Tonight I realized that I couldn’t make tamales do the lack of corn husks. So what is a girl to do?
Make MEATBALLS! I have this weird really intense love for meatballs….don’t judge.
- 1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons minced onion
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup beef broth
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- In a medium saucepan, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Add mushrooms and onions; cook and stir until tender. Add beef broth; simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Combine water and cornstarch in a small cup; stir into broth. Cook and stir for 1 minute, or until thickened.
I didn’t have fresh mushrooms on hand so I used a small can. It turned out really well. I was so excited to find a good gluten free gravy recipe!
Backtracking to breakfast, I made a protein pancake with blueberries. It kind of fell apart and looked gross, but it was delish I swear! I did add a little something special to it homemade greek yogurt!
Making “greek” yogurt is SO simple and SO much cheaper than buying a whole tub. Before bed last night I took two strainers, lined them with coffee filters, and filled them with Trader Joes Plain European Style yogurt and 365 organic vanilla yogurt. Put the strainer on a bowl where there is room for the liquid to collect. In one night you wake up to delicious, thick greek yogurt! Try it! I can bet you’ll like it!
For lunch I had leftover lentil soup with a few brussel sprouts.
After I digested my meal I hit the treadmill in my basement! I did 5 miles in 44 minutes. After my run I found a yogalaties video on Demand and did 30 minutes. It felt so great to workout after a couple of days of being a complete couch potato!
Now I’m relaxing with mom and princess. Looking forward to a night of HGTV!
Also this guy is coming tomorrow to stay for 2 nights! woohoo!
Stay tuned for my culinary adventures with Jack! He is obsessed with me cooking for him.