Good afternoon! Today has been nice and productive; I mixed together a schedule of work and fun and this online stopwatch has been crucial.
Amid the work has been the cleaning of the kitchen, the completion of the laundry, and a major chunk of Chemistry reading.
During some of the fun (NCIS watching) I shared a cup of tea and honey with the bears.
Did you know that Ulrick moved all the way from Brooklyn with us? Unfortunately the tea didn’t really rock my socks.
I guess I only like Yogi if we are still talking about bears!
A bit later I had a strange snack that was exactly what I was craving (yes, in my dirty tea mug) –
Sliced bell pepper and 1/2C stuffing bread crumbs with 1T prepared pesto (from the Foodbuzz Festival!). It sounds strange but it was a craving-fulfilling, 100ish calorie snack that held me over until lunch.
And what a lunch it was. OhMyGosh. It’s funny because Jenna and Brandi both talked about how much they enjoy food – like really really enjoy it, more than just ‘oh this is good,’ like foodgasms – in posts today and now I’m going to do the same. Sometimes I get so excited about what I’m eating that I flap my arms like a deranged bird. Today’s lunch was super simple and yet it elicited tons of flapping.
Today felt life-changing. Today was the day I tried Sunshine Garden Herb Burgers.
Holy frick. I didn’t think it was possible to get so excited about a veggie patty but I’ve managed. This might be my new favorite food. It’s not, because I love roasted brussels sprouts and broad rice noodles too much to demote them, but it’s close.
I microwaved one patty and ate it on white toast with Jack Daniels mustard.
One of the best sandwiches ever. Chewy and hefty and the mix of flavors was to die for. I love love loved the vinegary kick from the mustard and burger. I almost got up and made myself a second sandwich.
And then I remembered dessert.
This is the best idea I’ve ever had.
Ricemellow, the filling scooped out of a slice of ‘Smores Pie, and a few chocolate chips. Melted in the microwave for 20seconds. It was like ‘smores x1million.
I love my readers. I really do. So I’m going to take this opportunity to remind you to make some good decisions. #1 – Make ‘Smores Pie. The recipe is here. It’s from my grandma, it’s easy, and I’ve literally never met someone who didn’t like it. #2 – buy this:
It’s vegan, it tastes like marshmallow fluff, and it is socks rocking. I’ll be honest, even if it wasn’t wonderful I’d like it just because I’m in love with the packaging. Seriously though, go buy it and report back to me.
That is all. I got myself so excited I just may need to go lie down. I will get up in time for class at 6:30 though, and I’ll see you for a dinner post this evening.
Is there a food YOU would like to strongly recommend today?