I am pretty sure today was the start of the insanity for me. Kind of that lurking calm before the storm. The illustrator
and I did not go on our walk because we really had far too much to do in order to get to the point where we are ready to make a mess. He finished his book (YAY!!!) and so he mentally is on a little break. I can tell a huge difference in even something as simple as his facial expressions when he gets these things off his shoulders. So, we ran to Hobby Lobby together to get some stuff for a photography presentation Jay is contributing to and then we went to the grocery store for a few odds and ends before my in-laws get here so they will be well fed! How in the world we spent $100 at the store when we only went for a few things is beyond me. I won't lie though, a pumpkin may have leaped into my cart so I could roast him. Yes, I can get canned pumpkin, however, the pumpkin was $6 and will make probably more than 10 cans of pumpkin. Oh and I need some to try this recipe from Heather
. I think I will be covered on the pumpkin front for a while.
Now for my odd dinner. We cooked a brown sugar glazed ham for the boys tonight and I had a little experiment cornbread in the fridge waiting to be used. I thought I was covered and forgot I did not have a protein for dinner. Enter my not spam salad. The illustrator said it sounded and smelled good, but that it looked like spam salad. Um, no it was a peanut butter apple carrot salad (made with peanut flour)! I thought this would be a perfect main dish to go with my buttercup squash yeasted cornbread. Well the salad was incredible, and might I add it had 16 grams of protein in it, but the cornbread was not good.
See, it looks all innocent and smelled incredible, but the yeast just made it taste off. The illustrator actually asked me if every meal has to be some creation. Um, no, but it seems to be how my brain works lately. I can tell you this, there will be normal cornbread in my very immediate future! This was just a tease.
I guess this goes to show you that pretty things can taste nasty while ugly things can taste delicious...never judge a book by its cover.
Speaking of creating, this was a dessert pizza I made using the same cornbread, but it was the day I made the dough. I am thinking the yeast got over developed? This was really good though...buttercup squash pizza with a cornbread crust. I am not giving up on this...there is something there. I will accomplish what I set out to do. Like how I got all hero like with my baking?
So, operation tear down the room starts tomorrow. I hope for some calm in the madness!
Labels: breads, gluten free, main course, vegetables