Chocolate Cherry Bomb Redux

June 25, 2010 at 8:31 pm Leave a comment

My joyous day of good tidings was partially obstructed by a delay on the subway this afternoon.  I was so excited to make it home by 1:00 pm, but a good portion of the subway was closed down due to an accident at track level (yikes!).  I didn’t want to wait with the masses for a shuttle bus, so I took an alternative route which encompasses a long streetcar ride, a climb up a big hill, and a bus ride.  I made it up the hill alright, but the bus never came!  I ended up having to hoof it home.  My reward was a lot of self-pity and a blueberry parfait for a snack:

This contains:

  • 3/4 cup fresh  blueberries
  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt
  • Sprinkle of granola
  • Drizzle of honey

I was feeling tired and made the mistake of thinking more food would wake me up, so I had a slice of Blueberry Oat bread.

38 seconds after consuming this, I had a nap on the couch 🙂

Husband came home from work and we ventured to the farmer’s market.  It’s a wee tiny one, and there was only one booth selling any fresh vegetables!  I was kind of bummed, but we bought:

  • Strawberries – A pint for $4
  • Mixed sweet peppers – 4 for $4
  • Asparagus – $5
  • 5 tomatoes – $4

Husband also bought a dozen fresh, mini donuts.  I tried one but it left a funny aftertaste.  They said they were made with coconut oil, and I wondered if this could have an affect?

When I came home, I prepared this and popped it into the freezer:

I smell an addiction.

But, first, I made dinner!  I was hoping to be able to post the recipe here, but it didn’t turn out so great.

I made “pasta with broccoli and sweet peppers” that called for a light creamy sauce made with milk.  In the few times I’ve tried making creamy sauce using milk, it’s never worked out!  I think lots of cream and cheese is necessary for a truly delicious sauce.  Unfortunately.

I had such high hopes for you, Whole Wheat Rotini

At this point, I was still holding out hope

Objects in bowl appear tastier than they actually are

I’m being a bit tough.  It wasn’t awful, by any means.  I will eat the leftovers, but I just wouldn’t make it again.

Thankfully, dessert was the saving grace!

I talked about the Chocolate Cherry Bomb to husband for, oh, all afternoon.  I decided to make a less liquid-y version and serve it like ice cream.  For two servings, I used:

  • 1 cup + of pitted, frozen cherries
  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen
  • 3/4 cup of 1% milk
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa

I ended up adding a splash of soy milk (ran out of regular milk!) and a bit of water because my blender was having a tough time blending this up.  Maybe I should try the food processor next time?  But it turned out very well.  I sprinkled some chocolate chips on top for a “sundae affect”.

Tomorrow is grocery day!  That’s an exciting event in this household.  I will probably buy the store’s entire supply of cherries 🙂

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