MPM – Desserts are Delicious
My grocery list is about fifteen kilometres long really, really really long, and expensive looking. Its not sad though, because it’s all food for baking! I’m all done my Christmas gifts except for the baking so this week I’m going all flour baby! My parents are also here for the rest of the season so I’ve got a full house again, a pretty big difference from it being just the kids and I! I’ve been saving up recipes in my email for a few weeks now and can’t wait to give them a try.
Monday: Roasted Garlic Shepherds Pie from HERE
Tuesday: Mexican Pizza using my favourite homemade whole wheat pizza
Wednesday: Spaghetti with cinnamon pasta sauce, caesar salad, and garlic bread
Thursday: Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches, cut veggies and dip
Friday: S. Geek and I are heading out but we’ll be leaving behind Fish and garlic spinach for the little people and the grandparents
Saturday: Celebrating Christmas with my bestie Rob and her family. This year we’re doing breakfast for dinner! I’m making baked french toast from Meg‘s recipe.
Sunday: Rollover Beef Stroganoff from last week.
Here’s my baking schedule, mmmm can’t wait!
Monday: Peanut butter pretzel bites
Tuesday: Cherry coconut drops
Wednesday: Buttermilk Pie Bars (I’ve never made this before but gee it looks tasty!)
Friday: Bacon Pinwheels
Saturday: Rice krispie chocolate logs
Sunday: Speculaas (FINALLY, can’t wait to use my new press!!)
I’ve also found the time to make some pizzelle cookies for S. Geek not too long ago. He’s been asking me to make them for YEARS, so I finally bought the press a few months ago and have listened to
incessant requests for the cookies since. I happened across the extract in the grocery store and thought I’d pick it up and make a treat for S. Geek before he left for his trip. I can’t even believe how easy they were to make, and how quick!
There are so many different variations on the recipe but I just did the plain one for my first go. I’ve also heard of them topped with many different things, jam or fruit or whip cream but I just opted for plain old powdered sugar.
I’m hoping to make some more to serve on Christmas morning with some of my home made jam from the summer. Mmmmm! I also just wanted to point out that I was very happy with the plates on the press itself. I was worried that the cookies would stick and I’d have to scrape the batter off the plates like my panini press, but was pleasantly surprised to discover that none of the cookies stuck, even though I overfilled it
So, I’ll be covered in flour from head to toe for at least the next eight days but I’ll try my bestest to post photos with hopefully unhurried words this week. I’m loving Christmas this year, SO fun!