Ice cream. Preferably Publix ice cream, of the cinnamon cookie variety. If you know how much I love pancakes, than you probably also know my obsession with Publix frozen yogurt. I talk about it all the time. They could pay me for all of the advertising I do for them, but I don’t mind doing it for free when it’s this good. For the first time this weekend I stepped outside of the Publix froyo bubble and ventured to the real deal – ice cream. This cinnamon flavored ice cream has cinnamon and molasses cookie pieces mixed it, and finished with a cinnamon swirl. Delicious by itself? Yes. Even better with a slice of warm apple pie? You can be sure that’s coming next.
Strawberry margaritas. One from a restaurant, one homemade using Jessica’s recipe. Thanks to her, my first homemade margarita was an extreme success and I may start raving about it more than I do Publix froyo (insert clenched teeth emoji here). Plus, when your country’s soccer team lost the lead in the most disappointing and annoying way possible, it doesn’t hurt to be sippin’ a strong margarita. And I’ve never even liked soccer!
Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes
(Adapted from A Thought for Food)
Makes 4-6 servings
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup finely ground cornmeal
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 1/2 cups low-fat milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 pints fresh blueberries
Syrup for serving
1. Add dry ingredients to a large bowl and whisk to combine.
2. Add wet ingredients to a separate bowl and whisk to combine. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and whisk until just combined (don’t over mix, you want it to be somewhat crumbly). Fold in the blueberries.
3. Lightly butter a large griddle or skillet over medium-low heat. Once pan is hot, add pancake batter by the 1/3 cup full and cook until batter just begins to bubble on top. Flip with a spatula and cook other side until lightly browned, about 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately.
You may have thought I was gone for good. Nope! I just had my wedding and honeymoon to attend to, but now I’m back and ready to catch you up on the most amazing past week and a half of my lifeeeee!
I have some pictures from the wedding day that friends and family put on my Facebook and our personalized Wedding Party page (it’s an app where people can join your “party” using a certain code and add pictures from the event – highly recommended for future brides!). But I’m going to wait until I have pictures from our photographer to put any on here. If you follow me on Instagram, you can get a sneak peak, if you haven’t already.
For now we’ll just recap the honeymoon in Maui. We ate a lot of food…a lot of delicious food.
As you can tell, we fed ourselves very well on our trip. We didn’t spend a lot of money on anything else besides the basic travel accommodations (flight, hotel/cottage, rental car) so we wanted to eat up (literally and figuratively) as much of the culture as we could. Maybe this was just us trying to make ourselves feel better for all of the eating out, but Greg and I both noticed an overall healthy trend when it came to food. Hawaiians seem to really focus on local, organic, all-natural, vegetarian/vegan options. While we didn’t eat many salads, our meals centered around lots of fresh fruits, veggies and fish…oh yeah, and then there was the shave ice, gelato and ice cream 😉 Have any of you ever been to Hawaii? Tell me about your trip! I’m so in love with Hawaii now, I could talk about it all the time.
It’s about that time for another WILW post, dontcha think?
1. Two nights in a row of cooking some of my favorite tried and true recipes.
Sloppy Joes, that I’m renaming Super Spicy Sloppy Joes. I used less spice and hot sauce than my recipe called for and my mouth was still on fire two bites into the sandwich.