It is VERY hard to get out the door on the mornings I work and have Ellie ready, her bag ready with her lunch and milk in it, my lunch packed, clothes on, etc. I also tend to do better if I have more protein in the mornings - keeps me going strong and all that. Cassidy posted something about these egg muffins to Instagram so I got the recipe from her board. Here's the link to the recipe:
and the pic from pinterest:
I made my first batch last Sunday and ate the last one this morning as I was driving Ellie to daycare. I made the second this evening - so now I'm ready for the week ahead! Mine don't look as good as the picture, but I don't have silicon muffin cups. My first batch used green onions, but I was out of those so this week I just used some Rotel (all things are better with Rotel, right?)
I also made these last week: No Bake Energy Bites
The pin doesn't link to a recipe, but the ingredients are listed as: 1 cup (dry) oatmeal, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup ground flaxseed, 1/3 cup honey, 1 tsp. vanilla. So I just mixed all the ingredients together, rolled them into balls using my tablespoon measure as a scoop, and popped them in the refrigerator. These are very tasty I put 2 of them in my lunch bag as a late afternoon snack or pick-me-up between clients.
The last recipe I made was this evening: Crispy Sweet Potato Fries
Here's the link to the tutorial: http://www.theartofdoingstuff.com/guaranteed-crispy-sweet-potato-fries-sriracha-mayo-dip/
These were just okay, not very crispy. I didn't really care because I love sweet potatoes whether they are crispy or not, I'm not sure these were any any better than the roasted sweet potato wedges I make regularly, and it required a few extra steps.
My favorite thing that I made recently was not from Pinterest but from ATK's Slow-Cooker Revolution: The Garden Minestrone - so, so delicious! I planned ahead and froze three 2-cup containers after Pete and I had it for dinner last week, and have since eaten them all for lunch over the last five days. America's Test Kitchen for the win...again.
I've got two more Pinterest recipes to try tomorrow- I will report back. :)
Also, since I know the real reason you all read my blog, a picture of Ellie:
She chose this outfit on Saturday. Must've known it was warming up for a couple of days. Sorry it's in motion, but that's how she rolls.