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Babies Are Delicious

Er, Fudge Babies, that is. Don’t want you to get the wrong idea here.

Lucy over at Porridge & Parsnips  (btw – don’t you just love her blog name?), made a bunch of CCK’s Fudge Babies the other day. After reading Lucy’s post, I knew what I would be doing last Friday evening.

I bunked off from cooking dinner and sent Tristan to Mellow Mushroom (pizza for him, veggie sandwich and Greek salad for me), and then got to work deciding which variety of “baby” make. (I don’t read CCK’s blog, and was unaware of this phenomenon). I have however, made date balls before (which is basically what these are), but I called them Powerballs. Oh yeah. Anyway, I settled on the Samoa and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavors. The Samoas sounded the best to me, but I felt that I should make a non-coconut version for T to enjoy, as well. (Despite the fact that coconut is not his favorite food, he enjoyed the Samoas the best! Go figure).

I made a few changes with the Samoa Babies… namely that I added a handful of cashews to the mix (they were originally nut-free), and also I rolled them in shredded unsweetened coconut when they were finished. This was definitely not a mistake. And it made them so festive looking, to boot! Other than those little changes, I think I followed the recipes to the letter.

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This was a quick and easy way to get delicious treats in about 30 minutes. A messy hand, notwithstanding! ; )

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Blogger Booty

This has been the week of blogger booty.

First, I received my C’Ville goodies from Kath and her Great Harvest.

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The C’Ville Cluster Granola is delicious, and unlike any other granola I have ever tasted. I’m used to a rolled oat granola (what I make), but this is strange… I can’t quite place my finger on how it’s done… It’s almost like quick/instant oats, and then everything is blitzed together…? It’s kind of doughy and a bit raw tasting (in a good way) … hmm, Kath? (Does she like doughy things? Ha). I wonder how they do it, but I know she’ll never tell. 😉

Anyhow, that bag of granola is 3/4 of the way gone. (Sadly only about 1/3 of my bag was “clustery”, and the rest was very fine crumbles. I’m not sure if that is the way it normally is? if this is something that occurred in shipping? or if I just happened to get the bag that was the last of the batch? – but regardless, it’s still delicious).

I tried the Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal as overnight oats earlier in the week. The consistency was not a thick as I’d like for overnight oats, (as the oats were clearly quick oats, instead of my usual rolled oats), but the flavor was phenomenal. The last time I’d eaten flavored oatmeal was in those little Quaker instant packs, years ago. I was surprised that I liked this (let’s be honest, I bought the deal for the C’Ville granola alone – the oatmeal and pancake mixes were just a bonus!), and I look forward to trying it hot, in it’s traditional form.

The pancake mix hasn’t been cracked yet – but that is what this weekend is for! I’m sure it will be delicious. I’m so used to making EVERYTHING from scratch, that having these ready-made “convenience” foods made from REAL FOOD, has been quite a treat. It’s not something you see everyday. Thanks Kath (& Matt!).

And then…

Wednesday, much to my delight, my pre-ordered copy of Mama Pea’s  book arrived from Amazon!

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I pored over this last night, enjoying the photos, personal details and of course, the yummy food! I am using it as a go-to for my weekly meal-planning this week… I can’t wait to start cooking!

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