Day 1 – Scotcheroos and Corn Cakes

Day one of 30 Days of Creativity was a delicious success. I got creative in the kitchen. Start easy and where you’re comfortable, right? On Sunday we went to a barbeque hosted by a former co-worker. We’d been camping Friday through Sunday morning near Bloomington, so I needed something easy to make. Lucky for us, I requested breakfast on the way home from our campsite at Bloomington Bagel Company. Michael spotted a Peanut Butter Crunch bar in the dessert case and declared it very good. Could we reproduce it? One taste and I said hell yes, this is gonna be easy! These are scotcheroos!

Have you heard of scotcheroos? They’re like Rice Krispie Treats but better because they involve peanut butter, butterscotch, and chocolate. I use the word addicting loosely here. I ate one at the barbeque and then two more on the way home.

Scotcheroos seemed to be the easy and obvious choice for Day 1 for multiple reasons: Michael requested I make them again, and soon; they take literally 15 minutes to make; no oven; did I mention delicious?

We also had corn cakes with avocado and tomato salsa for dinner.

I prepped half of this meal (the corn cake batter) while I ate breakfast at the counter this morning. All that was left to do tonight was cut up veggies for salsa and cook the cakes. The meal is flavorful and balanced, filling and yet not heavy. The sweet corn cakes go nicely with the bright salsa. I love combining tomatoes and avocados. Just something about the flavors mixing together. Next time will add some black beans to the salsa. And the bright colors in this meal were actually fun to photograph! Continue reading

30 Days of Creativity

I’m the kind of person who says she’s going to start projects and either never does or starts them halfway and then poops out. The fact that I got my tomatos and herbs planted is a miracle, one that I’m very glad happened.

Last summer I built a small corner shelf. It’s still not painted nor hung.

I’ve been home from Spain for two weeks and have not started on the photo project I had planned.

I planted my garden at the beginning of May and have yet to make any labels for the plants besides writing on pieces of purple Duck Tape and sticking them on the pots.

Just some examples. So when I read about an initiative called 30 Days of Creativity on Readymade’s website, I thought here’s my chance to knock out these projects and then some!

Here’s the lowdown on 30 Days of Creativity. I pledge to create something, stretch my creative brain muscle, for all of the 30 days during the month of June. Each day, I’ll post my creation on Twitter with the hash tag #30daysofcreativity and onto 30 Days of Creativity’s Pinterest if I want to. (I actually have not delved into the world of Pinterest yet. Do you use it? What does it actually do?) I’m also going to post a picture of what I’ve created each day right here on my blog. So get excited for daily posts!

Creating something can mean working each day on one large project for 3o days. It can mean doing a different small project each day. The creation can be something as simple as taking a photo from what I understand, or even be a food creation. I have a feeling something like half of my creations will be food-related, so I’m going to try and post the recipes along with the daily photo.

I’m pretty pumped about this month. Maybe it’ll kick my half-assing of projects, well, in the ass!