You know sometimes not everything turns out as planned and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I’ve had some Cotton Candy cake that didn’t turn out well. Foodies aren’t perfect. We make mistakes and if you are reading a food blog and you are under the impression they are perfect cooks – they are lying to you 😉
No, really. They aren’t perfect.
You need to. Go ahead. I’ll wait for you. But come back!
Back in October I received some Mac-n-Mo mix from Ms. Mo herself and made quite a few recipes from her mix. They all turned out really YUMmy and had the family seal of approval.
Shortly after I made my eats, Mo posted on her website that she wanted to do a recipe redux of the cinnamon rolls. I was up for the challenge, but I was also a little low on the mix. Having worked with various flours in the past I knew I had a little task ahead of me. I had read Maura’s website and her ingredient list. I knew I could add some of my own ingredients and perhaps come up with a different alternative to the recipe to get rid of the artificial sweetener as she had requested.
I waited. And I waited some more. No one ever replied to the blog post and my recipe did not go as planned. So I sat on the recipe and the photos all this time.
But you know what? We aren’t perfect. Because my recipe sucked I didn’t give much thought to the photos and just snapped a few just to say “hey I did it” and went on my merry way. As I started sorting through photos to make some posts for the week I came across them.
Just like the Oregano Chicken Bloopers Taught Me About Body Image, these dark and dreary photos with inedible eats taught me that we aren’t perfect (and that I also need a new oven. 😉
But more importantly – slow down and enjoy life.
So here is what I mixed in that recipe following the same basic instructions as the Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls:
1 cup Mac-n-Mix
1 cup brown rice powder
1 cup coconut powder
1/4 cup flax meal
Nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice – 1-2 tsp of each.
3/4 cup homemade pumpkin butter
1/4 cup dried goji berries, cranberries, blueberries and raisins.
NO SUGAR, NO SUGAR SUBSTITUTE POWDERS
1 TBSP Michigan raw honey
1/2 cup pecans
So as you can see the ingredients were similar, but yet different.
So what happened? Seems like a normal, healthy recipe, right?
They were not good.
Perhaps no flax , more honey, and some homemade applesauce.
I tossed them outside for the field mice and other nature critters to stow away and hide for the winter.
Kiddo tells me it’s ok. Even though we are very big on NOT wasting food, she tells me accidents happen and at least the animals won’t starve.