Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sweet Milk Key Lime Pineapple Cookie Cake Thing-a-ma-jigs

Ohmygosh these are good.  Good thing I'm biking 100 miles tomorrow.  Do you ever get that sweet craving?  But it's raining, so you're just going to play the game 'what ingredients do I have on my shelf that I can make a cookie with'?  No?  Just me?  Weird.  Anyways, here is what happened on this rainy not getting out of pj's, yet, day.  I looked up a recipe, but mutilated it so much that I'm calling it mine.  Cut out a few things.  Added a few more.  (No shortening, but oil instead.  No sugar, but pineapple.  Totally normal.)

1 egg
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 C fresh diced pineapple
1/4 C canola oil
1/4 C key lime juice
2 tsp cream of tarter
1 C flour
1 C rolled oats

Preheat oven to 350.  Mix all of the things in a bowl.  Use cookie baller thing to scoop onto cookie sheet.  (This makes them stay round and almost like cake balls.)  Bake for 12 minutes.  Cool.  Devour.

Potato Eggplant Bake

Ricotta ready. 
Friday night consisted of laundry, tunes, and cooking before meeting friends for a pumpkin brew.  Not a bad evening at all.  This "recipe" was somewhat an improvise.  Brought to you by the ingredients found in the CSA.  Doing it again, I'd probably double the cheese amount and perhaps add in mozzarella to the layers.  But this was a nice simple, healthful side.  I froze half.  Cuz that's how I roll.  I ate this with phenomenal Eating Well parmesan chicken tenders.  Let's just say I'm looking forward to leftovers.

Eggplant ready. 
half dozen small potatoes
half dozen mini eggplants
half jar or so of marinara
1/4 C ricotta
1/8 C parm
salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano

Oven ready.

Preheat oven to 400.  Slice potatoes and eggplants.  Salt the eggplant and let sit for a bit.  Mix the ricotta, parm, seasoning, and egg.  Put a bit of sauce in the bottom of the baking dish so as not to stick.  Layer potato, eggplant, cheese, and sauce in no particular order.  Making sure to season the potato layer well with salt, pepper, garlic.  Make sure potato is covered in marinara.  Top with parsley.  Cover loosely with foil.   Bake for ~40 minutes or so.

Face ready.
Totally normal.  Most people have 3 kinds
of breadcrumbs, right?
(Used for chicken tenders.)