Welcome to the 11th Yuck Stops Here party!
I am so glad you could make it.
I had a pretty eventful week since we last met. Busy, busy. But, aren’t we all this time of year?
Trash to Treasure garden has finally had an update post. I had a little bit of time lapse between posting. I was taking a lot of photos and putting them on YUMs Facebook and Twitter but I just couldn’t seem to sit my butt down and compose a garden post. I think my plan of action is to make Tuesdays the day for garden updates, no matter how small. That way, you, my faithful readers, will be able to see the progress. This morning I spent some time picking weeds and noticed I had some new things starting to sprout. So I can’t wait to share that with you next week!
YUM stepped out of her comfort zone and let Mr. Yum have some time to shine. My husband has done a few posts in the past with omelets and his own “Matts Meals” tag. But, I took it a step further and let him have his own username and login here on the site. *gasp* His very first post was his homemade spaghetti sauce using my garden canned tomatoes from last season.
That was not the only time I stepped out of my comfort zone. I created an entire meal based on mushrooms. Maybe not a big shock, but I’ve only had mushrooms in salad, on pizza, or a portobello ‘burger.’ So, this was a pretty special thing for me.
Know what else happened to me?
I was the most clicked on the Yuck Stops Here last week with my Coconut Green Tea Ice Cream!
I think the Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Stand Mixer giveaway had a lot to do with it too. There is still time for you to enter!
So tell me – what have you been up to this week?
Any great recipes??? Great. Feel free to link them to our Yuck Stops Here fun pinning, social media sharing, mouth watering, I-must-make-right-now party!
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This week’s Features:
Canning Pickles from my awesome co-host Chrystal at Yum Eating.
YUMs Personal Favorite:
Let me tell you something.
I <3 waffles. But, since I started watching my carbs because of the PCOS, waffles and pancakes took a back burner.
In the last couple of months I have been seeing a lot of foodies sharing their waffle making recipes. It’s made me want to dust off my waffle maker, but first I have to figure out if I should/could make them with a lower carb flour or lower glycemic index flour like whole grain wheat, almond, flax or coconut. I think as summer is here and I want to spend less time with the oven or over the stove, it might be in my best interested to start experimenting.
With these I don’t have to. Corn, while super starchy, isn’t something I eat very often. Cornbread is something I do enjoy so I have a feeling these Bacon and Chive Cornbread Waffles from Steph over at Sustaining the Powers might just have to get moved to the top of my creation test list.
LOOK AT THEM!!!
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Thank you for the party and for the invite!!
I wish you a great day (it’s morning here now)
You are very welcome!
Stephanie @ Sustaining the Powers says
Thank you so much for the feature! I think a mix of whole wheat and flax flours would go pretty well in the cornbread waffles to lower the GI. The bacon and cheese also help. Add in an egg on top, some shredded sweet potato inside, or some pulled pork and you have a lovely waffle meal without the carb crash. 🙂
Thank you for the awesome ideas!!! Trying to create something other than breakfast waffles is a little out of my element, but its something that sounds like a lot of fun to try!
Stephanie @ Sustaining the Powers says
I guess I’m a “breakfast for any meal” kinda girl. 🙂 Plus, savory waffles for other meals of the day are becoming all the rage in the fancy foodie restaurants. (I think we all realized that we can “bake” in a waffle iron without the heat and time of an oven.) You’ll look like a fancy chef serving savory waffles for dinner.
I was always a breakfast food for dinner girl. That is how I grew up. I still find myself enjoying pancakes for dinner every now and then. I just have a little waffle iron, but it works! Once I found out I had PCOS that was causing me grief most of my life, I also found out about the insulin resistance. So, I had to cut down and cut out a lot of carby foods. I haven’t taken much time to experiment with other flours much because they cost quite a bit and we are on such a limited budget. Now, I am not so much low carb die hard, but I do try to stay withing the lower glycemic side of things. That gives me a bit more wiggle room without bugging the PCOS issues too much if I am careful.
Thanks so much for hosting!
You are very welcome. Thanks for stopping by!
Wow love your images. They are so rich and colorful. Nice post.
Thanks so much Kevin!
I love waffles too. Only eat them after I exercise though : (
I don’t think any time is a wrong time for waffles 😉