After plugplugplugging away at the oven all afternoon, I understandably had to do quite a bit of taste-testing. [Envision lots of “broken” cookie pieces and maybe two Hershey’s kisses flying into my mouth here].
Dinner was a fun combo of things I’ve collected in my fridge over the week. More steamed collard greens stems topped with the mixed-grain salad I made last weekend:
And a slice of pumpernickel baguette toast with cinnamon-cayenne pb and 1.5 pieces soy-lime coco loco tofu, all roasted together for perfect meltiness achievement:
Dessert evolved in much the same fashion with a mix of collected food and a mix of homemade food. Pieces of pumpkin loaf, lemon poppyseed loaf, and chocolate rugelach from the book signing Friday night:
And a bit of “fondue” action with chocolate mousse and lemon curd:
Mmmmm, the pumpkin bread in the lemon curd and the lemon bread in the chocolate mousse = brilliant flavor explosion!
SUCH a fan of the lemon curd for breakfast AND dinner :-D. I’m already excited to eat it in a new way tomorrow morning. In fact, by the time this post is up, I may even be dreaming about it. Yay, forbidden foods!
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What do you think of to help you fall asleep?
15 thoughts on “Odds ‘n’ Stems”
Wow, that tofu looks and sounds really good!
This is probably sad but I tend to think about food to get me to sleep. It doesn’t stress me out (like thinking of my to-do list does), and I feel good planning what I’ll eat the next day. Hmm…is that compulsive? haha. I think it’s a comfort thing.
I love how you use up odds and ends to make meals… I tend to do this too because I’m all about minimizing food waste! Thanks for the ideas!
Hooray for taste-testing!!
i want all of your food, as usual.
I have lots of trouble falling asleep – I take melatonin for that very reason, and usually fall asleep while watching Foodnetwork. oops 🙂
Your food looks amazing! Especially that dessert! I usually have some herbal tea before I go to bed and just try to think about nothing except drinking my tea and it helps me go to sleep faster 🙂
What a great dinner & dessert!!!
I usually think of something that is coming up soon that I’m excited about!! ..a trip with friends, a holiday, a family gathering, going out to dinner.. things like that
also I think about how the sooner I get to bed, the sooner I’ll be eating my favorite bowl of oatmeal 😉
Sometimes I think about breakfast! Or a hot cup of coffee 🙂 love your lemon curd uses!! I never thought chocolate+lemon would be a good combo, but I do love orange chocolate, so I understand the appeal of citrus+chocolate . . .
I still marvel EVERY TIME at your ability to make something out of what most would consider “nothing”. I should invite you over to give me a tutorial with my fridge…You’re amazing! PS) come check out my contest…!
Oh my gosh your dinner, and dessert are making my mouth water!
I know this is so cliche but when I really can’t fall asleep I count sleep, it really does help, so weird.
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I usually think about breakfast the next day, haha!
Love your ‘fondue’ with the chocolate moouse and lemon curd. So glad you finding wonderful uses for your lemon curd, its giving me ideas of what to do with mine 🙂
I LOOOVE lemon poppy seed muffins/bread…mmm opium 😀 I usually think about breakfast! Or what I’m gonna wear the next day, or do…or Microbio- then I’m out for sure!
your dinner is so inviting. It looks delicious.
Lemon poppyseed anything = HEAVEN!