Days 6. Brownies with frosting. Teriyaki Chicken dinner.

Monday — so back to the early AM routine!  I made a big egg scramble with mushrooms and sausage crumbles (left over from pizza night) with toast.

For lunch, 5 y.o., Bill & I had guacamole, Triscuits, and slices of cheddar cheese.  “Thank you for the yummy lunch, Mommy,” from the 5 y.o.   Can’t recall hearing that before!  Great avocados from The Co-op right now.

day 6 guac

Before the big boys got home from school I made batch of these whole wheat brownies while the kids were at school.  A note on the recipe, I use honey (not maple syrup) and I use 2 eggs (rather than 1). I thought the boys would enjoy making frosting to put on them when they got home.  While organizing my baking supplies, I spotted this “Healthy Cake Frosting” recipe on the back of my bag of Organic Valley Organic Nonfat Dry Milk.  I didn’t think we would be eating frosting again any time soon, so I was thrilled to stumble across it.

  • 1 c. Organic Valley nonfat dry milk
  • 1 stick (1/4 lb) organic butter, unsalted
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 T. water
  • Mix ingredients together with an electric mixer.  Adjust as desired for a stiffer or sweeter frosting.  Add juice concentrate, preserves, cocoa, or carob for other flavors.

I just did the straight vanilla version — more of a buttercream flavor —  but plan to experiment with cocoa, peanut butter,  and unsweetened coconut.  The three of them enjoyed it slathered on the dark chocolate brownies with a cold glasses of whole, organic milk.  They aren’t exactly suffering, are they?

Dinner: I’ve been wanting to try this chicken teriyaki recipe from  You know, Gwyneth Paltrow’s website — despite the odd name, I do find it addictive and lots of the recipes look good — this is the first I’ve tried.  I used local chicken breasts, pan sautéed rather than grilled, and reserved more of the sauce than recommended to cook down into a nice dipping sauce for the kids.  This was really well-received by kids and grownups and surprisingly easy.  Served the chicken up with steamed fresh organic broccoli, brown rice, and this delicious soy sauce — Eden Selected Shoyu Soy Sauce —  that we all agreed is the best soy sauce we’ve ever tasted.  Thanks again, Co-op!

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