I’m in that mode where I buy a bunch of fresh produce in the beginning of the week with no real plan on how I’m going to use it. I’ve learned over the course of the last 7 years –pretty much since I overhauled my diet– that if I buy it and keep it in plain site, I’ll figure out a way to eat it because I HATE throwing good food away.
Of course I modified the idea using what I had on hand. The result couldn’t have been more satisfying! It was fresh, light, tasty, and REALLY filling. I guess eating a whole large cucumber will do that to you!
So the night I was sick we ordered chinese food for dinner and with Chinese food comes leftover rice. You know the rice that comes on the side of every menu item that no one ever seems to eat because you ordered fried rice or noodles on the side anway? Yea, that rice. The stuff that usually gets tossed.
Well I like to look at it as someone just delivered me cooked rice and says, “Here, make something.”
Have I been inactive for 8 days? That may be a record! The holiday season hit this year and hit hard. It all started with The Husband’s birthday on the 21st. We had his company holiday party out of town, then Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at home with the kids, then off to Grandma and Grandpa #1′s for the day, then Grandpa and Grandma #2′s the next day, then we had the road trip from hell on the way home (serious traffic, diaper blow outs, grumpy kids,) then today I got sick!
I think I’ve confessed my cheese addiction before but just in case I’ll say it again…
I LOVE CHEESE!
One of my favorite snacks as a kid was to cut hunks from a block of cheddar, slice some good pepperoni and top a buttery cracker. It was a texture thing, a taste thing and, well, a mindless thing. Before I knew it I’d look down and the block would be gone!
The Husband wasn’t home for dinner last night and there were leftovers for the kids, so I decided to experiment a bit.
I was in the mood for something comforting but quick. I had zero desire to prep. So most of this is made with quick pantry items. I happened to have cubed squash that I cut into slightly smaller pieces.
I’m trying REAL hard not to become date obsessed. I always see them out during the holiday season, so I picked some to experiment with and am now wondering why they aren’t more popular.
Or maybe they are, and I’ve just been living under a rock?
Regardless, I’ve been having fun and all my experiments have been delicious! Even the kids think so. Ryan went nuts for these small cookies, eating most of them after school on Friday before I could even grab my camera! Read the rest of this post »»