Feliz viernes, people! As much as I love to go out with a bang before my weekend hiatus, I have to make this a quasi-quickie because I just found out la hermana is coming home for the weekend! Why does that necessitate a quickie?
(1) I am really excited for her arrival and thus really hyper and thus really ADD and thus having mucho difficulty sitting still in front of my laptop.
(2) I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but my sister just so happens to be my #1 EPIC (Eating Partner In Crime). So, I have to (a) make sure we are locked and loaded with all of our favorite goods to ensure an epic weekend of eats and (b) bake an amazing welcome home treat, in hopes of exploiting her sweet tooth and convincing her not to go back to D.C.
I’ll let you know how that goes…
Thursday was a WED. No, not a Wednesday, a Weird Eating Day. You may wonder, what exactly is a weird eating day? I classify any day that impedes my eating habits of choice (that’d be eating all of my meals and snacks in the most delicious manner possible) a WED. In a perfect world, I’d have the time and resources to eat what I want, when I want, all day, every day. But, just as there are war and famine in our imperfect world, there also exist WEDs. (I hope my obnoxious sarcasm translates here…)
In all seriousness, sometimes life interrupts making photogenic, creative eats. That’s a good thing, I think.
Thursday began as a Normal Eating Day.
So normal, in fact, that you may have seen this breakfast bowl before. Well, not exactly. Yesterday’s breakfast was an apple variation of last week’s amazing peach crisp yogurt.
In the mix: chopped apples warmed in the microwave for 90 seconds and topped with brown sugar and cinnamon; topped with 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt and honey; more cinnamon; topped with a 7 grain honey toasted TLC Kashi bar.
Again, I warmed the Kashi bar in the micro for 20 seconds. Again, it tasted like edible brilliance.
The only thing abnormal about yesterday’s breakfast was the fact that it’s almost October, and I opted for iced coffee. By opted, I mean needed because it was 80 degrees and sunny. WWD-Weird Weather Day.
But check out that frost.
Lunch continued on the normal and delicious path.
Grilled cheese and a New York deli half-sour.
Half sours > full sours. I will not debate this.
Also, grilled mozzarella > standard grilled cheese.
And, grilled mozzarella featuring roasted veggies > standard grilled mozzarella.
Just some facts of life…
This was perfection pressed into sandwich form, enjoyed with some apples & cinnamon.
I’ve yet to master the art of making my apples photogenic. I made an effort with the top portion of the plate but got lazy with the second half.
This is where my day took its WED turn. I had to head into the city for a surprise birthday party at 6 p.m. with a hot date, my fabulous fashionista of a best friend. Because said birthday party was at a bar—for a fellow fashionista—it was safe to assume that food would not be aplenty. A.k.a. dinner was not to be had.
In an attempt to not die of starvation (again, really hoping hyperbole & sarcasm translate), I ate another one of Kim’s bagels right before leaving.
This was the blueberry flavor—half with cream cheese & jelly, half with smart balance. Loved the blueberry! I liked the texture of the wheat bagel better because it was a bit less dense—but blueberry wins for fun flavor!
I also packed an emergency provision…
As expected, dinner came in liquid-form.
Which, as usual, makes for more fun than food
Our blackberries got a little frisky—always a solid indication that fun was had
As were snacks…
And eventually a late-night turkey sandwich “dinner.”
Late-night turkey sandwiches always remind me of this.
On that note, I must tend to my baking duties.
I probably won’t post until Tuesday because I’ll be fasting Sunday-Monday for Yom Kippur. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. And to my Jews & Jewesses, I wish you a successful and reflective fast