This is what we woke up to this morning…
Yesterday it was raining and the grass was still green; today it was a winter wonderland.
We are not amused.
But Frank did go out.
He came in wearing snowballs.
That was the best picture I could get – he wouldn’t stay still.
So. I don’t have the usual food blogging for you today, but I do have some reviews. First up…
Pancakes in a Can
I’ve noticed the Batter Blaster in the organic section a few times. My reaction? Pancakes in a can just can’t be good. But then Angie tried them and survived the experience, so I decided to give them a try.
They are certainly easy. Squirt some batter in the pan…
and the next thing you know you have pancakes.
It is fast, and if you don’t want to make a whole batch of pancakes (like yesterday when I got home from grocery shopping) it’s quite convenient. They are light and airy.
I did think they had a slightly odd flavor – a little bit of a sour taste. But it’s not a strong taste and aside from that they were not bad.
Husband said: “Your pancakes are way better”
Why thank you very much!
He also felt that they didn’t have much substance – it was like eating air.
We’ll finish off the can, but I don’t think I would buy it again. It was kind of a fun experiment though.
I decided to try the Super Charge Me cookies from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan.
They call for Flax Meal, which I don’t have, but I do have Flax Seeds. So I toasted them up and then ground them up in my little mini processor.
I have had this little chopper for probably 10 years and it still works great. Handy little gadget.
I also used dried cranberries instead of raisins, and crunchy almond butter instead of smooth because that’s what I had. I wasn’t sure if it was going to work, but I figured I’d give it a shot.
Ready to go in the oven…
And all done – these were pretty quick to make and none of the ingredients were extremely far out.
I tried one while they were still warm, since that’s usually when I like cookies the best. I have to say, I thought it was kind of blah. But, I had another one after supper and I liked it a lot more the second time around; I guess these are better when they’ve had a bit of time to sit.
I don’t see this replacing my favourite [way less healthy] chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I don’t think I’ll have any trouble finishing these off either. I probably will make them again.
Indian Spiced Haddock
I keep trying to find ways to cook fish so that Husband and I will enjoy eating it at home. So far my attempts have not been met with a lot of enthusiasm.
My sister sent me this recipe quite a while back, and I finally got around to making it today.
I made a spice mix…
Which went on the Haddock, and then the fish went back in the fridge to marinate…
While I puttered around doing some other things. Laundry, vacuuming, you know – fun weekend stuff.
I was vacuuming the stairs, and managed to knock a set of tea light holders off the little table that I have in the entry way and broke two of them. I’m hoping I can fix them with glue, but for for now I replaced them with a little festive decoration.
I was intending to do my intervals on the treadmill – I had my workout clothes and sneakers on while I was cleaning even – but my foot was bothering me, so I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea. Then my Mom called and we gabbed for a while, and by the time I got off the phone it was time to make supper anyway.
At this point, things started flying in the kitchen and I didn’t stop to take pictures. First, I made a spiced Basmati Rice recipe that is a favourite of ours (the recipe is just called Basmati Rice which I think makes it kind of confusing, but it tastes really good).
Once the rice was going, I finished making the Indian Spiced Haddock. Husband came out and did a bit of chopping to help me out. I could tell he was not exactly excited by the prospect of me feeding him fish again.
Here is my plate, with some broccoli slaw for some extra veggies:
The verdict? We both really liked this and we would make it again. It did take a bit of time, because the fish had to marinate, and there was a bit of chopping involved with all the veggies. But it was really nicely flavoured and I enjoyed it a lot. If anyone is interested in the recipe, let me know and I will post it.
So that was my day – more or less – almost time for Monday again.