The food theme of the day was “Creativity”- or put another way, “DON’T SPEND ANY MONEY!!!!!!” Ugh. All of our bills are due at the beginning of the month, which means around this time we’re always trying to be frugal. Which can be a good thing because it definitely leads to some interesting meals. Like today, for instance…
Thought about cereal for breakfast but decided that something warm sounded better. We had some Ezekiel tortillas in the freezer, so I spread one with almond butter, apple butter and a thinly sliced apple:
Then folded it up, wrap-style, and grilled it for a few minutes.
Not too shabby. I wish I’d sprinkled a little cinnamon on the apples before grilling.
Spent the day tackling the nursery. Man, this little kid has a LOT of stuff!! I put together his little bouncy seat and hung up the latest batch of clothes… mainly just cleared some floorspace.
Lunch was kind of an improvised version of migas. We had a little leftover turkey taco meat in the fridge, so I added that to a couple of beaten eggs and scrambled the whole mess. I also tossed in some crushed tortilla chips, and once the eggs were almost cooked, sprinkled on a little shredded cheese. Topped this whole concoction with salsa and a dab of sour cream. Admittedly, this doesn’t LOOK that great- but it tasted pretty darn good and was super filling.
Okay, so I found the BEST snack!!! I bought an Honest Foods Choco Peanut Butter Baked Whole Food Bar at Newflower a couple weeks ago and then immediately forgot about it. Today a chocolate craving hit and I found this little guy hiding in the pantry:
DELICIOUS. It tastes like a dense peanut butter cookie sprinkled with dark chocolate chunks. The calorie/fat count is a little high for a snack (230 cals, 10g fat), but it’s vegan and does contain a decent amount of protein (6g) and fiber (4g). Brian tried the Apple Ginger flavor a while back and really liked it. Actually, I think the word he used to describe it was “juicy.” Interesting.
For dinner I baked a spaghetti squash- 375 degrees for 45 minutes- then Brian scraped out the “noodles” for me. I topped the squash with a little warmed marinara sauce and goat cheese. Brian topped his with the sauce and ricotta. We also had a partial box of pierogies in the freezer, so I guess that was our “side.” See? I told you it was a creative meal day.
Last week I received a shipment of Big Papi En Fuego Hot Sauce to sample and review. Brian was excited because this sauce was from David Ortiz (he has a lot of Red Sox fans in his family). They sent four flavors, in order from mildest to hottest:
- Original En Fuego
- Monster Double En Fuego
- Off the Wall Triple En Fuego
- Grand Slam En Fuego
I’m not going to hold myself out as a hot sauce pro, because honestly I’m kind of a wuss. That being said, I definitely enjoy a little spice. We sampled the sauces on our turkey tacos this weekend (and the migas today, actually) and here are my thoughts:
The Original and Double En Fuego are my top choices, with the Double as the sure favorite. It’s a verde sauce and though it did have a good amount of heat, it also had a lot of flavor… tangy (lime?), with a hint of garlic. It’s supposed to be more intense heat-wise than The Original, but it wasn’t overwhelming. The Triple and Grand Slam were both TOO SPICY for me, though I’m sure that the more adventurous of you would probably LOVE them. Brian gave them all a thumbs-up.
I’ll definitely be buying the Double En Fuego once this bottle runs out. Also, a portion of the Big Papi En Fuego Hot Sauce proceeds will be donated to The David Ortiz Children’s Fund, a foundation which raises money for children in need of critical care in New England and the Dominican Republic. So you chile-heads can set your mouth on fire AND donate to a good cause at the same time! Win-win.
Okay, off to bed. Good TV tonight! How funny was Modern Family???
What do you eat when you’re trying to spend less on food? Or do you just cut back in other ways?