February 25, 2010

These are not chocolate macaroons...but they'll do.

Well, I just did something crazy. And it actually turned out quite nice...so I thought I'd share. I try to put off buying groceries for as long as possible simply because I just lack the motivation these days (pregnancy will do that to you). This can be a problem when you have various different cravings throughout the day, and not alot of food choices in the cupboards. :S This has, however, helped my creativity in the kitchen.

Today I was craving something chocolately. Cake? Not really. Chocolate macaroons? Bingo! Problem: no coconut, no milk, minimal butter. Hmmmm. So I came up with this beautifully delicious, creamy, rich chocolate snack. I don't even know what to call it. Just try it and let me know if this is good...cause it's quite possible my pregnancy hormones could be slightly affecting my sense of taste.

In a small saucepan heat up a 1/2 tsp of butter. Throw in a Cup of leftover (all ready cooked) oatmeal from yesterday's breakfast. Mash it up so the oatmeal is heated thoroughly. Then add a Tbsp of almond butter, Tbsp of honey, Tbsp of sesame seeds (oops...I actually meant sunflower seeds), and finally a Tbsp of cocoa powder. Mix it all up really good. Then dump it in a bowl and eat it with a spoon!

The texture and flavour reminded me of a mix between the good old-fashioned macaroons and warm chocolate pudding. So, how many of you are daring enough to give it a try? I'm anxious to see if you like it or not. :) Next time I may try it without the sesame seeds.


If you've read this far through my post, you are in for a treat!
This is my 100th blog post!!!!!!!!!!! And I've decided to celebrate by doing a giveaway! Here's what will happen:

Add your comment (as well as a way to contact you - please, please leave your full name or an email address. Even if you're a friend on facebook, I won't know who you are just by your first name) at the bottom of this blog post before 12:00 midnight, March 3rd, 2010. On March 4th, I'll tally up all the comments and use a random number generator to choose the winner. The winner will receive this (see photos below) light, airy, estellelle handbag in the mail!!!!! Doesn't that sounds like fun? Let the commenting begin!


..and on the reverse...

42 comments:

Kelly said...

Love your blog Estelle!! I don't comment often, but I read it lots. And you can contact me via FB, I think... :)

Renee Nickel said...

I love you so much Stelle. Your blogs are so much fun.

Tanya said...

I'm sooo trying this oatmeal mush for dessert. What are the odds? I too have nothing much in the cupboard, but I have all of these ingredients...I might even add almond slivers.

Amanda said...

Well Estelle, I just recently found your blog, but it's a good read. It's on my list of blogs to check in to. Congrats on your
100th post!!!
Contact via FB

Designer 2 said...

I too put off groceries until there is basically nothing left - but I have made some of my best meals when I use what I have left... or at least I think they were good. Maybe they tasted the best because it was more like a miraculous occurance that something was made out of nothing. Well, since I am not a fan of the texture of oatmeal, I will make it and let my kids taste test it.

Estelle said...

Almond slivers sound much better than sesame seeds or sunflower seeds, Tanya! I'm going to try that!

jill444 said...

That was delicious ! I loved it !! You can reach me via FB.... Take care :) Jill

Estelle said...

Except, Jill...there is nothing on here that tells me which Jill you are. ?? Sorry! Just shoot me a message on facebook telling me who you are. :)

Sherri said...

oh Estelle that definetly sounds like a pregnancy concoction!LOL I have an idea for your next business venture!...a healthy,creative,pregnancy craving recipe book!:) I always enjoy your stories!

dave said...

I love reading your blog and your bags are soo beautiful may God bless you as you add a new member to your family. Congratulations on your 100th blog
Melinda Finlay
dandmfinlay@hotmail.com

KVerhoef said...

Love reading your blog Estelle! When I think of you, I am always reminded of the Proverbs 31 woman! :) As soon as my laundry detergent runs out, I am going to make my own... thanks to you! :) bless you and your wonderful family! Karen Verhoef. via facebook

Lorie said...

Bag looks very nice Estelle. I have to say I just don't think i'm daring enough to try this but will continue to read your blogs just in case yuo have any other food ideas. You can contact me through FB-Lorie Yerxa

Julie Karanfilis said...

Hi Estelle, Your creativity is wonderful. You inspire so many. Loveleness! Julie K.
(and I'll facebook you my address incase I win...)

Tam May May said...

Your writing inspired me enough to start my own blog, I'm forever grateful! Congrats on your 100th!
Tammara Heaslip (FB)

Chantal McDougall said...

I can't believe it's your 100th blog congrats! Those chocolate things sounds very interesting but I think I will let someone else try them first bc u never know :P Love you!!

Chanti

Ryanna Schlechter said...

i just may try that recipe.. thanks for sharing, Estelle!

Anonymous said...

Hey Estelle, congrats on 100 and the new babe on the way! I love the last bag I bought from you and am planning on using it for a diaper bag when the little one arrives! If I don't win this one, I might just have to buy another one from you! Anyways, I think I'm going to try that chocolate treat...
Shelby

Amanda Hood said...

Hi Estelle, congratulations on your 100th blog post. As for the oatmeal recipe I think I'll leave that to you ;0) A chocolate macaroon sounds good though, Congratulations on the baby. I love my bags that I have bought from you so far...take care!

melissa said...

Congrats on your 1ooth post! I am gonna try you recipe next time I need chocolate and have nothing in the house. Thanks!
Melissa
brian.kottelenberg@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I enjoy checking out what's new. You do an awesome job on these bags Estelle.

Sheri Batourin
plettsheri@hotmail.com

Estelle said...

Thanks for all the nice comments everyone! I can't wait to see who wins this!

Stevie Fisher said...

Its sounds yummy enough, I will have to go and get almond butter to be able to try it. I love reading your Blog Estelle!

Stevie Fisher->steviefisher@gmail.com

chrisdakin said...

Hi Estelle,
Congrats on the 100th post! I love reading your blog :)
Christine

Anonymous said...

these sound yummy! similar to what we do with oatmeal, soy butter, and chocolate. I'm going to try your version too and I'm sure we'll all gobble them up. don't have seeds on hand - so may skip that part....

Kristi Benson

Bonnie Hannan said...

Congrats on the 100th post...
I will have to try the oatmeal thing they sound really good...

Bonnie Hannan said...

soory my e mail is jodyhannan@gmail.com

Bonnie Hannan said...

soory my e mail is jodyhannan@gmail.com

melonknee said...

hey estelle,

i checked ur stuff..u got some great talent there....its me melanie....my email is dolphin809@hotmail.com. taking my changes maybe i'll be the lucky winner....giving it a try! my number is 514-323-5534.

Jody said...

Yay! Congrats Estelle!!! I just might try your recipe!!! I ran out of rice kripies the other day...and the boys wanted something sweet...and fast!! lol...sooo I went to my cupboard and well...lets say the 'Rice Kripies squares' were...uuummm full of Honey Nut Bran cereal, Sugar Crisps, and a couple of fruit loops!!...but they really tasted good!!! what we do...lol...congrats again with everything!! Hope you are feeling well during your pregnancy!!! YAY!!! Jody

Anonymous said...

Heya estelle. I so respect people that are daring & creative enough to make things without a recipe & from random items. Hopefully by the time I'm 80 I'll have the courage!!! I have to enter your contest, because I LOVE your bags!!!
Marisca Denby
jmdenby2@consolidated.net

Julie said...

The recipe sounds yummy. Congrats on your 100th post. Your bags are great. You sould buy yourself a cake put a 100 candles on it and celebrate.
Julie Munn

Ben & Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

Hey Estelle! I've been inspired by you to make laundry detergent! Haven't ventured there yet, but will once ours runs out. Love your posts, your creativity, love everything about you! Congrats on the 100th post!
Cheers! Sarah Canney

Jo said...

Hello old Roomie---
Well, I for one, actually made your concoction! It wasn't bad! But I'm still craving more chocolate, so now I might make some macaroons, b/c they just sound good!

Jo Hanson Perry

Danielle said...

Hey Estelle, Congrats on the 100th post!
I always admire the purses that you make, you do great work!
Danielle Drover

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your purses, as you know!! A chocolate craving is hard to conquer sometimes!!! Love your blog!

Carmen Owens

Anonymous said...

Hey Estelle,

I loved that you posted the homemade laundry soap and i will definitely try it and pass it on to others! I am glad that there are others concerned about the environment. In case I win that draw:

Elissa Martin
jonaselissa@yahoo.ca
905-401-7002

Anonymous said...

I MIGHT attempt this recipe at some point. I know what it's like to be desperate for chocolate!
I too would like to try the laundry soap...storage space is a serious issue however.
Congrats on your 100th blog!
Blessings
Sjana

julia christianne said...

mmmm i love oatmeal. i had it this morning with stewed prunes. also delicious.

Natalie McQuestion said...

hi estelle i just tried that macaroon recipe and my kids just adore it, lol oh yah me too lol. my address is 59 rykert street unit 28, oh and heres my number in case i win.....lol....2893624360

Laura Bond said...

I love this bag and it would go awesome with these spring shoes I have so here is my attempt at winning it :)

Wanda said...

Estelle
A Robertson reunion is taking place. August 1st 2pm at the Maryland Rec Center. Just up from the Fredericton Walmart. Could you please pass this on to your Mom, Dad & Sis Thanks sweetie.
I just got the call last night & the Lady would like to know how many can make it. XXXXX