I’m up early! I know, some of you are going to read this and think, early? Maybe you’re already at work even! Well let me tell you, I was up at 7 this morning, gave into the fact that I wasn’t going to fall back asleep at 7:30 and here I sit drinking a great cup of coffee (brewed at home!) and eating dry cereal. I’ve never really liked cereal with milk. I know, weird. Anyway I think sometime last week I realized that I am an adult and I can eat my cereal however I want. So now I am.
I’m in a cooking/baking kind of mood this week. Probably because we’re home for the first time in a while and I have a kitchen I can use anytime I want. I attempted Thai Green Curry last night. I used store bought curry paste, coconut milk, fresh ginger, basil, fresh garlic, lime, and loads of veggies. It was just okay. It’s my second attempt at green curry, but I’m thinking that until I’m willing to put in the time and actually make the paste from scratch that I’m not going to get the results that I’m looking for. And the paste calls for something like 15 ingredients, most of which I don’t just have hanging out in my kitchen. Oh well. I guess we’ll still frequent our local Thai restaurant.
On the baking side of things—I’m planning on the usual this week, cookies and brownies. I have some friends coming into town from DE and I’m counting on them to help me eat them! Does anyone know much about low cholesterol brownie or cookie recipes? I’ve heard about making substitutions for butter and eggs by using things like applesauce or yogurt, but I’ve never tried it. Any success stories out there?
Well, I suppose I should get on with doing some work or something. I hope that you all have a lovely day!