Sometimes unexpected things happen in the kitchen.
Sometimes they are more of the unwelcome variety. For example, this morning I was getting supper ready to go in the slow cooker. I quickly reached into the refrigerator to grab a box of chicken broth and immediately started shaking it up. Suddenly everything was covered! If I had been a little bit more careful and had payed any attention to what I was doing at all, I would have noticed that the little tab was not secure. So I totally covered not only the kitchen, but also my poor Little Monkey who happened to be standing right in the line of fire. And let me tell you, she did not appreciate it either. I, being the very picture of maturity, thought it was pretty darn funny; and proceeded to teasingly tell her I was going to eat her since she smelled so delicious.
That probably didn’t help her feel better about the situation. Oh well. The Dude would have appreciated it, but she was at preschool. Le sigh.
So there are the not so great unexpected kitchen happenings, but there are also some delicious ones.
Remember back when I made this breakfast cake? Well, when I was tasting as I went along making that cake, I found out something quite unexpected.
There is a second little recipe hidden inside.
A tasty fruit dip recipe.
If you stir together a little almond butter, Greek yogurt, brown sugar, and vanilla; bam! Sliced fruit just turned into a more interesting and filling snack.
This stuff is crazy good. Super rich and nutty (duh!) from the almond butter, with a little tang from the yogurt. It is sweet, obviously, but not so much that it overpowers the sweet fruit slices you have going on. And it really does make a filling snack (ahem…or lunch..oops), thanks to all of the protein and healthy fats that are packed in from the almonds and yogurt. Score!
Almond Butter Fruit Dip
3/4 cup almond butter (you can whip up my recipe found here)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon vanilla
Stir together almond butter and brown sugar until well combined.
Fold in Greek yogurt and vanilla.
May be served immediately or after a couple of hours left in the refrigerator to chill with fruit slices, graham crackers, pretzels, etc.