Maybe I’m crazy, but I feel like sometimes being limited in the kitchen is almost more idea-inspiring than when you have every ingredient on the planet to work with. My kitchen is regularly fully-stocked and yet, often times I stare at the cupboards unable to form a meal plan. How is that possible?
This week I did something that I imagine everyone who loves to eat would probably dread doing: I had my wisdom teeth taken out. You think I’d be crushed from the limitations that brings… no delicious bagels to tear at, no crunchy snacks to munch on, etc.- but instead, my world was opened up to a vast array of velvety soups full of spring veggies, Scottish Oatmeal, vibrant smoothies and luscious desserts. Could I make these things before? Sure. Did I? Nope. Inspiration comes from odd places sometimes.
I prepped for my recovery by bookmarking lots of easy-to-eat recipes, including these lovely Chocolate Peanut Butter Pots De Crème. Who needs vicodin when you have something that’s delicious and full of chocolate and peanut butter? It’s also perfect for any of you gluten-free eaters, and a nice avenue for using PB&Co’s tasty Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter since the flavor of it really comes through nicely.
Note: I like a bit of a skin on my pudding so I didn’t put plastic wrap on top right away as the recipe suggests. Mine also came out a little light and foamy-looking on top, I think because of my vigorous whisking.
I guess it’s worth mentioning that cooking and blogging are also an excellent distraction from the discomfort. This was a great activity / dessert all around.