"Amanda's Bakery" was definitely open for business today! That is what Sean calls it when I bake.
It is a dreary, over-cast, rainy at times Sunday here in VA. I finagled myself a work-free weekend which NEVER happens (I'm always grading papers or lesson planning on Sunday afternoons), so, other than laundry, I had several open hours looming ahead. I decided to fill them with baking. *fingers crossed they all turn out delicious*
Rum Raisin Rice Pudding - Click here for recipe (from Ina Garten on FoodNetwork)
|Ingredients for Rice Pudding|
|Raisins softening in the rum|
|Still pipping hot...Sean dove in :)|
Snickers Brownies (recipe from the brain of my sister)
|A piece of Snickers for each brownie|
Each week, my English students get the possibility of a reward on Friday. I have discovered recently that my students will do homework and monitor their own behavior if food is the potential reward, so two weeks ago I offered chocolate. Apparently that was too vague because too many students did not do their work and the class did not get the reward. This week I was more specific and offered a special, homemade (by me!) chocolate reward and they were scrambling to make sure every student had their homework so they could be fed. These Snickers brownies are for them!
Black Bean Brownies - Click here for recipe (from Skinnytaste.com)
|The only two ingredients you need|
Oh - in case you were wondering...we did make some savory items in the kitchen today. Dinner was Chicken Cordon Bleu in the Crock Pot (click here for the recipe). It was OK but next time we will omit the ham and just make it Chicken in the Crock Pot. :)
PS - I promise not all my entrees will be this long! :) Just a whole lot of baking going on today.