One Up, One DownPosted: April 21, 2010 | |
Hello, hello! I have been busy this afternoon creating 2 new recipes since I cannot run due to my calf pain. One was delicious and the other was an epic fail.
Before we get to that let us rewind to earlier today. I am super busy at work dealing with budget prep, and I didn’t even get a chance to start filling in my paperwork for my J-O-B. May 5th will be here before I know it so I better get on that!
For lunch I brought back some old favorites.
Funny fact, I used to keep giant jars of pickles in my fridge freshman year of high school and my roommate hated them! Love you Katherine! Dr. Pepper and pickles = freshman year oh and Swirl 360.
Nick’s dad gave me a huge bag of fresh mint the other day and I had no idea what to do with it. It is such a strong flavor, and I cannot drink that many mint juleps or mojitos in one week. I did a google search and my best option ended up with a fresh mint chocolate chip cookie.
- WW flour instead of all purpose
- 1/2ed the amount of both sugars – this seems to be an awesome theme I have and I never miss it.
- 1/2ed the butter and subbed in applesauce
- doubled the recipe
- only used one cup of chocolate chips – all I had, but it actually worked out well.
I really liked these cookies! Obviously these were my good recipe of the night. They ended up being more cake like, which I actually like, but I am not sure why. I like how the fresh mint tastes so much more fresh than any mint extract I have added to cookies, and they add a nice green color.
I had four tonight :) I think I ate so many because of how bad dinner turned out…
I had a recipe from cooking light for pit stickers and I thought I would give it a try. I think the place where I started to fail was the fact that I do not like to measure. I was a little heavy handed with the orange zest I believe.
They look pretty don’t they? At least I got to use my food processor again!
Along with my pot stickers I made a mix of green beans and shelled edamame steamed in garlic and hosin sauce. They did not make up for the orange.
You win some, you lose some.
Now I just need to stay away from the cookies…