I’m onto my last day of winter break and it’s to the point that I’m doing anything I can to avoid boredom. As I see it, there is so much to do and think, that there is never a reason to be bored. Usually, when I’m home alone, the most effort I put into a meal is opening up a can and boiling some soup on the stove top. So, yesterday I decided to treat myself to some home cooked meals.
For breakfast I dug in the cupboards and found a blueberry muffin mix, mixed that up, and popped it in the oven. Then, I got to work on scrambled eggs, toast, and oatmeal. Nothing to complicated, but definitely more than the bowl of lucky charms I’m usually ambitious enough to make. I also treated myself to a cup of coffee with cinnabon creamer. Yum!
Once I enjoyed the wonderful food, I cleaned up and prepared for a friend from High School to come over for the afternoon. We had a good time, but not long after she left I had the itch to bake another quality meal. I went on the modern day cook book, pinterest, and searched for a healthy vegetarian recipe. Through my search I found a good looking recipe for a strawberry-banana smoothie(1) that was advertised as being worth zero weight watchers points. I pinned that, and continued to look for a healthy dinner.
Eventually I came across a recipe for Baked Cheddar Broccoli Rice Cups. So I made a grocery list for my two recipes, and headed to the store to buy the needed ingredients. Once I got home I followed the recipe and everything went smoothly! Sadly, they were quite eggy, which is one of the things I dislike as a picky eater, but my mom loved them, and I still had my smoothie!
Then, as a last minute idea I melted some chocolate and dipped the extra strawberries in it, for some wonderful chocolate covered strawberries! Quite the baking adventure for me in one day! Luckily, today my mom was home and so she made the left over Baked Broccoli Cheese Rice cups and made some yummy soup with them along with some popovers.
Tomorrow I return back to school. I sure will miss having access to a kitchen of my own, but I’m going to be happy to have someone else cook for me. Hopefully I can finish all of the chocolate covered strawberries before I leave!