Sunday, March 11, 2018

Spring has sprung! Well…at least the clocks have. Forward, that is. We lost an hour, is what I’m saying. Anyway…happy end of daylight savings time! (It’s the end of daylight savings, right? Not the beginning?)

Moving on.

2:15 PM:

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Two buttermilk pancakes with butter and Log Cabin syrup

We decided to ease the pain of losing an hour of sleep with pancakes for “brunch.” I took forever to get moving this morning – I started the day off with a cup of coffee, and then my mom called and I ended up talking to her for a while before I got started on the pancakes. It ended up being more like a late lunch than a brunch, but it was well worth the wait. Really, is there anything better than a fresh, hot buttermilk pancake? I think not.

6:54 PM:

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Sea salt caramel bite

Despite only having eaten two smallish pancakes (that’s a side plate in the pic from this afternoon, not a big dinner plate), I remained stuffed until it was time to start dinner. I grabbed one of these bites while gathering ingredients.

8:08 PM:

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Curried lentil, tomato, and coconut soup; naan

still smell of curry this morning after making this soup last night, but it was all worth it – this soup was delicious, hearty, and pretty healthy. I served it with some toasted naan wedges and a tiny splash of heavy cream. The recipe calls for an extra splash of coconut milk, but I’ve been having trouble finding canned coconut milk that’s not super chunky and separated – any suggestions? It’s driving me nuts. Recipe to follow…this will definitely be a repeat.

8:44 PM:

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Molten lava cake; Jeni’s Brown Butter Almond Brittle ice cream

So the real reason I bought the Jeni’s ice cream the other day was to serve with this cake…which was a HUGE FAIL. It might look like a gloppy pile of deliciousness, but alas…it was just a gloppy pile. It was supposed to be a big, multi-serving molten chocolate cake, but it didn’t end up setting at ALL and ended up resembling a pan of raw cake guts with water poured over it. I’ve gone over the recipe about 400 times since to try to figure out where I went wrong, but I’ve got nothing. Jeff actually ate his whole serving and seemed to enjoy it, but I ate the ice cream off of mine and tossed it after making it through a bite or two of the cake. Heartbreaking! I followed this recipe from Food52. They’re usually amazing, so I’m convinced I did something wrong…someone else please try it and report back!

 

 

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