I’m having a bit of a #FlashbackFriday post.
I’m having a bit of a #FlashbackFriday post.
You guys have you seen Daniel Radcliffe rapping?
It has made my life complete.
Seriously, I’ve watched his little performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at least a dozen times since Wednesday.
Obviously, I’ve loved the Harry Potter books and the movies. I don’t care to share how many times I’ve seen them. And we saw Daniel on Broadway in How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Which was amazing. But this has taken things to a whole new level for me. It’s just so cool.
Anyway, it’s Halloween so I’m here with a Trick AND a Treat.
Normally, I post a pie recipe but I wanted to change things up, a Trick if you will, by posting this breakfast recipe. It’s flavors are based upon apple pie so that is where the Treat part comes in. Clever, no?
Well, it’s super simple and I swear that you will love it. I love that it came together in about 5 minutes and then I just had it do its thing in the fridge overnight. I’ve made overnight oats often because I love how I have breakfast ready for me in the morning. I ate plenty of oatmeal while I was on maternity leave since oats are really healthy, filling, and comforting. I was all about warm comforting goodness in the cold months while I was home… hello, Polar Vortex!!
Some days I have the chance to whip up eggs but more often than not I try to have something already prepped, like overnight oats or large batches of precooked steel cut oats, since spending $5 on a breakfast sandwich while I run into work is just annoying. And dumb. And unhealthy.
So while overnight oats are da bomb, I love how the added chia seeds really changes things up and adds a lot of fun flavor and texture to the recipe. I love how they pump up and get really creamy. Chia pudding- a fav! This breakfast pudding is just a great combo of those 2 things.
Enjoy an Overnight Apple Pie Breakfast Pudding. And go watch HP rap. I swear it will put a smile on your face.
Makes 4 servings
We are currently in Miami!!!
I extended a work trip and dragged Price and Autumn along with me. Totally dragged them along. So while I am working today they get to hang around the pool at the hotel. So tough!
Guys, let’s talk about coke.
Not that coke… jeez I’ve never even had a cigarette.
I’m talking the other addicting form of Coke. Coca-Cola!
Ignoring the fact that I post a pie recipe every Friday, Price and I have been trying to reshape our diets. We have been shifting more and more to the Paleo diet. As a treat, we have a slice of pie at some point during the week, but the rest typically goes to our dog walker or Autumn’s daycare teachers. It’s been going well with some easy swaps- quinoa for rice, zoodles for pasta, and sweet potatoes with everything when all else fails. Cheese is the hardest to give up but at least the adjustments we have been making have been helping curb the cheese and sweets cravings.
Like soda. We stopped buying soda. We get seltzer and add some lemon or lime. Or if I am horrible, I go for my drug of choice… Country Time Lemonade Mix. (At least I only put in about a Tablespoon in my 24 oz waterbottle since I don’t actually like lemonade). Which brings me to the point of this story… I grabbed a Diet Coke at work during a Lunch & Learn.
I only drank half of it and felt so gross.
I couldn’t believe how blah I felt after just half of a soda. I used to feel like I could drink a Big Gulp full and it was refreshing. But now it’s just gross. This actually just makes me happy. Happy that we have been making smart choices to better our diets.Thankfully, as a result we have purged junk from our bodies and have been curbing cravings too.
While I’m glad that we have been curbing our sugary cravings, I’m still glad to crave some fresh pie straight from the oven. And this is a pie worth craving!
The combination of pears and apples goes together to well. This pie has less cinnamon than your typical apple pie and more ginger so there is a nice complexity to the spices used. I don’t normally do an egg wash on pies but I went for it this time, and added a heafty sprinkling of sugar, which gave it a nice look and added crunch to the top.
Makes a 9″ pie
Crust Sourced from Martha Stewart, Pie by I am a Honey Bee
I believe my spirit animal is the Canadian Goose.
They have this whole migration thing down. They are constantly seeking out warmer weather. I, like my brethren, love the warmer weather. I should craft my own plane to ride along side them so I can settle in with them in a prime spot. (Which reminds me of at Anna Paquin movie which makes me ball like a baby.)
Except I can’t do that because are assholes that crap everywhere and eww.
Anyway, in some attempts to embrace in inevitable cold, I’m trying to enjoy every that the season has to offer. I enjoy the things like leaf peeping, pumpkin carving, baking up a storm, eating an unacceptable quantity of hot Apple Cider Donuts, and of course, apple picking.
Basically making pie is a perfect fall activity. We have begun to clear the days/nights when keeping the oven on for 45-60 minutes for a pie was questionable. Like, how much more heat can I have in this house?! But now, the temps are pie perfect.
And pumpkin is such a great pie. A perfect fall pie.
One day I will make it completly from scratch but right now the only squashes in my oven are of the butternut, buttercup, acorn, and spaghetti. I have yet to roast up a sugar pumpkin but the problem with that is that canned pumpkin is so good. Just pop that sucker open and scoop it out. But, hmmm… I used to think that premade pie crusts were ah-maze, but now that I am making my own I have seen the light.
Until I get a sugar pumpkin to roast up, I will be whip up this canned classic. So while it isn’t exactly from scratch (my crust was homemade!!!) it was pretty dang good.
Makes 1 pie, 8 servings
Slightly adapted from Libby’s