I’m not gonna lie – I was definitely a little hesitant posting a less than positive review for once. I’m glad no one hates me for it, and many of you even feel the same!
Today was another “be-a-bum” day here. The weather was good enough to go to the barn – the roads were clear – but to be honest, I just didn’t feel like it. The roads are still covered enough that I’d have to crawl my way there, and for some reason they’ve been really…slow…about plowing/shoveling at the barn and I just didn’t feel like plowing my way through a foot and a half of snow.
And it was cold. And I just wanted to keep getting stuff done. In that aspect, it was a very productive day. I kept organizing photos, updating my Etsy, and even spent two hours on the phone with Apple. Long story short, they have awesome customer service. Don’t worry – no computer problems, but Adobe Creative Suite 5 is on its way to me. I lost it with my old computer and was not looking forward to purchasing it again…but some chatting with the Apple folks made it not quite so hard to bear after all 😉 I probably wouldn’t have bothered getting the full Suite if I didn’t need InDesign and Illustrator for an upcoming class…Lightroom probably would have sufficed…but needing at least Illustrator was a good excuse to just get the entire CS5!
As you can see, I’m not very hard to convince. BUT, just a word to the wise – if you’re a student, you can get a student edition at a MEGA discount. By Mega, I mean minus $1000. I was ecstatic when I discovered this. There was no way I was going to shell out $1200 on software that I don’t need, I just have fun with.
Anyways. A large portion of you probably don’t care about my software dilemmas, so on with the food!
Remember how I accidentally made steel cut oats instead of bulgur last night and hinted at them being made into a pancake?
Yeah, I wasn’t kidding. I don’t joke about things as serious as my pancakes. When I’m in that kitchen in the a.m. I mean business! I simply used some of the cooked steel cut oats in place of the oat bran in my cranberry-orange pancakes. With almond butter sauce. And grilled bananas. And maple syrup. Oh lawd.
I like adding sunflower seeds to the mix for an added complexity 😉
- 1 c. dry roasted peanuts
- 1/4 c. roasted & salted sunflower seeds
- 1/4 c. flax seeds (next time I’d use only 2 T.)
- 1/4 c. cranberries
- pinch each: cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice
Blend the peanuts and sunflower seeds until pb consistency. Add flax seeds and spices, blend again. Add cranberries, blend just until combined.
There is sweet potato sap beginning to collect at the bottom of our oven. I have a feeling that’s unsanitary, but would you shun me if I confessed that I love how it smells whenever the oven gets hot enough now?
I’m gross. I’ll clean it next time. Pinky promise.
Remember how I mentioned I wanted to make cupcakes?
I did. I’m not a cupcake fan, but I never bake them and wanted to try something new. As you can see, my baking soda is expired.
What you can’t tell is that there was an entire helping of carrot fries on my plate that I ate while I was waiting for the broccoli.
The curried bulgur, on the other hand, definitely did it for me. I added some green pepper as well as a dab of honey to the mixture – I prefer a sweeter curry because I am a wimp.
I also made some honey-curry tofu to go along with it.
And now I’m out of tofu and I really really hope they got it back in stock at the co-op. Last time I went I took the last box!
And by the way…remember how I’m a Bruins fan? Well, I’ve gotta go get ready for the big game 😉