Chocolate Cherry Bomb Redux
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:
- 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 🙂