Return of the Cafeteria

When I was a kid, I always got hot lunch at school. One of my favorite cafeteria meals was a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup. So I decided to make some for lunch.

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White bread is so bad for you, but tastes so good. Making tomato soup from scratch was  laborious. I should have bought more tomatoes to give it more substance, but it wasn’t terrible for my first attempt.

soupGrated some Parmesan on top since I’m an adult now.
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When I was in Catholic school, I always got excited when we got chocolate chip Blondies for dessert. I actually had no idea what they were called when I was kid. I just knew they were good. So good, that I had to make them.
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bakedServed on top a plate of bananas.
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The Batter Strikes Back

 

I’m a big fan of The Pioneer Woman, so I decided to make Edna Mae’s Sour Cream Pancakes.

ingredeitnsThe sour cream gives the batter an interesting texture.
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Butter up!
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Making a stack takes time, so I caught up on some music videos.
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Delicious!
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None for my friend.
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In the afternoon I made some guacamole. Slicing jalapenos agitated my skin, so I ended up wearing rubber gloves to do all my cutting. Hot stuff.
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Into the Kitchen

Been cat sitting for some good friends of mine. Since they have three cats that need to be fed three times a day, I’ve been living in their apartment and taking advantage of their spacious kitchen to cook from scratch as much as possible. Here is part 1 of my efforts:

Eggs in a basket:
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Chocolate banana cake:
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I mixed & matched ingredients from this and that recipe. In the end, I wish I had added more bananas and used white sugar instead of brown. The brown sugar made it too dense.
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I didn’t have a double burner so I made one.
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So hard to resist eating this whole bowl of melted chocolate.
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My friend helped make the frosting.
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Always good to have a friend in the kitchen.

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