- Canned pumpkin
- Over ripe Bananas
The molasses just went into a loaf of gingerbread. I ate plenty of gingerbread cookies growing up, but I never remember my mom making actual gingerbread (although I am sure she would tell you she made gingerbread ALL the time). So, when my friend Canada Heather, made it one day while I was at her house, I HAD to have the recipe. My kids love it. This may not be the epitome of the food pyramid and stuff, but I often send it to school this time of year with a dannon vanilla yogurt and a sliced navel orange. It is a favorite lunch combination and it is so much faster than putting a sandwich together.
I have a LOAD of canned pumpkin. I know what I bought this for, but apparently I didn't have the time to make it last Novemeber. I'll use this to make pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips, and I am going to try a pumpkin carrot cake muffin. These are great things to grab for breakfast or to pack for lunch.
Last, the prunes, my husband will be thrilled about this one. One of my besties, Atlanta Anna, made a ridiculous Chicken Marbella one night when we were at her house. So, I am glomming the recipe for tonight. I've got it marinating and it looks fantastic. Three kids, poor time management, and general disorganization often leave the hubs without a proper dinner...unless you consider chicken nuggets, eggs, or pasta with butter proper. So, he'll be salivating as he reads this post on his train ride home.
My recipes are simple. I no longer have the time to do anything too involved. And for whatever reason, my kids just don't appreciate the layered salads, homemade crepe gateaux, and time intensive risottos of my past...not sure why. So, believe me, if I spend the time making something...it is usually a tried and true recipe.