Posts Tagged ‘apples’

Not pie

I tried to whip up a little something special for a snack this afternoon but it didn’t turn out exactly as I’d hoped.  I was thinking that maybe, maybe, if I cut up an apple, stuck it in the  microwave with a little cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg and a sprinkling of oats it would taste like apple pie.

If only life was that easy.

It was still good, but it tasted like an apple that I stuck in the microwave with cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg and a sprinkling of oats.  Duh.

I also added some plain yogurt and flax on top:

Funny story – I chose this particular bowl because when I opened the cabinet, it fell and hit me on the head.


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Empty fridge

We have no food. I would love to blame this on Chris, because he was home all weekend with nothing but time to go to the grocery store, but you really cannot go by yourself without taking a cab home, which means spending more money, which means things get cut from the list, which means possibly chocolate or even ice cream, which means I’m sad.

So, like I said, we have no food. This morning for breakfast I had this lovely assortment:


Toast, an apple, and two Morningstar sausages. Went a little nuts with the cinnamon, which is in fact not that good on sausage.

I’m actually lucky I ate at all, because my stomach is not that happy with me after a weekend of wild abandon. No pictures, sorry, but I finally had my first margarita.  Followed by my second, third and fourth.

I can also report that fake bacon actually tastes better on a Greyhound bus:


But only when you’re sitting right next to the bathroom.

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I ate the fake fat again for lunch today.


I’ll spare you the picture of the actual bacon this time, since so many of you were grossed out by it.  But I’ve gotta say, it’s really good.  I encourage you to try it.  Don’t be the kind of person who judges bacon by its cover.

And yes, that is the tip of Jack’s little nose at the bottom there.  Again.  That thing is everywhere.

I  also had yogurt/raisins/flax with my lunch:


And then I just ate an apple and peanut butter for a snack:


So far we’re only at 57°, which I don’t really consider margarita-worthy, but it’s definitely beer territory.  Not Coronas.  But definitely Coors Light.  Or possibly even vodka tonics, which are all-weather in my book.

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I’m a little behind, sorry.  I don’t celebrate Easter but I had a bunch of stuff to get done today, most of which involved walking.  My toes are sore.  And would you believe this?  Target was closed today.  I mean, seriously.  Totally ridiculous.  We walked all the way to this fake “mall” that basically consists of Target, a DSW, and a Chuck-E-Cheese, and everything was closed.  Even McDonald’s.  It was like the twilight zone.

Anyway, back to last night.  I made falafel with the Fantastic Foods mix because I don’t have a food processor so I can’t make it from scratch (although I’m open to ideas if anyone has overcome this obstacle).  I’ve never used this mix before, and Chris had never had falafel before (I know!), but it turned out pretty well.  I baked it, but it would be much better fried, I’m sure.  Next time I might have to try a little olive oil action.  Here’s the set up:


I made a random sauce with yogurt, tahini, cayanne pepper, some dry herbs, and milk, and it turned out okay.  That stuff at the bottom is broccoli.   We have tons of leftovers so I’m sure I’ll be having this for lunch next week.  I already had it today.

After, I had a Skinny Cow:


And back to today – we planned to do our laundry, then got lazy (per usual) and decided to drop it off instead.  We then went on several long, wondrous walks with our brand new puppy who doesn’t pull on the leash until your hand bleeds.  And then we went on the Target excursion, which turned into a Bed Bath & Beyond excursion, and bought all new silverware and glasses for no good reason except that Chris hates our mini forks and I was sick of hearing him bitch.

After an afternoon of shopping, I was starving and had a bunch of raisins (some of them may have been chocolate-covered), an apple, a few pretzels, and peanut butter:


That looks like an entire jar of peanut butter, I know, but it was a new jar and a little runny.  It’s really only like a tablespoon.  Or two.  Probably two.

And then we had dinner, which was good old go-to pasta:


I made WAY too much pasta because the Bed Bath & Beyond haul also included measuring cups and apparently we have been eating well under the serving size of pasta.  My measuring instrument of old (i.e. my hand) clearly does not hold 3/4 of a cup.

And now I’m having a little wine, because it is, after all, a holiday.


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