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!
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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:
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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):
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Done and on my plate:
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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:
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My horsey!!!!!!!!
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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.
 


Comments

01/03/2011 11:05

Oh my gosh - that was so sweet. Thank so much for my dedication, but I'm a little jealous you got to eat it and not me. ;)

So sorry about the flops. I'm surprised the pumpkin/PB cup didn't turn out as well - definitely sounded like a winning combo.

Your mom was really sweet. My first attempt at tofu turned out horrible. It was back in my vegetarian days, and I decided to make Indian food for myself and my parents. Well, I didn't know I needed to strain all the water out of my tofu blocks, and they turned out so slimy and mushy. My dad asked me what the big chunks of boogers were. Thanks dad. ;)

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05/14/2012 00:51

Nice eating items.I love to add it in my cuisine.Thanks for the information that you give out for the various useful and healthy eatables such as coconut milk,oil etc.

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Alexandra
01/03/2011 11:44

Your very welcome for the dedication - you deserve it!

I'm sure your tofu flop was terrible at the time, but it's funny now :) I guess that's the positive side of food flops. A few years ago, I attempted to make a cream of carrot soup. The problem was that the carrots never got soft, and so when I went to smash them, they didn't really smash. The "creamy" soup ended up being chunky (and spicy for some reason). It was terrible when it happened, but now I laugh whenever I think about it. And your dad sounds just like mine :)

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01/06/2011 15:06

YES I've had the worse food flops, mostly because when you are adventurous in the kitchen, it's bound to happen! A couple of weeks ago I tried making almond butter and it ended up oozing oil everywhere and being a complete disaster.. I'm the same way, I can't even throw out a flop so I either have to suffer through eating it or try to make it into something else haha.

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Alexandra
01/07/2011 10:25

Ya, being creative does have it's down sides (but I think that the good results make up for it - usually :) Sorry about your almond butter. I tried making coconut butter a few weeks ago and all I got was coconut flour - it made the kitchen look like snow had blown in :)

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Your horse is SO adorable!!! :) What breed is he?

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Alexandra
01/12/2011 02:36

Kathleen,

Thank you! He's a morgan :)

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You are always there to share something delicious all the time I have been on this website. The good thing is that I am always willing to try something new so I come to this website to get more ideas.

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