I used to ask my mom this question every single day, "What's for dinner?" And the only reason she never snapped, or tweaked out, was because she was always prepared! So whether my dinner ideas are helpful, or just inspiring, maybe you can make use out of this section!
Tonight: A Dessert - Marble Loaf Cake
First, here is a Marble Loaf Cake that is so yummy and is perfect for coffee, snacks, and an after meal dessert. You can find this recipe at MarthaStewart.com
Here is the recipe:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
1 3/4 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2/3 cup buttermilk, room temperature
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon Dutch-process cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously butter a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan; set aside. Whisk together the cake flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until combined after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Mix in vanilla. Add flour mixture in 2 batches, alternating with the buttermilk and beginning and ending with the flour. Set aside 1/3 of the batter.
In a bowl, mix cocoa and 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons boiling water with a rubber spatula until smooth. Add the cocoa mixture to the reserved cake batter; stir until well combined.
Spoon batters into the prepared pan in 2 layers, alternating spoonfuls of vanilla and chocolate to simulate a checkerboard. To create marbling, run a table knife (or wooden skewer) through the batters in a swirling motion
(Ok, so Blogger has been absolutely ridiculous and so frustrating for me these past 2 days! I was going to add another recipe, but the whole site is being wonky and not being very nice. I'm not impressed. At least the Marble Loaf turned out!)