First, the oats:
I dedicate the following bowl of Almond Joy oatmeal to Heather of Heather Eats Almond Butter as it was her birthday yesterday!
I cooked 1/2 cup rolled oats in 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup almond milk. When they were done, I stirred in a spoonful of almond butter and then poured the oats into the bowl. Next, I topped it with coconut butter and sprinkled it with carob chips (of course, chocolate chips would work too). Mmmmm... Heather's birthday allowed for a delicious breakfast for me :)
Happy birthday, Heather! I hope it was as wonderful as you deserve!
Now, for the flops (I'm telling you, that smoothie was bad luck ;)
Flop #1 : I attempted a pumpkin-peanut butter cup:
It seemed logical. I mean, anything involving pumpkin and peanut butter has to be at least decent, right? Wrong. The little cup above literally had no flavor. At all.
Flop #2 : I tried my hands at empanadas.
Before being baked (looks kind of like a stegosaurus):
Done and on my plate:
Talk about bland - that little boat above was even worse than the pumpkin-peanut butter cups! I wanted to use the trash can as a hoop and play basketball with the empanadas, and my dad suggested that I use them as a defense weapon against burglars. In the end, however, I kept them. I still don't know what came across me - I guess I just didn't want to waste them. But now I have nine more of them to eat! I spot some suffering in the near distance ;)
Of course, my mom was so sweet about both flops. She said that the pumpkin cups were all right (with an encouraging smile), and she told me that the empanadas were pretty good and maybe just needed a little salt. (Aren't parents the best comforters?)
One (or two) final pictures:
The beautiful Rockies!!
The daily question: Have you had any food flops lately?
Mine normally come about because I try to make the food too healthy, the food sticks to the pan (this happens to me every time with waffles!), or sometimes, it just plain doesn't work.