We grew our very first eggplant! And its a beauty.
Our wee little eggplant wasn’t quite big enough for a fancy recipe, so we settled on making some eggplant “chips” to share. We loosely used this recipe, but made up our own spice mixture. Then we ate them up with a side of tacos! Hope the plant grows another one soon!
I didn’t spend a whole lot of time reading on screens this week, due to my cold. I did read To Kill A Mockingbird, which is one of my very very favorites. So my recommendations for the weekend are to drink lots of water, read a good book, and try a new recipe. Have a good one, my friends.
Have you ever tried to make ghee? Its basically a kind of clarified butter. You melt down butter, and take the milk solids out, so it makes a scoopable, super melty butter. A little bit like the butter in the tub, but better for you! We like to melt some in a skillet, and toast bread in it. Or make really toasty grilled cheeses.
We followed these directions here to make some. Try it and put it on some toast!
It does take a little while to make, so I usually catch up on some reading while its melting away.
I decided last week that I have been eating too much ice cream. I wasn’t really sad about it, but it still is kinda bathing suit season around here, so I can’t quite let myself go just yet.
I decided to experiment with some gluten free treats. I think they are pretty paleo too, for you cavemen. These are almond butter coconut cookies. They just came out of the oven, and 4 of them are already gone. I think its safe to say they make a more than adequate dessert. I wrote out the recipe below!
Almond Butter Coconut Cookies
- 1 cup almond butter
- 3/4 cup shredded coconut
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tbsp honey (could probably add a little more if you want them sweeter)
Preheat to 350. Mix almond butter and coconut. Add egg, vanilla, soda, and honey. Scoop to make cookies and place on baking sheet lined with parchment. Don’t forget to flatten a little with the fork! Just like peanut butter cookies. Mine went in the oven for 10 minutes and came out very tender. You could probably bake a minute or two longer for a crunchier cookie. Eat 2 as soon as they are cool, and don’t feel at all guilty about it.