Pardon my absence from this blog and your comments section. Someone left some nasty cold virus germs laying around and I picked them up. Thank goodness it doesn’t happen too often, because I don’t do sick very well.
*pause for gratitude moment for generally excellent health*
You’d think that the worst part of having a cold is the sneezing, coughing, and various runny bits, but for me, that’s all secondary. The worst “symptom” I have is an increased desire for sweet creamy yummy stuff. Followed by crispy salty crunchy stuff. And then some more sweet creamy…
You see where this is going, don’t you?
Fortunately, I don’t think I did too much damage. Not having a bunch of sweet or salty foods prevented rampant snacking and a kitchen full of fruits and veggies ensured my nutritional needs were being met.
I tried to be a teensy bit decadent tonight by creating a sort-of cannoli, a Camnoli, if you will. Since I didn’t actually have any of the primary ingredients of cannoli–ricotta and cannoli shells, to be specific–I improvised with cottage cheese and wonton wrappers. (This determination thing occasionally has a downside.)
Since I was far too
lazy sick to fool with rolling up the shells, I decided to make a Camnoli cup using a ramekin. A dab of butter, a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar, and into the oven for 10 minutes. While the cup baked, I mixed the cottage cheese with a splash of vanilla, a teaspoon or so of powdered sugar, and some orange zest.
Verdict: Not bad with the mini-chocolate chips, but it really could have used more powdered sugar. And some mascarpone.
Seriously, this has some possibilities as a semi-decadent Sunday morning breakfast thing, especially if I add some protein powder to it. I may play around with it again someday.
Anyway, I think I’m on the upswing now. I’ll try to get back to full blogging tomorrow, but for now it’s back to bed.
Do you crave certain foods when you have a cold?