I woke up this morning very excited about what I had planned in the kitchen for the day. I started the morning with my standard breakfast enhanced with STRAWBERRIES!! One of the things I love most about summer is berries and I cant wait until they are in season! These berries were good, but nothing like fresh strawberries in the summer.
After breakfast I got started on my first feat in the kitchen. Homemade GOLDFISH CRACKERS from Smitten Kitchen. When this recipe was posted last week, I lost it. Goldfish crackers are my FAVORITE. I never buy them becuase they are pretty bad for you, but my mom knows I love them so she always buys them for when I go home and… I mean… if they are there… I cant help but eat one… or two… or the whole bag. So I’ve been wishing for a recipe for a healthier homemade version and could not have been more excited when Deb posted the recipe.They are whole wheat too. WIN!
I’m verry happy to say that my experience making these crackers was a complete SUCCESS!! They turned out sooo good. The taste was a bit closer to Cheez-its in my opinion, but I also love Cheez-its, so I was completely fine with it. These crackers are nice and cheddary with a nice hint of butter flavor. They were pretty easy too! I just shredded my cheddar in my food processor, dumped in the rest of the ingredients, and processed until a ball formed, rolled out the ball, cut into sqaures (I’m def. not spending $8 on a cute little fish cookie cutter), and baked for 15 minutes. AMAZING! I’ll def. be making these again!
CHEEEESE! this was also the first time I used my food processor to shred cheese. It worked great!
YUM!! I feel like this picture definitely doesn’t portray how delicious these crackers were.
The rest of the morning, and a most of the afternoon was spent studying with a short bread for an OnDemand Jillian Michaels workout.
Then I settled in to make dinner, which was homemade sweet potato gnocchi. This was my first time making my own Gnocchi. I was not super excited about the results which is probably becuase i didnt really know what I was doing. I think I added too much flour, so they were a bit more dense then I would have liked. The sweet potato flavor didnt really come through like I had hoped. SOOO dinner was a bit of a flop. Although Jeremy really liked them.