Alright, let me start by getting this off my chest:
I almost just had slow roasted sweet potatoes and weird tofu and kale chips for dinner again. Note I said almost, and I think while my body is grateful that I decided to mix it up, I really only did it because I knew otherwise everyone would boycott me and just start calling me the “Low and Slow Blog,” which if you think about it…doesn’t sound very flattering.
Of course, you’re probably all sick of seeing cornmeal pancakes, so instead I just made cornmeal waffles. With the last of my graham flour. I’ll probably make an emergency trip to the co-op tomorrow. I seriously adore that graham flour.
Apparently, there’s something in my psyche that says repeat breakfasts are perfectly fine, but repeat dinners are shot down. I mean come on, though. I’ve been having slow roasted sweet potatoes for a week now. I’m not complaining because they’re the best thing since sliced bread, but there are other things to eat besides beta carotine.
I’ll potentially post the recipe soon
I had a super busy day today. My mom took the day off with intentions of finishing putting up some fence, so we went into town early to get the rest of the stuff we needed, stopping to see/ride Teddie on the way back through. Be prepared for photos tomorrow! Er, mom-ography, rather.
On the way home we also stopped at the “used food store,” as I so lovingly call it. I found this almond butter! I thought I’d remembered reading good things about it, and Tat mentioned trying that Pumpernickel bread with it, so of course I had to have it.
[note to self: make these]
And of course I had to have it just as she instructed.
Every time I think of this bread now, though, I think of the man and woman nuzzling each other right on my package of bread. I mean, how weird is it to nuzzle these days, anyways?
Maybe it’s just meant to reflect that the love they have for one another is similar to the love that I have for this bread. Which makes me feel a little lame, but Pumpernickel probably has more to offer than any of the guys I’ve dated so it’s whatever.
I feel really weird comparing Pumpernickel bread to relationships now, so I’m gonna stop. The packaging asked for it.
Moving on, look at all the goodies Jess hooked me up with! Man, I’m starting to feel spoiled over here! She heard I don’t have a TJ’s within a 3-hour radius and went TJ’s shopping for me. It’s probably a good thing – because I think I’d be a danger to myself in that store. I cannot. wait. to try everything, and am so psyched to have my peanut flour and candied ginger replenished. Why can I only find crystallized around here?! Now that I’ve had the uncrystallized kind, I’m hooked.
My mom and I have already done a number on these ginger snaps. I remember getting big bags of ginger snaps when I was a kid – I’d eat so many they’d burn my mouth!
After putting up fencing all afternoon along with playing with Georgie for a bit and working on some homework, I mustered up the courage to make somethig other than sweet potatoes, as I mentioned.
The victim? Millet-n-Cheeze! With broccoli and carrots. Ad humnut cheeze. Doesn’t food with carrots just remind you of being a kid?!
And, naturally, low and slow sweet taters. Sorry. I couldn’t help it. I’d have made a wicked dinner if I hadn’t been outside/working all afternoon, I promise!
…or at least it’s a really good excuse.
What’s a food that you always had when you were a kid?