We begin with that killer squash soup, which just gets better and better.
Fruit salad- more of the Coffee@Finals contraband bulked up with my own banana.
And the piece de resistance.
“So what’s the big deal? It’s a freakin’ bagel with cream cheese. And you probably stole the bagel from Coffee@Finals, too”.
Well, okay, yes, I did, but I DON’T HAVE CREAM CHEESE. SO WHAT COULD THAT TOPPING BE?
THAT topping is the best, most delicious, healthful, and totally spur-of-the-moment bagel topper ever made.
OH. EM. GEE.
On the lightly toasted bagel, you got some chewy and some creamy and some crunchy from the nuts. You got some sweetness and some tang and some nuttiness and some wheatiness and some spice.
You got protein (greek yogurt! almonds!) and fiber (wheat bagel! nuts!) and monounsaturated fatty acids (nuts!) and antioxidants (cinnamon!).
My bagel topper wins!
In other news, it was –3 degrees counting the wind chill today here in Boston. I didn’t venture real far from my apartment. A nice way to fill the hours on days like this?
Heck yes. I really don’t consider anything that comes from a box “homemade”, and when I’m home and have the proper equipment and ingredients I will do hardcore baking from scratch.
That being said, as long as I don’t compare the Ghiradelli mix brownies to my mom’s (which are basically melted chocolate and butter with an insignificant amount of other stuff just to hold them together and are mind-bogglingly delicious) I can appreciate them for the delicious, convenient, relatively crap-free treat they are.
Also, I experimented with baking with Greek yogurt, since I finally had some on hand!
1/2 cup oil became 1/4 cup oil and 1/4 cup plain Oikos!
So awesome and creepy looking!
The wet ingredients (whisked the oil and yogurt with egg and water)
And with the mix in, luscious and chocolatey.
Aaaaaaaaaand baked. Mmm. I already had one. Yknow, just to make sure it was okay.
Think maybe I’ll bring some to the boy at work tomorrow. He thought he was off his day job this week, so he signed up to work nights 3 days in a row. Then the day job called. So today and tomorrow he’s working 9 am to 11 pm. Ick!