March 4, 2015
So I’m starting this new thing… this new weekly blog post that has nothing to do with my photography. And everything to do with our taste buds! Everything to do with quick, delicious meals, snacks, dishes for the average busy person! Because I’m basically writing to myself and for myself! I’ve always loved a good, sometimes healthy, quick recipe. In my past I have had healthy and unhealthy relationships with food. So why not share this little bit of my life that I love with you!?
You see, I have always loved reading a good cook book. I get it from my mom actually. Yes, you caught that! READING cook books! I get super excited when I find a recipe that has any of the following ingredients: pumpkin, cream cheese, & black beans. Not combined, but I don’t know that I’ve ever eaten a recipe with one of these ingredients that wasn’t good! Just think about that. So any who, this semester, I’ve really enjoyed making time to cook meals. Not just reading them in cookbooks. A lot of that is because I arranged my priorities a tad and remembered how much I enjoy cooking for my hubby. I realize not everyone has this inner desire, but hey, I am one of the few who has it! Some of it is because I’m reading Dashing Dish’s new Devo called Devotions for a Healthier You, and it has all kinds of fun, healthy recipes! And the rest of it is because cooking can be relaxing to me….plus, it’s semi my love language when Jordan compliments my cooking. Let’s be real. Just a little..! And he has learned! 😉
This Tuesday, I’m sharing these cookies that I found online somewhere…wish I could remember where to give them credit! I want to say Fitness Magazine!! Keep in mind, these are delicious if you’re wanting to be healthy. If you’re celebrating an anniversary or birthday, definitely splurge on the margarine & sugar stuff! But these are seriously good in a pinch for a snack or satisfying craving! Yes, Jordan approves.
Oatmeal Banana Choco Chip Cookies
The recipe calls for:
2 ripe bananas
1 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup chocolate chips (let’s be real, I never measure!)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, mash bananas and add in additional ingredients. Bake for 10 minutes! Viola! I added pecans the first time, and they were delish!
Other optional ingredients: cinnamon, sweetener, or dried fruit?! Truly, you can be creative! Serve with milk while watching Jimmy Fallon. You’re set!
Shout out to my talented brother-in-law Hayden who MADE my beautiful cutting board! Look closely…there are FIVE different kinds of wood in that baby! This won’t be the last time you’ll be seeing it!
Expect some more of the quick and easy meals the Davenport home is cooking next Tuesday! Maybe some of you busy bees will find some joy in these weekly blogs!