I had planned a 4 course dinner for our anniversary, but with moving out in 3 days, we are working on clearing out our fridge, not add to it. There was only one thing on the menu that used ingredients we already had, English Mint-Pea Soup. With it, I toasted one of my English muffins from the BBA Challenge this week.
chilled minty pea soup:
- 1 C low-fat buttermilk
- 2 C shelled peas, plus more for garnish
- 10 mint leaves
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Bring buttermilk to a boil over medium heat. Add peas and simmer for 1-2 minutes.
- Puree in immersion blender with mint leaves and cool in the fridge (or freezer if in a time crunch) until chilled.
- Garnish with mint leaves and freshly ground pepper.
so… it’s chocolate time again, let the cravings begin! working with what i have in our ‘pantry’, i decided to satiate my chocolate yen with a nice, semi-healthy, batch of bradley muffins. while fishing around, i found a box of cocoa and some semi-sweet chips and though, why not?unfortunately, i only had a big can of libby’s pumpkin on hand, so i had eyeball the halfway point, and figure out what to do with the second half of can…
i am so naughty!
- 15 oz. libby’s pumpkin
- 1 box devil’s food cake mix
- 4 T dutch process cocoa
- 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
- mix all the ingredients (chips last) and bake for 23 minutes at 350°.
these ‘muffins’ came out slightly crunchy on the outside, rich and fudgy on the inside. that is to say – PERFECT.
thank you bradley – wherever you are…
- 1 can pumpkin puree
- 1 box of devil’s food cake mix
- mix pumpkin puree and cake mix
- bake at 350 for 35 minutes