I ran out of Quaker Oats so I picked up these at Trader Joe’s:
Steel cut oats are wayyyyy different than rolled oats. I like them better, actually. They are like little pellets of oats instead of little flakes. Hearty. Today I cooked my oats with pear and banana, and mixed in some cottage cheese at the end like KERF. Oh, and a splash of vanilla and a blob of almond butter. Mmm.
That’s a hefty splash of vanilla!!!
For lunch, I had a leftover slice of Flippin’ Pizza. I love me some Flippin’, but it was definitely not as good the second day. Too chewy.
To satisfy my sweet tooth, I had half of this:
Then split this with my preschooler:
For dinner, I made Caitlin’s baked tofu. I cooked it a few minutes too long. But it was quite good! My husband and I ate the entire block of tofu. Is that insane?
My favorite way to cook asparagus — blanched! Keeps it firm and crunchy. Dump the asparagus in boiling water for about three minutes. Remove it from the water with tongs and dunk it in a bowl of ice water. That stops the cooking and keeps it from getting soggy. Soggy asparagus is gross.
Tofu and asparagus. That’s some “real food”!!!
Served with couscous.
The kiddo tried the tofu but couldn’t bring himself to swallow it. Plus, it really was a bit spicy (oops). So, he lucked out and got his favorite, chicken nuggets! (I am a work in progress.) Side of couscous, plus some hummus and pita. I totally forgot to serve him a veggie. Oops.
I was on a cooking roll tonight. I also made the beef stew for this week! It just finished cooking and Husband and I tasted it. Pretty good, but I should have used leaner meat. The chuck is a bit fatty.
Do you prefer rolled oats or steel cut?
What’s your favorite way to prepare asparagus?