I realized last night that Julia Child had also been a trailing spouse early in her marriage. I also realized I had been creating some marvelous foods here in the Heartland. I confessed in an earlier post that I’d eaten a lot of sweets and gained weight. The full story is that I baked and ate a lot of sweets. But truly: I do love to cook and bake and it was a solace to have such wonderful delights coming out of the kitchen.
My first creation was gingerbread cookies. My husband eats Little Debbie brand cookies by the box, and I was hoping to save some money. However, they are too much work!
My second adventure was a Bûche de Noël without all the little meringue decorations. This dessert appealed to me due to its gluten-free nature and tons of WHIPPED CREAM. However, it was difficult to roll. But it was very good. Could become a tradition.
Then I decided who needs to go to coffee shops to have delectable morning or afternoon sweet treats? With hubby’s permission, I used the last of the bananas in the house and made this great banana cake, thanks to the Gluten-Free Goddess. They were easy to freeze and marvelous in a pinch.
I made this crust with this Chard Recipe from chard from the garden, although I used greek yogurt instead of all that cheese. Delish!
Recipes for other creations:
Southern BBQ Chicken with Lima Beans and Cornmeal Dumplings