WIAW: Yummy Day and Cooking with Lynn!

Yesterday was filled with some deeelicious eats. It was a good day.

Breakfast

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Green smoothie. Mom and I actually ate in the dining room which was a nice morning change!

Lunch

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Ohhh my gosh. Turkey, swiss, avocado, spinach, and tomato on some grilled bread. Holy cow this was delicious. It was on repeat for lunch today, but not grilled. So simple, but so amazing.

Dinner

As you can tell from the title, I did some cooking with Lynn!

We planned to make PF Changs Lettuce Wraps and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (no butter or sugar).

But first, she had some avocados that were asking to be used. I immediately thought of amazing Lindsay’s Peanut Butter Avocado Cookies, but instead we made some guacamole. Oh my goodness. I don’t know why I used to hate it. I was craazy. I don’t know what your guac recipe is, but this one is the best.

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Avocados, salsa (not the jar kind), lime juice, garlic powder, cumin, and salt. I can not even explain how yummy this is. You just have to make it.

Then we started on the lettuce wraps. I’ve never been to PF Changs so I wasn’t sure what they were. When I saw what was in them, I was unsure if I’d like them. I had never had water chestnuts or bamboo sticks. Oyster sauce? What? But to my surprise, they were delicious. So much flavor.

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And what is a cooking night without dessert? We followed this recipe. The first batch turned out really flat so on the second one we took the parchment paper off. Which helped immensely and they were heavenly. I had never used “dark” brown sugar but I really like it. They were even better today. Chewy, chocolatey goodness.

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Let’s just say it was a very yummy day.

When did you try your first avocado?

Have a fabulous Wednesday, and thanks to Jenn for hosting the party!

Cooking with Lynn {Failure at its Finest}

Last night I went to my dad’s and we did some cookin’. (With my step mom, not my dad lol) If you remember last time, I was super excited for this!

I saw this on Pinterest awhile ago and it just looked so darn good. Doesn’t it?!

smoky sweet potato burger

smoky sweet potato burger with roasted garlic cream and avocado

Well, we made them. The verdict? Definitely not what I was expecting. They were pretty nasty. I think they would’ve been good if they weren’t “smoked”. I do not like “smoked”. But the garlic cream and avocado? Deelish. The only reason I finished it.

I did learn something very valuble from this recipe though- the difference between a sweet potato and yam! I think I’m more of a sweet potato girl 😉

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The second contender:

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warm edamame and quinoa salad

I was really excited for this because it was the first time I ever tried quinoa! I can’t believe I hadn’t tried it yet, haha. It’s like the most prominent healthy people food! It was also my first time trying edamame.

Well this wasn’t too good either. I liked the quinoa and edamame, but overall it was not a winner.

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And our third try:

Skinny Chunky Monkey Cookies

 

….. yuck. They smelled good, looked good, but did not taste very good. I think they needed a little more sweetness. They were just really bland.

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3 strikes… Didn’t think you could have 3 fails in one night! Oh well!

 

So, it was not a very successful cooking night. But, I got to try some new foods and still had a good time! You win some, you lose some, right?

Happy WIAW! Thanks to Jenn for hosting, as always 😀