First of all, thanks to all of you who leave comments. Every time i consider shutting my blog down, someone either comments something encouraging or sends me a personal email. That, and the fact that Marlin says i'm supposed to keep on blogging for now.
A couple reviews. Remember that black bean chocolate cake that almost had this house lifting off it's foundations from the gas fumes? Weeellll, i tried it again last night, the right way, and it was a success. Rich, moist, and nary a bean taste in it. I served it to some guinea pigs we call friends, ;), and they seemed to enjoy it, although i couldn't help but wonder if they had any "aftereffects", if you know what i mean. Here's the recipe, if you care to try it.
BLACK BEAN CHOCOLATE CAKE
In blender combine:
1 1/4 cup black beans, rinsed
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
6 T. cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
In bowl, whip til smooth:
1/2 cup honey
7 T butter
Add 2 eggs and whip til smooth
Pour butter mixture into blender and blend with bean mixture til well blended.
Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.
Serve with side of Beano.
Actually, i've had far worse side effects with chili. The only side effect i had was a bloated feeling, and that might have had more to do with eating 2 cupcakes while making them (need to check the product), a cupcake after supper (need to check the frosting) and a few while serving company. (make sure they're still edible) Yeah, that was the problem, not the beans. In all seriousness, i will definitely be making this cake again, since i love having yummy recipes that don't use flour and white sugar.
Onto another review that has nothing to do with food. It has to do with math and multiplying. I came across "TimesTales" the other week and was sold quickly on the product, since who doesn't like a fun way to do not fun things. Eric was working on his multiplication and i was feeling a bit stressed, since i also want to finish division before we end the school year. But while he understood the concept, memorizing 3x4 isn't high on his priority list, not that he had a choice, but you know how it goes. Along comes TimesTales and within a couple lessons he has almost all the upper times tables memorized, which means he automatically has simple division down also. Check it out, it's worth it.
And now it's time for breakfast. I'm thinking black bean chocolate cake........