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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My Star

Last night, while sicker than a dog, I had the pleasure of attending my son's Boy Scout Court of Honor in which he advanced to Star rank.  Life and Eagle...those are next.  I was equally as proud to be there to see all my husband had accomplished as Scout Master.   His unit earned the Gold Level Journey to Excellence badge, which is NOT a small feat.  I also found out that for thirteen years, this unit has earned the award for the Most Catholic Boy Scout Troop within our Archdiocese.
Anyway, here is the money shot. My Star Scout is on the left and Scoutmaster Husband is behind me.  I think now, looking at this picture, that in order to advance to the rank of Star you must ALSO be taller than your mother.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Gluten Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake in a Cup

The new treat here (although we're not eating LOTS of treats during Lent) is cake in a cup.  Friday, my 2 year old, in her sweetest voice, with her hands clasped, pressed up to her cheek as she tilted her head exactly 30 degrees said, "Please make me cake for breakfast."  So I did...Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake.  Of course, I had to make some for the 4 year old.  So here's his:

First, spray a 1 1/2 cup coffee mug with cooking spray or grease well.
In the cup, mix together:
1 tsp chia seed meal
1 Tbsp hot water
Let that sit for about 2 minutes.  Add:
1/3 c. gluten free bisquick
1 1/2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
4 Tbsp. dairy free milk (soy, almond, rice, dairifree)
drop of vanilla
1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
Mix with a fork.

In a separate bowl, mix together:
1 tsp. gluten free bisquick
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vegetable oil
Mix together to form topping.

Thinly slice some apple (put a thin layer on top) over the batter then cover with cinnamon topping.

I have a very powerful microwave oven.  I put mine in the microwave for 1 minute 25 seconds.  Be careful because the cup will be nuclear hot!  Enjoy.

Ed. Note: I keep updating the recipe as we improve it!