Menu Board

Pinterest strikes again. I saw Stephanie pin a menu board, and the description made me think “meh”, but at one point I finally clicked on it. The shopping list description was not really accurate at all from what I can tell, which was why I was not really interested. I have list making OCD. I don’t need help in that department. At all. I will stalk the stores a few days prior to grocery shopping to ensure I have the right prices, and then I make a spreadsheet.

I do have one problem though. Sticking to a menu plan. I manage to stick to it for a few days, and if I can get a week of actually following my menu plan I’d be shocked. Part of my problem is that I have my menu on my computer in a – prepare to be shocked – spreadsheet. David doesn’t creep around on here to find my menu plan. I’m glad he doesn’t because I don’t need him rolling his eyes at my always open SimCity Social window. 😛

Holy organization batman!

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Peach Cobbler

This weekend I got the first of my Baking Bucket List done. I thought I was going to have to move some things around because cobbler sounded amazing, and I wanted to make it. Luckily I seemed to have already put that down for Week 1. Yay!

Finding a box of huge peaches at Costco for $4 on Thursday is sort of what started it. That and I just love cobbler, even blueberry, and I’m not the biggest fan of blueberries (muffins are also the exception). Now put fresh raspberries in front of me, or put me in front of a raspberry bush and it’s on. I digress, though. Peaches.. millions of peaches. Peaches for me.

Okay there is a chance I should NOT be writing a blog post because I seem to have the attention span of my 5 year old. So just humor me.

Pay no mind to the center. O_o

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I *heart* Cheesecake

I’m not going to lie. I love dessert. I especially love cheesecake.

Oh yeah. I love love love cheesecake. *drools*

I found a highly rated cheese cake recipe on Allrecipes and decided that 4th of July needed cheesecake! My cheesecake split in the middle a bit (as can be seen in picture under the cut) so next time I think I need to add a pan of water to the oven to help and perhaps try beat the mixture a little less. Cherries on top hid the split and in no way altered the total deliciousness of the cheesecake.

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Coconut Macaroons

I tried a few days ago and wasted 2.5 cups of coconut, and 4 eggs.  Stacy was nice enough to point me towards a coconut macaroon recipe she had used that was more like what I had made back in Texas in 2008.  Coconut macaroon recipes that call for flour or for you to whip the egg whites into peaks is NOT a proper coconut macaroon recipe.  Just trust me on this.  I didn’t even bake the whole batch, and what did get cooked didn’t even get half eaten before it was trashed.

This recipe is full of win though, and is perfectly delicious.