Hello there! What’s shakin’? 4 weeks from today is the last day of school! Summer is so close, I can taste it!
Speaking of taste, I was recently looking over some old blog posts from last year for some food-spiration and it really became apparent that I go through serious foods trends based on the season. Now that the weather is nice I am craving cold dishes with fresh ingredients like yogurt, cereal, salads, veggie plates, and frozen treats. I know “fresh” isn’t a trend, but when the weather is cold I really couldn’t care less about the freshness of the ingredients in my meals, as long as it’s hot and gooey.
I am no longer craving soups or crock pot creations and I am packing many more little snacks to munch on throughout the day. I am also currently addicted to ice tea (homemade) and milk.**Fun food fact-there was once a time in my life where I would drink about 2 gallons of milk a week. I craved it all the time and I had a glass with dinner every night Now I only use it in my cereal and the occasional recipe.
Ok, onto yesterday’s eats!
Hummus, veggies, and some bagel chips
I had never tried this spicy hummus from Trader Joe’s and I was pleasantly surprised by its flavor. It has crushed chilies in the middle and has a real kick to it! It is the perfect topping to the everything bagel chips. What I really love about these chips is that they aren’t too hard or thick so you can get a nice chip/dip ratio. That’s an important characteristic in a chip.
Leftover steak fajita salad.
As you can assume from my weekend wrap up, we ended up with a LOT of leftover steak which I have been putting to phenomenal use.
**So this is actually pretty funny. I forgot to take a picture of my salad but I knew I had made one before so I looked through my archives and I discovered that not only had I made this before, but it was on the same exact day last year! May 28th 2012 I had the exact same salad for lunch, made from the exact same Memorial Day cookout leftovers. How bizarre is that?!?! I am clearly a culinary creature of habit.
Steak, corn on the cob, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and avocado.
Dinner was basically the contents of my vegetable drawer on a bed of whole wheat pasta.
I do however need to do a bit of food bashing. We bought some Barilla pasta sauce because it was on sale and I have to say, it’s terrible!
I certainly don’t have a snobby pallet, but there is something about the flavors in this jar that I can’t enjoy. It has no depth, developed flavor, or fresh taste. It also leaves a weird after taste. It’s definitely something we will never purchase in the future. Just a little FYI.
Nolan and I took a trip to Sweet Spot after dinner for a little treat. I went a bit crazy. A mix of cake batter and cookies and cream frozen yogurt, with Oreos, cookie dough, toffee pieces, strawberry fruit bubbles, and a cherry. Holy fat. But it was just so good!!!
My goal for the summer is to concoct the perfect frozen yogurt cup. This place, like most self-serve stores, weighs your cup at the register and you pay by the ounce. I am determined to find the best combo of toppings that weigh the least. I have a feeling it’s going to be a real trial and error study, but I am prepared to put in the man hours. 😉
Question of the Day:
I think I have asked this before, but what is your favorite frozen yogurt topping?