Sunday, January 13, 2013

Desserts and The Week Ahead... 1/14/13

I learned one thing from my last post... people like dessert! The post had over 100 hits the first day and will soon be the most popular post on my blog. I guess I should work up some more dessert recipes :-) I, too, love desserts. My Pinterest dessert board has almost double the pins of the next most popular board!

I distinctly remember making my first cake when I was 9 years old. It was a fudge swirl cake from a boxed mix with chocolate frosting from a can. The thought of a boxed cake is appalling to me now (and, likely to my mother as well.) Boxed cake mixes left our house when I was in high school. (Don't get the wrong impression, we did always make cakes from scratch, but we also used mixes.)

My mom taught me the art of making pies when I was in college. I can't find it now, but there's a picture of me with the first pie I made without my mother's help. It was in my college apartment and was a peach pie with a lattice crust.

Over the last few years I've made countless desserts for family gatherings. Now, I find it harder because gluten free desserts don't always taste the way I want them to and I don't have excess time to bake without a special occasion. I've starting to rely on pies more because I have a crust that works well and changing the filling makes it different. Maybe when I retire I can focus on baking :-)

Menu for the Week of January 14, 2013

Monday: huevos rancheros (using leftover cuban-style beans from last week)
  • prep Tuesday's dinner
Tuesday: Sweet Potato Foil Packet Tacos

Wednesday: quinoa with stuff
  • prep layer salad
Thursday: layer salad

Friday: hot dogs, baked beans, salad (we didn't get to this meal last week)

Saturday: Slow Cooker Vegetarian Greek Lentil Soup with Tomatoes, Spinach, and Feta

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