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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A weekend of Nutella

A weekend of Nutella
I don't know about you but I grew up on Nutella.  It was the favorite topping when The Father would make crepes.  It was great when I would watch TV.  I would just sit on the couch with a bunch of bananas and a jar of nutella.  The combination was genius (yes, I know I'm not the first person that though of this).  I would convince myself that I was eating healthy (you know the banana and hazelnuts :D).  In honour of Nutella day (it was last Friday) I decided to eat nutella the whole weekend.  On Friday night, I made Mexican mole made with nutella and filled wontons filled with nutella and bananas/strawberries.  Lets just say, the wontons didn't last long enough for me to plate it nicely. 
* I still have my point and shoot..hopefully I'll get a new camera

The mole recipe was quite easy (I was totally surprised)
Ingredients
2 Teaspoons of Vegetable Oil
1/4 Cup of finely chopped onion (I slightly suck and chopping so there were big chunks)
1 Teaspoon of Ground Cumin (After much debate with The Husband, we bought some).
1 Teaspoon of Dried Cilantro (I totally read the recipe wrong and got fresh)
1/8 Tablespoon dried minced Garlic (Again I used fresh and I added more since I love garlic)
1 (10.75 ounce) Can of Condensed Tomato Soup
1 (4 ounces) Can Diced Green Chili Peppers (I used a medium size jalapeno pepper)
1 Tablespoon of Nutella (of course for National Nutella day but it is really unsweetened coco)
Direction
In a Saucepan, saute the onion.  Once the onions become tender, add the nutella, cumin, cilantro, and garlic.  Saute for a couple of minutes than add the tomato soup and chili.  Bring to a boil and reduce to a low heat.  Let it simmer for 10 minutes and serve. 
I made mine more chunky and I actually like it this way :D  I also made some pork chops, heated up corn tortilla, and homemade guacamole.  I also made Spanish rice.  The rice was good but I would have reduce the amount of water. 
For the wontons, I adapted the procedure from Giada on food network.

For breakfast I enjoyed some eggs over left over Spanish rice with tortilla, left over mole and guacamole.
 * I suck at making eggs, I never get it to the write consistency :(
Finally on Sunday, I decided to make some mamon.  Instead I substitute the coffee for a large amount of nutella.  It came out well but I wish I had more batter.  I made a small batch and it wasn't enough to fill the cupcake tins :(

 



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3 comments:

  1. A day of Nutella, now you're talking! Last week my husband and I actually fried nutella in a crepe, , similar to Giada's recipe but with bananas.

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  2. Wow Ashley, that looks really good. How did it turn out? Nutella filled crepes has always been my favorite breakfast growing up.

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  3. They were delicious -- not very healthy but certainly acceptable as an "occasional" treat!

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