This morning I woke up bright and early and knew there was only one thing I wanted…HEAB’s Sweet Potato Pie! Yes, that’s right folks, Heather’s having pie for breakfast!
The recipe starts with Emily’s brancake recipe as a pie crust which is basically just prepared oat bran nuked in the microwave to resemble a “cake.” Gene-yus! Well, being as my microwave decided to die an abrupt death during Thanksgiving dinner, I knew I’d have to figure something out.
Cinnamon Raisin “Brancake”:
1/2 cup oat bran
1 cup of water
1 Tbsp PB&Co. Cinnamon Swirl
1/2 tsp vanilla
I mixed all the ingredients on the stove and cooked them on medium-high heat for a few minutes until it got good and thick. This is where you would normally transfer to the microwave but I thought, “I could probably just cook it in a skillet like a big pancake!”
Oh well! Sometimes good food just isn’t pretty! I was NOT about to quit! I wanted PIE!! And I got it…
I simply topped my “brancake” fail with a baked mashed sweet potato, cinnamon spiked Greek yogurt, and raisins! It may look like I just piled stuff on my plate but let me tell you it was Delish with a capital D! Thanks HEAB for the great breakfast idea!
For dinner tonight, Mama Pea got me thinking about some warm soup action!
Creamy Bacon Broccoli Soup: (makes 2 servings)
2 cups broccoli florets
1/4 large onion, diced
1 small garlic clove, minced
1 cup stock (I used homemade turkey stock from Thanksgiving leftovers)
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sour cream
1 heaping Tbsp flour
Heat broccoli, onion, and garlic in 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat until tender. Mix stock, milk, sour cream, and flour in a bowl and then add to veggies. Continue to cook until thickened, about 10 minutes (you may have to use a bit more flour). Season with S&P and top with chopped bacon pieces!
The addition of the bacon is key! It compliments the creaminess of the soup so well!
While taking a million and one pics with my new camera, I noshed on a slice of sourdough bread topped with Trader Joe’s Chipotle Hummus (very good stuff if you haven’t tried it!)
Have you noticed the autumn-hued them I’ve had going today? Forgive me, but as soon as I heard the word snow yesterday, I had a little bit of a psychological regression! I was loving the fall weather we were having up until a couple of weeks ago. I really do hate the cold! Christmas I love, but I definitely can do without snow!
What are your feelings about cold weather? Are you a snow bunny or a bah hum-bugger like me?