Bless me father, for I have sinned.
I bought this box of Wegmans Fruit & Frosted O’s cereal several months ago and kept it sealed in my cabinet until I finally opened it tonight to indulge myself in a quick and painless dinner.
Unfortunately, upon opening the bag and popping a few pieces in my mouth, it became immediately clear that I had been too optimistic in regards to the ability of the sealed box and bag to keep the cereal free from moisture for such a long period of time.
I understand that there can be no penance for such a sin and I accept that I shall be forced to eat nothing but stale cereal while I burn for eternity in the fiery pits of Hell.
We made this a few days ago and it is excellent. We accidentally left the Tabasco out of the pot… but it might be better that way because 1 tsp is definitely not enough and this way each person can add it directly to their own bowl. We topped ours with crumbled queso fresco cheese, which adds perfect little pops of salty flavor to balance the sweet potato chunks. The quinoa provides such a great texture and a nice departure from typically meaty chili.
Cap’n Crunch French Toast. Guy Fieri is a huge tool, but he wasn’t wrong about this plate. So very tasty.
My favorite flavor is definitely Rainbow Ice, which isn’t actually ice cream, it’s like a frozen Italian ice sort of thing. In fact, I prefer all of the …Ice flavors to the more traditional ice cream flavors.
However, if you insist on starting with an ice cream flavor, then I’d recommend you go with something simple, avoiding any of the options that include chunks of foreign treats - that means… no cookie dough, cookie bits, or brownie bits. A good place to start is straight up Chocolate, Vanilla, or Mint Chocolate.
They’re every bit as delicious as you’re imagining.
Poutine for lunch > whatever you had for lunch. (at Le Petit Poutine)
Yes. #favorite #rochester #bejealous (Taken with Instagram at Monte Alban Mexican Grill)
I made another batch of Rachel’s delicious White Chicken Chili, but I made it vegetarian by replacing the chicken with two chopped potatoes and using a veggie bullion cube. I also added a chopped yellow pepper for some extra density, and topped it with my favorite Queso Fresco cheese.
It’s perfectly spicy. It bites you but doesn’t linger too long. OM to the NOM NOM NOM.
Now I have a lot of leftovers. I’ll freeze some and eat the rest throughout the week.
Why haven’t you made this for yourself yet? Just 30 minutes of prep and you’ll be eating within 90. Do it!
Strawberry Cucumber Smoothie (via Joy the Baker)
- a heaping 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 cup cold almond milk
- half an English (hot house) cucumber, deseeded and chopped into large chunks
- 1 to 2 tablespoons honey
- a squeeze of lemon if you’d like
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend! Add more almond milk as necessary, depending on your desired consistency. You can also enjoy the smoothie made with frozen blueberries or blackberries.
It was delicious! I didn’t have almond milk on hand so I used my standard 1% cow milk… I imagine it will taste even better when I use almond milk. I also just used a standard Burpless cucumber (peeled) because that’s what my garden is giving me on an almost daily basis. Also: I like things sweet so I went with ~2 tablespoons of honey and ~1 tablespoon of Agave nectar, but if I had the almond milk I probably would’ve skipped the Agave.
I think I’ll be drinking a lot of these in the coming weeks while I struggle to keep up with my garden’s cucumber output.
I’ve thought about this for a few days and I don’t think there is anything “normal” I wouldn’t eat for $2000.
It would help to know what you consider “normal.” Seafood and mushrooms are pretty much the only common foods that I absolutely do not ever eat, but I’d probably make an exception for $2k.
White Chicken Chili with sliced Queso Fresco
Today I made a Big-ass Pot of White Chicken Chili based on Rachel’s recipe.
It’s absolutely delicious but I should’ve halved the recipe because this is way too much food for someone who lives alone.
Spicy up-front but doesn’t linger. Hearty. Healthy. Highly recommended. A+. Would cook again.
Default Dinner Edition
They’ve been on sale (20% off) all summer. The sale ends on September 10th. I’m raiding local Wegmans stores to stock up. This pile should last me until at least September 11th.
Stop judging me, Judgey McJudgerson!
Dear Danny Wegman,
Well now, this is a bit awkward.
I wrote to you last month expressing my intentions to marry one of your Cinnamon Chip muffins. An intention upon which I pursued with great intensity and passion. Our love, however, was fleeting. It lasted mere minutes, and a few hours later - with her unfortunate passing - it was over.
And so I write to you today to express my undying love for your One Layer Fruit Topped Shortcake. Like her muffin cousin before, she has stolen my heart, but this time it has been lovingly covered with the lightest whipped cream this side of heaven and the sweetest fruit this side of hell, and gently rested upon a bed of fluffy vanilla cake. When I am with her, there is no other cake in this world of ours. Our bond is delicious and strong and I would follow her to the furthest reaches of our universe just for the opportunity to feel her sweetly caress my tastebuds.
Please understand that, like those before, our love will also be fleeting. But our brief time together will be measured among the greatest love affairs that have ever been known, and when it has run its course she will softly be delivered back from whence she came.
Yours with utmost respect,