This month Chantelle Elem at Fat Mum Slim changed up her normal Photo A Day prompts and assigned a letter to each day plus the numbers 1 through 5. You can take a picture of ANYTHING that symbolizes the prompt to you.
As soon as I saw the list, I knew food was going to be the easiest way to complete the challenge this month. Plus it gave me a post a day on my social media accounts.
I really like how the collage came out and I look forward to doing it again next month. I am not sure I am going to be another food/cooking theme next month though.
Just for fun, here are some recipes to go along with the pictures:
A is for Apple Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Icing – these were soooo good. Probably one of my favorite recipes this month.
B is for Baking Brooms – The Witches Broom Cookies I made for our Halloween Fill the Cookie Jar group.
D is for Donuts Dripping Delicious Glaze – I made some Refrigerator Biscuit Donuts and made a glaze out of powdered sugar and maple syrup.
E is for Eggs – I have a whole category of egg recipes, but I will pick just one for this: Coconut Curried Eggs, boiled eggs baked in a curry sauce = A..MAZ…ING
F is for Fruit Bowl – my recipe for fruit is usually just chill and eat, except bananas. Never chill bananas unless you want to freeze them to make Banana Swirl.
G is for Garlic – for an easy and faster way to roast garlic just break in to cloves and slowly sauté in a skillet over medium with a little oil until soft, then peel and add to sauces or spread on bread.
H is for Homemade Hawaiian Bread – the closest I have come to matching the store bought ones. Though I admit I overcooked these loaves a bit :(.
I is for Ice Cream – the photo is Dreyer’s Peppermint Wonderland (not a sponsor of the post, but I would happily take a coupon or two if they offer it). I do have Country Vanilla Ice Cream that could be converted to Peppermint Wonderland with some extract and mini chocolate chips.
K is for Kielbasa and Knife – I have my husband’s family’s recipe for kielbasa that I just realized I have never posted about. Sorry, I will add it to my to blog file.
L is for Lavender – yes, I cook with lavender. Besides the jelly recipe above, there are a few more ideas here.
M is for Mushrooms – cut up for Mezetti, a hearty one pot meal of beef and pasta.
N is for nuts – pistashios: put in mouth, suck off the salt, crack open with teeth, split open the shell, eat nut. My dentist would cringe, but my doctor would be fine with it since I have really low blood pressure.
P is for Pumpkin Gnocchi with Bacon Alfredo – a post I wrote for the Crazy Ingredient Challenge.
Q is for Quinoa Sprout Salad – quinoa sprouts in about 24 hours and in sprouting it uses up a lot of carbohydrates making it a super low-carb food.
R is for Rice – this is the rice blend I used for the Lemon Thyme Wild Rice.
S is for Snack of String cheese and Sliced apple – no recipe to add here, open the string cheese and cut up an apple.
T is for Tart Shells – just a basic pie crust recipe that I cut with a 3″ biscuit cutter and slid into mini muffin tins. I will have the crust recipe up on Tuesday.
U is for Upside Down Cupcakes – this was the hardest letter! I may post the recipe for these one day, I whipped them up at the last minute just for the prompt.
V is for Vegetable Soup – chicken stock, whatever vegetables I had in the fridge plus a can of diced tomatoes and season to taste.
W is for Waffles – these were from a recipe that came with the waffle iron which I may post later, but in the meantime I’ll give you these Banana Waffles which are just as good (and healthier)
X is for Xanthan Gum – it is derived from an inert bacteria and is used to thicken recipes, particularly those that are gluten-free.
Y is for Yogurt – the photo is obviously a store-bought single serve yogurt (ugh! yes, Mommy caved to the pleading eyes) but here are the instructions to make your own.
Z is for Zucchini – this Zucchini Frittata has always been a family favorite.
ONE Maple Cream Tassie – sorry, this is a teaser recipe and will be posted next Thursday for Fill the Cookie Jar. You want to come back for it.
TWO Cake Balls – made these for the teachers at school with some leftover cake I had in the freezer.
THREE Fall Harvest Pancakes – also could be called Apple Pumpkin Spice Pancakes, but pumpkin spice has been so overdone this year.
FOUR pieces of pizza – my Ninja in Training wants pizza all the time! I have been making a big batch of crust and prebaking some to have on hand for snack and lunch.
FIVE candy corn – these are store bought but you can make your own with this Homemade Candy Corn recipe.