Y'all I graduate in 7 days!!! SEVEN DAYS!! I cannot wait!! That is perhaps the single thing that has been on my mind since...I don't know LAST DECEMBER! I cannot wait! So as graduation approaches I have done nothing else than been going to class, going to my internship, and going to my favorite Starbucks and writing an immense amount of stuff for my classes. However, funny thing about coffee houses, you hear all sorts of things: funny things, interesting things, scary, sad, happy...you name it. But at this particular one it's specialty is GOSSIP! Sometimes...it's about people that I know other times it's not, but oh my goodness you guys. And no I'm not nosy, people just talk really loud and I forgot my earphones :(.
But in other news: Magnolia has a new look and perspective!! I will continue to bake, no worries, but I will also post more cooking recipes as well. My main goal is to post healthier recipes. How healthy you may ask? Well definitely less sugar, incorporating more fruits, vegetables, using more wheat flour, and also other types of healthier flours like: buckwheat, almond, oat and cornmeal among others. I also want to use natural sweeteners too, but figuring out which will work best has turned into quite a task that I may need my coming break from school to figure it out. Why the change? I really want to eat healthier. After four years of college I am sick tired of eating everything on-the-run, no bueno :( Now that I will have oodles of free time I will definitely get to explore more in the kitchen, YAY!
Last week Brian and I made some grilled steak, with colorful veggies, we steamed yellow squash, zucchini, greenbeans, and cauliflower and sweet grilled pineapple for dessert. Oh and there was also mushroom sauce involved it was ridiculously good! There's no getting lost to this recipe. Grab some nice, lean, steak from your grocery store and if you have a grill plate you can use on your stove go for it, if not a skillet with a tablespoon of olive oil will do the trick too.
Brian grilled the steaks and pineapple on the stove using a grill plate.
- 1 can of Campbell's Mushroom soup
- 1 small box of fresh mushrooms
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 clove of garlic
Open the mushroom soup and set aside, wash and chop your mushrooms, if they are not already chopped. In a small saucepan pour the olive oil and let it heat at medium heat in the meantime mush the clove of garlic I usually use a heavy plate, then quickly add the garlic to the saucepan and stir for about a minute. Add the mushrooms and saute for about two minutes. Now, add the mushroom soup onto the mushrooms and stir, reduce heat to a low setting. Let it simmer for 5 minutes before turning off heat. Serve warm.
- 1 fresh pineapple or 1 can of pineapple slices (whole)
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
In a large bowl combine sugar and cinnamon. Once you've peeled and cut pineapple into round slices place each slice (one at a time) in the sugar-cinnamon until all of it is covered. Once each one is covered place on your grill and grill for a minute or so. If you do not have a grill, I recommend covering a baking sheet with aluminum foil and placing all of your covered pineapple slices on the baking sheet and in the oven at 350 F for a total of 10 minutes (5 on each side).
Hope you enjoy and thank you for reading you guys! :)