I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve been sucked into The Bachelor. Primarily, though, it’s because I get to spend an evening with Lindsay and we generally try out a new recipe or two.
Lindsay mentioned a lentil and mushroom meatballs recipe (not sure if that’s the exact recipe, but I figure it’s close enough) last week and I’d been looking forward to it ever since. I didn’t so much cook it as I was there for morale and sauce-stirring support. We were a little hesitate to try them but both ended up loving them. It was a much healthier alternative to meat sauce or meatballs. You can tell a slight difference with it, but for the most part, it has a really similar consistency to meatballs.
For dessert we made blueberry oatmeal cookies. Now this is from a girl who doesn’t bake cookies. Bread, yes. The occasional cookie in a mug? Sure. But cookies I tend to leave to other people (although I’m not really sure why).
While the recipe is supposedly clean eating, I think I made it less clean with one of my substitutes. I didn’t want to buy coconut oil, so after some quick googling, I found out I could use butter instead. We also threw in dried cherries as well (it was quite an ordeal finding dried blueberries, which were much more tart than I anticipated).
Since I love oatmeal and all things grain, it’s no surprise I loved the cookies. The end result was a cross between granola bars and cookies. We’re hooked.
These recipes are certainly going to be sticking around longer than most of the ladies on The Bachelor, let me tell you!