As I sit her typing watching amazing Monday TV (seriously – Monday is quickly becoming my new favorite night for television), my kitchen is smelling with the delicious scents of baked onions, sweet potatoes and thyme.
I have to thank my friend Karen for inadvertently introducing me to Gojee – a website where you type in ingredients you have or want and what you don’t like, and it gives you recipes. And as we transition to fall, I hate the cold weather, but I love the food. Nothing like pumpkin, sweet potato and butternut squash as forms of comfort food. Did I mention my favorite color is orange?
So I picked a few recipes that stood out to me, went to the grocery store, and after picking up some beef stew from a family friend (thank you Mrs. Badanes!), I got started.
The first thing I decided to make was this because I’m a sucker for pumpkin and oatmeal. I’m not sure if it will be my complete breakfast replacement, since I was turned on to adding spinach to smoothies by my mom. I made a strawberry-banana smoothie with spinach, uncooked steel cut oats, orange juice, vanilla greek yogurt and protein powder. Surprisingly delicious.
Anyway – back to the recipe. Amazingly easy, and the results are delicious. I can’t wait to try it tomorrow morning!
So I had leftover pumpkin puree and decided to make a pumpkin smoothie/ice cream of sorts. Just blended the leftover puree, cream, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, cinnamon and ice. Super creamy and a mild pumpkin taste.
So while the pumpkin oatmeal baked, I decided to make this, which is currently making my kitchen smell heavenly. I’m not sure if will be quite as amazing as the recipe since I didn’t have the right amount of cheese, and the sweet potatoes were a little old, but it sure does smell amazing.
Can’t wait to see what this looks like/tastes when it’s done!
I even had a helper in the kitchen.