|I want to start off with saying how much I love all of you! Seriously, you always say the nicest things and thanks to all of you, I was in the top 5 for the Better Homes and Gardens state cookie contest! I won a bake set and I'm really happy about that since I love the pan so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your kind words and support!
How in the world has the time gone so fast? I feel like I completely missed August 1st! The days are really just flying by. Does anyone else feel that way or is it just me? We started the weekend with a trip to DCI in Murfreesboro, TN. For those of you that were not band geeks, its Drum Corps International. My inner band geek totally came out for this one. I have to say, as a former clarinet player though, I really think something was missing from the show...like the woodwinds! It was a completely different experience for me. I've never been to a show like that where I wasn't performing. I loved the streak of freak that really shined through too. Seriously, they really punked up the shows and it was fun to watch. I'm against the recorded music they had going on, but all in all, it was a fun show and it was great to go with the family! Jay and his cousin are in band, so it was a great experience for them since they will be marching next year.
I love his face!
Can you tell how hot and muggy is was? Jay's hair is a frizzy mess and Max's hawk is hurting!
The most fun thing I ate this past weekend was definitely peanut butter dip. This came from the need to use up the last of the Unsweetened Silk Pure Almond Milk
(love that stuff...so creamy and smooth) and the want to dip. Do you ever just want to eat something strange and fun?
Well, I do. I had a few left over gluten free pancakes (I will share that recipe soon...I want to try it one more time), but I really wanted to eat my pancakes in a deconstructed way. It's funny because I don't normally like to eat with my hands, but when I eat pancakes, I like them dipped!
This peanut butter dip is flecked with flax to thicken it up and sweetened with a little bit of vanilla stevia. It is smooth and creamy...perfect for dipping pancakes...
These pancakes were almost perfect. So close...
Then I started dipping some strawberries...some blueberries also went swimming at the end of this bowl. Nothing was safe from the peanut buttery goodness!
This would be a perfect sauce too. I'm definitely looking forward to making this one again.
Peanut Butter Dip
(makes 1 cup)
1 TBSP flax meal
1/4 cup peanut flour
10 drops NuNaturals
vanilla stevia (or brown sugar)
Combine the almond milk and the flax meal in a microwavable bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir and microwave another 2 minutes. Watch it so it doesn't boil over. Next whisk in the remaining ingredients and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
I'm sharing this on Simply Sugar and Gluten Free's Slightly Indulgent Tuesday.
Labels: beans, breads, breakfast, dips, gluten free, quick bread