Way back in high school I discovered cooking, and baking - I won the Food Studies award from my high school and cooked my way through my time in Switzerland and France - my kids in Geneva had never eaten peanut butter cookies before I made them - bizarre, I know. After I came back to Canada and eventually had my own kitchen, I began reading food blogs and started collecting cookbooks (today however, they remain in a box, in someone's garage waiting for me). I officially have 10 weeks until I finally get to live in my own place again and can cook for myself and my husband. In the meantime, I'm doing my best to save money for the wedding, house and move to Ottawa and by doing so I end up gyming it up quite often and either reading borrowed books (yay for friends and base libraries) or watching TV (you've got to love recession TV, it's so much better during a downswing in the market!). My TV of choice these days??? The Food Network. Now living in barracks makes it rather difficult to cook for myself - however, I do have these wonderful in-laws that invite me over on the weekends. My repayment for the lovely hospitality?? Cooking dinner, and snacks, and dessert as often as they'll let me.
Now for the rundown:
- The weekend before last it was the Pumpkin Spice Bars and pumpkin spice overnight oats.
- Last weekend I went all out, No-Butter Chicken, Spaghetti Squash, Wedding Bliss Soft Ginger Cookies, and Pumpkin Pie Brownie Cupcakes - the last two from Angela at Oh She Glows (her granola bars are really that good!).
- Yesterday's meal inspiration was courtesy of Emily over at The Front Burner Blog and Angela - Butternut Squash and Black Bean Chilli in Pumpkin Bowls and Cornbread Muffins. The chilli was amazing, the bowls were awesome, but to be honest the cornbread muffins could have used more flavour - next time I'll add a lot more green chillies! (
Jalapeñoswere tough to find). In preparation for tomorrow's Thanksgiving feast at the Aunt & Uncle in-law's I (with the help of the fabulous sister-in-law) whipped up a couple of lemon meringue pies.
- Tomorrow I might do up another round of chilli - I've taken to bringing some leftovers up to the base with me - not eating at the mess does wonders to lift the spirits.
|Source : Angela @ Oh She Glows|