Pre-Valentine Prep

14 Feb

I know people who are constantly trying to reinvent the wheel. Or build a better mousetrap. I like adventure and am up for doing something better, if it can be done. Some recipes are standard. A go-to, or stand-by. So, I should not have been shocked at all last weekend when I asked my two youngest girls, at separate times, what they would like to have to eat over the next couple of weeks. They both said spaghetti and meatballs and pizza. Spaghetti is a regular at my house. In fact, I have already blogged a recipe for spaghetti and meatballs on January 5th, National Spaghetti Day.

Last night when I got home from work I decided it was a good night for Spaghetti and Meatballs. I had a ton of baking to do for Valentine’s Day for school parties. A ton.

I tried to health up my spaghetti and meatballs by using Garden Delight vegetable pasta and using ground turkey breast instead of ground beef. It was really good!

I had already rolled out and baked my heart shaped sugar cookies, had my cake balls in the freezer ready to dip, and had just made a pan of gluten free black bean brownies. There are an awful lot of allergies in my girls classrooms this year, so it was a definite challenge to make sure there were not any nut products or gluten in the treats.

I found the Brownie Recipe several months ago, and was thrilled to have a chance to finally make it. I found it at

I will even let you in on a secret. I had the hubs taste the batter, and he LOVED it. I had him taste the brownies after they were baked, and he LOVED them! I told him later that they were made with black beans and he really thought I was pulling his leg.

The hubs also told me during dinner that if this was healthy, please don’t tell him and ruin it. So, I didn’t.

I will definitely be making the brownies again. They were really fudgy and delish!

Check in tomorrow to see what Valentine’s Day eats we enjoyed!

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