few raisins. MMMMMM, I LOVE Pumpkin!
Later I did my 30 minutes of yoga and then got it in my head that I wanted lemonade. So into my Ninja went 2 Lime Cubes (lime juice frozen in ice cube trays over the summer), 1 Blood Orange and a packet of Truvia.
Plus about 1/4 Cup of water...
Then I blended it until smooth. It was PERFECT! Exactly what I wanted. :)
If you don't like pulp then you'll have to strain it but I do, so I was happy with it as is!
I used to buy powdered lemonade mix but no more! Frozen Lemon or Lime, water and sweetener is all you need and it tastes SO MUCH BETTER than the powdered stuff.