This Just In…

This is what happens when I realized I have a container of mixed greens in my fridge that’s about to expire:

Greens in a pan

I throw em in a frying pan with a bit of water…

Lemon on Greens in Pan

… then I squeeze a whole lot of lemon juice on top…

Feta

…grab some feta…

Greens in Pan with Lemon and Feta

…and sprinkle it on top… 

Then, I stare in my freezer, until this catches my eye:

Trader Joe's Rice Medley

Genius!

Greens and Rice with lemon and feta

Don’t ya think?

Mixed Greens with rice medley, lemon, and feta

Sure tasted that way! 🙂

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Tell Me I’m Not The Only One Who’s Done This…

Spaghetti has and will always be my favorite comfort food…

Spaghetti

…especially when my mother makes it…

Spaghetti

…with whole wheat pasta and a spicy arrabiata sauce…

Dinner

…tossed with sautéed red peppers and onions, and sprinkled with parmesan cheese.

With homemade garlic bread on the side, and accompanied by a glass of red wine. Perfection.

The only thing that made this Tuesday night dinner even better was this dessert:

dessert

  • 1/4 cup Fage 0% Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 4 or 6 almonds
  • Sprinkle of toasted wheat germ
  • Sprinkle of shredded unsweetened coconut
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • 3 or 4 crushed Late July white chocolate mini cookies

Yum times a million!

Yesterday afternoon, I had one of those lunches where I just threw everything in my kitchen onto a plate:

Lunch

You’re staring at a chickpea and celery salad topped with feta, black pepper, and a spoonful of Annie’s Red Wine & Olive Oil dressing. I also threw together some homemade guac with a very ripe avocado I had sitting in the fridge. I mashed it up with garlic powder, pepper, fresh-squeezed lime juice. The guac went really well with Stacy’s Garden Veggie Medley Pita Chips. It was a weird, but delicious and filling lunch.

In other news, I managed to leave my fridge open for an entire day. I stayed at Jeff’s parents’ house on Monday night, and when I got home on Tuesday evening, the door was wide open. Thankfully, everything was OK. 🙂 Oops! Please tell me I’m not the only one who has ever done this.

Jeff is doing some repairs around his mom’s house, and I went over to “help.” Turns out, I have no idea how to correctly identify a wrench, or any tool for that matter. So I just hung around to supervise, and to provide moral support!

I’m still trying to get my new apartment in order, and as soon as I do, I’ll have pictures to prove it! Promise!

Thanks for reading, and for your patience during this transition. I hope to be back to blogging daily really soon!

What’s your favorite comfort food?

Your worst kitchen mishap!?

One time I put cumin instead of cinnamon in my oats. That was fun!

Have a great Thursday! <3

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