Hey there, long time no see! Sadly I think a once a week post will be the norm for the next two weeks as well; we are on the move!
We don’t actually officially leave Buffalo until the end of the month, but due to some monetary/logistical/fmylife complications we are moving the most difficult way possible – in little spurts. Adam has had to be in the city several time this month so we’ve been packing up our stuff by the carload and moving it to my in-laws’ place. Once we finally get into our new apartment (days after Adam has started work!!) we’ll pick everything up in a truck for the final move.
Two fun facts about our shit-show of a move –
- We had to do the bulk of our packing last night so the duffle bag of clothes sitting next to me will be all I have to wear for the next three weeks. Also, we have no pots, pans, or kitchen appliances. Next week’s wrap-up will showcase a lot of restaurant meals!
- Since we couldn’t rent a truck for this direction, we are only taking what fits in five carloads (three in a Vibe and two in a Corolla). We’ve had to say “bye, bye” to a lot of stuff, which has been very cathartic.
On to the food!
I was too busy to capture all of my meals (I worked most days, though I did find time to watch the entire first season of Longmire!) but I did manage a photo of at least one meal on most days. I was a bit under the weather this week and I spent the entirety of Thursday in bed, eating pretzels.
Monday, Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield
One of our favorite couples recently had twin baby girls so we brought them over a couple of meals.
We stayed for dinner so we could meet the girls.
The were so freaking cute; we’ve decided not to spawn until after the husband’s first year of residency and the babies made me want to rethink about that decision!
When we got home I tried one of the Lindt Hello Bars for dessert.
I tried Strawberry Cheesecake and in addition to being adorable it was delicious.
It had the perfect amount of tang to offset the sweetness, bits of crunch that I believe were caramelized sugar, and you got a nice portion for the calories. I tried the Cookies and Cream bar another day and liked that as well.
Tuesday, Thai Day
I stir-fried some leftover white rice with peas and carrots.
I made it extra eggy – two large eggs for one portion – and it was perfect for breakfast.
Stir-fried rice is one of the dishes I find the easiest to make; it always tastes good.
I did Thai for dinner as well. Some friends and I met up after work to try Taste of Siam, a new spot right across from my job.
My Pad Kee Mao got bonus points for being super spicy, but there was way too much liquid and the broad rice noodles weren’t very pillowy. My friends loved their fried rice and curry though. If we were staying in our apartment I’m sure I would have gotten take-out there, but overall I didn’t think it was very good.
We got drinks before dinner and afterwards we did a throw-back for dessert.
Do you remember Chupa Chups?! My strawberry sundae pop was delicious; if I spot them again I will definitely buy more.
Wednesday, Similar to a Reuben
I cannot for the life of me remember what I ate this day beyond lunch; probably pizza! This sandwich made for a fine mid-day meal.
Applegate Farms sliced turkey, Cabot 75% reduced-fat sharp cheddar, thousand island dressing, and saurkraut on white-whole-wheat bread cooked in a skillet with butter.
Friday, Feel Better Froyo
In the morning I met up with friends for breakfast at Sweetness 7.
I got a turkey and caramelized onion quiche,
and a hibiscus lemonade.
Both were very bland, sadly, and the service/ordering system seemed off. Instead of calling out drinks or putting them with the food, they just plopped them on a tucked away, back counter. And I tried to get a coffee at their other location this morning and the service was so bad there that I left without ordering! I’m not sure what the deal is, but I loved Sweetness 7 so I hope they’re not on a downward slope.
After breakfast I ran some errands (my cell phone was broken again!), grabbed lunch, and headed to work. I felt fine in the morning, but as the afternoon wore on I felt sicker and sicker. I ended up throwing up at work!! Boo! I rallied afterwards and stuck out my shift, but it was not a fun time.
This next photo doesn’t look like “dinner,” but after my tough day it was exactly what I needed.
Froyo! Super delicious froyo with peanut butter, marshmallow, chocolate pretzels, and other amazing things. I cannot believe that right as I leave Buffalo two self-serve froyo locations have appeared on my block! Though not having immediate access to it the last three years did probably save me many pounds and dollars.
Saturday, I Like to Move it Move it
Yesterday was ridiculous; y’all would not even believe how much we got done. But not a single fruit or veggetable was eaten that day…
Black bean nachos from ETS.
Melonhead beer (like Pumpkinhead) from Shipyard.
It was super juicy and refreshing; just what I needed as we packed late into the night.
Sunday, Finish the Fridge
For breakfast today, I made us a Finish Up the Fridge Fritatta.
9 large eggs / .5 cup shredded parmesan / 1 cup thawed and drained frozen spinach / pinch salt / pinch paprika
Mix, pour in a greased pie pan, and bake 35 – 40 minutes at 375 degrees Farenheit.
I had my slice with a piece of rosemary bread from Wegman’s bakery.
It was a great way to start the week!
What was the most difficult move your family has even done?