I have a serious hankering for some chocolate right now… like almost to the point where I break into the baking cabinet for a handful of chocolate chips. It’s baaaaad.
Anyway. We actually got some showers today! Woohoo! Unfortunately Jack wasn’t as excited as I was to lounge in bed and listen to the rain, so I slugged some coffee and threw together a quick breakfast:
Brown Cow Greek Yogurt topped with blueberries, cereal, almonds and honey. The yogurt rut continues.
We were super excited to meet Lauren for lunch at the new Twisted Root on University (or is it SMU Blvd now?). It was my first time to visit that location and I really liked it for two- nay, three- reasons:
1. More seating, including a cool patio.
2. SNOW CONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3. Three varieties of self-serve pickles: dill, bourbon bread & butter, and spicy-sweet.
The snow cones sound amazing. I was waffling between the meyer lemon-mint and the watermelon sweet tea flavors, but ended up being stuffed after my meal. I wouldn’t be surprised if we made an encore trip soon, though; as soon as I mentioned the bourbon pickles, Brian got all giddy.
For lunch I ordered the turkey burger with goat cheese and pickled red onions, along with straight-cut fries.
Next time I’m going to try the portabella burger. Lauren ordered the “Burger in a Bowl” (salad) with a buffalo patty and said it was amazing.
The rest of the afternoon was pretty dull. Jack and I hung out at home, then he went down for a nap. I poured myself a glass of wine and started on dinner:
We actually had pretty much all of the ingredients on hand, which is rare: Cauliflowers, chickpeas, eggplant, tomatoes, onion, curry. The only major change I made was not toasting the spices beforehand; instead I just added them with the onion and garlic. We didn’t have any fresh ginger, so I used dried. Oh, and I left out the mustard seed and added a little cumin, tumeric and ground coriander.
Not a bad quick dinner! I served it on top of brown basmati rice along with a dollop of plain yogurt.
I love Indian food, but Brian kept making (inappropriate) comments about how the house smelled. You can use your imagination. Lovely.
Alright, time to satisfy the Chocolate Monster. Exactly how sad would it be if I made a candy run at 10pm?
Favorite summer food item/meal/dish?
Right now- cherries, watermelon and cucumbers. Not together, obviously. Oh, and TC Shaved Ice.