Dinner & Dessert
Y'all everybody get your diaries out and write this down - Blair McLeod cooked a recipe from Pioneer Woman. She read the directions and made it step by step. I know -- you are shocked. If your jaw dropped go ahead and close your mouth... don't want you to catch flies. But you heard/read me right, I did in fact make Pioneer Woman's vegetable lasagna. And let me tell you what -- it actually was pretty easy. My problem is that I'm lazy & don't like to read directions. However when there are lots of pictures like PW does, I'm a bit more apt to comply. Anywhooo-- it turned out pretty well. Good thing because I made a ton & we'll be eating it all week! (my pic makes it look kinda blah - hers make it look yum!... which it is!)
After dinner I attempted a dessert I had heard rumours about -- instead of oil/water/eggs, you add a can of diet coke to a box of brownie mix! Less calories and is supposed to make a light fluffy cake-like brownie. You just whisk it together and than cook regularly according to directions on the back of the box. I gave it a whirl...
They weren't bad! But they certainly weren't pretty (pretty ugly actually)! They have a very light feel and you can actually distinguish the coke flavor, which I liked. They were a bit spongey -- would have been good with a raspberry compote or something on top to add flavor and texture.
Warning: if you are in the mood for brownies - don't make these. They don't compare to the ooey gooey brownies. If you are making these to indulge - add ice cream or berries or something. These don't stand alone.
Dinner & dessert in one night...Raise your hand if you are impressed! (okay fine, i'll just raise my own hand...)