Monday, August 18, 2014

Chocolate & Coconut Oatmeal Cups

My almost-3 year old daughter reached a new milestone this month:  she started preschool!  She is a highly social person who is eager to learn, so of course she adores it.  As for me, I adore having three mornings a week free to clean, write up blog entries, or just simply zone out in front of the computer for a few hours.  What I don't adore?  Trying to get both of us ready in the morning.  With me being 8 months pregnant, and my daughter being in the "I-wanna-do-everything-myself" phase, we are always in a rush to get to school on time.  Fortunately, I found the perfect breakfast for those hurried mornings:  Baked Oatmeal Cups.  It's a breakfast that can be made ahead of time, and is great to eat on-the-go (like in the car on the way to to school).  It's filled with all sorts of nutritional goodness, like rolled oats and flaxseed, but tastes enough like dessert so your kid will scarf it down.    

Monday, August 11, 2014

Cheeseburger Pie

This summer, the dish I have made absolutely the most has been Tomato Pie.  I think I can go as for as officially naming it my #1 Pregnancy Craving.  However, my picky toddler does not like tomatoes, so I needed to come up with a way to combine my pregnancy craving and my daughter's taste preferences into one recipe.  This led to the creation of Cheeseburger Pie!  The dish is incredibly kid friendly, while still allowing you to enjoy the freshness of summer ripened tomatoes.  I simply remove the offending tomatoes from my kid's slice, and place them on top of my own serving--so double the tomatoes for me!  Win-win!  In summary, this is a hot, cheesy, filling dish that every one in your family will crave.