Let’s just say for the sake of summer, apartment/job hunting, and a territorial 54 year-old
turkey vulture mother, I’ve been M.I.A. from my kitchen. It saddens me deeply that the only slightly creative thing I’ve made within the last two weeks was a Vega Vanilla Chai Mug Cake. I feel like I now know how those Olympic athletes feel when they get the Silver and not the Gold.
All that mamsy pamsy stuff aside, I present you with some of my (not so exciting) summer staples as of now:
I know I preach about packaged foods and how chemically laden they are, but I honestly haven’t been able to get my organic chicken from the store. (Even if I was able to purchase said chicken, it would go to waste, as I’m evidently quarantined from the kitchen.)
These nugs actually pleased the palate- and paired with one of my other new favorite packaged foods- Jalapeño Cilantro wraps, they were magnificent. The icing on the cake was the Garden Vegetable cream cheese by The Laughing Cow.
And here we have just one of the several snapshots I’ve taken of smoothie madness over the past few weeks. Have I told you I have managed to have a smoothie for breakfast every day since the middle of June? EEK. I almost feel like I’m mindlessly sipping Slim Fast at this point. (minus all of the terrible stuff)
It wouldn’t be fair if I only showed one and had all my wonderfully filtered photography go to waste, so here’s another…
My third summer staple comes to you in the form of veggies! I have been loving veggies so much that I’ve actually gone through more than half of my checking account within the past two weeks declaring my love for them. I know, I really should learn how to say “no” to this section, but they just look so nice all dolled up.
Onto snacks and drinks…my new favorite brand for dark chocolate bars…Enjoy Life. I also saw these alcoholic bevs and went completely crazy. I’m a sucker for a 12% alcohol and anything pink.
My last summer staple is soup. Yes, not gazpacho…right off the stove, piping hot, SOUP. I’ve been purchasing the creamy portobello mushroom soup by Imagine. It doesn’t seem too against my packaged foods mindset. The taste is superb and I added some mushrooms, corn, and cheddar cheese for that nice southern comfort feeling on a cold day. (By cold, I mean like 73 degrees.)
Have you noticed the majority of this week’s eats are savory and NOT sweet? I thinks we are slowly making progress…until I tell you that I have a handful of chocolate chip morsels by my side while typing this. DRATS!
Until next time, up and out my friends!
What are your favorite summer staples? What’s the longest you’ve gone having the same food for breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
Peace, love, and no more smoothies!