Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Time to put my foot down

Yesterday, I attempted to eat my way out of some anxiety.  This is not a method of relieving stress that I would recommend.  Not only did I go out to lunch at Jazz for Chicken a La Mer, bread with Cajun butter, and salad, but later I skipped my Tuesday night run to go eat my worries away at McCoy's.  That involved beer pretzels dipped in cheese, skillet dip, macaroni and cheese, and chicken fried steak with cream gravy, washed down with copious amounts of root beer.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sister Wednesdays : Lazy curry edition

The boyfriend's sister comes over every Wednesday, which I use an excuse to cook something more interesting and elaborate than I might otherwise.  Wednesdays are also the day I pick up my CSA share and then rush to meet the boyfriend at spin class ("Mountain Extreme") by 6:00.  By the time we get home, grab a quick shower, make a cocktail of some sort, and are ready to start cooking, it's often pushing 7:30.  Thankfully, no one cares if we don't eat until 9:00.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Moco Bowls!

The boyfriend and I had these in Hawaii, and we both think they'd be awesome late night drunk food.  And, because they're so easy to make, they're great post-run food when it's 8:15 and you're so hungry you almost detour to a drive-through.

The basic construction is white rice, a hamburger patty, and an over easy egg, topped with brown gravy.

Monday, September 16, 2013

On NOT meal planning

I'm a planner by nature, but somehow, this summer, meal-planning got away from me.  I want to make excuses, and feel apologetic, and some weeks I even sort of attempt to pick it back up again.  But honestly?  It's been kind of nice.

Never thought I'd say that about not having a plan.

I didn't do it on purpose.  I go in cycles where I get lazy and for a week or so, go out to eat more times than I should.  After one of those weeks early in the summer, even though I went back to eating at home, I just didn't grocery shop that weekend.  I made due with what we had and what we got from the CSA on Wednesday.  My pantry and freezer are absolute treasure troves, even after purging a bunch of stuff to combat The Great Pantry Moth Infestation of 2013.  (And, even in the throes of non-organized kitchen hedonism, I still maintain good Google spreadsheets with the contents of the freezers.)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Adventures with green smoothies

I like smoothies for breakfast.  They're easy, relatively healthy, infinitely customizable, and portable, which is a plus for some one like me who never wakes up early enough to have breakfast at home like a civilized person.  I also really like greens in general, and kale in particular, so this led me to beleive that I would be the perfect candidate for kale smoothies.  I've been seeing these more and more on other blogs and websites and have vaguely felt that as a person who loves organic produce and cooks from whole foods, this is something I should at least try.